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Forum Name: Symphony of the Sword / The Order of the Rose
Topic ID: 525
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#0, sotd, 2018.02.23
Posted by Gryphon on Feb-23-18 at 08:21 PM
[OK, so, I'm an atheist, and this is pretty much a straight-up gospel song, and you know what, I don't even care. It's amazing.]

Well the moon is broken and the sky is cracked
Come on up to the house
The only things that you can see is all that you lack
Come on up to the house
All your cryin' don't do no good
Come on up to the house
Well come down off the cross, we can use the wood
You gotta come on up to the house

Come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a-passin' through
You got to come on up to the house

There's no light in the tunnel, no irons in the fire
Come on up to the house
And you're singin' lead soprano in a junkman's choir
You got to come on up to the house
Doesn't life seem nasty, brutish, and short?
Come on up to the house
The seas are stormy and you can't find no port
You got to come on up to the house, yeah

You gotta come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a-passin' through
You got to come on up to the house, yeah

You gotta come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a-passin' through
You got to come on up to the house

There's nothin' in the world that you can do
You gotta come on up to the house
And you been whipped by the forces that are inside you
Gotta come on up to the house
Well you're high on top of your mountain of woe
Gotta come on up to the house
Well you know you should surrender but you can't let it go
You gotta come up on to the house, yeah

Gotta come on up to the house
Gotta come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I'm just a-passin' through
You gotta come on up to the house
Gotta come on up to the house
You gotta come on up to the house
Oh yeah

- Tom Waits
"Come On Up to the House"
Mule Variations (1999)

[I'm not entirely sure—the message is maddeningly ambiguous—but I think Mr. Waits would like us to come on up to the house.]

--G.
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