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Madness

Our House

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Genre
Pop
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play Father wears his Sunday best
play Mother's tired she needs a rest
play The kids are playing up downstairs
play Sister's sighing in her sleep
play Brother's got a date to keep
play He can't hang around

play Our house, in the middle of our street
play Our house, in the middle of our

play Our house it has a crowd
play There's always something happening
play And it's usually quite loud
play Our mum she's so house-proud
play Nothing ever slows her down
play And a mess is not allowed

play Our house, in the middle of our street
play Our house, in the middle of our

play Our house, in the middle of our street
play (Something tells you)
play (That you've got to get away from it)
play Our house, in the middle of our

play Father gets up late for work
play Mother has to iron his shirt
play Then she sends the kids to school
play Sees them off with a small kiss
play She's the one they're going to miss
play In lots of ways

play Our house, in the middle of our street
play Our house, in the middle of our

play I remember way back then when
play Everything was true and when
play We would have such a very good time
play Such a fine time
play Such a happy time
play And I remember how we'd play
play Simply waste the day away
play Then we'd say
play Nothing would come between us
play Two dreamers

play Father wears his Sunday best
play Mother's tired she needs a rest
play The kids are playing up downstairs
play Sister's sighing in her sleep
play Brother's got a date to keep
play He can't hang around

play Our house, in the middle of our street
play Our house, in the middle of our street
play Our house, in the middle of our street
play Our house, in the middle of our
play Our house, was our castle and our keep
play Our house, in the middle of our street
play Our house, that was where we used to sleep
play Our house, in the middle of our street
play Our house, in the middle of our street

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In the liner notes for the 1986 singles compilation, Utter Madness, Chas Smash – now known as Carl Smyth – recalled that the roots for Our House lay in his idea that each member should write a song about their family backgrounds, “as all our families were so different. No one else bothered. I did.” Written in that familiar Nutty voice – a mixture of warm nostalgia, affectionate wit and subtle pathos – Our House was a homely portrait of Smyth’s youth, with father, mother, sisters and brothers all cramped in one chaotic abode, love and mischief abiding, and a bittersweet middle eight suggesting those familial ties might not always bind.


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