"New Orleans Is A Dying Whore" as written by and Philip Hansen/brown Anselmo....
The 1800s, before the inception
Of modern day ideals
Fake grip of appeals
Straight to the street run, no barroom virgin
Double vision, cocaine
To a whorehouse of pain

New Orleans is a dying whore
Naked she sleeps on my floor
New Orleans is a dying whore

The spreading highway
To the underwater staircase
Leading up to a black room
To leave there you're a fool
Mob world politics
So broke it can't fix
Trapped in a time zone
There's no place like home

New Orleans is a dying whore
If ?? break down the door
New Orleans is a dying whore

New Orleans is a dying whore
Stripped down and beat to the floor
New Orleans is a dying whore

New Orleans is a dying whore
Blood covered, stuck to my floor
New Orleans is a dying whore


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    General Commentive never been to NOLA but Phil sure makes it sound like a bigger shithole than my town, or maybe a comparrison to...
    clown137on April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentStill wanna go man. Always wanted to see a warzone...
    Barry Burtonon August 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentau contraire! NOLA is alive and well. philip's description is kinda...iunno...accurate, an understatement, and bullshit all at once.
    suckymusicsuckson August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an awesome song live :) And New Orleans is a pretty awesome city.........Will be heading there to see them in concert, my third time , his last date in the US....

    Leslie in Southern Louisiana
    Downinlaon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with others that his description of NOLA is accurate. I was just there this past summer and while I think NOLA is a great city and I fell in love with the place, you do get the feeling it is a dying whore.
    Arntoron September 14, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctioni think the part of the chorus with a question mark is
    "if you're not seen, break down the door"
    jax5150on August 30, 2010   Link

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