Thursday, August 23, 2012
With Two Cats in the Yard
"Our House," written by Graham Nash for Joni Mitchell when the two of them were living together in Laurel Canyon in the late 1960's. Performed here by Crosby, Stills & Nash–Neil Young isn't on this version, despite what the title says.
Simple, melodic, and sweet, a man singing to his woman, telling her what a wonder she is:
Life used to be so hard / now everything is easy 'cause of you ...
That's how it's supposed to be, isn't it?
They didn't stay together. Love can be ephemeral, but at least this song came out of it and touched a lot of people.
So many great songs come out of failed relationships ...