"God's Footballer" as written by and 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 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


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"God's Footballer" as written by Billy Bragg

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    General Commentits about an english footballer who became a Jehovahs Witness i cant remember his name or team but hence the reference to dorstep wittnesing
    boggleson February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Peter Knowles, a Wolverhampton player (thus the reference to Molineux) who quit football in order to become a Jehovah's Witness.

    He scored 64 goals in 91 games and was only 24 when he quit the game in 1970.
    Dvelon June 01, 2006   Link

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