5/14/11

Saints - One Two Three Four (1977)


Rather than wait for their 3rd LP to issue a new single, the Saints released this 4-tracks EP with 2 covers (not cover sleeve but songs covered) and in particular a fantastic version of "River Deep Mountain High" that seemed to be written for them. The 2 other songs are from the 1st LP in slightly different versions. "Lipstick on your collar" the song's supporting this EP (a song made famous by Connie Francis in 1959) was not a hit 7" and maybe the band was desappointed after the quite good score of "This Perfect Day" but these covers did not possess the semantic consistance of their previous songs. I still remember the excitation of each Saints release at the time. It was really a band than was relevant for me although not strictly belonging to the punk scene. Enjoy it here.


River deep mountain high. When I was a little girl I had a rag doll The only doll I've ever owned Now I love you just the way I loved that rag doll But only now my love has grown And it gets stronger in every way And it gets deeper let me say And it gets higher day by day Do I love you my oh my River deep, mountain high If I lost you would I cry Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby When you were a young boy did you have a puppy That always followed you around Well I'm gonna be as faithful as that puppy No I'll never let you down Cause it goes on and on like a river flows And it gets bigger baby and heaven knows And it gets sweeter baby as it grows Do I love you my oh my River deep, mountain high If I lost you would I cry Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby I love you baby like a flower loves the spring And I love you baby like a robin loves to sing And I love you baby like a schoolboy loves his bag And I love you baby river deep mountain high

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