SHAKIN' STEVENS (1981) - This Old House

This ole house once knew his children

This ole house once knew a wife

This ole house was home and comfort

As a-we fought the storms of life

This old house once rang with laughter

This old house heard many shouts

Now she trembles in the darkness

When the lightnin' walks about

 

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer)

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no more)

Ain't got time to fix the shingles

Ain't a-got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges 

Nor to mend no windowpane

Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer

She's a-gettin' ready/to meet the saints

BREAK

This ole house is gettin' shaky

This ole house is gettin' old

This ole house lets in the rain

This ole house lets in the cold

On my knees I'm gettin' chilly

But I feel no fear nor pain

'Cause I see an angel peekin'

Through the broken windowpane

 

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer)

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no more)

Ain't got time to fix the shingles

Ain't a-got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges

Nor to mend no windowpane

Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer

She's a-gettin' ready/to meet the saints

LONG BREAK

This ole house is afraid of thunder

This ole house is afraid of storms

This ole house just groans and trembles

When the night wind flings out its arms

This ole house is gettin' feeble

This old house is needin' paint

Just like me it's tuckered out

But I'm a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

 

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer)

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no more)

Ain't got time to fix the shingles

Ain't got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hingesNor to mend no windowpane

Ain't a-gonna need this house no longerShe's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

 

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer)

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no more)

Ain't got time to fix the shingles

Ain't got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges

Nor to mend no windowpane

Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer

She's a-gettin' ready/to meet the saints

 

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer)

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no more)

Ain't got time to fix the shingles

Ain't got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges

Nor to mend no windowpane

Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer

She's a-gettin' ready/to meet the saints