"Under The House" as written by Keith Levene, Martin Clive Atkins and John Lydon....
Under the house
Under the house
It came out of the wall
A single cadaver

(Under the house)
It went under the house
Scream in the trees
Under the moon

(Scream in a dream)
Solid the grave
(Vile stinking)
Stone cold ambition

Solid and gross
It went under the house
It's not the sun I wear as a crown
I colour the clouds

Under the house
Solid the grave
Stone cold ambition
(Solid discreet)

It came out of the wall
A single cadaver
It went under the house
A scream in the trees

Under the moon
Ages apart
Under the house
It's not the sun I wear as a crown

I follow the clouds
Under the house
Scream in the trees
Under the moon

It came out of the wall
A single cadaver
It went under the house
The jugular bulge rips

Steal if I could
Under the house
(Ages apart, under the house)
Scream in the trees

(Stone cold ambition, solid discreet)
Under the moon
(Under the house)
It went under the house

Under the house
A scream in the trees
Under the moon
The vile stink in my nostril

A single cadaver
(Stone cold ambition)
It clouded out of the wall
Solid disgrace

(The smoke is a float)
It's not the sun that I wear as a crown
(Every breeze brings disease)
Ages apart

Under the house
Mercenary


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"Under the House" as written by Keith Levene Martin Clive Atkins

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    General CommentPossibly my favourite post-Wobble PiL song. Levene once described it as being about a vague sense of evil that John was unusually attuned to. Namely, not so much a ghost as something just... Evil, utterly.
    Cynothoglyson June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAccording to an interview with John Lydon, he claims the song was about "The Manor", a recording studio then owned by Richard Branson of Virgin Records which also had room and board accommodations. Lydon claimed to have see a ghost at the manor and issued the following statement in an interview:

    "I'd seen a few things I didn't like," says Lydon significantly. "I ended up sleeping in the coal shed, I couldn't bear it in the house any longer. When a place is haunted there's an intensity which is insufferable. I do tend to see a lot of that kind of thing, ghosties and ghoulies. I saw shadows, people in rooms who weren't there, felt intense cold for no reason."

    The interview can be found at the following link: fodderstompf.com/ARCHIVES/INTERVIEWS/…
    skysgoneouon May 05, 2013   Link

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