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Bigger On The Inside

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  Our house is bigger on the  inside than it  looks from on the  street
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  There must be something  odd  about the  way the corners  meet.
D D5 D A
We  warn our friends ab out  it, but they  always seem surprised,
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And I  sometimes can't  imagine how our  stuff  all  fits ins ide.
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We have  computers, toys, and  magazines, and quiet co zy     nooks;
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  The bathroom's lined with ced ar  planks, and the  living room  with  books.
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There's  boxes full of  god-  knows- what   in the  attic up ab ove,
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And we  always keep  good  compa ny and  love.
Colleen is halfway buried as she crochets up a quilt
I'm getting in some songs before my voice begins to wilt.
Kids are shouting back in Emmy's room, the pizza's getting hot;
Folks come over every Wednesday whether we're at home or not.

When we moved North to Rainbow's End some things got re-arranged;
The family's gotten bigger, but the main things haven't changed.
Folks are singing in the Great Room, and the chili's getting hot;
They come over every Sunday whether we're at home or not.
D A Asus2 A
We have  computers, toys, and  magazines, and quiet co zy     nooks;
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  The bathroom's lined with ti les  and the  living rooms  with  books.
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There's  boxes full of  god-  knows- what   in the  cupboards up ab ove,
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And we  always keep  good  compa ny and  love.
\S: There's a gallery of science-fiction pictures in the hall,
\N: And something's taped or bolted on to each square foot of wall.
\G: Our children's closets look just like a baby dragon's hoard;
\A: It's true that we're disorganized, but at least we're seldom bored.

\S: There's a guest crashed on the futon couch who's too wiped out to leave,
\N: And something in the fridge that's been there since last Christmas eve.
\G: We're packed in five dimensions, and through the twilight zone,
\A: It's all the friendly clutter here that makes it feel like home.

Inspired by a friend's account of a visit to our house. At the Younger Daughter's insistence I have pluralized ``daughters'' in verse 2, and at the older's insistence changed the name in verse 3.


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