Sinners and Saints (song)

Gotta lot of stories that I wanna tell
in all of them I know I gonna end up in hell
my friend I still don’t see no light
and we all fall to pieces at the end of the fight
take a seat and listen if you really wanna know
and watch us all diving to the fire below

never was a sinner and never was saint
can’t define a man by the things he ain’t

Back in 97 or maybe 83
there was a moment when I knew who I should be
now I’m sitting drinking whisky in a cold dark room
and the memories of the things I’ve done are taking me too soon
I lost that instant don’t know where it went
so I take another shot and draw another breath

never was a sinner never was a saint
can’t define a man by the things he ain’t

I ain’t looking for an angel and they cain’t save me
but you were never one of those were you baby
cain’t find the answer in this empty glass
I’m an ordinary man who has lost the path
things are getting crazy I’m going insane
I only ever had myself to blame

never was a sinner never was a saint
cain’t define a man by the things he ain’t

fall into the bottle and fall into the spoon
fire still burning it gonna die soon
everything is sideways look at the rush
never knew a man could suffer so much
tearing at my flesh and tearing at my mind
don’t you see the demons coming from the corner of your eye

never was a sinner never was a saint
cain’t define a man by the things he ain’t

never was a sinner never was saint
cain’t define a man by the thing he ain’t
never was a saviour never was shrine
only thing I knew was the biding of my time

never was a sinner never was a saint
cain’t define a man by the things he ain’t

This is straight up dirty filthy rock in the Southwestern style. Written for two guitars (overdrive but not distortion), bass, drums, vox. I was going to issue it as a recording but had some minor equipment problems (which are now waiting on new parts to be delivered)

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