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Geoff's Boots

by Glyn Bailey

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Pay what you like - All proceeds from downloads of this song will got to SPARKS, a leading children’s medical research charity dedicated to funding and championing pioneering research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be. Sir Geoff Hurst holds the role of Life President.

About the song...
We all keep souvenirs that connect us immediately with important events, people and places. The resonance of such objects evokes a certain nostalgia & gives us that warm glow we get when recalling the past. This is a song about our relationship with such items, cared for amongst our most precious belongings.

In this case, it's a pair of old football boots ... But not just any boots ... The owner believes they were the same pair worn by Football Legend Sir Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup Final, which transforms worn-out old junk into priceless relics ... in the mind of their keeper.


These boots I keep in a box on the bedroom shelf
They’re Geoff’s boots, given to me by the man himself
Old boots, the very same worn in the game in ‘66
Geoff’s boots will never be for sale
Treasured as years go by
Recalling a time of pride
Some things in life are worth more than gold

These boots carried the hope of this nation of ours
Geoff’s boots, they graced the man’s feet in those fateful hours
Old boots, scrapes can be seen, all proof of authenticity
Geoff’s boots will never be for sale
Joy on a summer’s day
A triumph that never fades
Some things in life are worth more than gold

These boots, will always be more than a mere souvenir
They’re Geoff’s boots, a token of everything that I hold dear
Old boots, protecting embrace, leather & lace and under-stud
Geoff’s boots will never be for sale
The tear in a grown man’s eye
Memories you cannot buy
Some things in life are worth more than gold

©2010 Glyn Bailey, all rights reserved.


released July 30, 2010
Written and performed by Glyn Bailey, assisted by Phil Senior & Jamie Singleton on the clapping & chanting.


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Glyn Bailey UK

A boyhood spent watching ancient films, reading half-digested biographies and media stories, the numerous faltering careers including egg delivery man, bed salesman and MPs assistant, combined with the experience of living brought up in a shabby sea-side town like Blackpool, make up the backdrop to Glyn Bailey’s music.

Live he is currently backed by four piece band The Beholden.
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