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Radio XXXVIII, side B, track 10: “Blow The House Down” by Living In A Box

Living In A Box - Blow The House DownOh, Living In A Box, if the Big Bad Wolf had heard this song, those Three Little Pigs would have been toast.  Don’t get me wrong, Living In A Box, I don’t mean those pigs any ill will, but I never really liked them.  All three of them were pretty smug in their own way.  The first two pigs with their houses of straw and twigs were pretty condescending of the third pig’s brick house, and that third pig’s self-assuredness is actually a little annoying, too.  And all three of them were pretty damn cocky when they were all in that brick house while the wolf’s trying to get in.  It might be better to call them the Three Little Prigs.

Maybe it says something about me, but I always felt a little bad for that wolf, huffing and puffing and puffing and huffing while those pigs giggled at him from the comfort of a home that only one of them built.  And when it comes down to it, that wolf was only doing what wolves do.  And maybe those pigs might be a little more reserved if they knew how much of a resurgence bacon has made in this country.  One of my co-workers, a vegetarian like myself, still loves bacon so much that he’ll order a veggie burger with bacon on it and call it a Hypocrite, as in “I’ll have the veggie burger, and make it a Hypocrite.”  So you can laugh all you want at that wolf, pigs, but humans have bulldozers and wrecking balls.

I’ll tell you this, though, Living In A Box:  if that wolf had had access to a boom box and my cassette tapes, and had he hunted in a pack like any self-respecting wolf would have actually done, I guarantee you that this amazing anthem of yours would have given Big Bad and his lupine brothers and sisters the impetus they needed to make brick-oven baked pork.

“Blow The House Down”

<awesome Living In A Box jam>

All alone

In the crowd

Tryin’ not ta think out loud

Whispers shout

Whispers scream

Together we can make it a dreeeam

Mountains high

Mountains low

Without a bridge
You miiind how you know

And whatchoo need

Is what I want

So don’t be afraid, let it shooow

Don’t be afraaaaid
Just let it exploooode

We have got the power to build the highest tower
Standing with our feet on the ground

We’ve got what it takes
Together we can make it
Together we can blow the house down

Blow the hooouse doown (ooo ooo ooo)
Blow the hooouse dooown, yeeah

Blow the hooouse doown (ooo ooo ooo)
Blow the hoooooooouse

Blow the house down

Silent words

In your eyes

Hiding in a lover’s disguise

And as my heart

Steals your mind

Together we’ll be partners in crime

Deserts dry

Dooonchoo know

Without the water
No river flows

And whatchoo need

Is what I want

So don’t be afraid, let it shooow

Don’t be afraaaaid
Just let it exploooode

We have got the power to build the highest tower
Standing with our feet on the ground

We’ve got what it takes
Together we can make it
Together we can blow the house down

Blow the hooouse doown (ooo ooo ooo)
Blow the hooouse dooown, yeeah

Blow the hooouse doown (ooo ooo ooo)
Blow the hoooooooouse

Blow the house

Down

<awesome Living In A Box jam>

Mountains high

Mountains low

Without a bridge
You miiind how you know

And whatchoo want

Is what I need

So don’t be afraid, let it shooow

Don’t be afraaaaid
Just let it exploooode

Ooohhh!
We have got the power to build the highest tower
Standing with our feet on the ground

We’ve got what it takes
Together we can make it
Together we can blow the house down

Blow the hooouse doown (we have got the power to build the highest tower)
(Standing with our feet on the ground)

(We’ve got what it takes)
(Together we can make it)
(Together we can blow the house down)

Blow the hooouse doown (ooo ooo ooo)
Blow the hooouse dooown, yeeah

Blow the hooouse doown (ooo ooo ooo)
Blow the hoooooooouse

Blow the house down

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