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Good reception  – Wisconsin

 

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While travelling through Sauk City, Wisconsin a few years ago, I found this  falling down garage on the outskirts of town.

There wasn’t another man-made structure around for miles, but I could see remnants of the foundation of a house that used to be next to the garage.

It reminded me of the sad and beautiful  Tom Waite’s song, “House Where Nobody Lives”.

It was one of the songs from his brilliant  Mule Variations album, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1999.

 

 

 

House Where Nobody lives

Tom Waites

 

There’s a house on my block
That’s abandoned and cold
Folks moved out of it a
Long time ago
And they took all their things
And they never came back
It looks like it’s haunted
With the windows all cracked
And everyone calls it
The house, the house where
Nobody lives

Once it held laughter
Once it held dreams
Did they throw it away
Did they know what it means
Did someone’s heart-break
Or did someone do somebody wrong?

Well the paint was all cracked
It was peeled off of the wood
Papers were stacked on the porch
Where I stood
And the weeds had grown up
Just as high as the door
There were birds in the chimney
And an old chest of drawers
Looks like no one will ever
Come back to the
House were nobody lives

Once it held laughter
Once it held dreams
Did they throw it away
Did they know what it means
Did someone’s heart-break
Or did someone do someone wrong?

So if you find someone
Someone to have, someone to hold
Don’t trade it for silver
Don’t trade it for gold
I have all of life’s treasures
And they are fine and they are good
They remind me that houses
Are just made of wood

What makes a house grand
Ain’t the roof or the doors
If there’s love in a house
It’s a palace for sure

Without love…
It ain’t nothing but a house
A house where nobody lives
Without love it ain’t nothing but a house

a house where

Nobody lives

 

 

Todays’ funFact:   On  this day in 1848,  Wisconsin was admitted to the Union as the 30th state.

 

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