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Angels Playing Football

 

Lyrics

Sprinkle my ashes on St. James’s Park
Fragments of goals on the grass
Hear the Gallowgate roar in the dark
All of my dreams come to pass

Pass me my memories
Pass me the days
Pass me a ball and I’ll play

Play with the angels
Play on their wings
Play in the thunder and lightning

I leave you these goals in my will
Snapshots of me on the run
I leave you these pieces of skill
Moments of me in the sun

Pass me my memories
Pass me the days
Pass me a ball and I’ll play

Play with the angels
Play on their wings
Play in the thunder and lightning

Pass me my memories
Pass me the days
Pass me a ball and I’ll play

Play with the angels
Play on their wings
Play in the thunder and lightning

((lyrics: Keith Armstrong / music: Gary Miller)


© 1995 Whippet Records

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Notes

Durham is famous for its cathedral but should also be remembered for its Prison, its University and its dead pits. The balcony at the County Hotel, from where Labour leaders have viewed the Durham Miners' Gala parade over the decades, would be a fine place from which to recite the poem.
(Keith Armstrong - original liner notes)

 

Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)


Original Studio Version

Bleeding Sketches

CD/Cassette (WPTCD13/WPTC13) 1995