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Samantha Elin--Songwriter-Singer: LISTEN TO MUSIC

Closed for Renovation (country)

(Written by Samantha Elin/Howard Yearwood)
Performed by Karen Tobin
CLOSED FOR RENOVATION
Music by Samantha Elin/Howard Yearwood
Lyrics by Samantha Elin
©2006

I’ve been hearing talk you’re itchin’ to ask me for my number
But there’s just one thing I think you ought to know
The doorway to my heart’s no longer open
Boarded up, drive the nails in slow

You can pick me all the flowers by the river
Send me letters long and true
I’ll still hang a sign across my heart
Paint the words in tears of blue

Chorus
This heart is closed for renovation
Shut down for repair
Tearing down the memories that settled there
Closed for renovation
Shut down for repair

When I was young, love came so fast and easy
Like a rush of whiskey to the head
But long ago a drifter slowed my restless heart
Winter came, he left my heart for dead.

You can bring me a silver locket with your picture
Buy me a dress soft and new
I'll still hang a sign across my heart
Paint the words in tears of blue

This heart is closed for renovation
Shut down for repair
Tearing down the memories that settled there
Closed for renovation
Shut down for repair

I’ve been hearing talk you’re itchin' to ask me for my number
But there’s just one thing I think you ought to know

Karen Tobin — Vocals
Howard Yearwood — Guitars, Mandolin, Bass
Don Heffington — Drums
Arranged by Howard Yearwood
Recorded and Mixed by Brian Soucy, Sunnyland Productions, Sherman Oaks, CA
Mixed by Brad Swanson, SwanSound Music, Woodland Hills, CA, and Mastered by Matt Forger