Happy Birthday Lyrics

The Birthday Party


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Michael John Harvey, Nicholas Edward Cave, Rowland Stuart Howard
album: Track 10 in album The Birthday Party
release date: 1980-11
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: New Wave/Noise/Punk
length: 4:01
composer: Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey
it's a very happy day

we are at lots of fun fun fun

and it's ice-cream and jelly

and a punch in the belly

how much can you throw over the walls?

and see how his face glows

it's a bike! what a surprise.

it's a big bike. what a big surprise.

it's a red bike. what a red surprise.

oh, what a surprise.



but the best thing there

but the best thing there

was the wonderful dog chair

was the beautiful dog chair

that could count right up to ten

it could count right up to ten

it went woof, woof, woof, woof, woof,

woof, woof, woof, woof, woof.



and it's another happy day

he was born eleven years ago

and this year it's long trousers

and a very smart tie.

just think in five years he'll be shaving.



and see how his face glows

it's an ninja sword. what a surprise!

it's a samurai sword. what a metal surprise.

he'll remember this day for the rest of his life.



but the best thing there

but the best thing there

is that sensuous dog chair

the immaculate dog chair

that could count right up to eleven



it could count right up to eleven

it went woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof,

woof, woof, woof.



but the best thing there

but the best thing there

was my darling the dog chair

but the rampaging dog chair

that could count right up to eleven

it could count right up to eleven.



and it went round and round the house.



Track Listing

  • 1 Mr. Clarinet
  • 2 Hats on Wrong
  • 3 The Hair Shirt
  • 4 Guilt Parade
  • 5 Riddle House
  • 6 The Friend Catcher
  • 7 Waving My Arms
  • 8 The Red Clock
  • 9 Cat Man
  • 10 Happy Birthday