"Man Next Door" as written by and John Holt Howard Anthony Barrett....
There is a man that live next door
In my neighborhood
In my neighborhood
And he gets me down

He gets in so late at night
Always a fuss and fight
Always a fuss and fight
All through the night

I've got to get away from here
This is not a place for me to stay
I've got to take my family
We'll find a quiet place

Hear the pots and pans they fall
Bang against my wall
Bang against my wall
No rest at all

He gets in so late at night
Always a fuss and fight
Always a fuss and fight
All through the night

I've got to get away from here
This is not a place for me to stay
I've got to take my family
We'll find a quiet place

There is a man that live next door
In my neighborhood
In my neighborhood
And he gets me down

He gets in so late at night
Always a fuss and fight
Always a fuss and fight
All through the night

Got to get away


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"Man Next Door" as written by John Holt Howard Anthony Barrett

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  • +4
    General CommentI always play this song loud enough to annoy my neighbors, just in case they get the joke.
    Sidney Yamahataon December 04, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt's creepy how distressed Horace Andy sounds.

    I feel like there's a slight Jekyll and Hyde feel to this song. Why is he so obsessed with this man next door?
    janeireon December 07, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My Opinion even without me really liking his voice, this is easily one of my top three MA songs.
    ninety6tearson March 31, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAs someone said, this is a cover of an old Reggae song. But in this album's context it's about Paranoia. As I see it, Mezzanine is all about various mental disorders - obsession (Angel), depression (Dissolved Girl)...
    ElSon October 19, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe the song's about a drug dealer in the neighbourhood. I adore Horace Andy as a reggae singer. There is an interesting delay sequence used on the drums at the beginning and throughout the track that sounds superb combined with Horace's vocals. He also sang "One Love" from Blue Lines, which is also a simple yet effective track. Massive Attack have the power to produce very simple tracks that always pulls the right strings.
    ming mingon December 23, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow could anyone dislike this song? FFS
    subverton May 13, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCan't believe people don't appreciate the brilliance of this tune.

    And I actually can't comprehend that people don't like Horace's voice. He is definitely right up there along side the best reggae vocalists.
    Newcsyon September 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThe only version I've heard is by Dennis Brown, and I love it. I agree it's very straightfoward. A man want's to raise his family in peace and quite and is frustrated by his noisy and maybe abusive neighbors. Beautiful song.
    gasolinegradyon April 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is really trippy and amazing.the whole album is good.MA dont have any bad ones
    venusinvelveton March 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hated the song at first but now it has grown on me and I really love it
    Purifiedxon March 01, 2008   Link

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