20 Songs About Furniture

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Written By Julia Mehalko

Julia is a music journalist with a passion for retro songs. She holds a degree in journalism from University of Nevada.

Furniture is more than just a functional part of our regular, daily lives. Furniture holds memories, thoughts, and nostalgic reveries of the past. Through furniture and regular household objects, our life stories are woven into the fabric of our homes.

These 20 songs below about furniture prove this. Whether you’re looking for memories of childhood or comforting songs about old homes, these tunes are sure to take you on a journey through your own rooms and your own furniture!

1. “Family Table” by Zac Brown Band

“Family Table” by Zac Brown Band is all about — you guessed it — a family table. This table has seen it all and lived throughout decades. It’s seen the family expand and grow older. It’s seen both the good and the bad.

No matter what, the band explains that this table allows them to all gather around, whether for dinner or a holiday. They sing, “Ain’t too many things, that could stand the test of time / But this family table’s held together by a love that never dies.”

2. “The Sorrowful Wife” by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ 2001 song “The Sorrowful Wife” tells the story of a married woman who has lost some of the freedom that she felt she used to have when she was younger and single. The relationship in this song is clearly troubled.

To help show this, the band sings about moving furniture around. They sing the lyrics, “And the cry of the birds sends a terrible shiver / Through me and my sorrowful wife / Who is shifting the furniture around.”

3. “In Bed” by Three Dog Night

“In Bed” by Three Dog Night, first released in 1972, is also another one of the best songs with furniture in the title. This time, the song discusses a bed!

The song opens with the lines, “In bed we laugh, in bed we cry / And born in bed, in bed we die / As life goes on and time goes by / Born in bed, in bed we die.”

Throughout the rest of the song, the band explains the cycle of life and the small things that are constant in our lives. In this case, they discuss beds and how we both live and die in them.

4. “Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s 2014 song “Out of the Woods”, which appears on her album 1989, follows Swift as thinks back on a romantic relationship she had. She discusses some of the problems and issues she ran into with her partner during this time. Throughout the relationship, she remembered always wondering if they were “out of the woods” yet.

However, this song isn’t just about the bad parts of the relationship. Swift also sings about the good — and discusses furniture in the process as she reflects on these memories. She sings the lyrics, “The night we couldn’t quite forget / When we decided, we decided / To move the furniture so we could dance / Baby, like we stood a chance.”

5. “House Party” by Sam Hunt

“House Party” by Sam Hunt discusses having a party in the comforts of your own home, rather than going out. The song opens with Hunt singing about how his girlfriend doesn’t want to go out. Instead, he decides to come over and the two throw a house party.

Throughout the song, he sings about various different pieces of furniture in the house. For example, he sings, “Throw a neon t-shirt over the lamp shade / I’ll take the furniture, slide it out of the way.”

6. “One Time” by Migos

“One Time” by Migos discusses a lot of topics, such as partying and the rappers’ wealthy lifestyle. Through this discussion, they also talk about their home and their furniture! They talk about their wealth by rapping, “My mansion’s got expensive furniture.”

7. “Thriller” by Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy’s 2007 song “Thriller”, which appears on the band’s album Infinity on High, also talks about furniture — specifically couches! This song is mainly a thank you of sorts to the band’s fans who have stood beside them since the very beginning.

The band describes both themselves and their fans and why they all get along so much, as they are the same type of people! When describing this relationship, the band sings, “So long live the car crash hearts, cry on the couch and / All the poets come to life, fix me in forty-five.”

As a result, “Thriller” is one of the best songs about couches!

8. “The Bed’s Too Big Without You” by The Police

The Police released their song “The Bed’s Too Big Without You” on their 1980 album Reggatta de Blanc. This song details the end of a romantic relationship. The singer explains how heartbroken he is now that this relationship has ended. He feels lonely. As a result, he sings in the chorus, “Now the bed’s too big without you.”

9. “Hippy Hill” by Grouplove

“Hippy Hill” by Grouplove talks about the band’s outlook on life, while also reminiscing about their past and their friendships. The band repeatedly sings, “So come sit at my table.” This could signal friends gathering around a table together. However, these lines could be less literal and instead suggest to others to see things from their point of view!

10. “Early Mornin’” by Britney Spears

Britney Spears’ song “Early Mornin’”, which was first released on her 2003 album In the Zone, is a party song, through and through. Spears sings about her party lifestyle and wanting to go out again. She also sings about romantic attractions she has.

