Watch out
You might get what you're after
Cool babies
Strange, but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight
Wait 'till the party's over
Hold tight
We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here's your ticket, pack your bags
Time for jumping overboard
Transportation is here

Close enough, but not too far
Baby, you know where you are
Fighting fire with fire

All wet
Here, you might need a raincoat
Shakedown
Dreams walking in broad daylight
three-hun-dred-six-ty-five-de-grees
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place,
Sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place

People on their way to work,
Said baby what did you expect
Gonna burst into flame

Burning down the house

My house
Is out of the ordinary
That's right
Don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet

Burning down the house

No visible means of support
And you have not seen nothing yet
Everything's stuck together

I don't know what you expect
Staring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire

Watch out
You might get what you're after
Cool babies
Strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy

Burning down the house


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Burning Down the House (Talking Heads cover) song meanings
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    General CommentAnother 2008 Summer Tour cover. Originally from Speaking In Tounges (1983).

    Obviously based around the album version, because his vocal stylings fit more into line with them than the Stop Making Sense live version (1984). That and the fact that DMB has yet to incorperate the SMS version's fuckly awesome jam at the end.

    Still a great crowd pumper. And I'm pretty sure Rashawn plays little of this one if any, and focuses on dueting the vocals with Dave. Didn't know the big guy had such pipes. I'm kind of starting to dig the man.
    T_D_Phoenixon September 05, 2008   Link

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