A Cottage for Sale
Julie London Lyrics


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Our little dream castle with every dream gone,
is lonely and silent, the shades are all drawn,
and my heart is heavy as I gaze upon
A cottage for sale

The lawn we were proud of is waving in hay,
Our beautiful garden has withered away,
Where you planted roses,the weeds seem to say,
A cottage for sale.

From every single window, I see your face,
But when I reach a window, there's empty space.
The key's in the mail box the same as before,
But no one is waiting any more,




The end of the story is told on the door.
A cottage for sale.

Overall Meaning

Julie London's song "A Cottage for Sale" is a melancholic ballad that narrates the sorrowful story of a couple who once lived in a dream castle that is now a lonely and silent cottage put up for sale. The lyrics depict the unfathomable sadness of a love that has ended, leaving behind abandoned dreams and withered gardens. The once beautiful home has now become the epitome of desolation, with shades drawn and every dream lost. The singer's heart is heavy as she gazes upon the deserted abode that was once a symbol of their love and happiness.


The haunting melody and somber lyrics of "A Cottage for Sale" convey a sense of heartbreak and loss. The singer laments the loss of their cherished memories and the place that was once their haven. From every window, she sees his face, but when she reaches a window, there's just an empty space. The key to the mailbox is the same as before, but no one is waiting anymore. The end of the story is told on the door – a cottage for sale. The lyrics capture the bittersweet feelings of loss, sadness, and longing for a love that has ended.


Line by Line Meaning

Our little dream castle with every dream gone,
Our home, once a place of hope and possibility, is now empty and void of any dreams or aspirations.


is lonely and silent, the shades are all drawn,
No one is around and the house is dark, secluded, and void of any life or energy.


and my heart is heavy as I gaze upon
As I look at the empty and lifeless house, I feel a great sadness and weight in my heart.


A cottage for sale
The house that was once a home is now being sold, as it no longer holds any value or meaning to us.


The lawn we were proud of is waving in hay,
The lawn that we once maintained with pride has been left unattended, now full of weeds and overgrown with hay.


Our beautiful garden has withered away,
The garden that we once tended to and nurtured is now dried up and gone, with no hope of revival.


Where you planted roses,the weeds seem to say,
The very spot where you once planted roses has now been overtaken by weeds, signifying the end of any hope or growth.


A cottage for sale.
The once-beautiful cottage is now up for sale, as a symbol of the end of our former life and the start of a new chapter.


From every single window, I see your face,
In every window of the house, I see you and the memories we shared together.


But when I reach a window, there's empty space.
However, when I approach the window, there is only emptiness and a reminder that you are no longer here with me.


The key's in the mail box the same as before,
The key to the house is still in the mailbox, where we always kept it as a symbol of our home and security.


But no one is waiting any more,
But now, there is no one waiting for us inside the house, as our connection to it and each other has been lost.


The end of the story is told on the door.
The end of our story is now marked by the sale of the house, as we leave behind all of our memories and the love that once filled the walls.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Larry Conley, Willard Robinson

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