Plaster's falling down in pieces by the couch of pain

Warren Zevon - Disorder in the House lyrics meaning

Meaning

This is Zevon's final political song. It's filled with metaphors about the condition of the USA today: everything here is falling to pieces.

This song is a classic, even for Zevon, who was famous for his sarcastic, sardonic commentary. He's a fountain of great quotations, perhaps the one that applies best here is:

I wrote my songs despite the fact that I was a drunk, not because of it.

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