"House Fire" as written by John Robert Cardwell, Philip Abram Dickey and William Lincoln Knauer....
We did what we could
To save this house from falling
But it burns because it's wood
And now you'll never call me darling

I coughed your name
I smoked all day
And I slept myself sleepy
I was sleeping it away

Don't let it burn
Don't get confused
Don't let it get to you

We did what we could
To save this car from crashing
Your pretty face is soaked in blood
You know, I still find you dashing

Airbag suffocates
You need a little space
The rain on the windshield
I watched you limp away

Doesn't it have to hurt?
Don't get confused
Don't let it bother you
Don't try to call
You'll lose it all
You get used to her bad news,

It's just bad news


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"House Fire" as written by Philip Abram Dickey John Robert Cardwell

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    General Commenthey kids! its your pal Will from SSLYBY. thought id clea up some of the lyrics for ya

    House Fire

    We did what we could
    To save this house from falling
    But it burns because it's wood
    And now you’ll never call me darling

    I coughed your name
    I smoked all day
    And I slept myself sleepy
    I was sleeping it away

    Don't let it burn
    Don't get confused
    Don't let it get to you

    We did what we could
    To save this car from crashing
    Your pretty face is soaked in blood
    You know, I still find you dashing

    Airbag suffocates
    You need a little space
    The rain on the windshield
    I watched you limp away

    Doesn't it have to hurt?
    Don't get confused
    Don't let it bother you
    Don't try to call you’ll lose it all
    You get used to her bad news,
    It's just bad news
    Boris_Yelztsinon June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are unavailable everywhere, so i transcribed them. i'm sure there are some mistakes with these, but it's better than nothing.
    ELMOnsteron February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBonne, I'd have to agree with your lyrics, however, I think ELMO was right with "sleeping it away" you can hear the w in it if you listen real close....I think?
    Regardless, brilliant band.
    Technicolor_Dreamson March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Your pretty face is soaked in blood'

    Kind of lyrics that moves me
    lawfuldrugson March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks bonne, i'll alter them!
    ELMOnsteron March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant band, indeed.
    Last Exit to MPLSon April 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song.

    As far as meaning goes,
    readbuzz.com/home/…
    "'It sort of sounds like it's a metaphor but I think that's kind of dumb,' he said. 'I mean, I really literally think of a house. Like, how that would make you feel. Seeing how all your things end up.'"
    Ehehe. Guess we can only draw from this song what the images resonate within us rather than an absolute meaning.
    ptkon May 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoops, slight fix

    Doesn't have to hurt*
    Boris_Yelztsinon June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy don't you put up correct lyrics to all your songs, Will? ;o
    somethingvelveton June 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, wow. thanks.
    NightLighton June 19, 2006   Link

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