This is a song I’ve been waiting to toss up for Music Monday, it’s a cover of ‘House of the Rising Sun’ by Lauren O’Connell and it was used during the advertisements for American Horror Story: Coven. The video is absolutely wicked, and while I had expected scenes from the show – it’s not. It’s some cool behind the scenes stuff of her making the song, and then an eerie story that you just have to guess at the meaning of. Now, this is a song I’m sure many of you have heard before, but I love the way she slows it down and makes it even heavier than normal (and this is a heavy song). I just love it, and since I’m going to New Orleans with the Dom in a few weeks, it’s fitting!
There is a house in New Orleans
They call The Rising Sun.
It’s been the ruin of many a poor girl
and God I know I’m one.
My mother was a tailor,
she sewed my new blue jeans.
My sweetheart, he
was a gamblin’ man,
down in New Orleans
Oh, mother tell my baby sister
not to do what I have done,
but shun that house in New Orleans
they call The Rising Sun.
‘House of the Rising Sun’ by Lauren O’Connell