God's Footballer
Billy Bragg

BILLY BRAGG


God's Footballer Lyrics

God's footballer hears the voices of angels
above the choir at Molyneaux
God's footballer stands on the doorstep
and brings the good news of the kingdom to come
While the crowd sing Rock of Ages
The goals bring weekly wages
Yet the glory of the sports pages
is but the worship of false idols and tempts him not
God's footballer turns on a sixpence
and brings the Great Crowd to their feet in praise of him
God's footballer quotes from the Gospels
while knocking on doors in the Black Country back streets
He scores goals on a Saturday
And saves souls on a Sunday
For the Lord says these are the Last Days
Prepare thyself for the Judgement yet to come
His career will be over soon
And the rituals of a Saturday afternoon
Bid him a reluctant farewell
For he knows beyond the sport lies the spiritual

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Songwriter(s): Billy Bragg
Publisher(s): SonyATV Music Publishing Uk Limited
Record Label(s): 2010 Yep Roc Records
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