"Disorder In The House" as written by Warren Zevon and Jorge A. Calderon....
Disorder in the house
The tub runneth over
Plaster's falling down in pieces by the couch of pain

Disorder in the house
Time to duck and cover
Helicopters hover over rough terrain

Disorder in the house
Reptile wisdom
Zombies on the lawn staggering around

Disorder in the house
There's a flaw in the system
And the fly in the ointment's gonna bring the whole thing down

The floodgates are open
We've let the demons loose
The big guns have spoken
And we've fallen for the ruse

Disorder in the house
It's a fate worse than fame
Even the Lhasa Apso seems to be ashamed

Disorder in the house
The doors are coming off the hinges
The earth will open and swallow up the real estate

I just got my paycheck
I'm gonna paint the whole town grey
Whether it's a night in Paris or a Fresno matinee

It's the home of the brave and the land of the free
Where the less you know the better off you'll be

Disorder in the house
All bets are off
I'm sprawled across the davenport of despair

Disorder in the house
I'll live with the losses
And watch the sundown through the portiere


Lyrics submitted by PoPn152

"Disorder in the House" as written by Warren Zevon Jorge Calderon

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    General CommentThis song was co-written by Bruce Springsteen and he even sings the backup vocals.
    kfe2on January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentONE COMMENT? hw'one? this is a classic. zevon and springsteen went together like peaches and cream.
    cartlidgeon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a political commentary. "The big guns have spoken / And we've fallen for the ruse" sounds to me like a reference to the Iraq war (i.e. the gov't has told us how things are and we've believed them, even though they weren't entirely honest).

    Also, the couplet about the home of the brave and the land of the free seems to point to this as well.
    baubleon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEven the Lhasa Apso seems to be ashamed
    Funny as hell
    Rest in peace, Warren, you will truly be missed by anyone with good taste in music.
    TheThornBirdson March 17, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Reptile Wisdom" also refers to the past Presidency (Bush II) and the way they got the US in the Iraqi War, according to Crystal Zevon.

    "Reptile Wisdom" is also a GREAT band name!
    hakimikeon June 14, 2009   Link

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