Parvin & Patterson
House On Fire
Lyrics
HOUSE ON FIRE
Parvin & Patterson © 2014

You look back and wonder how something so fine
Could vanish so soon after taking so long to find
And flash like a comet across your dark sky
But still leave you aching long after goodbye
But still leave you aching long after goodbye

We got on like a house on fire
And found just what the expression means
Two hearts broken at the seams
That sparked a fire so hot and so fast
Ain't no way in hell it could ever last
Despite the hope and the heart-felt schemes
With faces lit by flames
Our dreams burned to the ground like a house on fire

With so much to say how the words they do fail
No need for reminding the scars tell their tale
And I'll be around when you rise from the ash
To pick up the pieces and bury the past
To pick up the pieces and build on the past

We got on like a house on fire
And found just what the expression means
Two hearts broken at the seams
That sparked a fire so hot and so fast
Ain't no way in hell it could ever last
Despite the hope and the heart-felt schemes
With faces lit by flames
Our dreams burned to the ground like a house on fire
Our dreams burned to the ground like a house on fire

Credits
Lyrics Credits: Mark Patterson
Music Credits: Mark Patterson & Lee Parvin
Producer Credits: Parvin & Patterson
Publisher Credits: Distinguishing Marks Music
Performance Credits: Lee Parvin: Vocals & Keyboards, Bobby Black: Pedal Steel, Mike Tyler: Acoustic Guitar, Paul Olguin: Bass, Jon Uhland: Drums
Label Credits: Distinguishing Marks Records
Description
Short Song Description:
House On Fire is a slow country waltz about intense passion that is short-lived. The track features the legendary Bobby Black on pedal steel.
Long Song Description:
House On Fire is a slow waltz in the grand country tradition that tells the story of love that burns too hot and fast to sustain. Among other great performances, the track showcases the legendary Bobby Black on pedal steel.
Story Behind the Song:
House On Fire plays on the irony of an expression we use to describe how fast we can connect with people, yet have that same connection consume itself like a house fire because the passion is unsustainable. In the end, however, we rise from the ashes and get ready for rebirth - and the cycle continues.
Metadata
Song Length: 6:02
Primary Genre: Country-Traditional
Secondary Genre: Country-General
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Sadness
Subject Matter 2: Heartbreak
Mood 1: Poignant
Mood 2: Moving
Similar Artist 1: Eagles, The
Similar Artist 2: Band, The
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later