Burning Down the House


by Talking Heads (David Byrne)
Watch out, you might get what you're after
Cool babies, strange but not a stranger
I'm an or-di-na-ry guy
Burning down the house

G - - - /    / F - - - /    /  x4  /  x4  / G - - - / A - - - / F - - - /    //

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

G - - - /    / F - - - /    // (4x)

All wet, hey you might need a raincoat
Shakedown, dream 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, baby what do expect
Gonna burst into flame

My house, s'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 nothin' yet
Everything's stuck together
I don't what you expect, staring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire



 1983 Sire Records and Talking Head Tours:: on their "Speaking in Tongues"

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