"Saints and Sinners" as written by Salvatore P. Erna, James Shannon Larkin, Tony Rombola and Rob Merrill....
Yeah!
Grown from a seed of hope I've never known
Been raised by the surroundings of a home so cold, so cold
If I only knew what I know

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I'm one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line

We pray even when we know nobody cares, ah ya
And make everything we know turn into fear
And then disappear
If I only knew what I know

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I'm one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I'm one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line
Ya, ya, ya,
Eye for an eye they told me for some time
No way to hide from what's inside, what's inside of me!

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I'm one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line

I'll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I'm one part saint and two part sinner,
And the last part is still on the line


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"Saints and Sinners" as written by Rob Merrill James Shannon Larkin

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    General CommentMind/Heart/Body/Soul = 4 parts. One part saint is his heart, wanting to do the right thing. 2 parts sinner is his mind and soul, being that he makes wrong choices (mind) and his soul is compromised by that (making it 2nd part sinner) and the last part on the line = body, since he's not dead yet he has not lost it to either good or bad. Unno, odd thing that just popped into my mind. The rest is just about cursing a higher power.
    forever smackedon May 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentforever_smacked, thank you for sharing that That's a very interesting take and something I had not thought of. Your ideas on this have helped me develop my own.

    I believe that this song is a multifaceted opinion about the nature of life in general.


    We are to some extent the product of our experiences.

    "Grown from a seed of hope I've never known
    Been raised by the surroundings of a home so cold"


    But ultimately we are on our own and the problems around us are self-induced.

    "We pray even when we know nobody cares
    And make everything we know turn into fear
    And then disappear"


    And there are some elements within us that will never change.

    "Eye for an eye they told me for some time
    No way to hide from what's inside of me"


    The chorus ties it all together:

    One part saint is the heart -- as you said, wanting to do the right thing.
    Two parts sinner are mind and body -- mucking up the good intentions of the heart.
    Last part still on the line is the soul -- measured by the intentions and actions of the other three parts.



    So the overall meaning I take away from this song is that while we are a product of our past, within ourselves we also have unchangeable elements. And even though our experiences help shape us, it is our own actions which ultimately define us. Once we understand and accept these truths life becomes much simpler, or at least it seems that way in retrospect.

    "If I only knew what I know."
    LRonaldHubbson May 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about the whole Crue Fest tour experience. Seeing how Motley Crue call themselves the Saints it seems suiting to me. Also looking at some of the lyrics "If I only knew what I know" That to mean seems like Sully is saying, If I had knows what that whole mess would have been like I would have never done it. The chorus, "I'll shake my fist up to the sky just keeping my dreams alive. I'm one part saint and two part sinner" Seems to me that he's shaking his fists at the powers that be (the saints/Nikki Sixx) and saying he won't back down he's going to play and outshine. This is just my thoughts. What does everyone else think?
    sin14neron May 11, 2010   Link

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