This is the story of a man who conquered life drink in hand, ship unmanned.
Marked by genius, channeled good, by some a bit misunderstood.
They'd been wrong many times before.

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Many (some) times our saints are sinners.
They blur the lines and lead the way.
Their way.
Raise hell and a glass in reverence.
(To) the fearless lives of our great saints - our saints.

Never a stranger to late night snake bite fist fights and empty pints.
Unrivaled heights.
He led with songs, they sang along, created bonds that held so strong.
Some were right and some were wrong.

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(solo)

It's by the sea and at night's end that's when the sin and swill begin.
that's when he had that certain light inside his head.
For every whisper he would scream, for every draught he shared a drink.
For every sorrow there is a light from our St. James.
On the sea by the cliffs he watches, he waits the night to see.
The day - his way.
Last call will find us all.
But there's a light that leads the way, our way.

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  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is obviously about the band's late drummer, James "The Rev" Sullivan.
    musiclover195on August 29, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's all about the former drummer, the legend , "THE REV".

    "This is the story of a man who conquered life drink in hand"
    "For every draught he shared a drink."
    => The Rev loves drink, and he rested in peace because of those drinks that make him to suffered from hepatitis.

    "Marked by genius, channeled good, by some a bit misunderstood.
    They'd been wrong many times before."
    => The band including The Rev (St James) was criticised for their genre. But now everyone is accepting them,

    "For every sorrow there is a light from our St. James."
    => This lyrics make me cry. Matt once said that The Rev is the funniest boy in the band. And he used to console them whenever they feel sad.

    Everybody loves St.James. He died in California but he still alive in our hearts.
    R.I.P Jimmy.
    thadan22on November 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the page of this song in the album booklet:

    "'St. James' is the light to 'So Far Away's' dark. "St. James" is a celebration of Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan's heart an color, and should be listened to with your favorite beverage!"
    Coltman151on August 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentA fitting tribute to the greatest drummer of all time, anywhere, RIP, Jimmy.
    forREVeveron October 02, 2013   Link

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