Who Sang Over There? The Housemartins

The Housemartins London 0 Hull 4 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Indie Rock/Pub Rock/Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 2:58
producer: John Williams
lead vocals: Paul Heaton
vocal: Paul Heaton
engineer: Phil Bodger
background vocals: Hugh Whitaker, Paul Heaton, Stan Cullimore and Norman Cook
guitar: Stan Cullimore
harmonica: Paul Heaton
cello: Anthony Pleeth
drums (drum set): Hugh Whitaker
bass guitar: Norman Cook
lyricist: Paul Heaton
composer: Stan Cullimore
Over There
Housemartins

The fence is long and high where we love
You can't see the other side where they
live
I've spied with my little eye
And I've sighed with my little sigh
But it seems I've give all that I can give

Every hour I have to count to ten
And a thousand times I've thought again
But it seems I've given all that I can give

Is there anyone there
Here is the fence that they built
{Over there}
This is the fence that hate built
Is anyone there
{Over there}

This is the fence that turns one into two
I want to break through but I'm though if I
do
I've tried with my little try
And I've cried with my little cry
But it seems that the gate holds the only
clue

Every hour I have to count to ten
And a thousand times I've though again
But it seems I've given all that I can give

Is there anyone there
Here is the fence that they built
{Over there}
This is the fence that hate built
Is anyone there
{Over there}

[Brilliant Solo From "Stan the Man"]
Every hour I have to count to ten
And a thousand times I've thought again

Is there anyone there
Here is the fence that they built
{Over there}
This is the fence that hate built
Is anyone there
{Over there}

Is there anyone there
Here is the fence that they built
{Over there}
This is the fence that hate built
Is anyone there
{Over there}

But it seems I've give all that I can give
Is there anyone there
Here is the fence that they built
{Over there}
This is the fence that hate built
Is anyone there
{Over there}

From: Deise Zandona

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