From the album Hello Again

Lyrics

Broke Down House

She showed up at the picnic
With a steel guitar and a thumbpick
I was turning a sweet sixteen
A little bit shy and a little bit green

We grew up in the same patch
In a pile of hay we were a good match
We got hitched and found some land
The sweetest dream, it all began

At a broke down house
With a crooked porch
We got a rusty swing
A tikki torch
A shady tree, a barbeque
A freeway breeze and an alley view
Our family is framed on the wall
We got a broke down house but our hearts ain’t broke at all

She grew a garden out of the gravel
While I’ve been writing my novel
Hammock love in the afternoon
There’s a rockabye baby due in June

At our broke down house
With the crooked porch
We got a rusty swing
A tikki torch
A shady tree, a barbeque
A freeway breeze and an alley view
A couple of chairs, a couple guitars
A couple stray cats who think they’re ours
Our family is framed on the wall
We got a broke down house but our hearts ain’t broke at all

Everybody said we'd move when that agent offered payment
For this piece of land with our hopscotch paint on the pavement
But we made our statement

We got a broke down house
With a crooked porch
We got a rusty swing
A tikki torch
A shady tree, a barbeque, a freeway breeze and an alley view
A leaky sink, a creaky stair, a cracked up window with a curtain tear
The roof got rot, the gutter's shot, the fridge ain't cold and the stove ain't hot
A couple a chairs, a couple guitars
A couple stray cats who think they’re ours
Our family is framed on the wall
Sometimes wind goes whistling right through the hall
We got a broke-down house but our hearts ain’t broke at all
We got a broke-down house but our hearts ain’t broke at all