Saint of Me

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards  

Recording location: Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA 
February-June 1997
Single CD 26th January 1998
Performed onstage: 1997-99
, 2003

Lead vocals: Mick Jagger  
Acoustic guitar: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Ron Wood & Waddy Wachtel
 
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Me'Shell Ndegéocello

6-string bass:Pierre de Beauport

Background vocals: Bernard Fowler & Blondie Chaplin
Keyboards: Mick Jagger & Jamie Muhoberac
Organ: Billy Preston
 

Saint Paul the Persecutor was a cruel and sinful man
Jesus hit him with a blinding light and then his life began

I said yes (I said yeah)

Augustine knew temptation, he loved women, wine and song
And all the special pleasures of doing something wrong

I said yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
You'll never make a saint of me
Oh yeah, oh yeah
You'll never make a saint of me

Yeah

And could you stand the torture and could you stand the pain?
Could you put your faith in Jesus when you're burning in the flames?

And I do believe in miracles and I want to save my soul
And I know that I'm a sinner, I'm going to die here in the cold

I thought I heard an angel cry
I thought I saw a teardrop falling from his eye

Come on

John the Baptist was a martyr but he stirred up Herod's hate
And Salome got her wish to have him served up on a plate

You'll never make a saint of me
 

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