House Of Cards

Album: Stones in the Road (1994)

Songfacts®:

  • Not to be confused with at least two other songs of the same name, this uptempo electric folk/country type track runs to 3 minutes 45 seconds, and was inspired by the divorce of her parents when she was sixteen.

    Mary Chapin Carpenter was born at Princeton, New Jersey in 1958, and but for the domestic discord, appears to have had a fairly privileged upper middle class upbringing. Her father was at least partly responsible for her embarking on a musical career.
  • "House Of Cards" was released as a single, performing creditably in both the US and Canadian Country charts. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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