Yesterday's Men
Madness Lyrics


An insolent speck of youth
Being taken for a walk
So tightly by the ear
That he can hardly talk

Yesterday's men hang to today
To sing in the old fashioned way
It must get better in the long run
Has to get better in the long run
A metropolitan marathon
Has been held today
But who you need to catch
Will be coming the other way

Yesterday's men hang to today
To sing in any old way
It must get better in the long run
Has to get better in the long run

Because when you're told to start
How far can you go
When your race is won
And you already know
Because when you're told to stop
How far will you go
When your race is run
And you already know

Yesterday's men hang to today
To sing in any old way
It must get better in the long run
Has to get better in the long run
Will it get better in the long run
Will we be here in the long run

Yesterday's men hang to today
To sing in any old way
It must get better in the long run
Has to get better in the long run
Will it get better in the long run
Will we be here in the long run

Do do do do do do hang on
In the long run

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

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Comments from YouTube:

gavin leckie

I was the boy in the video getting his ear pulled by the policeman the video was filmed in Stockwell london and the Brixton Academy .

Marc Anthony

Yes that is what’s cool 😎

Jose Luis Minissale

@Zelda Fitzgerald o0009000000000000

Rob Laidlaw

Yes mate!!! 👏

Martin B paranormal

I was at the concert in December 2010 in Belfast raging I had to leave early or I missed my train home I'd of Loved to meet them

Zelda Fitzgerald

How old were you when you appeared in this video?

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mickdrfc

Quite simply the MOST underrated Madness song

Darren Hoggett

Some Madness fans at the time missed the point completely. They didn't like the band moving on and wanted them to be stuck in 1980, which just showed how some fans didn't understand the band at all. This is a great record, period.

John Smith

@Steve Horrill Oh I'm so sorry for not cheering on Madness ripping off the fucking Thompson Twins

Steve Horrill

@John Smith dick

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