The Old Apartment

by Barenaked Ladies


Lyrics:

Broke into the old apartment
This is where we used to live
Broken glass, broke and hungry
Broken hearts and broken bones
This is where we used to live

Why did you paint the walls
Why did you clean the floor
Why did you plaster over the hole I punched in the door
This is where we used to live

Why did you keep the mousetrap
Why did you keep the dishrack
These things used to be mine
I guess they still are, I want emí back

Broke into the old apartment
Forty-two stairs from the street
Crooked landing, crooked landlord
Narrow laneway filled with crooks
This is where we used to live

Why did they pave the lawn
Why did they change the locks
Why did I have to break it, I only came here to talk
This is where we used to live

How is the neighbor downstairs
How is her temper this year
I turned up your TV and stomped on the floor just for fun

I know we don't live here anymore
We bought an old house on the Danforth
She loves me and her body keeps me warm
I'm happy there

But this is where we used to live

Broke into the old apartment
Tore the phone out of the wall
Only memories, fading memories
Blending into dull tableaux
I want them back

I want them back
This is where we used to live
I want them back
This is where we used to live
I want them back
This is where we used to live
I want them back



The Old Apartment is the eighth (8th) song on the Rock Spectacle album. It is an original song by Barenaked Ladies.

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