WHEN THE BOOT GOES IN

I N S P I R A T I O N


I could never have dealt with any of the stuff in this song up until recently. Although I tend to have no regrets these days, when I think back to the trauma of formative years, I would not want to go through it again in the same way. Click on Soundcloud to hear this track.


When The Boot Goes In

I gave my heart to Jesus when I was just a lad.

I wanted to be happy but instead it made me sad.

I wanted to be happy but what really is a sin,

Nobody wants to know you, when the boot goes in.

 

I gave my heart to Jesus and I learned to play a role

But in the place where my heart should be it left a gaping hole.

It is easy to be cynical but without a heart within.

Nobody wants to know you, when the boot goes in.

 

If your mind is still unfurling and you’re in your growing years,

You need to take good care of what goes on between your ears.

 

Looking back is easy, but it’s not so easy when,

It will not come together, which is how it did feel then,

I gave my heart to Jesus, but without a heart to win.

Nobody wants to know you, when the boot goes in.

 

Paul J Openshaw (November 2013)

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