"Country House" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
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  • +5
    General CommentYeah i agree that it doesnt need much analysis, but i would like to add that this song came about after blur's manager had made enough money out of them and left
    Darth_woodyon June 08, 2004   Link
  • +5
    General Comment"Jackanory" is cockney rhyming slang. It means "story".
    DM2Kon February 08, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentJackanory, possibly from the old English poem:

    I'll tell you a story
    about Jack-a-nory;
    and now my story's begun.
    I'll tell you another
    'bout Jack and his brother;
    and now my story is done.

    Anyhow, great song, lots of fun. The meaning is pretty self-exp, but I love the chorus and the clever rhymes.
    Banana Republicon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNoelly G, I take jackanory to mean "story" in this instance. "Everything's going jackanory" is another way of saying everything is going by the book (i.e. everything is going according to plan).

    also cf. The Kinks - "House in the Country"
    gson February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYES! While I am a huge fan of both Oasis and Blur, The fact that Country House beat Roll With it in one of the biggest chart battles ever was absolutely brilliant.
    propheton September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty damn good song. Doesn't need much analysis, I think it says what it means pretty well.
    Weasealon April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy first ever Blur Song.... I JUST LOVE IT! And the lead singer looks really cute in the vid...
    piper_@_the_gates_on June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a nice dig at thier arch rival Oasis in the line But it does work on 2 levels.

    "He's got morning glory, life's a different story"

    This refers to the Oasis album (Whats The Story) Morning Glory. But it does work on 2 levels.
    Onlineon October 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does "jackanory" mean?
    amelieleeon January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Jackanory" is also a name of an old TV programme, I think you'll find.
    "He's got morning glory, and life's a different story, everything's going 'story'" doesn't really fit?
    I expect it to be that TV programme on about 40 year ago.
    NoellyGon February 17, 2005   Link

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