"Black Rooster" as written by and Jamie/mosshart Hince....
You want to cuss and fight
In the basement
The kid want to cuss and fight
In the basement
Warm black rooster, worn white hand
The young kid's got my name

You like to cuss and fight
In the basement
The kid want to cuss and fight
In the basement
Got a rattle snake on in the basement
The young snake's got my name

You want to swing that hand
In the basement
The kid want to swing that hand
In the basement
Drop your medicine, six white sons
The young snake's got my name

You want to cuss and fight
In the basement
The kid want to cuss and fight
In the basement
Got a rattle snake on in the basement
The young snake's got my name

I'm not coming home again
I'm not coming home again
I'm not coming home again
I'm not coming home again

You want to fuck and fight
In the basement
The kid want to fuck and fight
In the basement
Got a rattle snake on in the basement
The young snake's got my name

You want to fuck and fight
In the basement
The kid like to fuck and fight
In the basement
Got a rattle snake, six white sons
The young kid's got my name

I'm not coming home again
I'm not coming home again
I'm not coming home again
I'm not coming home again

You want to cuss and fight
In the basement
The kid want to cuss and fight
In the basement
Got a rattle snake on in the basement
The young snake's got my name


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"Black Rooster" as written by Alison Mosshart Jamie Hince

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    General CommentI think this is based on an abusive relationship one day... perhaps within a marriage? And the couple's kid sees it and thinks its cool, also getting violent, hence the line "kid wanna cuss and fight, the kid wanna fuck and fight" etc. I dont know how accurate this is, just my analysis...
    bonginthereggaesongon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love the percussion in this song
    oh okon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment<3 The kills!
    lindzson March 07, 2009   Link

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