Paolo Giovanni Nutini was expected to follow his father into the family fish and chip shop business in Paisley in Scotland, but the success of his debut album, These Streets, released in July 2006, which included the single “New Shoes”, meant that the 19-year-old was destined for a more glamorous career.
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.