15 JULY 2011 : RELAXING: 2 CATS IN THE YARD

 

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Its after dinner and I come to the eBENCH quietly in pyjamas.  They say the OUR HOUSE song came out  in 1970. I didn’t think that I heard it quite that early but likely I did. I was living in Tumbarumba back then in a wee flat with two other school teachers and I was teaching 12 miles from town in a village called Rosewood.  I was missing the excitement of the dropping out era in Sydney completely and life seemed to be passing my by. I was 20 years old.  The next year, I was in a gruesome brick flat in Queanbeyan and teaching infants children in South Queanbeyan – just out of the excitement of Canberra. I was inclined always to think that I was ‘missing out’ on the good things, not cool enough for the in crowd, that life was missing me by an inch.

Then I heard this song and despite not liking cats very much, I have since carried a vision that when I had 2 cats in the yard, I would be in the right place and singing to myself “ Life used to be so hard. Now everything is easy – cause of you – and our house”. 

This afternoon, after a visit from Kati B and the Cheery Redhead, after some singing about frogs going la-de-da-di-da and showing the broken leg to the horses and after an afternoon sleep, I spotted Izzy on the front verandah in the rain with the 2 Cats – and thought to myself – life is quite often easy these days. Quite often.

Let’s take a good look at the song and at our house here in Raleigh.

 

OUR HOUSE.  

I’ll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase
That you bought today
Staring at the fire
For hours and hours
While I listen to you
Play your love songs
All night long for me
Only for me
Come to me now
And rest your head for just five minutes
Everything is good
Such a cosy room
The windows are illuminated
By the sunshine through them
Fiery gems for you
Only for you
Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
‘Cause of you
And our la,la,la, la,la, la, la, la, la, la, la…..
Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
‘Cause of you
And Our
I’ll light the fire
And you place the flowers in the jar
That you bought today

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