Watch out;
You might get what you're after.
Cool babies;
Strange but not a stranger.
Burning down the house.

Hold tight;
Wait till the parties over.
Hold tight;
We're in for nasty weather.
Burning down the house.

Here's your ticket pack your bag:
Time for jumpin' overboard.
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.
Dreams walking in broad daylight.
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:
Say 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.
Burning down the house.

No visible means of support and you have not seen nothin' yet.
Everything's stuck together.
I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set.
Fighting fire with fire.

Lyrics submitted by Kate[tcf]luv[tbs]

Burning Down the House (Talking Heads cover) song meanings
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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.

    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
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    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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