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Barenaked Ladies The Old Apartment Lyrics

Last updated: 11/18/2012 11:35:00 AM

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 neighbour downstairs?
How is her temper this year?
I turned up your TV and stomped on the floor just for fun
I know we don't live here anymore
We bought an old house on the Danforth
She loves me and her body keeps me warm
I'm 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



Thanks to Angela Mason for submitting The Old Apartment Lyrics.



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Childhood memories | Reviewer: Stef | 11/18/12

I went to my mom's to visit a while ago,and I was told to sit and listen to this song. My thought was "Holy", you guys were singing about my childhood. My mom and step-dad constantly fought, I being the older child would get up early and clean. I know my brother had to hear the fighting, but he didn't need to see it. We moved and I went back to walk thru the house, kind of funny how the memories flood back to you all at once. I was there the day the city tore down the house, pretty bad that the crooked landlord we had,had no choice.For some strange reason this song gave us closer on that time in life,on behalf of myself, my mom, and my brother I would like to say THANK-YOU very much!!!!


my first place with the hub | Reviewer: taiesha davis | 1/10/09

i love this song. recently my husband and i spilt up due to wantin different things in life. we had a house on ft stewart army base and there where holes in the walls he punched. this song reminds me of all the good times we had there together. i miss em. great song!

The Best Night | Reviewer: Sharing | 3/4/08

I used to have the best apartment that was part of a duplex. And after I moved out they were planning on knocking it down. And that's happening in the next few weeks. So me and my old roommate broke into our old apartment, just to sit on our balcony. And we were singing this song.

Oh thoes Memories.. | Reviewer: Morena | 10/8/07

This reminds me of where I used to live, an apartment in the city, just a triple decker apartment filled with people who we hated, but I miss it to death. I would stomp on the floor to get the people downstairs mad, and my older sister would take the broom handle and hit the celiing, to get the people upstairs mad..haha I miss it:[

Memories... | Reviewer: Diamond Leaf | 10/5/05

I love this song, My friends and I used to sing this song, 2 of us singing the chorus and the 3rd would sing the lyrics, the living room as our stage. I love this song, I hope Kiesha and Aurora still love it as well.