The House

Album: Slipway Fires (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This song, which is just frontman and chief songwriter Johnny Borrell on piano, is about a house where he imagines his father dying. Borrell explained to Ireland's Sunday Tribune: "I spent a long time writing that song and I wanted to make it perfect. I was trying to write it in strict pentameter cross-rhyme and it very nearly is. I was working it on the page for a long, long, long time... So I played it to the guys and the one time I played it is the one time you hear it on the record."

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