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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...

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    anonymous
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    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”.



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    anonymous
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    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



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 27th, 2016 12:51pm report


    Joining something such as a gang. Then you cant get out of it.



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    anonymous
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    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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