Burning Down the House Song Lyrics

Talking Heads

credits


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chris Frantz, Christopher Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
album: Track 1 in album Speaking in Tongues
release date: 1983-5-31
popularity : 54 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Alternative Rock/Funk/New Wave/Post-Punk/Synth-pop
length: 4:02
producer: Talking Heads
vocal: David Byrne
mixer: Alex Sadkin
engineer: Butch Jones and Alex Sadkin
background vocals: Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Nona Hendryx, Brian Eno and Tina Weymouth
guitar: Adrian Belew
percussion: Robert Palmer and Jose Rossy
mastering: Ted Jensen
guest percussion: Steve Scales
guest synthesizer: Wally Badarou
drums & synthesizer: Chris Frantz
guitar & keyboard: Jerry Harrison
drums & percussion & keyboard: Chris Frantz
percussion & keyboard & bass: Brian Eno
bass & percussion & keyboard: Tina Weymouth
percussion & guitar & keyboard & bass: David Byrne
bass & percussion & guitar & keyboard: Jerry Harrison
assistant engineer: Franklin Gibson, John Convertino and Jay Mark
guitars & keyboard & percussion & bass: David Byrne
double bass & guitar & synthesizer: Tina Weymouth
composer: David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz
lyricist: David Byrne

Album Information

label: Sire Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
barcode: 075992388313
script: Latin

Cover Art

Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues cover art

Lyrics

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Watch out you might get what you're after
Boom babies strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight wait till the party's over
Hold tight We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here's your ticket pack your bag
Time for jumpin' overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far,
Maybe you know where you are

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Burning Down the House
  • 2 Making Flippy Floppy
  • 3 Girlfriend Is Better
  • 4 Slippery People
  • 5 I Get Wild/Wild Gravity
  • 6 Swamp
  • 7 Moon Rocks
  • 8 Pull Up the Roots
  • 9 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)