this battle is in the air
i'm looking upwards
where are the angels?
i'm not in my home

st. andrew don't forsake me
st. andrew
don't forsake me

who is here to greet me?
the children are kind
i'm not in my home
i travel backwards in ecstacy
where ar ethe angels?
don't forget me

st. andrew
i've been true
what do i need to say?
what do i need to say?


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St. Andrew (This Battle Is in the Air) song meanings
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    General CommentThis has a great Scottish feel to it. I love Meg here, and this is my favorite track that she sings on yet. The lyrics are pretty weird, pretty cool. Amazing.
    Tyrannosaurus Rexon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis the voice sped up?
    Lucanioon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow, stripes most trippy song wouldn't you say?
    'i travel backwards in ecstacy' - good line, seems like someone's going nuts on a trip or something. For anyone who doesn't know, St Andrew is the patron saint of scotland (like st patrick to ireland) also the bagpipes so something scottish is definately going on.
    GlorifiedJon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is very trippy - quite Beatles-ey. Definitely Scottish too.
    SuzyLee69on June 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful and sad.
    it makes me wanna cry...

    it's about wanting St. Andrew to save you
    but slowly realizing you weren't true.
    you could probably interpret it as being left behind during the rapture.
    or being at the gates of hell and realizing it's not heaven.

    "this battle is in the air (if she was in heaven it would be below.)
    i'm looking upwards
    where are the angels? (there are no angels to be found)
    i'm not in my home (she's not in heaven)

    st. andrew don't forsake me (don't leave me on earth)
    st. andrew
    don't forsake me (don't leave me here)

    who is here to greet me? (she's not at heaven's gates)
    the children are crying (children are being tortured... or know the apocalypse is coming)
    i'm not in my home
    i travel backwards in ecstacy (she looks frantically back in time to figure out where she went wrong)
    where are the angels?
    don't forget me

    st. andrew
    i've been true (she tries to convince him that she's been true)
    what do i need to say? (she asks what she needs to say to be saved.)
    what do i need to say?" (there's nothing she can say.)
    wakingupbabieson June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's sort of a coda to "Prickly Thorn".

    For some reason it reminded me of Sonic Youth.
    ohwhatthehellmanon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIsn't 'i travel backwards in ecstasy' a reference to them revisiting their Scotia roots? Just a thought.
    SuzyLee69on June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...very trippy
    orlyfan500on June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like wakinupbabies interpretation. I think it makes complete sense and each day this song keeps growing on me.
    rominaon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSt.Andrew's Hall is also a historic music venue in Detroit (home of the White Stripes) Its a club that only seats 1000 people, but tons of big names in music have played there. Oddly enough, the White Stripes aren't one of them.
    davedean1on July 04, 2007   Link

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