Love always requires time and effort. Without either, love will cease to exist. That is why some relationships crumble. It is sad to hear stories of people who once loved each other so much, then one day, they don’t have time for each other anymore. Therefore, the only way is to break up. Nobody wants their relationship to end like that. There exists a poignant country song that talks about a love that perished along the way.
“Two Story House”
In 1980, Tammy Wynette and George Jones teamed up again despite having been divorced. They released their song “Two Story House.” The single was written by David Lindsey, Glenn Tubb, and Wynette. In addition, it was produced by Jones’ producer, Billy Sherrill. “Two Story House” is about two couple who were in love. They live a simple life, but their dream is to purchase a two-story house. The couple worked hard to achieve their dream home. They bought the house they always wanted, and people envy them. However, despite having this huge place to live in, the love was lost. The couple worked hard to make their dream come true, but along the way, they lose sight of what is important.
The Song and Album Performance
“Two Story House” was part of their eighth studio album Together Again. When it was released as a single, the song reached number two on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Meanwhile, their album only placed at number twenty-six on the chart. Aside from “Two Story House,” George and Tammy released another single from their album. “A Pair of Old Sneakers” is another single that entered the country chart. It placed at number nineteen.
Tammy Wynette and George Jones Property
It is not sure what inspired Tammy to co-write the song. However, back when Tammy and George were married, they purchased a huge two-story house in Lakeland, Florida. They called the place Old Plantation.
Whether the song was inspired from their old life or not, we can say that “Two Story House” is certainly one sad song where love is overshadowed by material things.