The Roof Is Leaking Song Lyrics

Phil Collins

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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

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing
    writers: Phil Collins
    album: Track 4 in album Face Value
    release date: 1981
    popularity : 100 users have visited this page.
    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

    Album Information

    label: Atlantic
    country(area): Europe
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin