There is a house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun
And its been a ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one

Well Mother, tell your children
Not to do what I have done
Oh yeah, spend our life in sin and misery
In the house of the rising sun

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun
And its been a ruin of many a poor boy
And God I know I'm one

Lyrics submitted by MikkiMouse

House of the Rising Sun Lyrics as written by Alan Price

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    General CommentI can't belive nobody else even knew this song. As soon as I heard about a Muse version, I could imagine what it would sound like, and it was EXACTLY like this. Matt is such a great singer, they made this totally their own!
    I'm not really sure what it's about, probably literally a house of sin!
    MikkiMouseon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a brothel...
    But this song is such a good cover, they've amped it up and it works really well...
    Kezon October 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti've loved this song for ages and i've only just heard the Muse version and it's soooooo good! I LOVE it! It sounds nothing like the original, I agree with MikkiMouse, they have made it their own!
    I love Matt Bellamy. I wish I was his wife...
    muse girlon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is gushing lush!!!!!
    sooooooo gotta luff it!!!!! ahhhhhhhmazingness in a bottle
    xxemilyxxon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis wasnt originaly by the animals :|
    snotface2on August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts thanx to this song that Im now a huge fan of Muse! I was going to download this song and I saw that Muse had made a cover of it and downloaded it too, and its fucking spectacular! Best damn cover ever (much better than the original)! I downloaded a couple of songs more and that same day I bought Absolution!
    subjectchangeron October 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis si an AMAZING cover of a fab song. Shows that Muse can make anyhting their own. If you want another awesome cover, listen to "can't take my eyes off of you" (originally by Andy Williams)
    manumadmiaon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is honestly one of if not THE BEST cover I have heard in a while. Seriously. Whenever it gets to the part where Matt sings, "While you spend your life in sin and misery..." I get chills. He gives this gutteral wail that is just...amazing. Wow.

    telegramon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant cover.
    Brilliant, brilliant cover.
    electric_daveon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTelegram is so right. That's why I like Matt Bellamy and Chris Cornell. Matt Bellamy really puts his full voice into it. Not like that girly Razorlight shit.
    Supah Dudeon May 13, 2007   Link

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