"Romeo's Distress" as written by and Rikk Agnew Rozz Williams....
Burning crosses
On a nigger's lawn
Burning dollars
What's a house without a home?
Dance in your white sheet glory
Dance in your passion
Talk about sugar on the six fingered beast
Conversation about the holes in your hands
Walk through the garden
Of men's desires
Conversation about
The kingdom of fire
What's that moving in the basement?
What's that moving in the attic
Who's that walking in the shadow
Who's that walking in the streets

[Chorus]
Kiss on my hand
After dark
Kiss on my hand
After dark
Kiss on my hand

Romance in sequence
Harmful to the blind
Burning hearts
Through the top of your skull
Dance in your white sheet glory
Dance in your passion
Your days are numbered
With love in your eyes
Love?
Pull down the Sheets
Take off your clothes
Get out of bed
I'm so tired


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"Romeo's Distress" as written by Rozz Williams Rikk Agnew

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  • +1
    General CommentSomething to do with religion, christianity (the 'conversation about the holes in your hands' line is about Jesus I think) but its not too clear. Also seems to be about paranoia, 'what's that moving in the basement' and sex (the final lines).

    I'm think it could be about drug addiction and prostitution, but its only a guess really.
    TFUon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not entirely sure.
    I think it might be about some kind of drug addiction or prostitution now that you mention it, but it is obvious it has a lot referring to Christianity, religion in general.
    I think it might be that you will pay for your desires with sins, basically what christianity tells us, sinners go to hell etc.
    Thats an approximation, and I'm tired tonight. Feel free to add or subract facts to this :) Ta dolls.
    x___replayon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually don't think it HAS to do with Christianity. I think he just uses the allusion to christ's inflictions as a metaphor for something. At first I thought it had to do with the KKK. I mean, look at the first line "Burning crosses on a Nigger's Lawn. What's A house without a home" and also "dance in your white sheet glory." The KKK wore white sheets. But then again, it could be a metaphor for something else. Rozz's lyrics are hard to understand and I hope, with all of my heart, that there's a meaning behind them and he wasn't just putting together song lyrics for shock value.
    paletaon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first part is definitely using the KKK as an analogy. It seems to me like they're comparing religions in general to cults; both are usually created for personal gain and masked by fabricated visions of righteousness. I'm not certain about the second part.
    Arc Avaloon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, the song is clearly directed at someone, and the last few lines suggest a lover.
    The KKK have a doomed, Southern Gothic romanticism about them (as well as the stupid opinions on race and religion) as I guess do Christian Stigmatics - both are a kind of faith taken too far, but in a an almost mystical sense, rather than just extremism.
    There's something about the fall from Eden in this - that's how some in south see what's happed since the civil war. The kindgom of fire is a reference to hell and the lines around it suggest it's everywhere around us. Kiss on my hand is a romantic, courtly allusion but the way he sings it with the words dark and kiss rolling into one is rather Faustian. The dark kiss is given by or to the devil. The romance in sequence verse I think is easier to read at a literal level. You love, it ends, you move on to another burning heart. No wonder he's tired.
    By the way, isn't it get "into" bed? The version given here makes no sense with the lines around it.
    Probably the biggest clue that it's basically about an doomed love affair is the title - we all know what happened to the only famous Romeo...

    D.
    dharoldon May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd nobody knows what this ones about?
    I always found Rozz's lyrics kind of cryptic...
    So I have no idea =[
    x____Fucktardon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the rythm/pace in this song, you have to listen a couple of times to get everything. The meaning isn't all too clear within the lyrics, but the title gives a big hint eh?
    also, I think it's "with the love in your eyes", not "with l,love in your eyes", but I figure that's just a typo anyway.
    Stelalaon May 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually don't think it HAS to do with Christianity. I think he just uses the allusion to christ's inflictions as a metaphor for something. At first I thought it had to do with the KKK. I mean, look at the first line "Burning crosses on a Nigger's Lawn. What's A house without a home" and also "dance in your white sheet glory." The KKK wore white sheets. But then again, it could be a metaphor for something else. Rozz's lyrics are hard to understand and I hope, with all of my heart, that there's a meaning behind them and he wasn't just putting together song lyrics for shock value.
    paletaon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me the first bit seems to have a bit of irony and contrast to it. A six fingered beast coated in sugar, big contrast. Then people talking about Christ while walking through a garden of men's desires, that sounds like irony.

    Then the last bit talks about how they are blind and lovers. Now since they mention passion so many times in this... A love is kind of a passion no? Blind passion?

    How about people being blinded in their passion so much that they think it is wonderful when it's actually ugly.

    He also seems to question this "love" and how some will end, possibly that. Finally the whole bed thing at the end kind of bring to the mind that they are kind of i a dream world
    q28s1on May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song touches on the ugliness that permeates just underneath the average person's life. How a typical person could be a Klansman, how an ordinary wife can succumb to drugs. Rozz was very keen on in-your-face images about the ugliness of life and this song throws out scenes for you to confront and to acknowledge just how rotten society's core truly is...
    BigEvilon June 06, 2007   Link

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