House of Mystery

Written May 2020

Tab F-G (D capo 3-5)

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in the house of mystery, hide the secrets you can’t keep,
throw them in the laundry room, at least until the company leaves,
daddy’s working late again, momma spent the day in bed,
someone had to keep the peace in the house of mystery..

the oldest was the worried one, the middle child tried to run,
and when the youngest came along they told her there was nothing wrong,
you shed a tear behind closed doors, no one has to know what for,
they’ll never guess what they can’t see in the house of mystery,
+++we’re all drawn back to the start, where we learned it by heart,
+++like a language, we were children then, and we’ll be there again in the blink of an eye,
+++in our dreams all the rooms are laid out like the mystery house where we grew up,
+++wandering around, trying to figure it out for the rest of our lives..

when my sister bought a dog as a present for my niece,
the puppy cried when left alone, my sister said she thought of home,
the way you learn to hide your grief, was it real or just a dream?
buried in a backyard jar underneath the wishing tree, behind the house of mystery,
+++we’re all drawn back to the start, where we learned it by heart,
+++like a language, we were children then, and we’ll be there again in the blink of an eye,
+++in our dreams all the rooms are laid out like the mystery house where we grew up,
+++wandering around, trying to figure it out for the rest of our lives..

in the house of mystery, love is real but never easy,
buried in the laundry room in the pocket of your dirty jeans…

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