"Neighbourhood" as written by James Desmond Edwards, Francis Griffiths, Andrew Parle and Thomas Scott....
Who lives in a house like this?
Who lives in a house like this?

In number 69 there lives a transvestite
He's a man by day
But he's a woman at night
There's a man in number 4 who swears he's Saddam Hussein
Say's he's on a chore to start
The Third World War

Oh if you find the time
Please come and stay a while
In my beautiful neighbourhood

In 110 they haven't paid the rent
So there goes the TV with the
Repo men
In 999 they make a living from crime
The house is always empty 'cause they're
All doing time

Oh if you find the time
Please come and stay a while
In my beautiful neighbourhood
My neighbourhood
My-my-my beautiful neighbourhood
My neighbourhood
My-my-my beautiful neighbourhood

Who lives in a house like this?
Who lives in a house like this?

In number 18 there lives a big butch queen
He's bigger than Tyson
And he's twice as mean
In 666 there lives a Mr Miller
He's our local vicar
And a serial killer

Oh if you find the time
Please come and stay a while
In my beautiful neighbourhood
My neighbourhood
My-my-my beautiful neighbourhood
My neighbourhood
My-my-my beautiful neighbourhood

Who lives in a house like this?
Who lives here man?
Who lives in a house like this?

Oh they want to knock us down
'cause they think we're scum
But we will all be waiting
When the bulldozers come
In a neighbourhood like this you know
It's hard to survive
So you'd better come prepared
'cause they won't take us alive

Oh if you find the time
Please come and stay a while
In my beautiful neighbourhood
My neighbourhood
My-my-my beautiful neighbourhood
My neighbourhood
My-my-my beautiful neighbourhood


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"Neighbourhood" as written by Francis Griffiths James Desmond Edwards

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    General CommentI think that what Tommy is saying in here, is basically, there's two sides to every story, that what someone thinks of as ugly, someone else thinks is beautiful, and that even though society (I think that's what he's getting at) is dysfunctional, it can be beautiful.
    What does everyone else think?
    nutty dolphinon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti can't really see a hidden meaning behind this. it's just told like a storybook. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti would have to agree with 'nutty dolphin' but i never really thought that deep into the meaning before.. it always seemed like 'yea, it's space, and there must be soem meaning to it, and it shouldn't be too hard to figure out' but even more, it was like 'damn these lyrics are fucked up, i can't think about this too hard..'
    Pilkon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is about the more 'colourful' areas of Liverpool and no matter what the outside view of them is they are still part of this beautiful city's wonderful vibrant character...
    cherylukon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure it was about the tough, run-downWalton area of liverpool and spending some of his childhood there

    cool song
    bigduncon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's about any rough and tumble inner city area - I live in one that's actually not nearly as bad as some people think - Longsight, Manchester, if anyone knows it! Outsiders may think that everyone there's lowlife, but it's not true.

    Anyone out there from Brighton? I used to know Whitehawk and Moulsecoomb estates, as rough as they come, and yet some really great people as well. Respect to all that live in places society treats as rubbish tips, and yet still live with dignity.
    jimqukon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe line
    Who lives in a house like this?
    is probably taken from Through The Keyhole
    snotface2on June 04, 2008   Link

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