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The Statler Brothers: Bed of Rose's Meaning

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Song Released: 1970


Bed of Rose's Lyrics

She was called The Scarlet Woman by the people
Who would go to church but left me in the streets.
With no parents of my own,
I never had a home,
and an 18 year old boy has got to eat.
She found me outside one Sunday morning
begging money...

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    anonymous
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    Jun 8th 2018 report

    A young orphaned man in a small town (possibly modeled after the Statlers' hometown of Staunton, Virginia) has for some reason become shunned by the "polite" members of society, and is forced to beg in the streets. His life improves when a streetwalker named Rose, nearly twice his age, takes him in; he becomes her lover. The song juxtaposes the hypocrisy of the nominally Christian townspeople who would "go to church and leave me in the street" and their envy of Rose who "managed a late evening business/like most of the town wished they could do", with the care and tender love that evolves between the two outcasts. The song is both a challenge of narrow minded religion and moral-ism, and a gentle celebration of love, in some ways not unlike the theme of Luke 7:36-50.[2] The title of "Bed of Rose's" is, like some of the other Statler Brothers' works, a play on words - in this case on the common English idiom "bed of roses", which means an easy and pleasant life.

    Taken from the wikipedia.
    Don't read the half-assed reply of the other anon.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 29th 2019 report

    I admit I am troubled by the lyrics. I am a Christian and don't apologize for that.

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  3. anonymous
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    Aug 8th 2018 report

    The other anonymous guy that commented about whores n shit's comment was funnier. So, fuck you, guy with the big ass explanation. This isn't Harvard, it's a lyrics website. Get your head out of your ass, faggot.

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  4. anonymous
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    May 26th 2017 report

    He's talking about a whore !!! The woman's a Hooker....self explanatory..... He meets a Hooker and she takes him in !!! Screws him !! END OF STORY !!!

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