The Saints

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The saints came down from the mountain
Dragging sacks of gold
I asked them where they found it
They said “Charlie, we don’t know
We just woke up one cold morning
Last Easter I think it was
To find Mary had stopped her worrying
And Joseph had found his cause
He said ‘brothers gather around me
For I am a whole new man
And if the angels hadn’t found me
Man, I’d be deader than dead’
And that’s so
I suppose
He’s right

And Joseph drank rye whiskey
Like any roadhouse kid
And James was hardly tipsy
Even after several swigs
And we laughed ourselves to weeping
And we talked for quite a while
Were surprised at Mary sleeping
Like any thoughtless child
And we said ‘man why the change?
The last time we came around here
She could hardly say my name?'
And that’s so
I suppose
He’s right

And Joseph ain’t specific
Charlie you know how he is
He just pointed to his forehead
And said her laugh is all he’ll miss
And the doctor’s from Jerusalem
He’s seen her kind before
And she insisted on this to be done
She can’t wait here any more
And there will be no charge
For the doctor said a job like this is an honor to take on
And that’s so
You know
He’s right

And the taxman holds his liquor
Better than us queens
And he asked him in a whisper
If he’s saying what he means
And Joseph stood up slowly
With his fingers in his hair
And said ‘man it’s been nine goddamn years
And I feel like no one’s there
And I know she believes
But it’s too much on a mother’s heart
To take it as it seems’
And I know
I suppose
He’s right

So Charlie soon we passed out
And by morning they’d moved on
And we found our bags full of
What you see now in our arms
And I’m not sure how I’m feeling
And I’m not sure where we’ll go
But I think we’ll go into the city
I can see the lanterns glow
If you’d like to you can join us
And that’s where we will be
But don’t mention this to anyone
Especially to me”
And they rode off


from God Moves On The Water, released May 5, 2011


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