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Burn Your Own House Down

from A Crash Course in Roses

words and music by Catie Curtis 1998

Why do I bother, thats what you say
And I know youre tired but dont fade away
Its been a long year, its been a long day
You cant remember when it was not that way
When everything was ok

But Im not gonna let you burn your own house down
I know you dont like living in it now
The halls are empty and the walls are bare
But I believe you, youre gonna find your love in there

Your door was open
And your love left
Now all that you want is to burn the rest
But if your heart is open
Some love will come back
I know you dont believe me I can see you light a match
I can see you light a match

But Im not gonna let you burn your own house down
I know you dont like living in it now
The halls are empty and the walls are bare
But I believe you, youre gonna find your love in there

Im not trying to say you got no right to complain at all
What Im saying is I believe in you and I will not believe
That everything is lost

Get up on the roof and look around
Get up on the roof and look around
Get up on the roof and look around

Im not gonna let you burn your own house down
I know you dont like living in it now
The halls are empty and the walls are bare
But I believe you, I believe you, I believe you
Youre gonna find your love in there

Credits:

Manolo Badrenapercussion
Paul Bryanbass
Billy Conwaydrums
Catie Curtisvocals, acoustic guitar
Duke Levineacoustic guitar, mandola
Jimmy Ryanmandolin, harmony vocals
Mark Spencerelectric guitar, slide guitar
Kenny Whiteorgan

updated: 17 years ago