"St. Peter's Day Festival" as written by Wes Miles, Alexandra Nicole Lawn, Mathieu Jordan Santos, Milo A Bonacci and Rebecca Alexandra Zeller....
If I go to Gloucester you know
I will wait there for you
The Rhumb Line is waiting there too
You know it's worth the nights we wait there
It all falls apart, apart, come on, come on

If I go to Gloucester you know
I will wait there for you
The Rhumb Line is waiting there too
You know it's worth the nights we wait there
It all falls apart

Don't you think by now there's truth
In all she's said to us
Come on, come on, come on
Come on, let us in

If the heather is wet then
I might be accustomed to walk
It might be the way that we talk
The river and the rock that fell there
It all falls apart

When I arrive
Will you wake if I open the door?
A tone that was taken before
The cusp and the fjords we wade through
It all falls apart

And it won't take long
Oh, and you're right
Once or twice
Sawney bean

Oh, don't you think by now there's truth
In all she's said to us
Come on, come on, come on
Come on, let us in

Arms wide, arms too wide
But oh, there comes a tide

A little more
I'm finding a way from what's dark
In your eyes, once or twice
It's a feel

I've a little fawn
And it won't take flight
Oh, for the brightest
Oh Christ, it's a farce

Come on, come on, come on
Come on, let us in




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"St. Peter's Day Festival" as written by John Ryan Pike Alexandra Nicole Lawn

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    General Commentthis is the most heartbreakingly beautiful song in the world.
    gloucester is a town in massachusetts, they have a yearly st. peter's day festival there. also in gloucester there's a bar called the rhumb line.

    i love "when i arrive, will you wake if i open the door"
    ap0theosizeon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree. This song is my favorite from the album. It's so bright and beautiful, but it also makes me want to bawl. I love this song, and this band.
    Christa426on November 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the line 'the cusp and the fjords we wade through'. Comparing life to a series of fjords is genius. I love this song so much.
    bradwashere17on July 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm a bit confused....to me, this seems like a very nostalgic song about two lovers separated and waiting to meet again at the St. Peter's Day Festival as they go through the ups and downs in life (The cusps and fjords we wade through/It all falls apart; Arms wide/But look, there comes a tide).

    It all fits perfectly, but suddenly there's a reference to a mass murderer (Sawney Bean - thought it was a cute pet name until I looked it up), and the last line mentions a farce. What's the farce? Their relationship?
    Semordnilapon July 19, 2012   Link

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