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There Ain’t No Saints (In St. Louis)

There Ain’t No Saints (In St. Louis)

I am a religious man
I have prayed for the rain to stop
When the water topped the levee
My prayers were just drowning crops

My wife is in a shelter
And my children are in there too
We watched our whole life float away
There was nothing we could do

Chorus:
Catholics and Irishmen all have their patron saints
The Show Me State surely needs to see one tonight
The Mississippi River has turned into a raging sea
And it has made a broken hearted sailor out of me
By the grace of Saint Elmo we’ll be all right
But there ain’t no saints in St. Louis tonight

The Bible says that Moses
Turned the ocean into dry land
Moses don’t live in Missouri
So we do the best we can

Soon the water will recede
And leave its muddy calling card
That says disaster area
And means National Guard

Chorus:
Catholics and Irishmen all have their patron saints
The Show Me State surely needs to see one tonight
The Mississippi River has turned into a raging sea
And it has made a broken hearted sailor out of me
By the grace of Saint Elmo we’ll be all right
But there ain’t no saints in St. Louis tonight

Bridge:
The President flew in today
Another helicopter in the sky
He promised federal aid
Then waved and said goodbye

Chorus:
Catholics and Irishmen all have their patron saints
The Show Me State surely needs to see one tonight
The Mississippi River has turned into a raging sea
And it has made a broken hearted sailor out of me
By the grace of Saint Elmo we’ll be all right
But there ain’t no saints in St. Louis tonight

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

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  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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