Magazine - A Song From Under the Floorboards Lyrics

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I am angry I am ill and I'm as ugly as sin
My irritability keeps me alive and kicking
I know the meaning of life, it doesn't help me a bit
I know beauty and I know a good thing when I see it

This is a song from under the floorboards
This is a song from where the wall is cracked
My force of habit, I am an insect
I have to confess I'm proud as hell of that fact

I know the highest and the best
I accord them all due respect
But the brightest jewel inside of me
Glows with pleasure at my own stupidity

This is a song from under the floorboards
This is a song from where the wall is cracked
My force of habit, I am an insect
I have to confess I'm proud as hell of that fact

I used to make phantoms I could later chase
Images of all that could be desired
Then I got tired of counting all of these blessings
And then I just got tired

This is a song from under the floorboards
This is a song from where the wall is cracked
My force of habit, I am an insect
I have to confess I'm proud as hell of that fact
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Because You’re Frightened
  • 2 Model Worker
  • 3 I’m a Party
  • 4 You Never Knew Me
  • 5 Philadelphia
  • 6 I Want to Burn Again
  • 7 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  • 8 Sweetheart Contract
  • 9 Stuck
  • 10 A Song From Under the Floorboards


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Barry Adamson, Howard Devoto, John E Doyle, John Mc Geogh, David Tomlinson
    album: Track 10 in album The Correct Use of Soap
    release date: 1980-5-2
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave
    length: 4:12
    producer: Martin Hannett
    drums: John Doyle
    vocal: Howard Devoto
    bass: Barry Adamson
    background vocals: Barry Adamson and John McGeoch
    guitar: John McGeoch
    keyboard: Dave Formula
    composer: Magazine
    lyricist: Howard Devoto
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin