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One Better Day
by Madness

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

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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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Sean Flanagan

very under-rated song of Madness

Mark Rae

No it isn't! It isn't underrated at all! Nobody relates it badly.

Peter Mortimer

Their best for my money

Andy Hampshire

could not agree more

Mark Rich

Spot on Sean. My favourite madness song and still poignant today. Has anything really change in 35 years!

Tatts Kink

Definitely quite melancholic

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marvinc999

This one REALLY makes my eyes water.

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

Brian Davis

marvinc999 Miss theme days 😭

SCRATCH patterson

marvinc999 me too

Noel Johnson

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

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