Why Does Our House Have A Basement? lyrics

- Caroline, or Change

Why Does Our House Have A Basement? lyrics

Why Does Our House Have A Basement?

NOAH
Why does our house have a basement?
Underground is underwater.
This is where the Great Plains end
in the Gulf of Mexico.

ROSE
Go to sleep now, go to sleep.

NOAH
Rose?

ROSE
Noah?

NOAH
If there?s only water underground,
is my mother buried underwater?

ROSE
Don?t be silly, she?s safe and sound,
they buried her above the ground,
in a dry little house;
not even a mouse can get in , I bet.
Listen, your daddy?s clarinet?

NOAH
Good night, Caroline.

CAROLINE
Go to bed, Noah. Stop botherin the night.

NOAH
I?m glad you came back to work today.
Sorry I hid from you.

CAROLINE
Some day you won?t.
Someday we?ll talk again.
Just gotta wait.

NOAH
Will we be friends then?

CAROLINE
Weren?t never friends.

MOON (with WASHING MACHINE below)
Household rules and small decrees,
unsuspecting bring us these
secret, little tragedies.

WASHING MACHINE (with MOON above)
Household rules and small decrees,
unsuspecting bring us these
costly, quiet victories.

NOAH
Caroline?

CAROLINE
Mmm?

NOAH
What?s it like underwater?
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


Why Does Our House Have A Basement?
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