martes, 15 de marzo de 2011

Our House - Madness



Madness es un grupo inglés de ska que se formó en 1976. Uno de los principales grupos del revival del ska del sello 2 Tone a finales de los 70 juntamente con The Specials y Bad Manners. Madness alcanzó la mayoría de sus éxitos en los 80, estando más semanas en las listas inglesas que cualquier otro grupo. Su último albúm, The liberty of Norton Folgate, alcanzó en 2008 el número tres en las listas de Reino Unido.

Los primeros 20 sencillos del grupo entraron en el Top 20 británico y tenían un sonido que la propia banda había denominado nutty sound, el cual había evolucionado incluyendo elementos pulidos de pop con grandes dosis de ska, reggae y otras músicas caribeñas. El grupo sólo tuvo un número 1 en las listas británicas, House of Fun, en 1982, aunque estuvo a punto de volverlo a conseguir en 1983 con el sencillo Wings of a Dove. A su vez, el grupo tuvo dos apariciones estelares en la comedia de la BBC The Young Ones (emitida en la Televisión de Cataluña con el título de Els Jovesy en la televisón gallega con el nombre os novos, interpretando House of Fun en 1982, en el episodio Boring de la primera temporada, y Our House , esta canción que aquí os pongo en 1984, en el episodio de la segunda temporada titulado Sick.

Letra:

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
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