Friday, April 07, 2006

This old house

This is a song written by S. Hamblen and sung by the Brian Seltzer Orchestra, that was played at my only sisters funeral over 3 years ago. At first I was taken aback at the odd choice my brother-in-law made, but as I read the lyrics and heard the music I became convinced it was ever so appropriate. (I only wish I knew how to actually put the music on the blog!!) May we all be "GETTIN READY TO MEET THE SAINTS!"

Love,
Cyn



This old house once knew its children
This old house once knew its wife
This old house was home and comfort
As they fought the storms of life

This old house once rang with laughter
This old house heard many shouts
Now it trembles in the darkness
When the lightning walks about

Ain't gonna need this house no longer
Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the window pain
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
He's getting ready to meet the saints

This old house is gettin' shaky
This old house is gettin' old
This old house has seen the rain
This old house has seen the cold

Oh his knees are gettin' chilly
But he feels no fear or pain
'cause he sees an angel peepin'
Through a broken window pane


Ain't gonna need this house no longer
Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the window pain
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
He's getting ready to meet the saints

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2 comments:

cityfarmer said...

I have this CD by Bette Midler and it's may favorite song. We'll have to burn it when you get here!!
Miss ya.
Gardening this pm after work.
A great evening workout.

HomemakerAng said...

this song is beautiful! wow! it means alot! so sorry for your loss and that I have not been a better support system for you. :(
ang