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TEN ROOMS IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE (Mike Borok)

Statistics show that in the United States, 50% percent of first-time marriages, 67% of second marriages, and 74% of third marriages end in divorce. (But New Middle Class is shooting for 0%. The family that plays together stays together, I guess. Though not Sonny and Cher.)

There must be ten rooms in the House of Love
What was the architect thinking of?
Rain leaks through from the roof above
Into ten rooms in the House of Love
Ten rooms in the House of Love

We were an innocent pair of doves
When we moved into the House of Love
It's easy to enter but it's hard to leave
And from the outside you'd never believe

That there are ten rooms...

There's a beautiful entrance with a chandelier
The basement's flooded with our tears
There's an eat-in kitchen, modern and bright
Where we eat leftovers every night
And the bed is soft, but there's monsters underneath
With tender lips and razor teeth
Look out the window, enjoy the view
'Cause there'll be hell to pay when the rent comes due

For those ten rooms in the House of Love
What was the architect thinking of
When he built these twisting stairs and dead-end halls
Broken doors and paper-thin walls?
Rain leaks through from the roof above
Into ten rooms in the House of Love
Ten rooms in the House of Love

Love fades, grows dim
With wear and tear and disrepair
From blueprint to disappointment
Dream home to nightmare

We're all right - we get along fine
You in your room and me in mine
It's zoned for double occupancy
We're both at home but there's a vacancy
But there's still hope - it's not too late
To rebuild this marriage of love and hate
We could liquidate and redecorate
We could renovate or relocate

From the ten rooms in the House of Love
What was the architect thinking of
When he built these dimly lighted corridors
Fun-house mirrors and slanted floors
Twisting stairs and dead-end halls
Broken doors and paper-thin walls?
Rain leaks through from the roof above
Into ten rooms in the House of Love
Ten rooms in the House of Love

Barbara - lead and backing vocals
Mike - backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass
Cary Brown - piano, organ
Steve Meltzer - drums