Who Sang House in the Country? The Kinks

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Some other versions of "House in the Country"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Raymond Douglas Davies
release date: 1966-10-28
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:01
He don't need no sedatives to ease his troubled mind.
At work he is invariably unpleasant and unkind.
Why should he care if he is hated in his home,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.
He's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.

But he ain't gotta home, oh no,
And he's as wicked as he can be,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country
Where he likes to spend his weekend days.
Oh yeah, oh yeah, well all right

Well, he got his job when drunken Daddy tumbled down the stairs.
From that very day this boy is more than having his share.
One of these days I'm gonna knock him off of his throne,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.
He's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.

And he's oh so smug, oh yeah.
He's got everything he needs,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country
Where he likes to spend his weekend days.
Oh yeah, oh yeah, well all right

And he's oh so smug, oh yeah.
He's got everything he needs,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.
He's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.

But he's socially dead, oh yeah,
And it don't matter much to him,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country
Where he likes to spend his weekend days.
Oh yeah, oh yeah, well all right

House in the country
House in the country
House in the country
House in the country



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Party Line
  • 2 Rosy Won’t You Please Come Home
  • 3 Dandy
  • 4 Too Much on My Mind
  • 5 Session Man
  • 6 Rainy Day in June
  • 7 House in the Country
  • 8 Holiday in Waikiki
  • 9 Most Exclusive Residence for Sale
  • 10 Fancy
  • 11 Little Miss Queen of Darkness
  • 12 You’re Lookin’ Fine
  • 13 Sunny Afternoon
  • 14 I’ll Remember

  • Album Information
    label: Pye Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin