"A House Is Not A Home" as written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David....
Doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

A chair is still a chair, even when there's no one sittin' there
But a chair is not a house and a house is not a home
When there's no one there to hold you tight
And no one there you can kiss goodnight

Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Girl

A room is a still a room, even when there's nothin' there but gloom
But a room is not a house and a house is not a home
When the two of us are far apart
And one of us has a broken heart

Now and then I call your name
And suddenly your face appears
But it's just a crazy game
When it ends, it ends in tears

Pretty little darling, have a heart, don't let one mistake keep us apart
I'm not meant to live alone, turn this house into a home
When I climb the stairs and turn the key
Oh, please be there, sayin' that you're still in love with me, yeah

I'm not meant to live alone, turn this house into a home
When I climb the stairs and turn the key
Oh, please be there, still in love
I said still in love
Still in love with me, yeah

Are you gonna be in love with me
I want you and need to be, yeah
Still in love with me
Say you're gonna be in love with me
It's drivin' me crazy to think that my baby
Couldn't be still in love with me

Are you gonna be, say you're gonna be
Are you gonna be, say you're gonna be
Are you gonna be, say you're gonna be
Well, well, well, well
Still in love, so in love, still in love with me
Are you gonna be
Say that you're gonna be

Still in love with me, yeah
With me, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Still in love with me, yeah, yeah


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"A House Is Not a Home" as written by Hal David Burt Bacharach

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    General CommentIS THIS NOT THE BEST SONG EVER! The first time I heard it was when Tamyra from American Idol sang it but boy can she sing. This song definatly represents the way u feel when u made a mistake and sum1 leaves u for it. Anyway ROCK ON!
    FridayThe13thNikon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHAHA IM POSTING AGAIN! anyway I forgot to say that this song Which i juss listened too is AWESOME and it is the BEST song to sing
    FridayThe13thNikon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard a song called "Slow Jamz", performed by Twista, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, witch contains a sample of "A house is not a home". I LOVE that part of "Slow Jamz" so I found "A House is not a home", performed by Luther Vandross, on the internet and I was blown away! I can't remember the last song that thoughed me as much as this did. It's sung with so much heart and soul, almost desperately, at the end, where his practically begging for her, to still love him. It's unbelieverble!
    Thank you Burt Bacharach and Luther Vandross for this beautiful, BEAUTIFUL song.
    Tyler2004durdenon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLet me follow suit by saying: Yes, I too love Luther Vandross, except I've been listening to him for many years. Anyway, this song is one of my favorites by him. To me it's pretty simple... He made a mistake that could ruin his relationship, but he's hoping that she is willing to look past it. You can hear the quiet desperation in his voice throughout the song; it's coming from a man who knows he was wrong and hopes that his mistakes won't keep him from the woman he loves. I love it!
    Pryncess33on March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSuch a simple metaphor, but damn who can deliver the meaning like Luther does in this tune?
    jmilaneon October 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti like the lyrics. I love the remake of this song sung by the Glee Cast. This song is sung with so much emotion. I think it has a melancholy tone that sings to my heart. There is desperation in his voice and you can almost feel his heart beating out of his chest as he sings to the girl. It's so strong it makes me feel as though my heart is beating out of my own chest.
    misstwiggsteron June 10, 2010   Link

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