Victoria Gardens
Madness Lyrics


You're looking and listening and hoping that things are changing for the better
You're trying to see if what you're teaching is the truth, sir
You're looking and listening and hoping that things will change for better
Don't wanna preach or teach the blues to you now brother

I just left Victoria Gardens
And walked through Cardboard City land
A burnt out star was asking
How would I like to shake his hand
I walked on in no hurry (hurry, hurry, hurry)
And wondered where did we go wrong

Looking, listening, hoping that things are changing for the better
Don't wanna preach or teach the blues to you now brother

I walked on in no hurry (hurry, hurry, hurry)
And wondered where did we go wrong

Looking, listening, hoping that things are changing for the better
(Only time can tell) don't wanna preach or teach the blues to you now brother

It's a bloody fine situation
That we find ourselves in
He said something I couldn't mention here
And we laughed with him again

I walked on in no hurry (hurry hurry hurry)
And wondered where did we go wrong

Looking, listening, hoping that things are changing for the better
And trying to see if what you're teaching is the truth, sir

She said it's for the good of us all (of us all, of us all)

Looking, listening, hoping that things are changing for the better
Don't wanna preach or teach the blues to you now brother

I'm not so sure (sure, sure, sure)

And now it is early evening
I look across grey Leicester Square
A large and silent crowd were walking
Said they had every right to be there

Looking, listening, hoping that things are changing for the better
(Said they had every right to be there)
And trying to see if what you're teaching is the truth, sir
(Said they had every right to the square)

Looking, listening, hoping that things are changing for the better
(You get what you don't want) [righ to be there]
Don't wanna preach or teach the blues to you now brother
(You want what you don't get) [right to be there]

Looking, listening, hoping that things are changing for the better
(You have what you don't need) [right to the square]
And trying to see if what you're teaching is the truth, sir
(You need what you don't have) [right to be there]

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MARK WILLIAM BEDFORD, CHRISTOPHER JOHN FOREMAN, CATHAL JOSEPH SMYTH, DANIEL MARK WOODGATE, MICHAEL BARSON, LEE JAY THOMPSON, GRAHAM MCPHERSON

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Walter White Jr.

RIP Roger Charlery.... still hoping things will change for the better.

Flies at Dawn

@katoness Wow, I thought Chas sang it, too. Now the song is ever a little more melancholy.

katoness

Always thought Chas sung that line, never knew it was Ranking Roger. I can really hear his voice now.

7ourhouse

My favourite track from a very underrated album. Been a madness fan for over 40 years and still class them as the best band ever 😎😎😎😎

Ricki W

This is my favourite album of all time. I shared a bedroom with a brother who was a Madness fan, all four walls of our bedroom and the ceiling were covered in their posters. Fortunately, I liked them.

Matt Alford

Awesome track! One of their best.

David Murcutt

Brilliant tune. I first heard it when they played on The Tube in the early 80s. That's a set worth watching, they were on very fine form indeed for that.

John LaStrada

The reason for the vocal richness on this track which generally isn't on Madness songs to this degree is because the chorus line is sung by the distinctive voices of Dave Wakeling and General Public. Madness is a great band -- but the first time I heard this song I knew they injected lots of new energy into it. One of their very best. The other earlier favorite is "One Step Beyond."

Elisabeth DuPont

John LaStrada Dave’s got the best voice! So unique and recognizable

VISIONVAULT WORLDWIDE

Love this song.

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