House of Broken Things

03:19
Lucky Mud
2013-12-11
Mike McKinney

Story

Last year, after a heart attack, I fell into my first, and hopefully last depression. Just home from a great 4500 mile tour and it was like I had been unplugged. Maggie kept asking what was wrong, and I kept saying, "I don't know....it's like I'm waiting for something to happen." That something was a dream, and the dream brought me out of that depression after a three month gap of time. During that time everything in the house, it seemed, had broken. The song came out as more of a confession to myself, but then a tune reluctantly arrived.

Lyrics

I've left a pathway through each room The coffee pot still works The clothes, all clean and folded Except for that dirty shirt And pants I've worn since God knows when Since last I shaved, I guess I'd have some friends for dinner But this house is such a mess A season like I've never seen Has passed behind me now It left so many broken things And I really don't know how I'll straighten all I've pushed aside I can't remember when But now it's time to find my pride And make them work again *To fix this house of broken things To remember what I've loved And hold them to me tenderly I could never do enough So, time to straighten Time to clean And put this season past Open windows, sweep the floors Clean the counters, open doors Alive again at last It's been a house of broken things Of darkness without light I turned my back upon the day Closed my eyes and cursed the light And it's funny how the world went on Without me being there It's time to get back in it, now Time for me to care About this house of broken things To remember what I've loved And hold them to me tenderly I could never do enough So, time to straighten Time to clean And put this season past Open windows, sweep the floors Clean the counters, open doors Make it like it was before This house of broken things

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