Calling Cards



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Cathal Joseph Smyth, Christopher Foreman, Christopher John Foreman, Daniel Mark Woodgate, Graham Mcpherson, Lee Thompson, Lee Jay Thompson, Mark William Bedford, Michael Barson
album: Track 11 in album The Rise & Fall
release date: 1982
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
length: 2:20
writer: Lee “Kix” Thompson, Chris Foreman

Album Information

label: Stiff Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Madness The Rise & Fall cover art


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A sorting office in the Old Kent Road
A nice little number if you're out of work
you're in need of a job, bob-a-job, rob-a-job
I'll sit I'll listen I'll not say a word

Oh, I've been a naughty boy
We don't want to mark each other's card
I need you and your returns to help
My twins work Brighton on a sunny day
On a high come back 'cause of no come back

Oh, I've been a naughty boy
(The Allied Irish Cyprus Bank)
(United Bank The People's Bank)

Clear out of town
I can do without constitution
I've been checked up on my heavy load
I'll have some work for you to groom.
Oh, what a lot of naughty boys

(The Natwest Bank, Midland Bank)
(Bureau de Change, The People's Bank)
Oh, what a lot of naughty boys
Oh, what a firm of naughty boys


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rise and Fall
  • 2 Tomorrow’s Just Another Day
  • 3 Blue Skinned Beast
  • 4 Primrose Hill
  • 5 Mr Speaker Gets the Word
  • 6 Sunday Morning
  • 7 Our House
  • 8 Tiptoes
  • 9 New Delhi
  • 10 That Face
  • 11 Calling Cards
  • 12 Are You Coming (With Me)
  • 13 Madness (Is All in the Mind)