Country House - 2012 Remaster

by Blur

Duration:
3:56
Released:
Aug 14, 1995
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Lyrics for Country House - 2012 Remaster by Blur:

Intro
So the story begins

Verse 1
City dweller, successful fella
Thought to himself, "Oops, I've got a lot of money" (Lot of money)
Caught in a rat race, terminally
I'm a professional cynic but my heart's not in it
I'm paying the price of living life at the limit (To the limit)
Caught up in the century's anxiety
Yes, it preys on him (Preys on him)
He's getting thin (Getting thin)
Try the simple life

Chorus
He lives in a house
A very big house in the country
Watching afternoon repeats
And the food he eats in the country
He takes all manner of pills
And piles up analyst bills in the country
Oh, it's like an animal farm
That's the rural charm in the country

Verse 2
He's got morning glory and life's a different story
Everything's going Jackanory (Jackanory)
Touched with his own mortality
He's reading Balzac and knocking back Prozac
It's a helping hand that makes you feel wonderfully bland
(Close your eyes, try it)
Oh, it's a century's remedy
For the faint at heart (Faint at heart)
A new start (New start)
Try the simple life

Chorus
He lives in a house
A very big house in the country
(Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why)
He's got a fog in his chest
So he needs a lot of rest in the country
He doesn't drink, smoke, laugh
Takes herbal baths in the country
(Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why)
But you'll come to no harm
On the animal farm in the country
In the country, in the country, in the country

Bridge
Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why
Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why

Chorus
Oh, he lives in a house
A very big house in the country
(Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why)
Watching afternoon repeats
And the food he eats in the country
He takes all manner of pills
And piles up analyst bills in the country
(Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why)
Oh, it's like an animal farm
That's the rural charm in the country
Oh, he lives in a house
A very big house in the country
(Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why)
He's got a fog in his chest
So he needs a lot of rest in the country
He doesn't drink, smoke, laugh
Takes herbal baths in the country
(Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why)
But you'll come to no harm
On the animal farm in the country

Outro
Who's that? La-la
I wanna be, I wanna be

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Song Facts

This song, Blur’s first number one single, reached the top of the charts after one of the most renowned music rivalries of the 90’s – Blur vs Oasis- culminated in Country House and Roll With It being released in the same week.

The music video for this song was directed by Britain’s most successful living artist, Damien Hirst.

In the 1990’s Hirst’s relationship with collector and gallery magnate Charles Saatchi brought him fame. He is mostly known for his gruesome abstract works centering around the theme of death, most of which involve the display of dead animals in various bizarre states of dissection.

It also features comedian Matt Lucas, then of Shooting Stars fame.

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