The Roof Is Leaking Lyrics

Phil Collins


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing
writers: Phil Collins
album: Track 4 in album Face Value
release date: 1981
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genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Power Pop/Pop Rock/Ballad
length: 3:18
producer: Phil Collins
piano: Phil Collins
vocal: Phil Collins
engineer: Hugh Padgham
slide guitar: Joe Partridge
banjo: Daryl Stuermer
assistant engineer: Karen Segal and Nick Launay
assistant producer: Hugh Padgham
composer: Phil Collins
lyricist: Phil Collins

Cover Art

Phil Collins Face Value cover art
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The roof is leaking and the wind is howling
Kids are crying 'cause the sheets are so cold
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
Well, she and her young man, they both moved out there
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
They 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
The kinds are crying, 'cause the sheets are so cold
Woke this morning found my hands were frozen
Oh, I've tried to fix the fire, but you know the damn thing's too old

But me oh, 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


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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