Hey St. Peter
Flash and the Pan Lyrics


The morning was cold and lonely
City lights old and gray
The sun arose, and, trying to smile
Gave it all away
The honky-tonk called a stranger
The stranger couldn't pay the bill
Made a stand, raised his hand
Sang a song, no time to kill

I said, hey (hey), hey, St. Peter
I've got a tale to tell
I've just been down in New York town
It really feels like hell
It really feels like hell

Billy was out of fashion
Manhattan was years ago
Yesterday he wasted time
Money was kind of slow
Billy had friends of glory
Billy was a friend of fame
Took a chance and raised his hand
Sang a song, now he's back in the game

I said, hey (hey), hey, St. Peter
I've got a tale to tell
I've just been down in New York town
It really feels like hell (hell)
It really feels like hel)

I said, hey (hey), hey (hey), hey, St. Peter
Hey (hey), hey (hey), hey, St. Peter
Hey (hey), hey (hey), hey, St. Peter
It really feels like hell (hell)
It really feels like hell

Hey, St. Peter
Before you ring your bell
Just been down in New York town
Done my time in hell
Done my time in hell

I said, hey (hey), hey (hey), hey, St. Peter
Hey (hey), hey (hey), hey, St. Peter
Hey (hey), hey (hey), hey, St. Peter
It really feels like hell (hell)
It really feels like hell (hell)
It really feels like
Hell

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Comments from YouTube:

Marcel Williamson

They were so ahead of their time I absolutely love this song
It's a huge part of the soundtrack to my life
Rest in peace George
Your friend from Canada

John Shaw

A CFNY Toronto classic ..

Eduardas Urbštavičius

from Lithuania too...

Big Guy’s 45’s

Absolutely brilliant song. Should've been a much bigger hit here in America. Peaked at No. 76 here in the States during the summer of 1979 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1morelefty

Harry and George created such an amazing array of sound for this song and included versus spoken through a megaphone nearly 30 years before Gorillaz Feel Good Inc. I guess you could say it was decades ahead of it's time.

Don Charters

THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE ALL TIME GREATEST SONGS!!!!!

Ruiseart Alcorn

Great stuff!!! Without George Young we would never have had ACDC!!!

Mark Lester

You are right and others are wrong. Ted Albert came to George`s home and heard two playing guitars in another room. Ted asked George who was playing. He said it is my younger brothers. Ted said bring them to the studio, they sound good. That is from an interview by Angus.

fighter

@nagaslrac he was but only very early in the begining

fighter

@Alec Thunder true

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