"St. Mary's Gate" as written by Richard Lofthouse Butler and Richard P. Fortus....
it's raining
in saint mary's gate
watch the dirt
from the dirty street
pour down and make it clean
dirty water
do like we all do
see what you want to
lay your head down
sweet smile
who's got what god is on?
who turned the lights out on
all i wanted
all i wanted
from where the mountains stand down
down to the ocean strand
all i wanted
all i wanted
i've been thinking
i talk to myself
and we talk while the oceans rise
out of a dirty sky
nail the door shut
do like we all do
say what you want to
move your mouth
speak soft lies
who's got what god is on?
who turned the lights out on
all i wanted
all i wanted
from where the mountains stand down
down to the ocean strand
all i wanted
all i wanted
i'm standing
in a summer day
raise my hand
wave goodbye
who's got what god is on?
who turned the lights out on
all i wanted
all i wanted
from where the mountains stand down
down to the ocean strand
all i wanted
all i wanted
we fall
all the way
all the way
we fall
all the way


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"St. Mary's Gate" as written by Richard P. Fortus Richard Lofthouse Butler

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    General CommentWell, I'm not sure what it means but I just wanna say "Who's got what God is on" is pretty much one of the coolest one-liners in rock that I've heard. I think the song is partly about people who are kind of self-centered and just do whatever they feel like all the time. The lines, "do like we all do/see what you want to/lay your head down/sweet smile," "nail the door shut," and "do like we all do/say what you want to/move your mouth/speak soft lies" makes it sound like everyone is living in their pleasant little fantasy world where ignorance is bliss. That also fits in with "Who's got what God is on?" The answer is everyone because we are all high on arrogance and think we can do whatever we want and nothing can touch us. The part at the end that says, "We fall all the way, all the way..." could mean that eventually our blindness and carelessness is going to catch up with us and we will have some kind of rude awakening. It's like in Buddhism they say people in the God realms are subject to "change and falling." Life is great now but it can't last forever and pretty soon your karma is gonna catch up to you. Something like that.
    thebodiesobtainedon April 30, 2008   Link

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