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THE ONLY WAY IS UP - 06/08/1988

5 weeks at #1 - 15 weeks on chart

We've been broken down

To the lowest turn

Being on the bottom line

Sure ain't no fun

But if we should be evicted

From the home

We'll just move somewhere else

And still carry on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Baby

Hold on, hold on

Hold on

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

Now we may not know

Where our next meal is coming from

But with you by my side

I'll face what is to come

Boy, I wanna thank you

For loving me this way

Things may be a little hard now

But we'll find a brighter day

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, Won't be long

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, Won't be long

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

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THE ONLY WAY IS UP - 06/08/1988

5 weeks at #1 - 15 weeks on chart

I don't think it was written about the 1990's. :rolleyes:

It was released at the time of the thatcher excesses: yuppies, wine bars, hair gel, shoulder pads, filofaxes, share flotations. There were quite a few songs of around that time of an upbeat, everythings good, we're very prosperous style. Pity it all ended after a big crash.

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To the tune of Our House by Madness:

I believed when Krusty said,

Get a mortgage, buy a home, so Dad took out a great big loan,

For a while there we were chuffed, (ahh, ahh, ahh)

Now the market has collapsed and we're absolutely stuffed.

Our House,

In the middle of a slump,

Our House,

No-one wants to buy this dump.

Dad is desperate to move on,

But now our home's worth even less, than a pension from Gordon,

Our livingroom's a mess, (ahh, ahh, ahh)

Full of magistrates and baliffs trying to repossess.

Our House,

In the middle of the boom,

Our House,

It was worth a small fortune.

Our House,

Left us in a dreadful state,

Our House,

Why'd the hell we decorate?

We've really caught a cold,

Nowhere we can go to now, all the council houses have been sold,

Our Dad's taken some stick, (ahh, ahh, ahh)

He's still voting Labour though, my god he must be thick.

Our House,

Didn't work out like we planned,

Our House,

Prices dropped by fifty grand.

Our House,

Threw us out and changed the locks,

Our House,

It is now a carboard box.

Edited by bearbullfence

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I don't think it was written about the 1990's. :rolleyes:

It was released at the time of the thatcher excesses: yuppies, wine bars, hair gel, shoulder pads, filofaxes, share flotations. There were quite a few songs of around that time of an upbeat, everythings good, we're very prosperous style. Pity it all ended after a big crash.

Wrong.

The 1988 release is actually a cover version.

The original was recorded in America in 1982 by soul singer Otis Clay.

As most of you are no doubt aware in 1982 the US entered a severe recession due to poor economic mangement by Ronald Regan (essentially a soaring budget deficit). Government borrowing and tightening money supply resulting in very high interest rates (at peak at about 20%) and serious recession with 10% unemployment. Parts of the Midwest and North East entered a depression.

Otis Clay came from Chicargo.

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To the tune of Our House by Madness:

I believed when Krusty said,

Get a mortgage, buy a home, so Dad took out a great big loan,

For a while there we were chuffed, (ahh, ahh, ahh)

Now the market has collapsed and we're absolutely stuffed.

Our House,

In the middle of a slump,

Our House,

No-one wants to buy this dump.

Dad is desperate to move on,

But now our home's worth even less, than a pension from Gordon,

Our livingroom's a mess, (ahh, ahh, ahh)

Full of magistrates and baliffs trying to repossess.

Our House,

In the middle of the boom,

Our House,

It was worth a small fortune.

Our House,

Left us in a dreadful state,

Our House,

Why'd the hell we decorate?

We've really caught a cold,

Nowhere we can go to now, all the council houses have been sold,

Our Dad's taken some stick, (ahh, ahh, ahh)

He's still voting Labour thought, my god he must be thick.

Our House,

Didn't work out like we planned,

Our House,

Prices dropped by fifty grand.

Our House,

Threw us out and changed the locks,

Our House,

It is now a carboard box.

I wanted to say something on this thread but realise how lacking in talent I am compared to others. And now I've got the "Our house" tune stuck in my head. Aagh!

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It was released at the time of the thatcher excesses: yuppies, wine bars, hair gel, shoulder pads, filofaxes, share flotations. There were quite a few songs of around that time of an upbeat, everythings good, we're very prosperous style. Pity it all ended after a big crash.

For some reason, when I read that first, I read "preposterous".....

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Sums it up for me:

"Easy Money"

It's difficult. It's very tough.

I said to the man who'd been sleeping rough

To sit within a fragrant breeze

All among the nodding trees

That hang heavy with the stuff

He threw his arms around my neck

He brushed the tear from my cheek

And held my soft white hand

He was an understanding man

He did not even barely hardly speak

Easy money

Rain it down on the wife and the kids

Rain it down on the house where we live

Rain until you got nothing left to give

And rain that ever-loving stuff down on me

All the things for which my heart yearns

Gives joy in diminishing returns

He kissed me on the mouth

His hands they headed south

And my cheek it burned

Money, man, it is a bitch

The poor, they spoil it for the rich

With my face pressed in the clover

I wondered when this would be over

And at home we are all so guilty-sad

Easy money

Pour it down the open drain

Pour it all through my veins

Pour it down, yeah, let it rain

And pour that ever-loving stuff down on me

Now, I'm sitting pretty down on the bank

Life shuffles past at a low interest rate

In the money-coloured meadows

And all the interesting shadows

They leap up, then dissipate

Easy money

Easy money

Easy money

Rain it down on the wife and the kids

Rain it down on the house where we live

Rain it down until you got nothing left to give

And rain that ever-loving stuff down on me

Sung By Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. ;)

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THE ONLY WAY IS UP - 06/08/1988

5 weeks at #1 - 15 weeks on chart

We've been broken down

To the lowest turn

Being on the bottom line

Sure ain't no fun

But if we should be evicted

From the home

We'll just move somewhere else

And still carry on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Baby

Hold on, hold on

Hold on

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

Now we may not know

Where our next meal is coming from

But with you by my side

I'll face what is to come

Boy, I wanna thank you

For loving me this way

Things may be a little hard now

But we'll find a brighter day

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, Won't be long

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on

Hold on, Won't be long

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

The only way is up, baby

For you and me now

HOW DARE YOU SNATCH THE 2010 ELECTION SOUNDTRACK FOR THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY!!!!

(purely cheesy track for purely cheesy party)....I will wet myself if they use it!!!!

...actually no I won't I'll weep with despair,how could it come to this when it really is very insulting to people's intelligence?

Edited by oracle

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