Who Sang House on Fire? Assemblage 23

Assemblage 23 Failure cover art

Some other versions of "House on Fire"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pal Waaktaar
release date: 2001-3-30
genres: Electronic
styles: Industrial/Electro/Synth-pop
length: 4:56
producer: Tom Shear
performer: Tom Shear
mixer: Tom Shear
Too eager to appease
The cure is the disease
And it's only growing worse

Day by day it takes its hold
Divides its cells a thousand-fold
And makes your blindness seem perverse

Out of sight and out of mind
Are deadly traits when they're combined
But it's easier that way

Sit and watch the world go by
While all the problems multiply
With nothing left to do but pray

I am the rain
Falling down to cover you
Wish me away
But I'm here for your own good
I am the storm
Sent to wake you from your dream
Show me your scorn
But you'll thank me in the end

These amenities are nice
But there is need for sacrifice
You must lose so you may gain

It's too easy to malign
The implements that steal our time
But it's we who are to blame

Fill your pockets while you can
And try to keep the upper hand
The voice of reason sounds so shrill

Surround yourself with all you own
Work your fingers to the bone
And happiness evades you still

I am the rain
Falling down to cover you
Wish me away
But I'm here for your own good
I am the storm
Sent to wake you from your dream
Show me your scorn
But you'll thank me in the end

Too eager to appease
You've lost the forest for the trees
And it really is a shame

It is such a sorry sight
When you evaluate your life
You've only got yourself to blame

I am the rain
Falling down to cover you
Wish me away
But I'm here for your own good
I am the storm
Sent to wake you from your dream
Show me your scorn
But you'll thank me in the end



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Naked
  • 2 I Am the Rain
  • 3 House on Fire
  • 4 Tried
  • 5 Disappoint
  • 6 Divide
  • 7 Longevity
  • 8 Silence
  • 9 Awake
  • 10 King of Insects

  • Album Information
    label: Accession Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 718750362629
    script: Latin