"Saint John" as written by and Matthew Maust Jonathan Russell....
Supper time in the hole
Supper time in the hole
I shame my family, shame my home
Supper time

Old Saint John on death row
He's just waiting for a pardon
Old Saint John on death row
He's just waiting for a pardon

Old Saint John on death row
He's just waiting for a pardon
Old Saint John on death row
He's just waiting

All the white boys in the stay pressed slacks
They're home for the summer from college
Staying out late, getting rowdy at the bar
And looking for trouble uptown

They come up my block, 'bout 5 or 6 of them
Smashing their bottles in the gutter
Yelling all kinds of obscenities
About woman and God and law

Another supper time in the hole
Supper time
I shame my family, shame my home
Supper time

A young girl turned the corner with a clerk dress on
That girl was my sister
Just got off the night shift at Pennington's Place
Just wanna go home and get some sleep

Butch grabbed her by the waist with the caffeine eyes
The hands all [Incomprehensible]
I picked up a brick from my papa's front yard
And threw it at the tallest boy's face

Well, blood was streaming like a well that sprung
I couldn't believe what I had just done
Well, the other boy ran and this one stayed
On the ground and he would never move again

Old Saint John on death row
He's just waiting for a pardon
Old Saint John on death row
He's just waiting for a pardon

All us boys on death row
We're just waiting for a pardon
All us boys on death row

Yours truly on trial, I testify
I gotta keep on running 'til the well runs dry
Yours truly on trial, I testify
I gotta keep on running 'til the well runs

Yours truly on trial, I testify
I gotta keep on running 'til the well runs dry
Yours truly on trial, I testify
I gotta keep on running 'til the well runs dry



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"Saint John" as written by Matthew Cole Aveiro Jonathan Bo Russell

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +1
    General Commentafter "yellin all kinds of obscenities" the next line is "about woman and God and law"
    euthanasia27on June 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentafter "he grabbed her by the waist with the caffeine eyes."
    the next line is "their hands all fidget electric"
    TheNewScotishGentryon November 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is incredible, i love how the song switches from upbeat in the verses to a motonous repeating sound in the chorus "Super time in the hole". Probably signalling how boring and full of routine life is in jail.

    Charles
    yowhat2002on March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttis about a bunch of drunk guys raping his sister then he kills them.

    he goes on the run but hes caught and is now on death row.

    i also think that the last bit is about testifying against the kids who raped his sister so 'waiting for a pardon' but am not sure.
    rhcp_Kickasson January 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfucking dope song. and i think rhcp_kickass got it in one.
    mysilenceislouderon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen he refers to St. John he is saying that even the highest in people can be put in such a situation.

    and the end, when he says that he is going to keep running til the well runs dry is showing his determination and drive. this song is such a great song
    wscanlonon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Just got off the night shift at Pennington's place"*
    datbon February 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn this song is good
    peculiarwayson February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the background on of the guys is singing "Tell my sister Jane"
    Fivestarmotelon March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe line you are missing is "tell my sister"
    Subliminal012on April 25, 2007   Link

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