God's Footballer Lyrics

Billy Bragg


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Bragg
album: Track 7 in album Don’t Try This at Home
release date: 1991-9-17
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length: 3:04
producer: Grant Showbiz
vocal: Billy Bragg
engineer: Victor van Vugt
background vocals: Lorraine Bowen
keyboard: Amanda Vincent
viola: Mary Ramsey
acoustic guitar: Billy Bragg
composer: Billy Bragg
lyricist: Billy Bragg

Cover Art

Billy Bragg Don’t Try This at Home cover art
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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 judgment 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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Accident Waiting to Happen
  • 2 Moving the Goalposts
  • 3 Everywhere
  • 4 Cindy of a Thousand Lives
  • 5 You Woke Up My Neighbourhood
  • 6 Trust
  • 7 God's Footballer
  • 8 The Few
  • 9 Sexuality
  • 10 Mother of the Bride
  • 11 Tank Park Salute
  • 12 Dolphins
  • 13 North Sea Bubble
  • 14 Rumours of War
  • 15 Wish You Were Her
  • 16 Body of Water