The sun is up and the shades are all pulled down
I'm more paranoid with every little sound
Like the leaf blower blowing the leaves around
And a siren wailing on the other side of town

Oh the TVs on and the colors really hurt my head
If I could think straight I'd wish that I was dead
Or curled up naked in my lover's bed
Instead I'm hanging over Hell suspended by a single thread

[Chorus:]
And I don't recall who said it at this time
That your enemies grow strong on what you leave behind
I built it up and the wolf he came around
He huffed and puffed and the house fell down

With a rolled up note I'm hovering on that line
Three days on a diet of cocaine and wine
And a little weed just to level me sometime
I put the clock in the drawer 'cause I've cancelled out the time

[Chorus]

So don't knock on my door, don't try to call
I'm holed up in this room talking to the wall
When you're high as this you think you know it all
When you're this deep in there's no place else to fall

[Chorus]

And still that saying gets inside my mind
That your enemies grow strong on what you leave behind
I built it up and the wolf he came around
He huffed and puffed and the house fell down



Lyrics submitted by Matthew M.

"And the House Fell Down" as written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment:I believe Elton wrote this song right after "The sun" had published those horrible things.

    That your enemies (The Sun) grow strong on what you leave behind
    I built it up (His life) and the wolf (The Sun) he came around
    He huffed and puffed and the house fell down
    agbaspon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:it actually is all about eltons struggle with cocaine use. we was addicted to coke for years and finally went to rehab. so when him and bernie got back together for his last album they wrote a song about his struggle.
    Three days on a diet of cocaine and wine
    And a little weed just to level me sometime
    .its all there.
    sir Elton tyleron July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:This song is about BT in the 1970's. After reaching the top of the music industry Bernie became indulgent in alcohol and drugs. The great success they had came crashing down. This was partly because that extreme level of success is never sustained. Also the drugs and general burn-out played a role as did EJ's coming out of the closet which in that era caused a dramatic fan backlash.

    BT often writes in a not so direct way and weaves two disparate stories together. Here he tells the story of drug excess and weaves in the tale of their lost popularity commercially with the allegorical house falling down.
    rcampbellon November 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:This song is about BT in the 1970's. After reaching the top of the music industry Bernie became indulgent in alcohol and drugs. The great success they had came crashing down. This was partly because that extreme level of success is never sustained. Also the drugs and general burn-out played a role as did EJ's coming out of the closet which in that era caused a dramatic fan backlash.

    BT often writes in a not so direct way and weaves two disparate stories together. Here he tells the story of drug excess and weaves in the tale of their lost popularity commercially with the allegorical house falling down.
    rcampbellon November 03, 2007   Link

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