"A House Is Not A Home" as written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David....
A chair is still a chair
Even when there's no one sitting 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 good night

A room is still a room
Even when there's nothing 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

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 still in love with me

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 with me


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

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    General CommentI've often wondered about the bridge verse:
    "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"

    Does this mean they repeatedly get together again for a bit but inevitably break up? Or is this just imaginary (making it all the more pathetic and sad)?
    Slarti42on January 06, 2011   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 01, 2005   Link

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