Level 42 - My Father's Shoes Lyrics




Even now I see him walking home at sundown
he's whistling rock of ages with his lunchbox at his side
I still recall the smell of smoke and ashes on his jacket
and that factory dust was on his shoes the afternoon he died

I swore I'd never heed that factory whistle
in a banker's cage I signed a loan against my future sins
all the neighbours shook my hand
and wished me well upon my leaving
though my father was a poor man he owned a wealth of friends

So take these boots that shine like Judas silver
and all these sad reflections on lost untravelled roads
while the rain falls on a field of bones and roses
give me back my father's shoes and let me walk in those

My stroke was good, the deals fell fast end easy
I hired the sweat of honest men and took the lion's share
my wardrobe filled with shirts of silk
and boots of tender leather
and I walked in them the halls of power
but found no comfort there

So take these boots that shine like Judas silver
and all these sad reflections on lost untravelled roads
while the rain falls on a field of bones and roses
give me back my father's shoes and let me walk in those

Lady lay these boots upon the fire
'cause lady now I swear I'll never wear this pair again
I meant to stand up straight and tall
it never was that easy
now these soles are stained from walking on the dreams
of better men

So take these boots that shine like Judas silver
and all these sad reflections on lost untravelled roads
while the rain falls on a field of bones and roses
give me back my father's shoes and let me walk in those





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Level 42 My Father's Shoes Comments
  1. Zana Gajdova

    Super voice Mark King.

  2. PYT 777

    Mark gave me this album a year before it's release! Love this album, brings back wonderful memories!
    RIP Allan Holdsworth, a gentleman and one heck of a musician, was lucky enough to meet you backstage at Hammersmith Odeon when Level played their residency there in 90 💘

  3. Fabien ROBERT

    Thank you rare view of this song

  4. Cippa Lippa

    sexy Mark king

  5. Mark Caffrey

    Great song but wil some one get kryhs a brew~o) the man sat down next too phil he looks bored lol:-D

  6. tipfam

    Love this tune, Thanks for sharing :)