Who Sang Open House? Steve Forbert

Release information
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
length: 2:30
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Lyrics
Open house now for your fading heart,
Tell your ghost it's time to hide;
Strangers won't know when to stop and start
Once they've fin'ly got inside.

Spir'ling staircase toward your dusty mind,
With crates and boxes and bags and trunks;
No one cares what tender dreams they'll find,
All they'll see up there is junk

With silver dollars from a ragdoll's ear
And merc'ry dimes for buttons, too,
And flutes and whistles only kids can hear
And peacock feathers green and blue.

Deep depression in a walnut grain,
Afternoons on rainy days;
Once it stacked up well in both your brains,
And now it's all some purple haze

With vandals picking locks and breaking doors
And smashing keepsakes all around;
Souvenirs of love and foreign shores
And scrapbook pages all unbound.

It's open house now for your fading heart,
Tell your ghost it's time to hide;
Strangers won't know when to stop and start
Once they've fin'ly got inside.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 If I Want You Now
  • 2 My Time Ain't Long
  • 3 Shaky Ground
  • 4 Dear Lord
  • 5 Moon Man (I'm Waiting On You)
  • 6 Don't Stop
  • 7 Some Will Rake the Coals
  • 8 I Know What I Know
  • 9 Good Planets Are Hard to Find
  • 10 Big New World
  • 11 Open House
  • 12 Dream Dream

  • Release information
    label: Revolution
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992466325
    script: Latin