I'll sing you a song
How it might be to live in one house
With two different homes
Each of us unlock front doors of our own
Leading our two lives
In symmetry

The street has billowing trees on both sides
And our house

In the house with the two front doors
We exist side by side

Mornings, we wake from our own separate rooms
Each looking out on the same bright day
A bird perched on your sill
Singing his song
Will soon fly to my sill
And we'll sing along

Into the kitchen we fill up our cups
At the same time with
Our drippy faucets

Won't it be grand to know that
Someone else is stirring their tea?

In the house with the two front doors
We exist side by side

A game of checkers where nobody wins
Two separate games of solitaire
You on the front porch
And I on a swing
In this way, we live
So happily

Saying hello as we gather our mail
Going indoors
And smiling alone

What friendly neighbors we will prove to be
In our house

In the house with the two front doors
We exist side by side

The seasons pass and the trees lose their leaves
But our house, looking still and bright

Warming our fingers by the same stove
But you on your end and I on mine

Stepping outside and
Both wondering when
When will it ever be springtime
Ever again?

The streets are lined with piles of shining snow
Each of us walks through the cold

Into the house with the two front doors
We exist side by side

I do not know where this house is
The humble place to live with two front doors
The house with two front doors
The house with two front doors


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    General CommentThis gorgeous song borrows the melody from the song, "Maison Ou J'Ai Grandi," as performed by Francoise Hardy.
    Lowredmoonon March 22, 2010   Link

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