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Grace for Saints and Ramblers Lyrics

from Ghost on Ghost (LP+CD)

"Grace for Saints and Ramblers" is track #5 on the album Ghost on Ghost (LP+CD). It was written by Beam, Samuel Ervin.
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But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

There were banged-up heads, stealing first base
Underneath the table so we never say grace
Falling out of bed for the workday week
There was kissing in the cracks of the flash flood street

There were budding blossoms, blaring Johnny Rotten
Chewed up and swallowed by the profit they were trying to follow
Picked too green and we paid no tax
On our quick, romantic cul-de-sacs

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

There were crashed-out cars in our barcode clothes
They were rubbing on each other, rubbing ghost on ghost
There were jumped-up punks and the Jesus freaks
Weaving in and out of trouble, wrapping round and round a leash

There were sleepless dreamers, doomsday preachers
The message and the messenger, the gun beneath the register
The sweet gum tree by the tough drunk tank
We could never give enough to the bad blood bank

There were hopeless sinners, sweepstake winners
They danced with the farmer's daughter,
Capered with the corporate lawyers

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

There was laughing in the light, sugar in the shade
There were back-stab handshakes made on faith
We were never out of time, and we never entertained
Anybody say the habit of the wind was gonna change

There were misled misfits, teething biscuits
Fountains full of penny wishes, potties full of pretty fishes
Side by side with the birds and bees
And we never said grace, never ever took a knee

There were saints and ramblers, movie stars handlers
High above the aviary, underneath the cemetery

And we never wondered why
Cause the sun was in our eyes
There was seed for the field
There was grease for the wheel

We were drinking with the luminaries,
Eating with the missionaries

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

Songwriters
BEAM, SAMUEL ERVIN

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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