Back when I was living in the Quarter
You had just moved in with Trouble's daughter
I was insisting that I loved you better than her

All of the rhymes that I committed
I left them to lie in the sun for a minute
I could not bear to be a sinner in your sweet name

And what do you mean by that?
Do you mean to break my heart?
Do you mean to break my heart in two?

It was down on the cobblestones where I found you
Way out on Rampart, by Toulouse
Come on upstairs, I'll tell you my story, I'll sing you my song

You know that the cold ground was my bed last night
Blanket of clouds, stars for my nightlight
And all that I had was a pocketful of prayers and unanswered dreams

And what do you mean by that?
Do you mean to break my heart?
Do you mean to break my heart in two?

I'm calling on Dymphna to heal and protect us
Remember your sisters down in this world below
I been in the trenches and I'm here to tell you it's a hard road to hoe

Most of my heroes died in the gutter
Johnson and Foster, MacTell and Hurston
I follow them down and ride with the current that's pulling me home

And what do you mean by that?
Do you mean to break my heart?
Do you mean to break my heart in two?


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Saint Dymphna song meanings
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