However, she does take the time to explain how she got home — and how she fell asleep on her couch! She explains in the lyrics, “Passed out on the couch, I’m yawning / Just walked in and it’s early mornin’.”

11. “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” by Shania Twain

“Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” by Shania Twain is perhaps one of the best-known — and best-loved — songs about furniture! In this 1995 country song, Twain questions her romantic partner who has been cheating on her.

At the beginning of the song, as well as throughout the chorus, she questions her partner and sings, “Whose bed have your boots been under? / And whose heart did you steal I wonder?”

12. “Table For One” by AWOLNATION

AWOLNATION’s 2018 track “Table For One” discusses the emotions that many feel when they are separated from their loved ones. Throughout this song, the singer expresses his feelings and says that he doesn’t want his loved one to leave him.

However, it doesn’t appear that he gets his wish, as he ends up singing, “Now I’m sitting at a table for one.”

13. “You Can Have the TV” by Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow’s 1991 song “You Can Have the TV” discusses different pieces of furniture. While many interpretations could be found from this song, it does appear that this song follows the end of a romantic relationship. This couple lived together and now has separated — and is trying to figure out who keeps what.

Therefore, Manilow sings about many pieces of furniture, such as seats, couches, beds, pictures, and more. One by one, we learn about who gets what at the end of this relationship.

14. “Don’t Forget Whose Legs You’re On” by Arctic Monkeys

2010’s “Don’t Forget Whose Legs You’re On” by Arctic Monkeys mainly explores a potentially drunken night out. The band sings about various aspects of this night, including furniture.

When discussing his possibly inebriated state of mind, the singer explains that he begins to show more attention to the furniture around him — likely because he cannot easily focus on anything else. He sings, “When the people there and the furniture / Start to seem important.”

15. “The Visitors” by ABBA

ABBA’s 1981 song “The Visitors”, which appears on their album of the same name, follows someone who becomes incredibly nervous after hearing their doorbell ring. This person doesn’t know what to do upon hearing it and acts frightened.

At the beginning of the song, after the doorbell rings, the band sings, “I cannot move, I’m standing / Numb and frozen / Among the things I love so dearly / The books, the paintings and the furniture.”

Here, we get the narrator’s love of their home and their furniture, which is heightened when their fear over who is on the other side of the door escalates later on in the song!

16. “Home Now” by No Doubt

2001’s “Home Now” by No Doubt follows a troubled romantic relationship that seems to be going through a tough spot. The couple may have even broken up, though the singer expresses her desire to reunite with them. She feels that they can only work through this if they are both at home, together.

As a result, she mentions the furniture in this home in relation to her romantic problems. She sings the lyrics, “Part of the furniture / I want to take you for granted / And see you regular.”

17. “Table In the Corner” by Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty’s 1969 song “Table In the Corner”, which first appeared on his album Darling, You Know I Wouldn’t Lie, opens with the lines, “There’s a table in the corner of a honky tonk in town / And if you should ever want me there I can be found / There’ll be heartache all around me and the blues for company / At the table in the corner where we once used to meet.”

As the song progresses, we learn that the singer and his partner have broken up. However, he can’t bare to forget about his ex — and he can’t seem to leave the table where they used to be together. Therefore, he remains in this little spot and always thinks about the one he used to love.

18. “Table for Two” by Loretta Lynn

“Table for Two” by Loretta Lynn also talks about furniture in a similar way to Conway Twitty’s song above. In this song, Lynn sings about going out and getting a table for two, even though she’s alone. Her romantic relationship has ended, and she’s still heartbroken over it.

She sings about her feelings in the chorus of the song, saying, “Table for two, just me and your memory / Between you and me, it’s over and done.”

19. “You Moved Away” by Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie’s “You Moved Away” was written for a known eccentric who left Seattle. The band describes how this man left his home and moved to Chicago, though everyone in town thought his leaving was a mistake.

In this song, as the story progresses, the band also explains what he did with his furniture. They sing, “You placed your furniture in the yard / And it was gone within the hour.”

20. “The Best Seat In the House” by Barry Manilow

The last song on our list is Barry Manilow’s “The Best Seat In the House”! In this song, Manilow sings about his romantic relationship and how he’s lucky to be where he is with his partner. He compares living with and being with them to having the “best seat in the house”.

He explains this by singing, “I’ve got the best seat in the house /I’ve got the most beautiful view / You can’t imagine how it feels / Just sitting here looking at you.”