NW5
Madness Lyrics


Oh, I watched you grow up
Only to despise
I seen the madness stack up
Through tarpaulin eyes

I have heard you come up
Believing your own lies
Witnessed the blessing rise up
In a very strange disguise
And though you have become a burden
One thing remains, that's for certain
I will love you all my life
But without you in my life

Yes I watched you climb up
I seen you come alive
From those very humble beginnings
In NW5

And though we face the final curtain
One thing remains, that's for certain
I will love you all my life
But without you in my life

I would give you everything
For just that smile you bring
For just that song to sing
I would give you everything
For just that smile you bring
For just that song to sing, I sing now

Oh I watched you grow up
Only to despise
Witnessed the blessing rise up
In a very strange disguise

Nothing, it seems, lasts forever
People change just like the weather
Some for good and sometimes never
I hope things work out for the better

'Cause I would give you everything
For just that smile you bring
For just that song to sing

I would give you everything
For just that smile you bring
For just that song to sing

I would give you everything
For just that smile you bring
For just that song to sing
I would give you everything
For just that smile you bring
For just that song to sing

I would give you everything
For just the smile you bring
Just to hear that song to sing

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: MICHAEL BARSON, LEE JAY THOMPSON

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Ally 39

Wot a brilliant Tune.....Madness has been in my ears since a was 10......They are just simply Amazing

Wagwan Piffting

Same my dad played an album in his car when I was 8 and a few months later we were at a concert

JackStamper

Ah, nice song, though surprisingly only used in a montage of the movie "Neues vom Wixxer" (translated...erm..."New stuff from the Jerker"). For those, who are wondering: It's a german comedy of old police movies set in England. The man in the mask is the "Jerker", a criminal killing other criminals in Part 1, and seven people, he announced beforehand in the second (including the first Jerker from part 1 - he became a legacy-character). The tall detective with the melon is "Inspector Very Long", the slightly...bigger one is "Chief Inspector Even Longer" (and yes, nearly everyone has such a punny, english-sounding name, often even sexual).
It's a very good comedy, playing with their status as an old timey-story (several areas around London are apparently still Black/White by choice) and their setting in England, even though it's clearly a german film (Longer looking down to the ground, reading trap door and trying to remember, what's the translation). It certainly is a bit silly at times, but it is an intelligent way of silly.
So...why Madness for this German Movie? Oliver Kalkofe (producer and actor for Even Longer) is a great fan of Madness, using a cover of one of their songs for Part 1. As a result, Madness expressed their interest in singing for Part 2 themselves.

Sebastian Scaife

It wasnt just used for the movie, nw5 was actually a song in the musical, though it was very different in the musical.

Steve Zacharanda

What an incredible bittersweet beautiful and powerful song, i've played it 200 times in a row!

Nathan Burgess

sad

Spooky Spoon

Crumbs I haven’t heard this for years. I am honoured 🌹

GrandeDC

i love how when Suggs walk down the street like Kaiser Sose in Usual suspect.

winkandwoo

just discovered this song , love it x

Magsimoo

“I will love you all my life but without you in my life” that line

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