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Houseful of Nothing Lyrics

"Houseful of Nothing" was written by Ian Stanley;paul Christopher Beckett;philip Oakey.
"Houseful of Nothing" was written by Ian Stanley;paul Christopher Beckett;philip Oakey.

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Talking to your lover
On a non existent phone
Houseful of nothing
The joyous conversation
Of a creature quite alone
Houseful of nothing

The whir of passing traffic
The sighing of the breeze
Houseful of nothing
The awareness of a culture
That is fading by degrees
Houseful of nothing

A hint of a shadow
Or a picture by the door
Houseful of nothing
The creak of a staircase
Or the flexing of the floor
Houseful of nothing

The light spreading even
Neither glaring nor too dark
Houseful of nothing
All finished had blended
Leaving surface with no mark
Houseful of nothing

One time in a lifetime
Understand just what you own
No-one owns the sunshine
And possession is a stone

One time in a lifetime
Try to glimpse just who you are
All that learning, all those ages
Have you really come so far?

The traces of a perfume
Half-remembered from the past
Houseful of nothing
The ringing of a catchphrase
From a cherished telecast
Houseful of nothing

Nothing in the corner
Nothing on the wall
Houseful of nothing
It makes you laugh to think
That there were ever things at all
Houseful of nothing

One time in a lifetime
Will you use the things you know
Will you passing, make a difference
Will you foster, will you sow?

One time in a lifetime
Make a list of all you own
And when you are gone
What will it do for you, baby?
(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)

You took my family
Give it back
(Give it back)
You took the heart of me
Give it back
(Give it back)

Wipe clean a memory
Give it back
(Give it back)
You took my dignity
(Give it back)

Remember society
Bring it back
(Bring it back)
Bring it back
Sense of community
Bring it back
(Bring it back)
Bring it back

Lost opportunity
Bring it back
(Bring it back)
Bring it back
Mercy and charity
Bring it back
(Bring it back)

One time in a lifetime
Understand just what you own
No-one owns the sunshine
And possession is a stone

One time
(Remember society)
In a lifetime
(Bring it back)
Try to glimpse just who you are
All that learning
(Sense of community)
All those ages
(Bring it back)
Have you really come so far?

Lost opportunity
Bring it back
Mercy and charity
Bring it back

One time in a lifetime
Try to glimpse just who you are
All that learning, all those ages
Have you really come so far?

Bring it, bring it, bring it, bring it back
Mercy and charity
Bring it back
Bring it, bring it, bring it, bring it back

Songwriters
Ian Stanley;Paul Christopher Beckett;Philip Oakey

Published by
EMI VIRGIN MUSIC LTD.

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