Billy Bragg - God's Footballer Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    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
    popularity : 106 users have visited this page.
    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
    Album Information
    label: Liberation Records
    country(area): Australia
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin