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This Old House

from Easy Company by Chris Canipe

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This Old House

The living room leans
To the northeast side
The foundation has a crack
But it stays pretty dry

The pipes upstairs
Hammer in the walls
And the light doesn’t work
At the end of the hall

How many people
Have sat here
By this same fireplace
What were the pictures that used to hang

When they looked out of this window
At the same shaded street
Did they dream of someone else
They thought they'd be

Well the river birch in front
Drinks up all the water
So the grass turns yellow
Halfway through the summer

And the walls are thick
With a dozen coats of paint
And the gutters overflow
With a little bit of rain

How many people
Have sat here
By this same fireplace
What were the pictures that used to hang

When they looked out of this window
At the same shaded street
Did they dream of someone else
They thought they'd be

There’s barely insulation
In the parts of the home
Where the previous owner
Renovated on his own

And the plants like the light
That comes in from the south
And the cat likes the birds
That linger out there now

How many people
Have sat here
By this same fireplace
What were the pictures that used to hang

When they looked out of this window
At the same shaded street
Did they dream of someone else
They thought they'd be

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from Easy Company, released November 11, 2022

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Chris Canipe Kansas City, Missouri

Chris Canipe was once in a couple of bands you've probably never heard of. Like Malone, an excellent three-songwriter outfit that was unpopular in Columbia, Missouri in the late 2000s. Before that, he was in a band called Paradise Vending. They weren't very popular either. He lives in KC and works as a dataviz developer and sometimes journalist. He also writes songs and hopes you like them. ... more

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