The House is on Fire

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Greta Thunberg Climate Strike New York City October 2019

The song 'The House is on Fire' is the newest song I'm working on. It was inspired by Greta Thunberg and the 250,000 other people who were at the Climate Strike in New York City on Friday September 20,2019. The song was started with my friend TJ who said that I should write a song about the event and who gave me the line 'a sixteen year old wind blew into town.' That is exactly what happened. People are wondering what can we do? The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer is 'We must put out the fire.'

It took me a few weeks to finish this version of the song, still a work in progress. There might be some changes or maybe this will be close to the final version. This is just a demo, a rough cut version of the song. Just putting it out there. Attila Gyenis, 10/10/2019

Here is a link to the song:

The House is on Fire (current version, with keyboard)

The House is on Fire (earlier version, lower key))

 

The House is on Fire


A sixteen year wind blew into town
and what was waiting there
young and old who came to hear
it's time for change we cannot wait
we need to act before it's late

We know, in our hearts
that what we do is wrong
we must, protect the earth
and stop causing harm

 

Fire  Fire
The house is on fire
It's apparent to many 
Situation is dire

Temperature's rising
Politicians just wait
they'll keep feeding the fire
until it's too late

Fire Fire
The House is on Fire
What should we do?
We must put out the fire

 

We know, we cannot wait
Our children are at risk
Extinction, raises its head
as we stand on the brink

 

Fire  Fire
Our house is on fire
It's apparent to many 
Situation is dire

Our House is on Fire
We keep fanning the flames
with plastic and oil 
we should be ashamed

Fire Fire
The House is on Fire
What should we do?
We must put out the fire

 

A sixteen year old wind
blew into our town
That will, eventually
knock politicians down

The wind, was not alone
The young were there to help
And now, they spread the word
That change is in the wind

 

Fire  Fire
The house is on fire
It's apparent to many
Situation is dire

Our House is on Fire
We keep fanning the flames
It's the money that's talking 
But this isn't a game

Fire Fire
The House is on Fire
What should we do?
We must put out the fire

What should we do?
We must put out the fire

We need me and you
It's the critical hour

What should we do?
We must put out the fire