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​House Burnin' Down

This song is by Michelle Shocked and appears on the album Deep Natural (2002).

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Look at the sky turn a hell-fire red Lord
Somebody's house is burnin' down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down
Well I asked my friend,
"Just where is that black smoke comin' from?"
He just coughed and changed the subject said,
"Well I think it might snow some"
So I left him sippin' his tea and I jumped in my chariot
And rode off to see just why and who could it be this time
Sisters and brothers, daddys mother's standin' 'round cryin'
And when I reached the scene the flames were makin' a ghostly whine
So I stood on my horse's back and I screamed without a crack I said,
"Oh baby why'd ya burn your brother's house down?", yeah
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Look at the sky turn a hell-fire red Lord
Somebody's house is burnin' down, down, down, down
Look at the sky turn a hell-fire red Lord
Somebody's house is burnin' down, down, down, down
Well someone stepped from the crowd he was nineteen miles high
He shouts, "We're tired and disgusted so we paint red through the sky"
Oh the truth is straight ahead don't burn yourself instead
Try to learn instead of burn, hear what I say
Hey I finally rode away but I'll never forget that day
'Cause when I reached the valley I looked down across the way
A giant boat from space had landed with an eerie grace
And came and taken all the dead away
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Look at the sky turn a hell-fire red Lord
Somebody's house is burnin' down, down, down, down
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Look at the sky turn a hell-fire red Lord
Look at the sky turn a hell-fire red Lord
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Somebody's house is burnin' down, down, down, down
Down, down, down
Oh, oh, oh...
Burn, burn, burn...
Down, down, down... Hey