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New Apartment: Lyrics

Updated: Feb 26



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Lyrics for "New Apartment"

track 1 from Child Coming Home (album, 2019)


Bookend:

I rented out the space that you used to take

In my head and my heart

I kept the terms of our agreement

But your lease was fake

Although your head used to park

On my chest after dark


Bookend Bridge:

This is where my journey home started

Living on my own in a new apartment

I was hopeless; I was broken-hearted

This is where my journey home started


Verse 1:

I met you at our work when the driving snow

Filled the booths with cold feet

I stirred up gallons of chili

While your hired hands

Kept turning up my low heat

And at first the flavor was sweet

So I did not turn the lock on my door at night

Though I should have said “It takes time”

So all it took was your apartment burning down

For you to move into mine,

To tell me you love being mine

So then I had a


Chorus:

A new apartment where the winter crept

Another lonely night of being told

I wandered through an empty room and slept

A bed of fire beneath the freezing cold


Verse 2:

You always put your feet on the couch while we talked

And the microwave was thawing our frozen beef

And you always grinned as you said time and time again

I’ll turn over a new leaf

And stole my heart back like a thief

But I shoulda known that you were the type to rove

You shoulda bought an RV

Because as soon as the weather told me to light our stove

You had rolled out on me

Told me I have to chase an old dream

So again I had a


Chorus

A new apartment where the winter crept

Another lonely night of being told

I wandered through an empty room and slept

A bed of fire beneath the freezing cold


Bridge:

To stay alive and never woken!

An early morning on a snowy night

Maybe going through a mass commotion

On the other side of town tonight


Verse 3:

You’d find a crockpot meal on my counter now-

No sense in cooking for one-

If you hadn’t left me with scalded hands

If you weren’t on the run

With my dream of a son

So again I’m looking for a reason to buy a home

Where I can plant some young trees

And where I know, even when I’ve got the itch to roam,

It’s not a seasonal lease

If I want a harvest of peace

But for now I’ve got a


Chorus

A new apartment where the winter crept

Another lonely night of being told

I wandered through an empty room and slept

A bed of fire beneath the freezing cold


Bookend:

I rented out the space that you used to take

In my head and my heart

I kept the terms of our agreement

But your lease was fake

Although your head used to park

On my chest after dark