White Rosary

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"White Rosary"
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Caught In A Trap cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Caught In A Trap And I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby
Released 1998
Format CD
Label Matador Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel
Caught In A Trap And I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby track listing
  1. "Are You The Trash"
  2. "Xmas Lights Spin"
  3. "Auctioneer's Song"
  4. "White Rosary"
  5. "If I Had A Gun"
  6. "Goodbye"
  7. "Queen Of No One"
  8. "Cold Light Of Day"
  9. "Go Away"
  10. "Atico 18"
  11. "Sun Smog Seahorse"

"White Rosary" is the 4th song on Mark Eitzel's 6th album, 1998's Caught In A Trap And I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby.

Lyrics

It's hot and it's humid but the rain won't fall
thunder cracks but the rain is stuck
and the wind blows cool
and wet
and smells like the flu
and rests a cool hand on your forehead
a comfort instead of a cure
and the I-280 on-ramp lights turn on
and I can feel the speed building

Denial is what you bought
so you'll never be caught
the storm just hangs like it's dumb
unable or unwilling

A little girl with a white rosary
calling to heaven to take her away
from the trap that life turned out to be
and from the trap she only wanted Jesus to see
'cause you're damned by the things you don't see

A touch that vanity undermines
a strength lost in the flicker of disbelief
a poem that can't contain its awful rhymes
in shadow like a thief

And now I walk careful
and quiet
wherever I go
the secret business of a spy
so no one will ever see or know

A little girl with a white rosary
calling to heaven to take her away
from the trap that life turned out to be
from the trap she only wanted Jesus to see
she was damned by the things she couldn't see

Video

Mark Eitzel performing "White Rosary" on November 27, 1995 at Criminal Records in Atlanta, GA, USA.

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