Joe Jackson - My House Lyrics



I'm moving my car forward a foot at a time
Another red light another warning sign
Is that rain on the windshield
Wonder if it's raining on the Jersey side
Tapping my fingers to the radio
But I don't hear a thing
Watching the hookers move in and out of the light
One of these days one of these days...

One of these days
I'm gonna smash somebody's car
And smash the copper's face
As they take me away...

But I gotta go home now
(don't wanna go to my house)

Only forty minutes to the Jersey side
Me and Suzy used to read the news and stay up all night
We used to see a lot of people then we just got tired
And gave birth to a perfect little alibi
I take a sip of diet soda and loosen my tie
Another red light another warning sign
Hey that Puerto Rican hooker must be six feet tall
One of these days one of these days...

One of these days
I'm gonna turn the car around
And keep on going
'Til I lose track of time...

But I gotta go home now
(don't wanna go to my house)

Thirty five minutes to the Jersey side

Another red light another warning sign

One of these days one of these days





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Joe Jackson My House Comments
  1. Ellen Jochems

    A marvellous song - one of his best

  2. Ellen Jochems

    This is simply a brilliant song by one of the greatest singer songwriters of the 20th century (and of the 21st century too :))

  3. justbkuztube

    What is this song about?  Confused about the lyric...Me and Suzy used to stay up all night.  Gave birth to a perfect little alibis.

  4. Mark Morin

    I love this song...one of JJ's best....timeless....

  5. Byron Gordon

    Big World, Blaze of Glory and Laughter & Lust are all excellent albums. Never understand why commercial radio turned such a blind eye to all three.

    Steven Wilkinson

    +Byron Gordon here is your answer
    http://learning2share.blogspot.co.nz/2007/10/joe-jacksons-stance-against-music.html

    Joseph03743

    +Byron Gordon Agreed. Very under rated.

  6. Douglas Holste

    I totally love this song...what it means to me is in the most pedestrian life someone wants to do something totally bizarre and crazy. But we don't do it because there would consequences...

  7. sam armytage

    well said dylan and costello are gods but i accuse them of playing it safe.

  8. sam armytage

    how could this not be big ?

  9. ldolphin34

    Laughter and Lust was severely underrated, and this song is one of the reasons why. Fantastic, moody artistry, and those crashing drums! Awesome.

  10. floyd Millar

    Well said Slickvguy , Absolute Genius

  11. slickvguy

    Well done, sir. Let me put it this way: there is no such thing as a bad Joe Jackson album. Period. My absolute #1 composer. Who has evolved over the years like JJ? Look at the mindboggling diversity of sound. Stunning. There isn't another contemporary musician who has done what JJ has. Not Fagan. Not Dylan. Not Costello. Nobody. Classical, jazz, pop, latin, from one instrument to full blown orchestras and everything in between. His range is beyond anything any other musician that I am aware of.

  12. pio primo

    QUESTO PEZZO E' UN CAPOLAVORO, UNO DEI PIU' BELLI DEL GRANDE JJ

  13. cymbol123

    I saw him in NJ was great concert. Trio set up

  14. KingKaitain

    Yeah, ironic that Jackson's best stuff started to arrive after his commercial success had started to wane. Big World, Blaze of Glory and Laughter & Lust are all excellent albums.

  15. the Hard Ponys

    "Blaze of Glory" and "Laughter and Lust" were genius. This song is genius. I wasn't even a fan of Joe Jackson's stuff before then and these two records hooked me.