Who Sang Happy Hour? The Housemartins

The Housemartins London 0 Hull 4 cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Ian Peter Cullimore, Paul Heaton
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Indie Rock/Pub Rock/Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 2:22
producer: John Williams and Dale Griffin
lead vocals: Paul Heaton
vocal: Paul Heaton, Norman Cook and Stan Cullimore
engineer: Fred Kay, Phil Bodger and Ted de Bono
background vocals: Norman Cook, Hugh Whitaker, Paul Heaton and Stan Cullimore
guitar: Stan Cullimore
harmonica: Paul Heaton
drums (drum set): Hugh Whitaker
bass guitar: Norman Cook
chimes: Paul Heaton
lyricist: Paul Heaton
composer: Stan Cullimore
It's happy hour again
I think I might be happy if I wasn't out with them
And they're happy it's a lovely place to be
Happy that the fire is real the barman is a she

Where the haircuts smile
And the meaning of style
Is a night out with the bass
Where you win or you lose
And its them who choose
And if you don't win then you've lost

What a good place to be
Don't believe it
'Cause they speak a different language
And it's never really happened to me
{It's happy hour again}
Don't believe it
'Cause they speak a different language
And it's never really happened to me
{It's happy hour again}

It's another night out with the boss
Following in footsteps overgrown with moss
And they tell me that women grow on trees
And if you catch them right they will land upon their knees

Where they open all their wallets
And they close all their minds
And they love to buy you all a drink
And then we ask all the questions
And you take all your clothes off
And go back to the kitchen sink

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Happy Hour
  • 2 Get Up Off Our Knees
  • 3 Flag Day
  • 4 Anxious
  • 5 Reverends Revenge
  • 6 Sitting on a Fence
  • 7 Sheep
  • 8 Over There
  • 9 Think for a Minute
  • 10 We’re Not Deep
  • 11 Lean on Me
  • 12 Freedom
  • 13 I’ll Be Your Shelter (Just Like a Shelter)
  • 14 People Get Ready
  • 15 The Mighty Ship
  • 16 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother