Connect in the back of the net

I wish I was a footballer
in the English Premier League,
I’d be a millionaire you
see – as it’s full of mass
intrigue.

Chorus:
He wants to be a footballer
and earn a lot of money.
Welcome to the English Premier League, the land
of milk and honey.

I’d play so good and earn
my pay, well, that is what
I say.
But when I score a goal
or two – I’ll go to church
and pray!

Chorus:
He’ll score a goal and
shout hooray, and never
feel dismay.
Then he’ll go to church
and kneel, and to his
master pray.

I pray to be a footballer,
and help the world to
score,
And God would have a
holy ball by opening up
his door.

Chorus:
He’d pray to God just
to score and make the
world okay.
And every day before
a game everyone would
pray.

I’m proud to be a
footballer and poverty
I will banish.
I used to play for Real
Madrid – because I
love the Spanish.

Chorus:
He’s proud to be a
footballer and he is
also Spanish.
And when he plays
on the pitch, all the
poverty does vanish.

I want to be a
footballer and save
the human race.
And bless the poor
and hungry folk who
cannot feed their face.

Chorus:
He’ll help the poor
and feed the hungry,
and bless the way
ahead.
He’ll save the world
and stop all wars
never more to dread.

I long to be a famous
man and play my
game of football.
To help the needy
and not the greedy,
and then I’ll hear
the call.

Chorus:
He longs to be a
famous man and use
his ‘four-leaf-clover’.
And do all this and
a whole lot more –
when he’s a famous
footballer.

To be a famous
footballer, is my
chosen career,
And if I ever score
a goal – everyone
will cheer.

Chorus:
To be a famous
footballer and
score a goal or
two.
I’ll try to change
this world of ours,
not just for the
privileged few!

The lord has
blessed me with
a talent – I’m not
just a “pretty” face.
I now play football
so skilfully, and I
always now say
grace.

Chorus:
He now plays football
and says grace,
he is also born again.
Now he’s happy in
the sun – now retired
in sunny Spain!

 

Written by Darryl Ashton 

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