"On March The Saints" as written by and Philip Hansen/brown Anselmo....
Be something that amounts to nothing the threat
A wrecking ball plowing through our karma
We have no confident voice in our ears for tonight
Exist in memory only headline

We have been through change, by the season of the storms
It's irony, the cleansing
Except eccentric faith, to need religion to sit high
Among the elect on march the saints

There's no such thing as a good time for bad luck
As minutes turn to distressed fragmented moments
Reading lips unable to hear the talk
Partake no tangible out in tomorrow

We have seen the change, from the season of the storms
It's irony, the cleansing
With all our lives at stake from at rest to present are sitting high
Among the elect on march the saints

March
March
March
March

We have been through change, by the season of the storms
It's irony, the cleansing
Except eccentric faith, to need religion to sit high
Among the elect on march the saints

On march the saints
On march the saints


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"On March the Saints" as written by Kirk Windstein Jimmy Bower

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    General CommentI've heard from a friend since he is from New Orleans it's about the NO Saints (the football team if you don't know).
    DaMannon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCorrection to the response below. But I have just seen them twice in concert, one just a few days ago and at both concerts he says "And this song is not about football but about the tragedies that people have to overcome in life" So no it is not about football at all.......

    Leslie in Southern La.
    Downinlaon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI meant the response above my previous response....

    Leslie in Southern La.
    Downinlaon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAfter I heard this the first time I felt they chose the title as irony, since the return of the Saints to the Superdome was accepted by most of America as a sign of NO's resurgence when in reality, the city is almost as fucked up from the floods as it was right after they happened.

    "We have seen the change
    from the season of the storms
    the irony
    the cleansing
    with all our lives at stake
    from at rest to the present
    are sitting high among the elect
    on march the saints."

    These lines suggest to me that the writer sees what's going on, how instead of taking care of the real problems the underprivileged in NO have had the last few years they got football. The Saints might be inspiring to some, but they aren't gonna shelter or feed anyone.
    spacemunky_666on January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSpeaking as a New Orleans native myself, I think it's more about those who remain in New Orleans.

    "
    we have no confident voice in our ears for tonight
    exist on memory only headline... "

    and
    "reading lips unable to hear the talk
    partake no tangible out in tomorrow... "

    It's how it felt right after the storm. there was no confident voice saying New Orleans would return, we were all wondering if our home would just be a memory.

    Which also lead to a sort of 'haze' attitude, not paying full attention "reading lips, unable to hear the talk" because no one was sure what tomorrow would bring.

    "On March the Saints" is about preserving through all of that, and especially those of us who came back.

    Most of the Saints (as in religious saints, not football teams) are defined by the suffering in their lives.
    If suffering makes a Saint (again, religious figure, not football team) we're all Saints down here.

    On March the Saints. ergo "Persevere New Orleans" (or "Persevere New Orleanians")
    HunterDon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about hurricane katrina, i think theres an interview with Phil on youtube where he speaks about it
    seanhimselfon October 15, 2008   Link

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