Lyrics Post: “New Shoes”

Fun? Yes. In fact, GOOD.

As is typical for me, I dive deep when I hear a song I like. In fact, I got this guy’s album, and then dragged my wife along to see him play live as well, based on this one song.

It’s a good one.

Oh, and the pic in this post? Explanation at end. 🙂

New Shoes

“Woke up cold one Tuesday

I’m looking tired and feeling quite sick

I felt like there was something missing in my day to day life

So I quickly opened the wardrobe

Pulled out some jeans and a t-shirt that seemed clean

Topped it off with a pair of old shoes

That were ripped around the seams

And I thought these shoes just don’t suit me

Hey, I put some new shoes on

And suddenly everything is right

I said, hey I put some new shoes on

And everybody’s smiling, it’s so inviting

Oh short on money but long on time

Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine

And I’m running late and I don’t need an excuse

‘Cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes

Woke up late one Thursday

And I’m seeing stars as I’m rubbing my eyes and I

Felt like there were two days missing

As I focused on the time

And I made my way to the kitchen

But I had to stop from the shock of what

I found a room full of all my friends all are dancing round and round

And I thought hello new shoes

Bye bye blues

Hey, I put some new shoes on

And suddenly everything is right

I said, hey I put some new shoes on

And everybody’s smiling, it’s so inviting

Oh short on money but long on time

Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine

And I’m running late and I don’t need an excuse

‘Cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes

Take me wandering through these streets

Where bright lights and angels meet

Stone to stone they take me on

I’m walking to the break of dawn

Take me wandering through these streets

Where bright lights and angels meet

Stone to stone they take me on

I’m walking to the break of dawn

Hey, I put some new shoes on

And suddenly everything is right

I said, hey I put some new shoes on

And everybody’s smiling, it’s so inviting

Oh short on money but long on time

Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine

And I’m running late and I don’t need an excuse

‘Cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes

Oh hey, I put some new shoes on

And suddenly everything is right

I said hey, I put some new shoes on

And everybody’s smiling, it’s so inviting

Oh short on money but long on time

Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine

And I’m running late and I don’t need an excuse

‘Cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes”

Songwriters: Jim Duguid / Mathew William Benbrook / Matt Benbrook / Paolo Giovanni Nutini

New Shoes lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

[Addendum: The shoes in the picture? Decidedly NOT new. My courier boots from 1989. Still got ‘em; still wear them; inspiration everywhere, tapping along, GOOD, too.]

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