House On Fire

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Written by Cara Luft and Lewis Melville


House On Fire
Cara Luft & Lewis Melville

It was the month of May and all the birds were singing

Songs of sadness, songs of pain, a song of my house burning

Future in flames, my heart was aching
I called Miriam and asked if she could hold me

Headed straight for my car with things that I could carry

I went to Miriam’s, it’s not too far, a drive across the city

Stayed in her yellow room upstairs, window facing east

Slept all alone in bed, and strange as it seems
I wore the bathrobe he gave me last year

And lay with my sorrow hoping love would appear

Eleven days at her house, tears were streaming

I’d lay down on her couch and Miriam would hold me
As evening settled in we’d start talking

About friendship and our fears and I would play my banjo

Playing and laughing and talking and crying

And asking the questions of why does this happen
To me and to you and to everyone over

Again and again and again and again?

It was the month of May this year
My house was burning

So I went to Miriam’s, just me and my banjo


from Darlingford, track released May 1, 2012
Cara - vocals, 5 string banjo
Mark - percussion
Andrew D - upright bass
Lloyd - hammond organ
Keith - harmony vocals



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Cara Luft Winnipeg, Manitoba

Singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth yet willing to alter that fabric, stretch the boundaries, not afraid to bend genres and styles. She has earned a solid reputation as one of Canada’s finest live performers whose engaging, down-home style is wrapped in a delicious sense of humour. ... more


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