There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform
The other foot on the train
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain

Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one
.
THE ANIMALS

8 comments:

KAZ said...

Thanks for reminding me of Eric Burdon - great singer.
I've just been catching up on your posts - good sign that you're getting stroppy again.

I, like the view said...

oh KAZ, if only I knew what was a good sign. . .

:-(

. . .think I've lost touch with reality

:-/

but if you say so. . .

:-)

Steg said...

Oh sweetheart! Reality is so subjective and we all see things differently, read differing things into the same situations.

Whatever else your reality is, remember that it contains a whole bunch of people here, who follow your words with interest and love, care for you very deeply and offer support as they can.

*hugs*

It will be alright one day, babe. Really it will. Trust me.

Mel said...

*nodding*

What they said.

Now.
Let me find my blankie and go patio sit.

Hey.....it's 43 degrees......blankie is required!

I, like the view said...

mel is 43 degrees hot or cold? presumably cold if you need a blanket - hope you had a goodf snuggle watching the day wake

:-)

steg I trust you

X

Mel said...

Well, I'm told that's right about 6.1 degrees Celcius.

Yup.....now that definitely sounds cold. LOL

<--had blankie, did travel!
And it's lookin' like it'll be required again tomorrow morning. *sigh*

Rawrr!

katherine. said...

did you know the lyrics of "Amazing Grace" can be sung to the tune of "house of the rising sun"?

just sayin'

I, like the view said...

I'm going to try that!