My Sunday Song – “I’m Not A Saint” by Billy Raffoul

For My Sunday Song #120, I am discussing one of my favorite songs of 2018 called “I’m Not A Saint” by newcomer Billy Raffoul.  The song is from his 2018 E.P. called ‘1975’ which I did a review on a couple months back (go check it out – click here).  The song was released as a single, but sadly, I don’t think I have heard it on the radio which I find to be sad as the world is missing out on a real talent.

When I saw Billy Raffoul open for Needtobreathe over the Summer, I was really impressed with his Jeff Buckley sounding vocals and so I picked up the E.P on vinyl at the show (which he gladly signed for me) and it turned out to be one of my favorite albums I have heard this year.  This song in particular jumped out at me and I really connected to it.

The song is about the fact we all have things we do that we know we shouldn’t.  Some sort of vice that is keeping us from being what he calls a “saint” such as smoking, drinking and cursing (which is my biggest problem).  He states he could be a saint if he tried, but honestly, I don’t think he is going to try which is fine as there is nothing wrong with having a vice (well as long as it doesn’t kill you I guess it is okay.

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“Hallelujah” by Pentatonix & Leonard Cohen & Jeff Buckley

One of my all time favorite songs is “Hallelujah” and one of the most covered songs.  I am most familiar with the version by Leonard Cohen (the original) and then of course my personal favorite , Jeff Buckley.

I came across this version by Pentatonix that they released this past week and I have to say I enjoyed it.  It is off their new album, ‘A Pentatonix Christmas’.  It reminded me how great the songs is and always will be.  However, nothing beats Buckley’s version in my opinion. I can enjoy this one as well.

I will share all three versions with you and you can pick your favorite.

Pentatonix:

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