A track from the debut Better Than Ezra album Deluxe
, "Rosealia" tells the story of a woman who finds herself in an abusive relationship, with the singer empathizing with her plight and warning her, "His kind of love is going to kill you."
In our interview with lead singer Kevin Griffin
, wrote the song, he explained: "The person I had in mind was this very good friend of mine, Cece Hutchinson, who was this really cool artist I knew in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I always kind of pictured her as the heroine in the story."
Griffin often creates stories based on a seed of truth, which is what he did here. "I like putting people in situations where some type of drama is going on," he said. "In this case, someone who's in a verbally and physically abusive relationship."