House of Love  
    (Difford/Tilbrook)  
      She was full of lies and boredom 
      It came as no surprise that she would cheat 
      Her nails were long and sharp 
      But she didn't play the harp 
      She wasn't an angel I told her 
      But she wasn't able to understand my words 
      Rich pickings in reverse 

      I wasn't Shakespeare  
      It's simple 
      Did she expect me  
      To kiss her feet 

      A very acidic tongue  
      Waggled in her head  
      Life was lots of fun  
      At times I had to smile 
      In front of everyone  
      We seemed the best of friends  
      Life had just begun  
      When on the roof a tile began to slip 
      The house of love caved in and that was it 

      She was full of tears by nature 
      It came to me so clear that she would creep 
      Her eyes were stale and spun 
      Like marbles in the sun 
      She wasn't a princess I told her 
      And so I witnessed the slaying of my life 
      That lasted half the night 

      I wasn't Jesus  
      Believe me 
      Our love was seedless  
      And incomplete

      (c) 1991 Virgin Music Inc.


  • Chords
  • FROM THE ALBUM: Play.
  • COMPILATIONS: Excess Moderation.
  • The noise over the opening of the track is a vacuum cleaner.
  • In a 1991 radio interview on WFNX (Boston) Glenn pointed out that if you play the CD in mono, the vacuum cleaner sound at the beginning becomes inaudible! (Bassman231)
  • From the Excess Moderation sleevenotes. Glenn: I like songs that are musically a bit queasy. The barking mad keyboard by Steve Nieve and the 18 million chord changes produce this effect for me. From the Play album, which marked the beginning of our renaissance period. Chris: I never liked this one very much and fought to keep it off the album but lost the argument. The album lacked pace so it stayed on. That's the joy of being in partnership, you win some and you lose some. And then some.