St. Patrick

Listen to the MP3 while you read all about it below.

You know about FAWM, right? During February Album Writing Month, thousands of songwriters across the globe commit to writing 14 songs in 28 days, congregating at FAWM.org to share inspiration, encouragement, and demos of completed songs. Last year I was a newbie who used the opportunity to write my Hallel Psalm cantata Everlasting to Everlasting. This year I’m working on a project called “One Long Year,” a song cycle detailing the year-long unraveling of the protagonist. Each song will be tied in some way to a date on the calendar, starting and ending on New Year’s Eve. In the case of the song below, it’s St. Patrick’s Day.

1. Do you remember
The night we fell in love?
We were closer than a kiss
Pressing hip to hip
And I said, “I can’t…
I just can’t get enough.”

We were drinking
to St. Patrick and to our love.
I said “God bless the holy saint
Of water and of drink!”
And you laughed, “Maybe–
maybe you’ve had enough.”

2. This year
Your kiss was quick, my drink was long
Do I think another round
will finally drown
This feeling
That we’ve been two islands all along?

CHORUS
There’s an ocean, there’s an ocean
there’s an ocean , there’s an ocean
There’s an ocean between me
And my love.

3. St Patrick
You sailed the sea to set sinners free.
If ever there was a soul
Adrift and alone
St Patrick
St Patrick, it is me.

CHORUS
There’s an ocean, there’s an ocean
there’s an ocean , there’s an ocean
There’s an ocean between me
And everything I love.

BRIDGE
Jesus Christ, I need a miracle
Like water into wine, or life to Lazarus
All I have left in terms of miracles
Is turning beer into piss.

I can’t. I just can’t get enough.
I can’t. I just can’t get enough.
I can’t. I just can’t get enough.

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1 Response to St. Patrick

  1. Gloria says:

    Beautiful Lyrics !! Sometimes we do not understand the ways that God has for us until the high tide has come down

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