Madness - Calling Cards Lyrics

Madness The Rise & Fall cover art
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A sorting office in the Old Kent Road
Caters from coast to most
A nice little number if you're out of work
And aren't the sort to boast,
you're in need of a job, bob-a-job, rob-a-job
I'm your man to see
I'll sit I'll listen I'll not say a word
The less said would be best for we

Oh, what a firm of naughty boys
Oh, I've been a naughty boy

We don't want to mark each other's card
Except the one you need
I need you and your returns to help
Build my company.
My twins work Brighton on a sunny day
They cover town with the shake of a hand
On a high come back 'cause of no come back
Now they're working in the promised land.

Oh, what a pair of naughty boys
Oh, I've been a naughty boy

(The Allied Irish Cyprus Bank)
(India Bank Bank of Turkey)
(United Bank The People's Bank)
(To catch the worm you got to be up early)

Temporarily out of bounds had to move office
Clear out of town
For every problem there's a solution and
I can do without constitution
Dealing cards from up the Old Kent Road
I've been checked up on my heavy load
You can go but be back soon
I'll have some work for you to groom.

Oh, what a lot of naughty boys
Oh, I've been a naughty boy

(Trustees Bank, Barclays Bank)
(The Natwest Bank, Midland Bank)
(Bank Of Scotland, Williams and Glyns)
(Bureau de Change, The People's Bank)

Oh, what a lot of naughty boys
Oh, what a pair of naughty boys
Oh, what a firm of naughty boys
Oh, I've been a naughty boy
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)


  • Credits
    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 : 80 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
    barcode: 0077778643128
    script: Latin