The Roof Is Leaking Lyrics

Phil Collins


publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Phil Collins
album: No. 4 track in album Face Value
release date: 1981
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length: 3:18
engineer: Hugh Padgham
assistant engineer: Nick Launay, Karen Segal
banjo: Daryl Stuermer
slide guitar: Joe Partridge
piano: Phil Collins
assistant producer: Hugh Padgham
producer: Phil Collins
vocal: Phil Collins

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The roof is leaking and the wind is howling
Kids are crying 'cause the sheets are so cold
I woke this morning found my hands were frozen
I've tried to fix the fire, but you know the damn thing's too old

It's been months now, since we heard from our Mary,
I wonder if she ever made the coast
She and her young man, they both moved out there
But I sure hope they write, just to let us know

And me, I'm getting stronger by the minute
My wife's expecting, but I hope she can wait
Cause this winter looks like it's gonna be another bad one
But Spring'll soon be here,
Oh God I hope it's not late

Ma and Pa lived here, and theirs before them
Tried their hardest to make it a home
Seems so long now since they passed over
Hope my children'll try to make it their own

The roof is leaking and the wind is howling
Kinds are crying, 'cause the sheets are so cold
I woke this morning found my hands were frozen
I've tried to fix the fire, but you know the damn thing's too old

And me, I'm getting stronger by the minute
My wife's expecting, but I hope she can wait
Cause this winter looks like it's gonna be another bad one
But Spring'll soon be here,
Oh God I hope it's not late

Track Listing

  • 1 In the Air Tonight
  • 2 This Must Be Love
  • 3 Behind the Lines
  • 4 The Roof Is Leaking
  • 5 Droned
  • 6 Hand in Hand
  • 7 I Missed Again
  • 8 You Know What I Mean
  • 9 Thunder and Lightning
  • 10 I’m Not Moving
  • 11 If Leaving Me Is Easy
  • 12 Tomorrow Never Knows