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Re: Two story house

Posted by ESC on September 18, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Country music song title posted by Anders on September 18, 2003

: Hi ESC
: While not being particularly well versed in country music, I do love Emmylou Harris. Her work suggests to me that the inverse is perhaps more likely, as it is more painful. That is, a married couple, living together, and drifting apart. This is the concept of classic country, isn't it? That is, true love, forever lost! This is Hank Williams too. Your suggestion, although certainly possible, is much to happy to form the basis for a typical country music theme. Or so I think.
: Best regards
: Anders

: : Wouldn't this make a great country music song title:

: : living apart together n.

: : A situation in which an unmarried couple live in separate residences
: : while maintaining an intimate relationship; a person in such a
: : relationship. --adj. Also: LAT.
: : --live apart together v.

: : (Word Spy: Sept. 18, 2003)

What I meant was the play on words -- living apart together -- is a staple of country music lyrics. Like this one: two-story house = a house with two floors & two story house = he said/she said:

Two story house
Tammy Wynette and George Jones

We always wanted a big two story house
Back when we lived in that little two room shack
We wanted fame and fortune
And we'd live life the way the rich folks do
We knew some how we'd make it, together me and you. . .

Now we live (yes we live) in a two story house
Whoa, what splendor
But there's no love about

(Man's voice) I've got my story
(Woman's) And I've got mine, too
How sad it is, we now live, in a two story house. . .