Who Sang Sheep? 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: 2:17
producer: John Williams
lead vocals: Paul Heaton
vocal: Paul Heaton
engineer: Phil Bodger
background vocals: Paul Heaton, Stan Cullimore, Norman Cook and Hugh Whitaker
guitar: Stan Cullimore
harmonica: Paul Heaton
drums (drum set): Hugh Whitaker
bass guitar: Norman Cook
lyricist: Paul Heaton
composer: Stan Cullimore, Ted Key
Sometimes I get so angry with the simple life they lead
The shepherds smile seems to confirm my fears
They've never questioned anything, They've never disagreed
Sometimes I think they must have wool in their ears

And when you see a can I see a crook
And when you see a crowd I see a flock
It's sheep we're up against
Sheep we're up against

When I was young they used to get me counting sheep
But the counting I did was all in vain
No when I'm tired and I'm trying to get to sleep
I count humans jumping onto trains

And when you see a can I see a crook
And when you see a crowd I see a flock
It's sheep we're up against
Sheep we're up against

And when you see a can I see a crook
And when you see a crowd I see a flock
It's sheep we're up against
Sheep we're up against

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