This house is on fire!

Kick off your boots, come sit a spell.
Listen to me worry, come and listen well.

All you better best come and lean in boys
I don't dare raise my voice

I've been sitting here for the longest time
Reading all the warning and the danger signs
I don't have the gift of the prophecy
Telling everybody how it's going to be

Soon come, soon come the day
This tinderbox is gonna blow in your face.
Your face, your face
I don't have the gift of the prophesy
Telling everybody how it's going to be.
You go passing wrong for right and right for wrong
People only stand for that for just so long.

It's all gonna catch like a house on fire
Spark an evil blaze and burn higher

Well, I don't have the gift of the prophesy
Telling everybody how it's going to be
You go passing wrong for right and right for wrong
People only stand for that for just so long

I don't have the gift of the prophesy
Telling everybody how it's going to be.
There's a wild fire catching in the whip of the wind
That could start a conflagration like there has never been

This house is on fire!
This house is on fire


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    General Comment"I actually wrote THIS HOUSE IS ON FIRE during the WTO protests in Seattle and the presidential ballot dispute in Florida. I saw people taking to the streets to find their collective voice and to be heard. I decided to ask Stephen Barber to write the string arrangement in that particular mode because I am a fan of North African pop music, especially Om Kalsoum, the famous Egyptian chanteuse. It is very strange how events are conspiring to give this song possible new meaning I could never have imagined." -N. Merchant
    frogger6on May 01, 2007   Link

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