Blur - Country House Lyrics

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City dweller, successful fella thought to himself
Oops I've got a lot of money
Caught in a rat race terminally
I'm a professional cynic but my heart's not in it
I'm payin' the price of livin' life at the limit
Caught up in the century's anxiety
Yes, it preys on him
He's gettin' thin, try the simple life

He lives in a house
A very big house in the country
Watchin' afternoon repeats
And the food he eats in the country
He takes all manner of pills
And piles up analyst bills in the country
Oh, it's like an animal farm
That's the rural charm in the country

He's got morning glory and life's a different story
Everything's going jackanory
Touched with his own mortality
He's reading Balzac, knocking back Prozac
It's a helping hand that makes you feel wonderfully blind
Oh, it's a century's remedy
For the faint at heart
A new start, try the simple life

He lives in a house
A very big house in the country
He's got a fog in his chest
So he needs a lot of rest in the country
He doesn't drink, smoke, laugh
Takes herbal baths in the country
You should come to no harm
On the animal farm in the country
In the country, in the country, in the country

Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why?
Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why?

Oh he lives in a house
A very big house in the country
Watchin' afternoon repeats
And the food he eats in the country
He takes all manner of pills
And piles up analyst bills in the country
Oh, it's like an animal farm
That's the rural charm in the country

Oh he lives in a house
A very big house in the country
He's got a fog in his chest
So he needs a lot of rest in the country
He doesn't drink, smoke, laugh
Takes herbal baths in the country
You should come to no harm
On the animal farm in the country

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Stereotypes
  • 2 Country House
  • 3 Best Days
  • 4 Charmless Man
  • 5 Fade Away
  • 6 Top Man
  • 7 The Universal
  • 8 Mr Robinson's Quango
  • 9 He Thought of Cars
  • 10 It Could Be You
  • 11 Ernold Same
  • 12 Globe Alone
  • 13 Dan Abnormal
  • 14 Entertain Me
  • 15 Yuko and Hiro
  • 16 Ultranol
  • 17 No Monsters in Me


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Steven Alexander James, David Rowntree, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon
    album: Track 2 in album The Great Escape
    release date: 1995-9-6
    popularity : 178 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Brit Pop/Indie Rock/Synth-pop
    length: 3:58
    producer: Stephen Street
    engineer: John Smith
    additional engineer: Tom Girling and Julia Gardner
    Album Information
    label: Food
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988006710597
    script: Latin