House of Cards
I grew up in a house like this You knew the groan of every stair All the walls seemed to listen in All the years seemed to take up air And when you dreamed, it was of the wind blowing cold and hard And in those dreams you thought you lived in a house of cards And I grew up in a town like this You knew the names of every street On the surface it looked so safe But it was perilous underneath That's the place where you shoved your doubts And hid your ugly scars God forbid if word got out About your house of cards And now I feel the wind about to blow Baby, I'm so scared We're repeating the past instead of letting it go And I don't want to go back there Now we're standing here face to face Afraid to move or else I want to prop up this fragile place But I can't do it all by myself 'Cause when we dream, it's of the wind blowing cold and hard And when we wake up, we still live in a house of cards When we dream, it's of the wind blowing cold and hard And when we wake up, we still live in a house of cards
Discuss the House of Cards Lyrics with the community:
Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:
"House of Cards Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 3 Aug. 2021. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/33068714/Mary+Chapin+Carpenter>.