God's Footballer - Billy Bragg

    God's footballer hears the voices of angels
    Above the choir at Molineux
    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


    Marco Giunco
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