"Blow The House Down" as written by Robert James Smith, Steven Severin, Budgie, and Sioux,....
Weaving in his basket chair
'twist you round a lock of hair
Made of straw -- the wicker man
Made of straw -- I'll blow your house down
Bishops falling from the windows
The lightening makes your hair stand on end

This dervish frenzy -- will make you run around
This dervish frenzy -- will turn your head around
Blow the house down

Stretching a rubber band miracles trip over
Feel where we stand
Shift the ground -- caterpillar man
Crumbling castles in the sand
Blow the house down
Feebly we put our heads out of our foxy laire
We feel the chill from the night soare
Standing in the storm -- waiting for the flash to crash
Counting seconds before we turn to ash

It's getting nearer ...
Blow the house down
This dervish frenzy -- will turn your head around

Standing on the stairs that want to fall down
It's getting nearer don't turn your head around
Made of straw
A lighted match
Burn the house down
Turn your head around
Pillars of salt watch as it all burns down
Down to the ground
Blow the house down


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"Blow the House Down" as written by Steven Severin Robert James Smith

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    General Commentthis is the song i use to introduce siouxsie to my friends. (they tend to hate the rest of her workkk lol)

    Anyway, I don't know what this is about, but the line "Counting the seconds before we turn to ash" makes a great msn screen name. har har, jokes...
    corpseboyon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love the lines: standing in the storm -- waiting for the flash to crash
    counting seconds before we turn to ash

    this song makes me think of the biblical story of sodom and gomorra, it's getting nearer don't turn your head around, she wasn't supposed to looks back, and when she did she was turned into a pillar of salt. pillars of salt watch as it all burns down... makes sense somehow. and other songs on the album (bring me the head of the preacher man for sure) have biblical references in them as well...
    curedollon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have always thought the song is about nuclear war - the lyrics "waiting for the flash to crash, counting seconds before we turn to ash" and the date 1984, depth of the cold war...
    HairyDanon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly related to the movie "The Wicker Man". Not only is it directly mentioned, but it talks about the Wicker Man (who is made of straw) and the seconds before we turn to ash... is the man that's burning trapped in the wickerman structure.

    That's a beginning.. I don't understand the salt references or the strange feeling of calmness the song's always lent.
    Knowhereon July 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the most climatic song I have ever heard. Although they aren't the only artists to have done, I love the inclusion of thunder into the song to really build up the clmorous atmosphere of the song.
    JJKelsallon September 22, 2012   Link

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