Old House Blues

by Luanne Crosby

2015

Old House BluesLuanne Crosby
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A funny take on living in an old house (which we do).

I bought it cuz I loved it, not that it was smart
Had to MAKE my head stop talking so I could hear my heart
The fireplace, the back stairs, the beauty of its bones
How could I say no when I knew I’d found my home?

The first year was the sweetest, I had so many dreams
That winter by the fireside gave me time to scheme
That awful saggy ceiling was easy to ignore
I could only see the beauty, but that was all before

I got This Old House Blues
This Old House Blues
Anyone who owns one, no matter how enthused
Anyone who has, has had This Old House Blues

Dangerous brick and mortar means the fireplace is gone
And its cozy gas replacement we haven’t settled on
We have artwork hung on sheetrock, to ward off the despair
Of dollars spent that only go below the cellar stairs

The outside wall is listing left – something’s wrong it seems
So we open up the ceiling, see that someone cut the beam
What were those morons thinking, when they went to run that pipe
As we buy lally columns I’m trying not to gripe

I got This Old House Blues
This Old House Blues
Anyone who owns one, might deny and disabuse
But they can’t fool me, they’ve got This Old House Blues

It became quite clear, that it was time to insulate
Cuz I hate being cold, and our carbon footprint wasn’t great
Melding old construction with new technology
Makes you feel you’re in the field of archeology

If money was no object, I’d not be sharing space with tools
I’d be in the finished basement swimming in our endless pool
Instead we’re fighting ice dams, but I’m sure there’ll be a day
We own a great historic home and laugh about the way

We had this Old House Blues
This Old House Blues
Anyone who owns one always pays his dues
Anyone whose had one’s had this Old House Blues.

I got this Old House Blues
This Old House Blues
Anyone who owns one, no matter how enthused
Anyone who has, has had this Old House Blues

All original songs Copyright L. Crosby

Web Design - Luanne Crosby

Photos of Luanne by R. Christopher Noonan

(except Germany 1984 and Nantucket 1968)