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I Was in the House When the House Burned Down Lyrics

from Genius: Best of Warren Zevon

"I Was in the House When the House Burned Down" is track #21 on the album Genius: Best of Warren Zevon. It was written by Zevon, Warren.
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"I Was in the House When the House Burned Down" is track #21 on the album Genius: Best of Warren Zevon. It was written by Zevon, Warren.
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I had the shit till it all got smoked
I kept the promise till the vow got broke
I had to drink from the lovin' cup
I stood on the banks till the river rose up
I saw the bride in her wedding gown
I was in the house when the house burned down

I may be old and I may be bent
But I had the money till it all got spent
I had the money till they made me pay
Then I had the sense to be on my way
I had to stay in the underground
I was in the house when the house burned down

I was in the house when the house burned down
I met the Man with the thorny crown
I helped Him carry His cross through town
I was in the house when the house burned down

I was in the house when the house burned down
I met the Man with the thorny crown
I helped Him carry His cross through town
I was in the house when the house burned down

I had the shit till it all got smoked
I kept the promise till the vow got broke
I had to drink from the lovin' cup
I stood on the banks till the river rose up
I saw the bride in her wedding gown
I was in the house when the house burned down

Songwriters
ZEVON, WARREN

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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