"Burning Down the House (Talking Heads cover)" as written by and David/weymouth Byrne....
Watch out, you might get what you're after
Go baby, 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 bag, time for jumpin' overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far, maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire

All wet, hey, you might need a raincoat
Shake down, dreams walking in broad daylight
Three hundred sixty five degrees
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, baby, what did you except?
Gonna burst into flame

Burning down the house

My house, sort of the ordinary
That's right, don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can knock 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 your TV set
Fighting fire with fire

Fighting fire with fire
Fighting fire with fire
Fighting fire with fire
Fighting fire with fire
Burning down the house


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"Burning Down the House" as written by David/weymouth Byrne

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  • +1
    General CommentThis cover is awesome. Seriously.
    thegreatwanderon June 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentrealy awesum cover!
    The used seem to rock
    Qpe.ruson July 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThe original is great in itself and for it's era, but i just can't get enough of The Used's cover.
    xHaertFailurxon July 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionWow. I can't believe my ears. I'm not pleased. The original version was not that good in the first place, I'm not too sure why they covered it. This really better not be a pattern, making music this bad. I'm saddened by it.

    SadPanda
    MultiPurposePandaon July 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinioni freakin LOVE this song! the beat ROCKS!
    POLICEwifeon August 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty lost on the meaning, in some parts it seems as if they're talking about the end of the world and in other parts it seems as if they're talking about the daily facade of people.

    At any rate, it's a pretty good song.
    PoshNinjaon October 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI love this song; it seems so pumping.
    At first, listening to the song (without reading the lyrics), it sounded as if a violent fight was going on, or something. But now that I'm reading these lyrics... it sounds kinda sex related. Maybe I'm just thinking too much.. what do you guys think?
    CrazyyMusicon November 25, 2010   Link

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