Composer: Ed Hooke Date of Composition/Copyright: 1983 Date of Recording: 2005
Commentary A Social Conscience? - or not...... Sometimes in my songwriting I have
challenged myself to express feelings which I feel uncomfortable with. This song
was inspired while walking home one evening to my bedsit in Manor House (Finsbury
Park, London) in 1983, not long after moving from Southampton to London.
Worn out shoes, newspaper-stuffed, on cold feet, trudging pavements
hidden from the darkness by this strange pinky-orange light.
Newer shoes on warmer feet hurrying on their way.
These are mine.
But I feel no guilt.
It's nothing to do with me.
I don't want to see posters of starving children, a third world away
inbetween the posters for fine wines and records.
That reminds me what I meant to buy if I could just afford it.
Self-justification means sanity at the end of the day.