Lyrics for Alicia Keys’ Stay-At-Home Rendition of Flo Rida’s “My House”

On Thursday, 2 April 2020, Alicia Keys was “on” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert . As the show was a virtual interview, she performed a rendition of rapper Flo Rida’s song “My House,” whose lyrics lent lent itself wonderfully to the stay-at-home situation during 2020’s pandemic’s stay-at-home orders.

I’d never really heard Flo Rida’s original song, but I wanted to memorize Keys’ lyrics more than YouTube’s automatic transcription allows, so I spent the time to type the lyrics myself. Wonderful job, Alicia Keys!

Here they are:


This song is dedicated to the moment; I have a feelin’ that we’re all going through a similar thing, so, I figured, we could break it down like this.

Fauci made the call; the quarantine begins…
I was Grammy hostin’, and now I’m home schoolin’,
You too?
Penguins walk down the stairs while I’m handwashin’
So dry
Never done this before but we’re all in.

Hand sanitizing
Social Distancing
To curve flatten
We gotta stay in

You can’t come to my house
Suddenly two’s a crowd
Only Swiss is allowed
We don’t have to go out.

You can’t come to my house
All my kids are real loud
Watch The Hunt, I’m not proud
We don’t have to go out. No.
…Cause you can’t come to my house
No you can’t come to my house

Califlower Gnocchi gone from Trader Joe’s
Couples’ hittin’ now havin Scorpios (There’s a lotta that!)
Please be very careful with the Chlorox wipes… You know…
Some fools they flushin’ em down the pipes

We were unaware…
Now we been [cardi ?] scared…
How we gonna fare..
No toiler paper…

You can’t come to my house
We ain’t gonna freak out
We’ll get through it somehow
We don’t have to go out

You can’t come to my house
Say goodbye to the Dow
Hello to my unibrow
We don’t have to go out. No…
…Cause you can’t come to my house
No you can’t come to my house

Stayin’ in today and givin’ thanks
To have the NBA and the Tom Hanks
The young helpin’ the old is really dope
And fighters’ on the line that give us hope
Why you stuck inside after the shelf
The book that I just wrote for myself

[“Now don’t think just cause the stores are closed you can’t get cause you can get it on Amazon and Barnes&Nobles and Target and it goes straight to your house know what I’m sayin?”]

A message from the heart that comes from me
Your favorite girl on the ‘Keys

You can’t come to my crib
Gotta defeat COVID
Now I know what Zoom is
We just gotta stay in

You can’t come to my house
Suddenly two’s a crowd
Only Swiss is allowed
Don’t wanna go out…No…
…Cause you can’t come to my house..
Nah, Stephen [Colbert], you can’t come to my house!


For comparison, Flo Rida’s original lyrics for “My House” can be found here: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/florida/myhouse.html

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