I Was in the House When the House Burned Down Song Lyrics

Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon Life'll Kill Ya cover art
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Warren Zevon, Zevon Music BMI

I had the shit till it all got smoked
I kept the promise till the vow got broke
I had to drink from the lovin' cup
I stood on the banks till the river rose up
I saw the bride in her wedding gown
I was in the house when the house burned down

I may be old and I may be bent
But I had the money till it all got spent
I had the money till they made me pay
Then I had the sense to be on my way
I had to stay in the underground
I was in the house when the house burned down

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 I Was in the House When the House Burned Down
  • 2 Life’ll Kill Ya
  • 3 Porcelain Monkey
  • 4 For My Next Trick I’ll Need a Volunteer
  • 5 I’ll Slow You Down
  • 6 Hostage-O
  • 7 Dirty Little Religion
  • 8 Back in the High Life Again
  • 9 My Shit’s Fucked Up
  • 10 Fistful of Rain
  • 11 Ourselves to Know
  • 12 Don’t Let Us Get Sick


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Warren Zevon
    album: Track 1 in album Life'll Kill Ya
    release date: 2000-1-25
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
    length: 3:05

    Album Information

    label: Artemis Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin