"The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore" as written by and Rob Wolfgang/humphrey Zombie....
Insane blues at the green man inn
Cut the lights and pray that you're dead
Opium dreams through the seven dials
And feel the pillow over your head Rachel hide from Ned the crow
Keen eye on the peelers
Experiment from 53 and no scratch for the dealers
She wants some more Sweet Rosa Whore I say
Hell is love
You say I must suffer
She's a motherfucker
Resurrect me
Sleep well in your killing bed
Give a jig and show some life
Favor for a favor
Don't separate the pain from the knife
All the doctors sing you got to suffer for the cure
As the world fades away
You wonder where you were


Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-, edited by Ashram

"The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore" as written by Rob Wolfgang Zombie Rob Zombie

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    General CommentThis song is about a 1958 English period drama/horror film "Corridors Of Blood", about the discovery of anaesthesia with Boris Karloff as Dr. Bolton and Christopher Lee as an unscrupulous cutthroat and grave robber by the name of "Resurrection" Joe. There's a young whore called Rosa in it, who Joe rapes or tries to rape, and an innkeeper's wife called Rachel. "You can't separate the pain from the knife" is a quote from the movie, while "The Doctor Of Seven Dials" was the working title.
    LEnferon April 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDaaaaamn.... I must say this song is the hardest to comprehend whilst listening to the song... I had to look in the booklet for the lyrics and i was thourouly suprised. >
    freakishgothfaeon October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, definitely my fav rob zombie song.
    leviathan6991on April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. My theory is that it's about a guy named Joe who was royally shafted by his girl (Rosa), murdered, and his body given to this crazy doctor to experiment on. Joe ends up getting resurrected and goes after his former girl, dragging in poor Rachel, a prostitute friend of Rosa's who also just happens to look like her. Yah...that's my take on it.
    murasaki_vchan21on December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOooo, good eye, murasaki vchan21. Rob is a well-known fan of the Crow movies which have a similar theme of wrongful death and vengence from beyond the grave.
    Minister Wightyon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe mix on American Made Music To Strip By is the best version. No clue what the hell it means, and I'm not even going to try.
    farouhkon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti get the feeling that rob really isnt a deeper meaning kind of guy. I think he is more of a story teller and a very imaginative guy
    headlesschickenincon May 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Smiths - How Soon is Now?
    samwaltonon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI say hell is love
    You say I must suffer
    She's a motherfucker
    Resurrect me

    LOVE this song.
    rosebud_2oooon February 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTHANK YOU LEnfer! You nailed it. I thought it was about heroin/morohine!
    mookieindeedon August 18, 2011   Link

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