This House Is on Fire Song Lyrics

Natalie Merchant


album: Track 1 in album Motherland
release date: 2001-11-13
popularity : 38 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
length: 4:44
producer: T‐Bone Burnett and Natalie Merchant
conductor: Stephen Barber
vocal: Natalie Merchant
mixer: Jim Scott
engineer: Mike Piersante
electric guitar: Gabriel Gordon
recorded by: Mike Piersante
arranger: Stephen Barber
violin: Sandra Park and Sharon Yamada
bass: Graham Maby
Hammond organ: Elizabeth Steen
percussion & drums: Matt Chamberlain
viola: Karen Dreyfus
cello: Alan Stepansky
oud: Erik Della Penna
alto flute: Sandra Church
assistant mixer: Robert Read and Jenn Hilliard
composer: Natalie Merchant
lyricist: Natalie Merchant

Album Information

label: Elektra
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 075596272124
script: Latin

Cover Art

Natalie Merchant Motherland cover art


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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.


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 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