Uncivil War

Shemekia Copeland

Dirty Saint
Lyrics

DOWN IN A BAYOU WHERE NOBODY GOES
HE WAS MAKING LOVE TO MARIE LAVEAU
CONJURING MAGIC...TRICKS UP HIS SLEEVE
SPRINKLED HER HEART WITH THE FOUR THIEVES
OUT OF HIS MIND...TOTALLY SANE
DOIN’ THE SECOND LINE WITH A WALKIN CANE

DIRTY SAINT DIRTY SAINT
MIGHT BE IN HEAVEN
BUT HE PROBABLY AIN’T
PLAYED SO SWEET
MAKE A WOMAN FAINT
THEY’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER
LIKE THE DIRTY SAINT

HE COULD STAGGER HE COULD STROLL
STOLE TRICKNOLOGY FROM JELLY ROLL
PUMPING THEM PEDALS LIKE A GETAWAY CAR
HAD HIS FINGER SHOT OFF IN DOWNTOWN BAR
ALWAYS KNEW HOW TO KILL THE PAIN
THAT WAS MORE THAN HOLY WATER FLOWIN IN HIS VEINS

DIRTY SAINT DIRTY SAINT
MIGHT BE IN HEAVEN
BUT HE PROBABLY AIN’T
PLAYED SO SWEET
MAKE A WOMAN FAINT
THEY’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER
LIKE THAT DIRTY SAINT

JACQUIMO IKO JUNCO TOO
THAT DIRTY SAINT’S GONNA GET TO YOU

HIS HEART WAS PURE HIS SOUL WAS CLEAN
BLACKEST WHITE MAN THAT YOU EVER SEEN
HE HAD THE FEVER HE HAD THE FUNK
HE MADE SURE THAT IT NEVER STUNK
USED HIS GRIS GRIS TO FIGHT THE HATE
DANCING HIS WAY THROUGH THE PEARLY GATES

DIRTY SAINT DIRTY SAINT
MIGHT BE IN HEAVEN
BUT HE PROBABLY AIN’T
PLAYED SO SWEET
MADE THE WOMEN FAINT
THEY’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER
LIKE THAT DIRTY SAINT

DIRTY SAINT DIRTY SAINT
MIGHT BE IN HEAVEN
BUT HE PROBABLY AIN’T
KEPT THE FUNK ALIVE AND THAT’S A FACT
THERE’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER MAC REBENNACK

DIRTY SAINT DIRTY SAINT
MIGHT BE IN HEAVEN
BUT HE PROBABLY AIN’T
GILDED SPLINTERS HE WALKED ON
THERE’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE DR. JOHN.
NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE THE DIRTY SAINT