Woman in the Wall Lyrics

The Beautiful South


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray
album: Track 8 in album Welcome to the Beautiful South
release date: 1989-10-23
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length: 5:17
engineer: Ian Grimble
trombone: Peter Thoms
keyboard: Pete Wingfield, Mel Wesson
flugelhorn: John Thirkell
trumpet: John Thirkell
bass guitar: Sean Welch
percussion: Martin Ditcham
flute: Gary Barnacle
saxophone: Gary Barnacle
drums: David Stead
guitar: Dave Rotheray
piano: Pete Wingfield
producer: Mike Hedges
drums: Mel Wesson
additional programming: Mel Wesson
composer: Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray
lyricist: Paul Heaton

Cover Art


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He was just a social drinker but social every night
He enjoyed a pint or two or three or four
She was just a silent thinker, silent every night
He'd enjoy the thought of killing her before

Well he was very rarely drunk but very rarely sober
And he didn't think the problem was his drink
But he only knew his problem when he knocked her over
And when the rotting flesh began to stink

Cry freedom for the woman in the wall
Cry freedom for she has no voice at all
I hear her cry all day, all night
I hear her voice from deep within the wall
Made a cross from knitting needles
Made a grave from hoover bags
Especially for the woman in the wall

She'd knitted him a jumper with dominoes on
So he wore it everyday in every week
Pretended to himself that she hadn't really gone
Pretended that he thought he beard her speak

Then at last it seemed that he was really winning
He felt that he had some sort of grip
But all of his new life was sent a-spinning
When the rotting wall began to drip

Track Listing

  • 1 Song for Whoever
  • 2 Have You Ever Been Away
  • 3 From Under the Covers
  • 4 I’ll Sail This Ship Alone
  • 5 Girlfriend
  • 6 Straight in at 37
  • 7 You Keep It All In
  • 8 Woman in the Wall
  • 9 Oh Blackpool
  • 10 Love Is…
  • 11 I Love You (but You’re Boring)