"Funhouse" as written by Alecia B Moore, Jimmy Harry and Tony Kanal....
I dance around this empty house
Tear us down
Throw you out
Screaming down the halls
Spinning all around and now we fall

Pictures framing up the past
Your taunting smirk behind the glass
This museum full of ash
Once a tickle
Now a rash

This used to be a fun house
But now it's full of evil clowns
It's time to start the countdown
I'm gonna burn it down, down, down

I'm gonna burn it down

Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, fun

Echoes knocking on locked doors
All the laughter from above
I'd rather live out on the street
Than in this haunted memory

I've called the movers
Called the maids
We'll try to exorcise this place
Drag my mattress to the yard
Crumble tumble house of cards

This used to be a fun house
But now it's full of evil clowns
It's time to start the countdown
I'm gonna burn it down, down, down

This used to be a fun house
But now it's full of evil clowns
It's time to start the countdown
I'm gonna burn it down, down, down

I'm gonna burn it down

Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, fun

Oh, I'm crawling through the doggy door
My key don't fit my lock no more
I'll change the drapes
I'll break the plates
I'll find a new place
Burn this fucker down

Do do do do dodo do
Do do do do dodo do
Do do do do dodo do
Do do do do do da da da da
Do do do do dodo do (Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one)
Do do do do dodo do
Do do do do dodo do
Do do do do dodo do

This used to be a fun house
But now it's full of evil clowns
It's time to start the countdown
I'm gonna burn it down, down, down

This used to be a fun house
But now it's full of evil clowns
It's time to start the countdown
I'm gonna burn it down, down, down

I'm gonna burn it down


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"Funhouse" as written by Jimmy Harry Alecia Moore

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think the whole song is symbolic for a relationship, even though there is no definite proof for this.

    "This used to be a funhouse" - A funhouse is a play-thing in a fair for young children to play in. Their love is young and naive, a fun thing with lots of laughter and happiness.

    "But now it's full of evil clowns" - What little kid isn't scared of scary clowns? The clowns symbolise something happy and fun going bad, so maybe their feelings goings sour, although the relationship still stands.

    The rest of the chorus is quite blatant in meaning.

    I think the whole song is basically about how the house reminds her of all the fun she had with her ex, and she hates all the memories, hence why she wants to destroy the house. The memories are like the ghost of the past, so "We'll try to exorcise this place" is her trying to forget.

    Or, at least, that's what I believe. ;P
    TheOtherson July 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentps;




    BURN THIS FUCKER DOWN.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on October 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about drug addiction.

    "this used to be a fun house"-taking drugs used to be fun

    "but now it's full of evil clowns" -there is no pleasure now, she has to use them to survive

    "i've called the movers, called the maids" -she's tried to get help, but it didn't work

    i enterperate the countdown as the time coming out of the high

    yeah, just a thought,

    bibstaaon August 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"My key don't fit my life no more"

    This line is wrong. It should be

    "My keys don't fit my lock no more"

    And I don't like how people think every song is related to "drug use" I am pretty sure the songwrites got bored of writing about drug use long ago..
    nextinlineon October 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.
    this song is fuckin aweesome.

    it's gonna take me a bit to get used to the new cd.
    but i really like this one.
    one of my favourites
    thrwmyhrtawy.on October 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the beat.

    love the song.

    love Pink <3
    Famous xxon November 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe pop noise after she says "321 fun" sounds like the sound on facebook when someone im's you XD
    urecutewhenuscreamon November 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fun :)
    love the new album!
    can't wait to see the concert next june!
    lxygrlon November 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with TheOthers.

    I think of it more of a relationship that is well "full of evil clowns". Though I could see how it could be... kinda drug related. But this song speaks to me on a relationship basis, an ex at that (though current relationships work too)

    It seems really explanatory. I mean it turns from 'funhouse' to 'full of evil clowns'. We all had a part in our old/current relationship(s) where we thought of it as good times and it just turns bad. Like the relationship is an illusion. When we have fun, we don't look at all the dangers and at hind sight that's when you can see what things are really like. It's that REALIZATION, that it's not what it was.

    "Echoes knocking on locked doors
    All the laughter from before
    I'd rather live out on the street
    Than in this haunted memory"

    It ends up being a bad memory.

    The only thing like I don't like this song is that she's burning the memories. We should rather learn from the experience than just burn it away. Or wanting to forget it, but we all have those songs for every feeling and situation that we can think of and this is just a song LOL.

    That's my two cents.
    But
    WanderingNavion October 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits obviously about your partner moving out and leaving you alone in the place that you once shared together. and if that has ever happened to you than you should know how much it truly suuuuuuuuucks.
    bombsandballoonson October 12, 2009   Link

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