saint psalm lyrics – john bottomley

a stranger came knockin’ on my door
a hairshirt and an old brown coat
i asked him where was his legion
he shivered like a wayward pigeon
news of the world and the open road
in a tongue of jongleur tumbler troubadour
gently now he was softly spoken
suddenly the spell was broken
i couldn’t see his coat of gold
a mirror of our very soul
love can shine on every one
can’t kill it with a gun
can’t kill it with a gun
no, no, no
can’t kill it with a gun
trembling rain throughout the land
a salvation army band
don’t be so quick should the walls have risen
less they become your very own prison
i couldn’t see his coat of gold
a mirror of our very soul
love can shine on everyone
can’t kill it with a gun
can’t kill it with a gun
no, no, no
can’t kill it with a gun

/ john bottomley lyrics