Growing up our house was in the middle of the street (it was the only house on the street) and it was almost always crowded. It was a big house because I have 7 siblings. Although I'm much younger than my siblings and most were out of the house by the time I really remember things, our house was still the gathering place for them and their kids. Holidays were always big events with lots of people, laughter, and food. As I got older I always had friends over. My house was never a lonely place to be.
Every time I hear the song it takes me back to that house and all the memories I have of it. My parents moved after I graduated and I always regret that my children will never know what it was like to be there when it was crazy full. I know it's the family that lives there, not the house that makes it a home, but that house will always be my home. The following verse pretty much sums up my childhood home.
"Our house it has a crowd
There's always something happening
And it's usually quite loud
Our mum she's so house-proud
Nothing ever slows her down
And a mess is not allowed"