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GOD'S FOOTBALLER (Billy Bragg) 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 sings ’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 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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