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The Saints Are Coming

The Skids
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La canzone è dedicata ad un amico di Richard Jobson, un soldato britannico mandato a morire in Ulster…



Nel 2006 gli U2 insieme ai Green Day hanno ripreso il brano per un benefit per le popolazioni colpite dall’uragano Katrina, la grande tempesta che colpì Cuba e soprattutto il sud est degli States nell’agosto del 2005. La loro versione differisce un poco dall’originale, specie per l’introduzione mutuata dalla celebre The House of the Rising Sun.

U2 & Green Day - The Saints Are Coming, 2006
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

The saints are coming, the saints are coming
No matter how I try, I realise there's no reply
The saints are coming, the saints are coming

A drowning sorrow floods the deepest grief
How long now
Until a weather change condemns belief
The stone says
This paternal guide once had his day
Once had his day

The saints are coming, the saints are coming
No matter how I try, I realise there's no reply
The saints are coming, the saints are coming

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2014/6/16 - 11:37



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