“This House Is On Fire” by Broken Social Scene – A Song Feature

 

      Our favorite track from today’s release of “Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities” creates a disconnect by applying a metaphor to unsettling subject matter and a comforting melody. The Bandcamp site of Toronto’s Broken Social Scene describes “This House Is On Fire,” as a lush and heartbreaking dream pop single about trying to keep a relationship alive by burning it down.

 

     While it started as a two-person music project, Broken Social Scene is now a revolving door of skilled artists from diverse musical genres. “Old Dead Young” is a 14-song collection of B-side singles, rarities, and outtakes from the 20 years of Broken Social Scene. “This House Is On Fire” is an outtake from 2009’s “Forgiveness Rock Record.”

 

      “This House Is On Fire” by Broken Social Scene

Lyrics of “This House Is On Fire” by Broken Social Scene
This house is on fire
And it’s burning through the wood again
It’s burning through the life we’ve never known
And where we’ve been
 
This house is on fire
And it’s making its way into the living room
Tearing through the couch where we lay
And all we knew
For free
 
It’s all on fire
 
This house is on fire
And it’s creeping down the hall again
Rising up the walls where we cooked
Our catchment town
 
It’s on fire
Crawling through the make-up bed
Seeping through the floor where we stood
With all we’ve been
For free
 
It’s on fire
 
Now it burns bright in the night
So you can find the way
Back home
Back home
 
Now it burns bright in the night
So you can find your way
Back home
Back home to me
 
This house is on fire
 

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