This old house is burning down tonight
I’m gonna watch it burn
I’m gonna stand out in the road
This old house is burning down tonight

Front porch, back door, well-worn wooden floor
All agree that since you’re gone
The TV, sofa bed, brand new stereo
Just can’t seem to get along
They’ll all be ashes by the dawn

Your Beatles, my Stones, you’re “My Aim Is True”
Staying up late every night
With your cigarettes, Jim Beam, gallon of gasoline
Did someone say they need a light
You’ll see my love for you burns bright

So send your sheriff to arrest me
He’ll hafta cross the country line
I’ll get the devil to defend me
I was only burnin’ what was mine

Black shirt, black shoes, favorite pair of blue jeans
I saved my coat, I saved my hat
But your white dress, gold band, silver frame photograph
Stayed behind the welcome mat
I never really liked your cat

This old house is burning down tonight
I’m gonna watch it burn
I’m gonna stand out in the road
This old house is burning down tonight

This old house is burning down tonight
I’m gonna watch it burn
I’m gonna stand out in the road
This old house is burning down tonight

This old house is burning down tonight
All the Halloween orange and chimney red
This old house is burning down tonight
You’re gonna say My God! When you see it on the news
And by the time the ceiling hits the ground
I’ll smoke my tires and leave this town


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    General CommentThis song is great, he's talking about moving on, obviously, but in a way that will show to everyone he's through with his past and ready to move on
    gcwzr18on August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...it's all about revenge.
    I just feel bad for the poor cat!
    Tuesdayz_goneon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, definentely talking about moving on from a relationship or something or other. Love the Clarks, From Pittsburgh, LETS GO STEELERS!
    Adams2236on April 05, 2005   Link

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