"House Of Pain" as written by and Howard Leslie Shore....
A little past supper-time
I'm still out on the porch step sitting on my behind,
Waiting for you.

Wondering if everything is alright.
Momma said, "Come in boy, don't waste your time." I said, "I've got time.
Well, he'll be here soon."

Five years old and talking to myself.
Where were you? Where'd you go?
Daddy, can't you tell?

I'm not trying to fake it
And I ain't the one to blame.
There's no one home
In my house of pain.
I didn't write these pages
And my script's been rearranged.
No, there's no one home
In my house of pain

Wasn't I worth the time?
A boy needs a daddy like a dance to mime and all the time
I looked up to you.

I paced my room a million times.
And all I ever got was one big lie, the same old lie.
How could you?

Well, I was eighteen and still talking to myself.
Where were you? Where'd you go?
Daddy can't you tell?

I'm not trying to fake it
And I ain't the one to blame.
There's no one home
In my house of pain
I didn't write these pages
And my script's been rearranged.
No, there's no one home
In my house of pain
[Repeat]

And I'm alone again
Well, if I learned anything from this... It's how to live on my own.


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"House of Pain" as written by Howard Leslie Shore

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a tough one to listen to.
    Without a dad since the time I was 9 years old.
    Always felt this was written for me

    I didn't write these pages
    And my script's been rearranged

    Couldn't say it better myself
    AdamDuritzFanaticon July 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey this song is so cool, pretty dam emotional too!
    speaking of the dad that he never had
    skynyrd428on January 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFaster Pussycat is one of the most underrated 80's bands. This is a really great power ballad about growing up with no father. It's very emotional.
    boxermom1004on March 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love this band; and this is such a sad song. It's really emotional.
    metalfan4everon December 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI really connect with this song because I grew up without a father...
    goldtopheroon June 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti honestly cannot get through this one without crying. <3
    ilovegingerboyson November 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen this first came out i felt like the little boy... now i am the one the little boy is singing about... it is ironic how live immitates art
    dna09on October 21, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwhen this first came out i felt like the little boy... now i am the one the little boy is singing about... it is ironic how live immitates art
    dna09on October 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIts yet another beautiful power ballad. I think its about a boy who feels abandoned because his parents are never home.
    MetalRoxon July 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentYeah its very emotional. This is a heavy metal ballad and I can go through it without crying, but I've come dangerously close to shedding tears anyway. And believe me, there are very few things in this word that bring out my soft side like that.
    MetalRoxon August 13, 2012   Link

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