My House by the Water

Album: Another One (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the closing track of Mac DeMarco's mini LP Another One. He told NPR: "I always like to throw something like this into my albums as a little something nice, just a little breather piece at the end. But for this one, I had a little keyboard line."

    "Because I did write this song in my house here and I don't know how long I'll be living here, somewhere down the line, I'd like to be able to remember this place. So I went down and recorded the beach beside my house. I went down with a little field recorder. I live by the airport, too, so you hear the planes, and then just the sound of the neighborhood. I'll always be able to come back and remember, though."
  • The song ends with DeMarco providing his home address in Far Rockaway, New York and inviting listeners over for a cup o' joe. "The way I rationalize it, to have the address you'll have to listen to the album to the very end," he told the Wall Street Journal. "Second, to even consider coming to my house you have to be a kind of a superfan. And thirdly, it's in such a weird part of New York that if they actually get there, they deserve a cup of coffee."

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