House of Cards

Mary Chapin Carpenter

About House of Cards

"House of Cards" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Mary Chapin Carpenter. it was released in March 1995 as the third single from the album Stones in the Road. The song reached #21 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.


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1994
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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

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American folk and country music singer, songwriter and musician. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter's first album, 1987's Hometown Girl, did not produce any singles, although 1989's State of the Heart and 1990's Shooting Straight in the Dark each produced four Top 20 hits on the Billboard country singles charts. more »

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Written by: MARY CARPENTER

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