"Embarrassment" as written by Michael Barson and Lee Thompson....
Received a letter just the other day,
Don't seem they want to know you no more,
They've laid it down given you their score,
Within the first two lines it bluntly read.

You're not to come and see us no more,
Keep away from our door,
Don't come 'round here no more
What on earth did you do that for?

Our aunt, she don't want to know she says,
What will the neighbours think they'll think,
We don't that's what they'll think, we don't,
But I will, 'cause I know they think I don't.

Our uncle he don't want to know he says,
We are a disgrace to the human race he says,
How can you show your face,
When you're a disgrace to the human race?

No commitment, you're an embarrassment,
Yes, an embarrassment, a living endorsement,
The intention that you have booked,
Was an intention that was overlooked.

They say, stay away,
Don't want you home today,
Keep away from our door,
Don't come 'round here no more.

Our dad, he don't want to know he says,
This is a serious matter,
Too late to reconsider,
No one's gonna want to know ya !

Our mum, she don't want to know,
I'm feelin' twice as old, she says,
Thought she had a head on her shoulder,
'Cause I'm feelin' twice as older,
I'm feelin' twice as older.

You're an embarrassment


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"Embarrassment" as written by Thompson Barson

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  • +2
    General CommentYep, this is pretty much what Barson and Thompson always say. It was written abou the reactions of a girl (Thompson's Sister) having a baby of mixed race out of wedlock.
    dwitefryon October 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPaul Weller once said that this was his inspiration to write "A Town Called Malice", so as well as being an amazing song, it also inspired another one.
    KevInChesteron April 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLee Thompson wrote the song about his family's reactions when his sister became pregnant.
    c.o.joneson October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis track proves Madness were (and still are) talented musicians & songwriters with a depth of emotion, able to tackle dark social issues. God I was so lucky to grow up with them!!
    DizziDogon April 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a girl who slept with a lad from a different culture and had a mixed race baby. Her family seemed to desert her beacuse they thought it brough shame on them. Its a very meaningful song, especially as Madness knew the family (I think)
    Surrenderyouregoon September 17, 2002   Link

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