Who Sang Burning Down the House? Talking Heads

Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues cover art

Some other versions of "Burning Down the House"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chris Frantz, Christopher Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
release date: 1983-5-31
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: Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Nona Hendryx, Brian Eno and Chris Frantz
guitar: Adrian Belew
percussion: José Rossy and Robert Palmer
guest percussion: Steve Scales
guest synthesizer: Wally Badarou
membranophone & synthesizer: Chris Frantz
guitar & keyboard: Jerry Harrison
membranophone & 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
guitar family & keyboard & percussion & bass: David Byrne
double bass & guitar & synthesizer: Tina Weymouth
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
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 and baby what did you except
Gonna burst into flame

My house! Is out of the ordinary
That's right! Don't wanna 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 nothin' yet
Everything's stuck together
And I don't know what you expect starring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire



Tracklist
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)

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