Madness: Our House Meaning
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Our House Lyrics
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...
anonymous Dec 4th, 12:38pm report
It’s about homelessness and lamenting the perfect middle class life that was before a lay-off or other financial catatirophy that put the family on the street hence the past tense at the end and the double meaning of living “in the middle of the street”.
anonymous Sep 5th, 2017 9:10am report
"The knocking-on-the-door bit where somebody comes out, goes, 'Where are they?' and the others sneak in and close the door… That's The Flintstones. We stole lots of ideas from the Keystone Kops and Benny Hill." (most interpretations from songfacts) No need to know
anonymous Sep 4th, 2017 9:35pm report
I believe it's about the death of the mother. She needs a rest as their father wears his Sunday best. The Daughter sighs in her sleep (crying) and the brother has a date he must keep (Doesn't want to be seen crying.) Most reason to believe this is in the song it says The mother is the one they will miss in lots of ways.
anonymous Dec 27th, 2016 12:51pm report
Joining something such as a gang. Then you cant get out of it.
anonymous Sep 22nd, 2005 9:30pm report
This is a song about growing up in a big family, it's about your house which is a little crazy but also the only sane corner of the planet at times. It's also about getting away from it eventually, leaving the family home to get on with your life.
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