Song Lyric Sunday – Floor/House/Roof/ Walls – Our House (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young)

“Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you”



Written by British singer-songwriter Graham Nash, Our House was recorded in 1970 by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young on their album Deja Vu. It took Nash only about an hour to write the song. He was living with singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell at the time and wrote Our House after the two of them returned home from going out to eat breakfast and then visiting an antique store.

In a 2013 radio interview on National Public Radio, Nash explained the inspiration for the song:

” Well, it’s an ordinary moment. What happened is that Joni [Mitchell] and I – I don’t know whether you know anything about Los Angeles, but on Ventura Boulevard in the Valley, there’s a very famous deli called Art’s Deli. And we’d been to breakfast there. We’re going to get into Joan’s car, and we pass an antique store. And we’re looking in the window, and she saw a very beautiful vase that she wanted to buy … I persuaded her to buy this vase. It wasn’t very expensive, and we took it home. It was a very grey, kind of sleety, drizzly L.A. morning. And we got to the house in Laurel Canyon, and I said – got through the front door and I said, you know what? I’ll light a fire. Why don’t you put some flowers in that vase that you just bought? Well, she was in the garden getting flowers. That meant she was not at her piano, but I was … And an hour later ‘Our House’ was born, out of an incredibly ordinary moment that many, many people have experienced. “



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 cozy room, the windows are illuminated by the evening
Sunshine through them, fiery gems for you, only for you

Our house is a very, 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

Our house is a very, 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 while you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today

Songwriter: Graham Nash

Our House lyrics © Spirit Music Group


Thanks to  A Unique Title for Me for hosting this challenge again this week. It’s so much fun!


11 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this song and your write-up was spectacular. Thanks for sharing this beautiful song.

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    1. Wow. Thanks so much! I have always loved this song!

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  2. toritto says:

    Ditto. Love this song. Have the original vinyl. They were my wife and I’s favorite band. Memories. Best from Florida.

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    1. They were one of my favorite bands, too. And this was one of my favorite songs. Hope you’re doing well. I’m glad the hurricane missed you!

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  3. cindy knoke says:

    I remember listening to this album constantly and memorizing all the lyrics as a kid.

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    1. Yes, this was a great album and great song.

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  4. rabbiadar says:

    I’ve always loved that song. Thanks for giving me more reason to love it.

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    1. You’re welcome. 🙂 The story behind this song is quite simple and sweet.

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  5. Love this song and album and and each of CSNY are among my favourite musicians…

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    1. Same here! I’ve always loved this song, and I still listen to the album frequently.

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