Daily Archives: April 5, 2012

Radio VI, side B, track 4: “House We Used To Live In” by The Smithereens

Oh, The Smithereens, when I was a kid, I thought this song was all about the warm memories that one has when thinking about their childhood home.  And I totally got it, The Smithereens; when I was five-ish, we packed up and moved from the farmhouse that my parents were renting and moved into my grandparents’ old house that was a half mile down the road, and that’s where I stayed until I was 17 and headed off to college.  I’m a nester, The Smithereens, and once I find a place where I can set down a couch that has a good view of the TV, I’m there for the long haul.  Ironically, up until a few years ago, I moved almost once a year, which is not healthy for a nester.  So looking back at a house you used to live in where everything was in it’s place and where once you made it home for the day from whatever the world had thrown at you, you were safe, totally get that.

Of course, now I realize that the house was probably metaphorical for a failed relationship.  I can totally get that, too, The Smithereens.

“House We Used To Live In”

This is the house we used to live in
This is the place I used to know
This is the house we used to live in
Where I felt I could always go

House that we used to live in (house that we used to live in)
House where I left my heart (place where I left my heart)
House that we used to live in fallin’ apart

This is the house we used to live in
This is the place that I once knew
This is the house we used to live in
Where I once shared my life with you

House that we used to live in (house that we used to live in)
House where I left my heart (place where I left my heart)
House that we used to live in fallin’ apart

A house is not a home
And when you live alone you’ll find
That it’s much harder than
So much harder to believe

House that we used to live in (house that we used to live in)
House where I left my heart (place where I left my heart)
House that we used to live in fallin’ apart

Our house was not a home
And we both felt alone it seems
It is empty now
Worn and broken like our dreams

This is the house we used to live in
This is a place in our green town
This is the house we used to live in
One look before they tear it down

House that we used to live in (house that we used to live in)
House where I left my heart (place where I left my heart)
House that we used to live in fallin’ apart
Fallin’ apart

House (house)
We (we)
Used (used)
Used to live in

House (house)
We (we)
Used (used)
Used to live in

House (house)
We (we)
Used (used)
Used to live in

House (house)
We (we)
Used (used)
We used to live in

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: