Saint Dude - Beck Song Reader





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Published on Jan 23, 2013

"Saint Dude" from the Beck Song Reader

Two guys recording one song, in one night, once a week from the Beck Song Reader.

Here's Saint Dude, our forth foray into the Beck Song Reader collection.
This one really put itself together quite quickly. Somehow it naturally ended up having a Leonard Cohen feeling to it in our opinion. Let us know what you think.

Recorded 01/12/13

All parts were performed and recorded by Tom McLaughlin and Mike Midden.

Saint Dude, you've come a long way from your solitude
Like a sage whose sooth with something crude
'Cause you know the truth is ugly, Saint Dude

Ascension Day, there's a plan skywriting out your name
The people stood and watched it blow away
'Cause nothing's good until it's gone away

You are ascending, no more pretending
Leave these earthly days
Your fable's tainted, pipe dreams are faded
Your revelations came too late
And you're a saint

In 2068, they'll keep a vigil burning in your name
With the gospel of a parking valet on the way
Apostles from a mall won't let you fall from grace

Now you're unloading your baggage
Floating on the Sea of Galilee
You walk on fodder, turn wine to water
Lay down your song at Peter's Gate
And you're a saint

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