"The Saints Are Coming (Skids cover)" as written by and Stuart/jobson Adamson....
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the risin' sun
It's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And, God, I know I'm one

I cried to my daddy on the telephone
How long now?
Until the clouds unroll and you come down
The line went
But the shadows still remain since your descent, your descent

I cried to my daddy on the telephone
How long now?
Until the clouds unroll and you come home
The line went
But the shadows still remain since your descent, your descent

Lo-cha-hey!

The saints are coming
The saints are coming
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply
The saints are coming
The saints are coming
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply

A drowning sorrow floods the deepest grief
How long now?
Until the weather change condemns belief
How long now?
When the night watchman lets in the thief
What's wrong now?

Boom! Cha! Hey!

The saints are coming
The saints are coming
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply
The saints are coming
The saints are coming
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply
I say no matter how I try
I realize there's no reply


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"The Saints Are Coming" as written by Stuart Adamson Richard Jobson

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    General CommentYo top top cover, The chorus is so uplifting even if it is a direct cover, by the only 2 bands that I've ever back catalogued. I have no idea why fans of one band hate the other, they both are on the same side, just taking it from different angles, hence why both these bands have superior longevity and relevance. The lyrics are modified in the first chorus, they're from another song (not the saint's are coming). Some 70's jazz/bobdylan type sounding song, I know it defiantly wasn't originally dilan, but I can't remember the name of the song. If anyone knows, still top top song and I'm glad they made a verys suitable video clip ---No time and no coping out!
    Mr Grimon November 08, 2006   Link

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