"No Thugs In Our House" as written by and Andy Partridge....
The insect-headed worker-wife will hang her waspies on the line;
The husband burns his paper, sucks his pipe while studying their cushion-floor;
His viscous poly-paste breath comes out,
Their wall-paper world is shattered by his shout,
A boy in blue is busy banging out a headache on the kitchen door

And all the while Graham slept on,
Dreaming of a world where he could do just what he wanted to

No thugs in our house, are there dear?
We made that clear,
We made little Graham promise us he'd be a good boy

No thugs in our house, are there dear?
We made that clear,
We made little Graham promise us he'd be a good boy

The young policeman who just can't grow a mustache will open up his book,
And spoil their breakfast with reports of Asians who have been so badly kicked
Is this your son's wallet I've got here?
He must have dropped it after too much beer
Oh, officer, we can't believe our little angel is the one you've picked

And all the while Graham slept on,
Dreaming of a world where he could do just what he wanted to

No thugs in our house, are there dear?
We made that clear,
We made little Graham promise us he'd be a good boy

No thugs in our house, are there dear?
We made that clear,
We made little Graham promise us he'd be a good boy

They never read those pamphlets in his bottom drawer,
They never read that tattoo on his arm
They thought that was just a boys club badge he wore,
They never thought he'd do folks any harm

The insect-headed worker wife will hang her waspies on the line;
She's singing something stale and simple now this business has fizzled out;
Her little tune is such a happy song
Her son is innocent, he can't do wrong,
'Cause dad's a judge and knows exactly what the job of judging's all about

And all the while Graham slept on,
Dreaming of a world where he could do just what he wanted to

No thugs in our house, are there dear?
We made that clear,
We made little Graham promise us he'd be a good boy

No thugs in our house, are there dear?
We made that clear,
We made little Graham promise us he'd be a good boy

No thugs in our house
No thugs in our house
No thugs in our house, dear

No thugs in our house
No thugs in our house, woo
No thugs in our house
No thugs in our house, owh
No thugs in our house
No thugs in our house, woo
No thugs in our house
No thugs in our house, awh
No thugs in our house


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"No Thugs in Our House" as written by Andy Partridge

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    General CommentFascism begins at home.
    pumkinhedon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti must have listened to this song about thirty times before i realised it was about a young fascist, strange! i don't get this line: A boy in blue is busy banging out a headache on the kitchen door.
    xtcfanon February 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe 'boy in blue' is a policeman knocking on the kitchen door (bringing a headache/problem with his knocking)
    pinkthingon May 25, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis one is kind of esoteric in the whole scheme of XTCs library, as it names names.

    Graham is the Agent in charge of the CIAs west coast operations and one of the bringers of the darkness that will become the Battle of the Armageddon.

    The "boy in blue" actually makes reference to a blue blooded dynastic avatar that is defended from an angel. He is a nephilim, or "son of Seth" that is the clarion of the impending darkness. But, nobody is willing to listen to what he is trying to tell them.

    The individual that is making the statement "no thugs in our house, are there dear" is grahams father who was a federal circuit court judge in the California jurisdiction.

    The parents are overly trusting of their son, and mindlessly reassure each other from across the table that share from different worlds.

    Young graham has so much unresolved seething anger from many different incidences that remain unresolved to this very day.

    This seething anger is the impetus for much of the actions that the CIA will bring about during the darkness including that he is the individual responsible for the moon being blown in two. The CIA set off a nuclear device on the backside in an attempt to keep the Chinese government from constructing an observation deck there.

    In the song, they relate to his being beat down by some Asian youths at the age of sixteen.

    He never got past it in the forty years since that time.

    The song basically is about graham raising himself, except that he was not a good emotionally healthy individual. Disordered then, disordered now.
    jefferybarberon March 13, 2016   Link

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