CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
THIS HOUSE IS EMPTY NOW
“These rooms play tricks upon you,
remember when they were
always filled with laughter,
but now they’re quite deserted
they seem to just echo
voices raised in anger...”
Elvis Costello collaborated with legendary composer Burt Bacharach in the 1990s. The end result was the splendid 'Painted From Memory' album. Issued in 1998, the record featured many beautiful tracks. Costello excelled himself with the lyrics for the poignant ballad "This House Is Empty Now". The track finds the protagonist alone in the home he had previously shared with his ex.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: