"The Saints Are Coming" as written by and Stuart/jobson Adamson....
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the risin' sun
It's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And, God, I know I'm one

I cried to my daddy on the telephone
How long now?
Until the clouds unroll and you come down
The line went
But the shadows still remain since your descent, your descent

I cried to my daddy on the telephone
How long now?
Until the clouds unroll and you come home
The line went
But the shadows still remain since your descent, your descent

Lo-cha-hey!

The saints are coming
The saints are coming
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply
The saints are coming
The saints are coming
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply

A drowning sorrow floods the deepest grief
How long now?
Until the weather change condemns belief
How long now?
When the night watchman lets in the thief
What's wrong now?

Boom! Cha! Hey!

The saints are coming
The saints are coming
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply
The saints are coming
The saints are coming
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply


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"The Saints Are Coming" as written by Stuart Adamson Richard Jobson

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  • +1
    General CommentGreat song. A re-vamped version of the skids song but with lyrics incorparated for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
    corzamanon October 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont like this song. but i reckon it's about katrina and the current geo-political state that america and the rest of the world is currently in.
    dammit182on November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBefore i heard everyone saying hurricane katrina, and i havent seen the film clip, i instantly thought this was about the solidiers in iraq and from a childs point of view just wanting his dad back
    macman2511on December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSomeone correct me if I mess up any details. This song is a cover of a song by the Scottish Punk Band The Skids. The opening lines are from the traditional song "House of the Rising Sun", which was most famously covered by the Animals.

    In my opinion, the song is about seperation and loss with the opening lines added to make it more relavent to New Orleans.
    PGMon February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is originally about the Scottish writer Richard Jobson's friend who was a brave British soldier serving in Northern Ireland who was murdered by the IRA terrorist organisation. Sorry to put a dampener on the situation.... For you Americans out there who might not know a lot about it, the IRA are the UK's Al Qaeda - they are responsible for the murder/torture of a lot of young British soldiers and Northern Irish Police Officers. This happened from the late 1960's to 2000's.
    Fungus123on December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's with green day.
    i don't like this song but i understand the deep meaning.
    4everinloveon October 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow MV85, what an observation. U2 and Green Day performed it live at a benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

    Like said before its a re-make of The Skids and the lyrics have been altered a bit.

    And who cares which bands are better than others, theres a thing called genre. They are both great bands and that is that.
    elegent_messon October 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the way, before anyone says anything I love Green Day AND U2. I'm going to U2's concert in November! SCORE!
    elegent_messon October 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSCREW U2 BONO IS NOT AS GOOD AS BILLY, BUT I LOVE THIS SONG THO THEYRE BOTH GOOD TOGETHER! IM A GREENDAY FAN. What I think this song is about is hope! Pure hope. Rock and Punk and Rock/pop, Punk/Rock, Punk/pop, Punk/alternative, Rock/alternative, j-pop and j-rock are my fav genres.
    animecardon October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentluv this song with Green Day and U2
    Deja-Entenduon November 05, 2006   Link

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