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This is the story of a man,Who conquered life drink in hand
Ship unmanned.
Marked by genius, channelled good, By some a bit misunderstood.
They'd been wrong many times before

Some times our saints are sinners,
They blur the lines and lead the way,
Their Way.
Raise hell and a glass in reverence,
The fearless lives of our great saints - our saints.

Never a stranger to late night snake bite fist fights and empty pints,
Unrivaled heights.
He led with songs, they sang along, created bonds that held so strong
Some were right and some were wrong

Some times our saints are sinners,
They blur the lines and lead the way,
Their Way.
Raise hell and a glass in reverence,
The fearless lives of our great saints - our saints.

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It's by the sea and at nights end that's when the sin and swill begin
That's when he had that certain light inside his head
For every whisper he would scream for every drought he shared a drink
For every sorrow there is a light from our St. James

On the sea by the cliff he watches, he waits the night to see
The day - his way
Last call will find us all
But there's a light that leads the way, our way.

Some times our saints are sinners,
They blur the lines and lead the way,
Their Way.
Raise hell and a glass in reverence,
The fearless lives of our great saints - our saints.



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    Skull KheireddineAug 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    they did a great job on this song and when it comes to the last chapter of it I don't kow if it's just me or there's some other people feels the same it makes u feel like he's there with u.
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    UnregisteredOct 2, 2013 at 12:19 am
    This is a fitting tribute to their mate/brother they lost all too soon under tragic circumstances. It encapsulates life with Jimmy and is just brilliantly put together in a way for all fans to enjoy/relate. The Rev lives not only through their music, but through the snakes bites and fist fight. Hence this song is cool...it's deep.. Bring Heaven, Hell, God into this is plain fucken stupid -snakes can't talk, we can't survive in a whales stomach and a single man cannot part a sea. Just enjoy the music and who knows, they may see their friend again one day. Till then.....
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    Benny KoenAug 23, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    The choice of the word "reverence" in the chorus is fucking genius. Reverence is a deep respect for someone, reverence for the reverend.
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    UnregisteredOct 1, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    I hadn't heard this song until today! Correction, I never knew this song existed! Thank goodness that I ran into this, because this song runs deep! We'll always remember you, hail to the REV!
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    Jesse BelyeaAug 29, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    how could they sell their soul's when they got none :-p Plus, they r doing music how they have always wanted to do it. They have set out to make every cd to sound the way they have wanted to. They didn't conform to any corporate group. THey r making what they have wanted to make.

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