Burning Down the House Lyrics

Tom Jones

publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chris Frantz, Christopher Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
album: Track 7 in album Live at Cardiff Castle
release date: 2002
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length: 3:14
composer: David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz
lyricist: David Byrne

Cover Art

Tom Jones Live at Cardiff Castle cover art
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Watch out you might get what you're after
Cool 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
Fightin' fire with fire

All wet hey you might need a raincoat
Shakedown dreams walking in broad daylight
Three hun-dred six-ty five de-grees
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work baby what did you except
Gonna burst into flame

My house S'out of the ordinary
That's might Don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

No visible means of support and you have not seen nothing yet
Everything's stuck together
I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire..

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 It's Not Unusual
  • 2 Green Green Grass of Home
  • 3 She's a Lady
  • 4 A Boy From Nowhere
  • 5 Kiss
  • 6 Pussycat
  • 7 Burning Down the House
  • 8 Mama Told Me Not to Come
  • 9 Sex Bomb
  • 10 You Need Love Like I Do
  • 11 Delilah
  • 12 Give Me One Reason
  • 13 Hard to Handle
  • 14 Sometimes We Cry
  • 15 It's Your Thing
  • 16 Leave Your Hat On
  • 17 Crapped Out Again
  • 18 A Lot of Love
  • 19 You're Right, I'm Left, She's Gone
  • 20 Without Love
  • 21 Am I Wrong
  • 22 Venus
  • 23 Help Yourself
  • 24 Never Fall in Love Again
  • 25 Are You Gonna Go My Way
  • 26 If I Only Knew
  • 27 Never Tear Us Apart