What is the song that has the lyrics, "house is empty now"?

Answer

There is a 1998 song by Elvis Costello (featuring Burt Bacharach) called "This House Is Empty Now." Here are the lyrics and the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xID7AxShew0

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

Maybe you will see my face

Reflected there on the pane

In the window up above for long

In broken home

Yet this house is empty now

There's nothing I can do

To make you want to stay

So tell me how am I supposed to live without you

These walls were lined with pictures

Remember the glass we charged in celebration

But now I fill my life up

With all that I can to deaden this sensation

Do you recognize the face

Fixed in that fine silver frame

Were you really so unhappy there

You never said

So this house is empty now

There's nothing I can do to make you want to stay

So tell me how am I supposed to live without you

Oh, if I could just become forgetful

When night seems endless

Does the extinguished candle care

About the darkness

It's funny how the memory

Will bring you so close then make you disappear

Meanwhile all our friends must choose

Who they will favor, who they will lose

Hang the garland high, or close the door

Or throw away the key

This house is empty now

There's no one living here

You have to care about

This house is empty now

There's nothing I can do

To make you want to stay

So tell me how am I supposed to live without you

This house is empty now

This house is empty now

There's nothing I can do

This house is empty now

This house is empty now

Updated on April 13, 2020

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