Embarrassment
Madness Lyrics


Received a letter just the other day
Don't seem they wanna know you no more
They've laid it down given you their score
Within the first two lines it bluntly read

You're not to come and see us no more
Keep away from our door
Don't come 'round here no more
What on earth did you do that for?
Our aunt, she don't wanna know she says
"What will the neighbors think, they'll think
We don't, that's what they'll think, we don't"
But I will, 'cause I know they think I don't

Our uncle he don't wanna know he says
"We are a disgrace to the human race", he says
"How can you show your face
When you're a disgrace to the human race?"

No commitment, you're an embarrassment
Yes, an embarrassment, a living endorsement
The intention that you have booked
Was an intention that was overlooked

They say, "Stay away
Don't want you home today
Keep away from our door
Don't come 'round here no more"

Our dad, don't wanna know he says
"This is a serious matter
Too late to reconsider
No one's gonna wanna know ya"

Our mum, she don't wanna know, she says
"I'm feelin' twice as old", she says
"Thought she had a head on her shoulder
'Cause I'm feelin' twice as older
I'm feelin' twice as older"

You're an embarrassment

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Written by: MICHAEL BARSON, LEE JAY THOMPSON

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G J

Received a letter just the other day
Don't seem they wanna know you no more
They've laid it down given you their score
Within the first two lines it bluntly read
You're not to come and see us no more
Keep away from our door
Don't come 'round here no more
What on earth did you do that for?
Our aunt, she don't wanna know she says
"What will the neighbors think, they'll think
We don't, that's what they'll think, we don't"
But I will, 'cause I know they think I don't
Our uncle he don't wanna know he says
"We are a disgrace to the human race", he says
"How can you show your face
When you're a disgrace to the human race?"
No commitment, you're an embarrassment
Yes, an embarrassment, a living endorsement
The intention that you have booked
Was an intention that was overlooked
They say, "Stay away
Don't want you home today
Keep away from our door
Don't come 'round here no more"
Our dad, don't wanna know he says
"This is a serious matter
Too late to reconsider
No one's gonna wanna know ya"
Our mum, she don't wanna know, she says
"I'm feelin' twice as old", she says
"Thought she had a head on her shoulder
'Cause I'm feelin' twice as older
I'm feelin' twice as older"
You're an embarrassment



All comments from YouTube:

Stephen G

This song can bring tears to your eyes. (especially the injustice of the back story) You really feel for the sister.

GenericGooner

@tallin x well I assume he didn’t disown her since they wrote this song about it

arsh k

@bat de Baseball thats Mike Barson at 2:48 but the song captured the time brilliantly --

Caoilte‽

@Stephen G this is false. She was not left to have the baby alone.

tallin x

@Stephen G it was Lee Thompson - the Sax players sister.

Michten Frinz

@bat de Baseball yes 😢

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Andrew Mott

understanding the history and social context, madness make me proud to be english and british, them and the whole two tone record label / social movement

Richard Branton

@LISA' DOWSETT And nothing wrong with pointing out all the evil done by the nation without whataboutisms ,history is there to be explored and readdressed not hidden

Bob

It must be very difficult for the few young ladies to decide whether to carry-on, protect and admire your own ancestors bloodline, your own father's DNA that may go back for 100,000 years or more. That made you who you are. This country wouldn't be called Britain without Britons blood. After all.
To be called a Traitor must make them feel selfish and sad. Great song eh

Bob

hmmm, Were we not duped by those in the church? Or was it a 'coincidence' Jerry Dammers dad was a church deacon. If you bothered to look at just how many Christians and Jews 'happen' to end up having hits over the last 50 yrs.....its shocking. Many would say corrupt.

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