"Roman Holiday" as written by and Mike Novak Andy Williams....
We cut our teeth in the bedroom
We slit our wrists in our costumes
All of them witches, witches, witches, witches

We are the death of the party
We are the life of the funeral
All of us ragmen, ragmen, ragmen, ragmen

I want the ripened fruit
I want the fresh meat
I want the first born
I want the down beat

We traded vows on the front line
They ushered us through the stop sign
All of them witches, witches, witches, witches

We found our way in the blackout
We are the ghosts in the lighthouse
All of us ragmen, ragmen, ragmen, ragmen

I want the open wound
I want the dark street
I want the virgin blood
I want the wet heat


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"Roman Holiday" as written by Jordan Buckley Andy Williams

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    My Interpretationisn't the last four lines talking something about female genitalia?
    open wound - you know, women have periods.
    it's kind of straight, and dark looking..
    yeah, having sex with virgins.
    and it's wet and really warm down there.

    but i don't know how it goes with the rest of the song, 'cause it's about metalheads (ragmen) and stuff like that.
    andzhshon April 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commentif the last four lines are about female genitalia, then it gives the line "ragmen" a completely different connotation altogether
    kijimaon June 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the best opener they could've chosen.
    Easily one of my favourites from this album.
    supernaturalon September 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commenttalking about rockstars or someone who is thought of highly i believe, they want the ripest fruit freshest meat and so on, they say " they ushered us through the stop sign" which i interpret as they took everything too far.
    theflamedelugeon September 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit's probably worth noting the line that 'all of them witches' is a fictional book in the film Rosemary's Baby. the film is about a couple that move into a house, then the woman becomes 'mysterious pregnant'.
    it seems to make sense as far as the idea of a fatherless child goes in this context.

    there is also a mexican film entitled 'all of them witches' - i'm not sure that's relevant though.

    and obviously the title of the song is shared with the audrey hepburn film, in which she runs away to fall in love with a 'newsman' in rome.
    so the song may well be about girls pursuing leadsingers of bands. but there's so many that the vocalist can take his pick, etc. making them ragmen, collectors as it were.

    but that doesn't make full sense..

    the song's definitely talking about sex in a graphic way by the end. given the opening line as a precedent.

    but fuck knows about ghosts in lighthouses.. haha!
    vaguest of speculations there, i apologise.
    mowglicoyon May 18, 2011   Link

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