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Moving Home

Posted by CFMBabs , 18 November 2006 · 898 views

This old house is getting me down and I'm finding it hard to cope
You'd think we'd taken on a bit too much and it's being built on hope!
For this old house is ancient and hasn't been touched since then
It was home to the English Roundheads, all of Cromwell's men
I think they left in a hurry coz they sort of trashed the joint
And no one thought to fix it, there wasn't any point

I grew up playing inside that broken house with dreams of being Mum
And my friends all thought it was brilliant, they played around for fun
Little did I know it was part of our history, a capsule in the past
And by the time I began to care, the house was falling fast
I fought the authoritories daily, the council and the judge
Their decision was to demolish and they wouldn't even budge
So finally a compromise, half old with some materials new
And we began to rebuild every wall and roof, brick and beam anew

For four long years we lived in a trailer, affectionately tin can
The cramped small living spaces were enough for any man
No water in the winter coz it always froze the tap
And even the electricity went off with every mishap
And when the wind howled, the tin can shook and swayed
We questioned every decision that we ever made
Were we wrong to spend four years living like hermits
Just for the sake of obtaining building permits
Me with scleroderma and afraid of being cold
Living in a tin can was awfully bold

Now we're nearing completion, the plaster is on the wall
The house looks like a mansion standing tall
My dreams of seeing an old house back to it's original state
Has me coming out in goosebumps, we hadn't left it too late
The ghosts that haunt the building, yes! we have a few
They approve of the surroundings I've heard them "boooo"
And I think they'll be quite happy, to have a new home
But I'll be quite nervy being home alone
I think they'll be kind to me but then again not
It was my family that caused the house to rot
But this generation rebuilt it and will love it from now on
And all the rot and deprivation has long since gone

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