burn down the mission lyrics – elton john

burn down the mission

arrangement by paul buckmaster
alb*m tumbleweed connection 1970

you tell me there’s an angel in your tree
did he say he’d come to call on me
for things are getting desperate in our home
living in the perish of the restless folks i know

bring your family down to the river side
look to the east to see where the fat stock hide
behind four walls of stone the rich man sleeps
it’s time we put the flame torch to their keep

burn down the mission
if we’re gonna stay alive
watch the black smoke fly to heaven
see the red flame light the sky

burn down the mission
burn it down to stay alive
it’s our only chance of living
take all you need
to live inside

deep in the woods the squirrels are out today
my wife cried when the came to take me away
but what more could i do just to keep her warm
than burn, burn, burn, burn down the mission walls

bring your family down to the river side
look to the east to see where the fat stock hide
behind four walls of stone the rich man sleeps
it’s time we put the flame torch to their keep

burn down the mission
if we’re gonna stay alive
watch the black smoke fly to heaven
see the red flame light the sky

burn down the mission
burn it down to stay alive
it’s our only chance of living
take all you need
to live inside

/ elton john lyrics