DISORDER IN THE HOUSE

Warren Zevon's album version


Hey!

Disorder in the house
The tub runneth over
Plaster's falling down in pieces by the couch of pain

Disorder in the house
Time to duck and cover
Helicopters hover over rough terrain

Disorder in the house
Reptile wisdom
Zombies on the lawn staggering around

Disorder in the house
There's a flaw in the system
And the fly in the ointment's gonna bring the whole thing down

The floodgates are open
We've let the demons loose
The big guns have spoken
And we've fallen for the ruse

Disorder in the house
It's a fate worse than fame
Even the Lhasa Apso seems to be ashamed
Give me ??? myself

Disorder in the house
The doors are coming off the hinges
Yeah the earth will open and swallow up the real estate

I just got my paycheck
I'm gonna paint the whole town grey
Whether it's a night in Paris or a Fresno matinee

It's the home of the brave and the land of the free
Where the less you know the better off you'll be

???!

Disorder in the house
All bets are off
I'm sprawled across the davenport of despair

Disorder in the house
I'll live with the losses
And watch the sundown through the portiere

Here we go!
Alright
??? alright!
Hey!
???
???

[Chuckles]


Info

DISORDER IN THE HOUSE is a song written by Warren Zevon and Jorge Calderón and released by Zevon on his 2003 album The Wind. The above lyrics are for Warren Zevon's album version of DISORDER IN THE HOUSE as released in 2003. The parts in bold are by Bruce Springsteen.

Warren Zevon -- The Wind
Warren Zevon -- The Wind

CD - Artemis Records (ATM-CD-51156) - USA, 2003
LP - Artemis Records (ATM-LP-51156) - USA, 2003

Bruce Springsteen contributed to the studio recording of two tracks on The Wind. He plays electric guitar (including three solos) and provides backing vocals on DISORDER IN THE HOUSE and provides backing vocals on PRISON GROVE. The two tracks were recorded around December 2002 at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, CA.

In 2004 The Wind won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. DISORDER IN THE HOUSE won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Track Credits

Warren Zevon: vocals
Bruce Springsteen: electric guitar and background vocals
Jim Keltner: drums
Jorge Calderón: acoustic guitar and bass

Written by Warren Zevon and Jorge Calderón

Other Official Releases

In addition to its release on The Wind, Warren Zevon's album version of DISORDER IN THE HOUSE also appears on a few more official releases.

Warren Zevon -- Disorder In The House
Warren Zevon -- Disorder In The House

CD - Artemis Records (ARTCD-208) - USA, 2003

Promotion-only single. Comes in a regular jewel case with back inlay, but no front insert.
Various artists -- Pick Of The Month
Various artists -- Pick Of The Month

CD - Uncut (2003 09) - UK, 2003

This is a free CD issued exclusively with the September 2003 issue of Uncut magazine.
Various artists -- 100 % Rare, Live & Acoustic 2003
Various artists -- 100 % Rare, Live & Acoustic 2003

CD - Rolling Stone (RSTONECD014) - France, 2003

This is a free CD issued exclusively with the December 2003 issue of the French edition of Rolling Stone magazine.

Live History

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed DISORDER IN THE HOUSE live.

Available Versions

List of available versions of DISORDER IN THE HOUSE on this website:

DISORDER IN THE HOUSE [Warren Zevon's album version]

Page last updated: 06 Jan 2018