Sweet Home 406

Chewie & Pip Go Home To 406They say you can’t ever go home.  In this picture, Pip and I prove that it simply isn’t the case.  This photo was taken 5 or 6 years after we left Bloomington during one of our trips back for Homecoming.  Not sure if the residents were even home but we just had to head home and snap this picture.

There never was a more perfect time than to thanks the Barenaked Ladies for their classic “This Old Apartment”

Broke into the old apartment
This is where we used to live
Broken glass, broke and hungry
Broken hearts and broken bones
This is where we used to live

Why did you paint the walls?
Why did you clean the floor?
Why did you plaster over the hole I punched in the door?
This is where we used to live

Why did you keep the mousetrap?
Why did you keep the dishrack?
These things used to be mine
I guess they still are, I want them back

Broke into the old apartment
Forty-two stairs from the street
Crooked landing, crooked landlord
Narrow laneway filled with crooks.
This is where we used to live.

Why did they pave the lawn?
Why did they change the locks?
Why did I have to break it, I only came here to talk
This is where we used to live

How is the neighbor downstairs?
How is her temper this year?
I turned up your tv and stomped on the floor just for fun
I know we dont live here anymore
We bought an old house on the danforth
She loves me and her body keeps me warm
Im happy here
But this is where we used to live

Broke into the old apartment
Tore the phone out of the wall
Only memories, fading memories
Blending into dull tableaux

I want them back
I want them back

I certainly wouldn’t change my life now but I tell you… there are definitely times when I think back on my time in Bloomington and remember that “simpler time”.  Can’t beat going out with your friends 6 nights a week can you???

Go HOOSIERS!!!

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2 Comments

  1. Broke into the old apartment
    This is where we used to live
    Broken glass, broke and hungry
    Bufords farts and Pips lonely bone
    This is where we used to live
    Why did you paint the walls?
    Why did you clean the floor?
    Why did you plaster over the bananas stuck on the wall?
    This is where we used to live
    Why did you keep the beer tap?
    What happened to bertrand’s jock strap?
    These things used to be mEchelle’s
    I guess they still are, I doubt she wants it back

  2. That right there’s funny… well done Amo!

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