Big Sleeping House

We went to a cheap hotel
A no soap no sleep hotel
It did for us and for public scorn.
In the dying town where we were born
How I hoped she wouldn’t change her mind.
Up until it was time to find
She was even crazier than I

In the big sleeping house
Painted white
Facing south
With the ghost to grin at you
Afternoon
Now please get out.

This is the night before
We’ve had a little and we want some more
It shakes the world and it makes us sweat
We make no promises we make no threats.

And I gave her what she did demand
It was weak and it was built on sand
And she clawed through it with both her hands.

In the big sleeping house
Painted white
Facing south
With the ghost to grin at you
Afternoon
Now please get out.

– With the ghosts.

I heard she went off to America
She has position and possessions now
And I will bet she can’t remember how

In the big sleeping house
Painted white
Facing south
She held my hands
Up to her face
And said damn this place
This haunted place

In the big sleeping house
Painted white
Facing south
With the ghost to grin at you
Afternoon
Now please get out.

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