This House Is on Fire Lyrics

Natalie Merchant


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: No. 1 track in album Motherland
release date: 2001-11-13
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length: 4:44
arranger: Stephen Barber
conductor: Stephen Barber
engineer: Mike Piersante
violin: Sharon Yamada, Sandra Park
bass: Graham Maby
Hammond organ: Elizabeth Steen
percussion: Matt Chamberlain
drums: Matt Chamberlain
cello: Alan Stepansky
oud: Erik Della Penna
alto flute: Sandra Church
viola: Karen Dreyfus
electric guitar: Gabriel Gordon
assistant mix: Jenn Hilliard, Robert Read
mix: Jim Scott
producer: Natalie Merchant, T-Bone Burnett
recording: Mike Piersante
vocal: Natalie Merchant

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This house is on fire!
Kick off your boots, come sit a spell.
Listen to me worry, come and listen well.
All you better best come and lean in boys, I don't dare raise my voice.
I've been sitting here for the longest time reading all the warning and the danger signs.
I don't have the gift of the prophecy, telling everybody how it's going to be.

Soon come, soon come the day this tinderbox is gonna blow in your face.
I don't have the gift of the prophesy, telling everybody how it's going to be.
You go passing wrong for right and right for wrong
People only stand for that for just so long.

It's all gonna catch like a house on fire, spark an evil blaze and burn higher.
Well, I don't have the gift of the prophesy, telling everybody how it's going to be.
You go passing wrong for right and right for wrong
People only stand for that for just so long.
I don't have the gift of the prophesy, telling everybody how it's going to be.
There's a wild fire catching in the whip of the wind
That could start a conflagration like there has never been.
This house is on fire!



Track Listing

  • 1 This House Is on Fire
  • 2 Motherland
  • 3 Saint Judas
  • 4 Put the Law on You
  • 5 Build a Levee
  • 6 Golden Boy
  • 7 Henry Darger
  • 8 The Worst Thing
  • 9 Tell Yourself
  • 10 Just Can't Last
  • 11 Not in This Life
  • 12 I'm Not Gonna Beg