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The making of a saint

from Say the words again EP by Keith Burke

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lyrics

I'm trying to get out of this prison cell
I can't stand the cold and I can't take the smell
I'm biding my time until the moment's just right
I beat a man senseless without a fight

I'm trying to find my way out of a bind
I've got a woman outside of a decent kind
waiting outside in a different kind of world
trying real hard to be my girl

I couldn't help but notice
someone standing over
It's a long time since I lord said a prayer
and as the lights got lower
and the voices faded out
there's the making of a saint right there

Nothing in this world seems fair
take it all away man I don't care
I know I've only got myself to blame
it's a false confession all the same

My head is right down and my nose is kept clean
the walls have ears and those ears are mean
on just one occasion I stepped out of line
but you can't take more than a whole lifetime

I couldn't help but notice
someone standing over
It's a long time since I lord said a prayer
and as the lights got lower
and the voices faded out
there's the making of a saint right there

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from Say the words again EP, released November 3, 2013
Words, music and all instruments performed by Keith Burke

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Keith Burke Dublin, Ireland

Keith Burke is a Dublin based songwriter noted for his vocals and guitar playing. 2016 saw the release of “These Boys”, his third studio album. It led to concerts in Pittsburgh USA, Cairo Egypt and Beiruit Lebanon. Since then Keith has written and arranged a collection of new songs and is working with producer Anthony Gibney, bassist Dave Mooney and drummer Paul Byrne on the new 14 track project. ... more

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