He had a party
He had a band
And a thousand loving friends
He had his reasons
Or so he thought
This should be where the story ends

Ron Klaus wrecked his house
Down on Indiana Street
Ron Klaus wrecked his house
Now it's lying at his feet

Who threw the doors out of the windows
And the windows out the doors?
Brought the outside to the inside
And the ceiling to the floor

Ron Klaus wrecked his house
Down on Indiana Street
Ron Klaus wrecked his house
Now it's lying at his feet

In the morning, check the headlines
Mistakes can come from any man
Now and then I'll raise a drink
And like to think that he'd
Do it, do it, do it all again

Still emotionless
All they have been through
Things without wings now have flown
And now the world is strangely quiet
As he continues on his own

Ron Klaus wrecked his house
Down on Indiana Street
Ron Klaus wrecked his house
Now it's lying at his feet


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    Song MeaningNot a lot of hidden meaning to this song. I first heard in the late 1980s on the, probably on Boston's WFNX (that's FM radio for the young folks out there) and I recall it being referred to as a true story. As the story goes, Ron Klaus was the bass player for The Embarrassment, a Wichita, Kansas band formed in 1979, which also featured Bill Goffrier, who later co-founded Big Dipper in Boston after moving there in the early 1980s. As the legends goes, Ron's landlord in Lawrence, Kansas, gave him a month to get out because the building was going to be demolished. So he did what many of us only dream of - he had a party with a 1,000 lucky friends and wrecked the place. Some Googling gets you that story. What I have never seen is the other half, whether in fact the landlord lied (as the song says) just to get Ron out of the place. Ooops.
    JoePeteon January 12, 2016   Link

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