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A chair is still a chair
Even when there's no one sitting there
But a chair is not a house
And a house is not a home
When there's no one there to hold you tight,
And no one there you can kiss good night.

A room is still a room
Even when there's nothing there but gloom;
But a room is not a house,
And a house is not a home
When the two of us are far apart
And one of us has a broken heart.

Now and then I call your name
And suddenly your face appears
But it's just a crazy game
When it ends it ends in tears.

Darling, have a heart,
Don't let one mistake keep us apart.
I'm not meant to live alone. turn this house into a home.
When I climb the stair and turn the key,
Oh, please be there still in love with me.



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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    Its about lost love, stupid reasons for breaking up and the gut wrenching pain you feel when you come home and there you are - alone. We all have regrets, pointless breaking up is the most common, when things are over, we all look back and think what might have been.
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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    The song has a simple and eternal message. Sometimes you don't know what you have until it's gone. So often people are "right-fighters. " they argue over minutia and avoid the real issues that are like the elephant in the middle of the living room. These arguments seem so important to the one who has won the argument; but being right can result in a very lonely victory, when the one you love isn't there to give you a hug or a kiss goodnight. A house is only bricks and morter when the one you love has gone away in anger or has died. Loving and being loved makes a house a home; makes everything right and good.
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    UnregisteredMay 23, 2012 at 5:52 am
    A house becomes a home when one is loved and appreciated in his/her house by his/her lover. There has to be a good passionate realtionship between two lovers to be called a home and that certainly means good satifying sex to the nth degree. A house is not a home without love and love certainly includes sex and lots of it between two partners and lovers.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm
    This is a favorite song of my boyfriend before. Though we did not end up marrying each other i still remember him through the song. The song brings back beautiful memories.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    People living inside the house need to love and like each other for it to be called a home. A house is just a structure but a home is where people living together care and respect for each other.

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