Our House Is On Fire

by Helen Perris

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Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the School Strike 4 Climate, Our House Is On Fire is a scathing letter to our political leaders.

All profits from sales of this track will be donated to Climate Council www.climatecouncil.org.au/donate/

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Our house is on fire
You say this is fine
That things are not dire
It’s all by design
Deny deny deny
Is Peter your name?
Dismissing from your airconned halls
Deflecting the blame

Inaction is smashing, it’s crashing, it’s dashing our hopes and dreams
Hopes and dreams
This planet’s irreparably damaged and tearing away at the seams
Away at the seams
We can’t say fuck it all and start again
Fuck it all and start again

Our house is on fire
You can’t see the smoke
Our rivers run drier
How long till we choke?
You lie, you lie, you lie
Pinocchio’s tunes
Our answers threaten all your deals
So you protect tycoons

Inaction is smashing, it’s crashing, it’s dashing our hopes and dreams
Hopes and dreams
This planet’s irreparably damaged and tearing away at the seams
Away at the seams
Inaction is smashing, it’s crashing, it’s dashing our hopes and dreams
Hopes and dreams
This planet’s irreparably damaged and tearing away at the seams
Away at the seams
We can’t say fuck it all and start again
Fuck it all and start again
We can’t say fuck it all and start again
Fuck it all and start again

All the money in the bank will not feed you when the crops cannot grow
All the money you amassed cannot quench your thirst, didn’t you know
All the money that you stashed will not save you when we overthrow

Our house is on fire
Our house is on fire

Our house is on fire
But now so is yours
We lead, we inspire
We march for the cause
We say fuck it all and start again
Fuck it all and start again
We say fuck it all and start again
Fuck you all

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released October 11, 2019
Music & Lyrics - Helen Perris
Vocals & Keyboards - Helen Perris
All other instruments - Josh Schuberth
Produced, mixed and mastered by Josh Schuberth, Endomusia Productions

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Helen Perris Sydney, Australia

A storyteller, who wears her heart on her sleeve.

With classical training, contemporary sensibilities and a background in musical theatre, Helen refuses to settle in one style or commit to one genre.

Her autobiographical songs travel between whimsy and heartbreak.
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