One Better Day
Madness Lyrics


Arlington house, address: no fixed abode
An old man in a three-piece suit sits in the road
He stares across the water, he sees right through the lock
But on and up like outstretched hands
His mumbled words, his fumbled words, mock

Further down, a photo booth, a million plastic bags
And an old woman filling out a million baggage tags
But when she gets thrown out, three bags at a time
She spies the old chap in the road to share her bags with
She has bags of time

Surrounded by his past, on a short white line
He sits while cars pass either side, takes his time
Trying to remember one better day
A while ago when people stopped to hear him say

Walking round you sometimes hear the sunshine
Beating down in time with the rhythm of your shoes

Now she has walked enough through rainy town
She rests her bag against his and sits down
She's trying to remember one better day
A while ago when people stopped to hear her say

Walking round you sometimes hear the sunshine
Beating down in time with the rhythm of your shoes
Walking round you sometimes hear the sunshine
Beating down in time with the rhythm of your shoes
The feeling of arriving when you've nothing left to lose

Walking round you sometimes hear the sunshine
Beating down in time with the rhythm of your shoes
The feeling of arriving when you've nothing left to lose

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Written by: Cathal Joseph Smyth, Christopher John Foreman, Daniel Mark Woodgate, Graham Mcpherson, Lee Jay Thompson, Mark Bedford, Mark William Bedford, Michael Barson

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Patrick Stocks

Arlington house, address:no fixed abode
An old man in a 3-piece suit sits in the road
He stares across the water, he sees right through the lock
But on and up like outstretched hands
His mumbled words, his fumbled words, mock

Further down, a photo booth, a million plastic bags
And an old woman filling out a million baggage tags
But when she gets thrown out, 3 bags at a time
She spies the old chap in the road to share her bags with
She has bags of time

Surrounded by his past, on a short white line
He sits while cars pass either side, takes his time
Trying to remember 1 better day
A while ago when people stopped to hear him say

Walking round you sometimes hear the sunshine
Beating down in time with the rhythm of your shoes

Now she has walked enough through rainy town
She rests her bag against his and sits down
She's trying to remember 1 better day
A while ago when people stopped to hear her say

Walking round you sometimes hear the sunshine
Beating down in time with the rhythm of your shoes
Walking round you sometimes hear the sunshine
Beating down in time with the rhythm of your shoes
The feeling of arriving when you've nothing left to lose

Walking round you sometimes hear the sunshine
Beating down in time with the rhythm of your shoes
The feeling of arriving when you've nothing left to lose



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Borderline Alcoholic

Suggs photobombed us outside a pub in London a couple of years ago. After he'd walked off with his mates I decided I couldn't let the moment pass so chased him down the road and started singing the chorus to this, and he joined in.


Fast forward to 15th June this year and I saw them play Kenwood House in London. He announced to the crowd they would play one they rarely did live, and then this started!


I swear he did it for me....

Gary Fellows

My fav madness song
Great story

Steve Horrill

Haha a spot on👍

Vj Avzone

CooL !

IronIck45

Thanks for sharing this.
As a Berliner, I never has the chance to met them.
But hej, we got David Bowie, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode not bad at all. ;)

marvinc999

This one REALLY makes my eyes water.

I assume I'm not the only one...........................?

Gary Fellows

Love this song..... Sadly I'm not a madness fan, but this class for sure.

Brian Davis

marvinc999 Miss theme days 😭

SCRATCH patterson

marvinc999 me too

Noel Johnson

Nope, you not alone...me too..

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