Breakfast With St. Swithin (Studio Version)

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Engineered by Marty Jones at Sound of One Hand, Ottawa, ON. This is the original Jimmy George song, which has also been covered by The Town Pants. No, this is not a song by The Pogues, and never has been.


I had breakfast with St. Swithin
He was waiting on a train
He said, "Tell me all your troubles boy
I won't be through this way again."
I said, "There's a certain one, and
Her beauty's like an engine."
He said, "Hang on son, I've heard this one
And the rest ain't worth the mention."

Said I'm sick of all you bleeding-hearts
Hung up over skirts
You always spend your money
Just to end up feeling like dirt
You sit home there alone
Until all your youth is gone
The bright lights of the city:
They're waiting for you son

Let's go running through the streets (2x)
Stop along and chat with everyone we meet

He brought me to the bars
And he brought me around 'til one
He dragged me here, and dragged me there
Thought I'd never see the sun
He dropped me on the corner
I never saw him go
I thought about his advice as I
Walked home in the snow


Ain't got no wishing well
'Cause dead men never tell
And if they all rose up from hell tonight
Well I guess that's just as well
I've never come home early
And I've never come home late
I've never sang out of key
But I've never sang that great



from Same S#​!​t Different Day, released January 1, 2011
Written and performed by the band known as Jimmy George (Altman, Carlson, Donnelly, Eady, Kerr, Lawson, Todd, Vallee)



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