"Our House" as written by and Chris Foreman Carl Smyth....
Father wears his Sunday best
Mother's tired, she needs a rest
The kids are playing up downstairs
Sister's sighing in her sleep
Brother's got a date to keep he can't hang around

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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"Our House" as written by Chris Foreman Carl Smyth

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is a great song to listen to and the lyrics can probably invoke sentimental feelings from almost anyone about their childhood days. I would have thought Madness would be more popular than this - maybe they were at the time and my theory is that they are one of thoae bands that is forgotten better than it remembered because they were not a high budget, world-touring band. Still sounds as good today as ever - as do several other Madness songs.
    bkrisheron November 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah dude. it's their house. remember that.
    backupdorkon January 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's their best song.
    Peon3Don June 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits amazing how many idiots think this song is by Talking Heads
    JeffKaos71on April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe they are talking about astrology..Your house is a position that a group of people belong to in astrology according to the date they were born. It would make sense especially when you look at the part that says brothers got a date to keep. The talk about dreamers, dreams, the house having a crowd, the people's different characteristics and etc show that it is very artistic, meaningful, symbolic and related to terms of astrology. This song is very unique and stylish. I give it two thumbs up and its always been a clever and awesome catchy 80's hit from the United Kingdoms pop culture movement era. I believe the 80's contained our best decade.
    awakenedblood88on June 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts got to be satire.
    "Something tells you that youve got to get away from it"
    The role of moms possibly?
    olcrazylegson March 11, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe 80's were great. This song definitely represents the decade! hehe
    Quaggion May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song roks! ehat a good 80's ska band!!!!
    green_highlighteron August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgraham nash wrote this about then-girlfriend joni mitchell :P
    ZinbobDanon June 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPractically anybody on the planet can relate to this song. One of their best singles.

    Has ZinbobDan just woken up from an acid-induced coma?
    Boss Manon June 30, 2005   Link

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