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This old house once knew my children
This old house once knew my wife
This old house was home and comfort
As we fought the storms of life

This old house once rang with laughter
This old house knew many shouts
Now it trembles in the darkness
When the lightning walks about

Ain't gonna need this house no longer
Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the window pane
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
I'm getting ready to meet the saints

This old house is getting shaky
This old house is getting old
This old house lets in the rain and
This old house lets in the cold

My old knees are getting chilly
But I feel no fear or pain
'Cause I see an angel peeping through
The broken window pane

Ain't gonna need this house no longer
Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the window pane
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
I'm getting ready to meet the saints

This old house is afraid of thunder
This old house is afraid of storms
This old house just groans and trembles
As the lightning flings its arms

This old house is getting feeble
And it needs a coat of paint
Just like me it's turtled out
I'm getting ready to meet the saints

Ain't gonna need this house no longer
Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the window pane
Ain't gonna need this house no longer
I'm getting ready to meet the saints

Ain't gonna need this house no longer
I'm getting ready to meet the saints



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