House on Fire

from by Paul Kerschen

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We'll never know if it was the insurance money or the principle of the thing.


house on fire
someone spilled the bottle with the daylight
I'm so tired
I couldn't find the words for the goodnight
I don't require anything but you when I feel right
no I don't require anything but coffee on the stove
the planets hanging low outside
and if I stepped out of this service would you sigh?
and if I never broke the surface would you mind?
smell for smoke well if you're nervous
that's the curse
we used to get on like a

house on fire
someone broke the bottle with the moonlight
god I'm tired
I couldn't take the hours up to midnight
I'd be a liar to tell you that it's ever gonna feel right
yeah only a liar could keep up with the questions at the door
the answers and the warning signs
and if you hang it in suspension one more time
I'm gonna shake those bad intentions off their vine
you gotta choose what's worth defending
if it's ending - it'll go up like a


from Minimum Country, released December 15, 2013



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