The Room Nobody Lives In

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The room nobody lives in
Is up the stairs and four doors down the hall
And no one ever goes there
Except for linen when the family comes to call

The room nobody lives in
Is always empty but immaculately clean
And all is soft and silent
Except for buzzings of the flies between the screens

But there's a feeling even breathing in the air
Like there's someone, when there's no one even there
And I'm hearing the cheers for the heroes
Of scenes going down in this room for so many years

But now nobody goes there
For forty years or more this room has been alone
And starving for a moment
Completely human and completely all her own

The room nobody lives in is up the stairs
And four doors down the hall

The Room Nobody Lives In
Written byJohn Sebastian
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byFairley/Imposter ("another Fairley/Imposter production")
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, organ, noise guitar
Recordedlate 1988, Wessex Studios, London
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1989
AlbumsSpike (Rhino reissue), 2001
SinglesVeronica, 1989
Length4:45

First known performance:
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Single: VeronicaVeronica UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Spike1989 Spike Album.jpg


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