The House of the Rising Sun
Pop
Mar 7, 2005
111
The House of the Rising Sun Music Video

The House of the Rising Sun Lyrics

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Risin' 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 a trunk
And the only time that 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 risin' sun.

Well, I've 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 Risin' Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
And God, I know I'm one.

Writer(s): Alan Price
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Post your Interpretation

Attach an image to this thought

Drag image here or click to upload image

The Meaning of The House of the Rising Sun

Be the first!

Post your thoughts on the meaning of "The House of the Rising Sun".

Frequently Asked Questions

Latest Blog Posts
Lyrics Discussions
Hot Songs
by Kenya Grace

1

149

1

158
Recent Blog Posts