Madness - Cardiac Arrest Lyrics




Papers in the morning
Bowler hat on head
Walking to the bus stop
He's longing for his bed,
Waiting with his neighbours
In the rush hour queue
Got to get the first bus
So much for him to do.
He's got to hurry
Got to get his seat
Can't miss his place
Got to rest his feet.

Ten more minutes till he gets there
The crossword's nearly done.
It's been so hard these days
Not nearly so much fun.
His mind wanders to the office
His telephone, desk and chair
He's been happy with the company
They've treated him real fair.
Think of seven letters
Begin and end in 'C'
Like a big American car
But misspelt with a 'D'.
I wish this bus'd get a move on,
Driver's taking his time.
I just don't know, I'll be late
Oh dear what will the boss say?
Pull yourself together now
Don't get in a state

Don't you worry
There's no hurry
It's a lovely day
Could all be going your way
Take the doc's advice
Let up enjoy your life
Listen to what they say
It's not a game they play.

He'll never get there at this rate
He's caught up in a jam.
There's a meeting this morning
It's just his luck oh damn!
His hand dives in his pocket
For his handkerchief.
Pearls of sweat on his collar
His pulse-beat seems so brief.
Eyes fall on his wristwatch
The seconds pass real slow
Gasping for the hot air
But the chest pain it won't go.
Tried to ask for help
But can't seem to speak a word,
Words are whispered frantically
But don't seem to be heard.
What about the wife and kids?
They all depend on me!

We're so sorry
We told you not to hurry.
Now it's just too late
You've got a certain date
We thought we made it clear
We all voiced our inner fears
We left it up to you
There's nothing we can do.





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Madness Cardiac Arrest Comments
  1. Snuggles McSquishbottom

    With a bit of stick-to-itiveness, you too can decide to just stop having that silly heart attack!

  2. Richie Scott

    This is what the blacks do accept there's no British accent and the British aren't jumping around on the floors

  3. Zebedee

    Probably THE! most underrated English band, Madness were genius.

  4. The grand tour season 0

    Nobody:
    A random construction worker:
    : 🔴 D

  5. Richard Stokes

    Amazing lyrics when you stop and listen

  6. Pablo D.M. Fontana

    Papers in the morning
    Bowler hat on head
    Walking to the bus stop
    He's longing for his bed,
    Waiting with his neighbours
    In the rush hour queue
    Got to get the first bus
    So much for him to do.
    He's got to hurry
    Got to get his seat
    Can't miss his place
    Got to rest his feet.
    Ten more minutes till he gets there
    The crossword's nearly done.
    It's been so hard these days
    Not nearly so much fun.
    His mind wanders to the office
    His telephone, desk and chair
    He's been happy with the company
    They've treated him real fair.
    Think of seven letters
    Begin and end in 'C'
    Like a big American car
    But misspelt with a 'D'.
    I wish this bus'd get a move on,
    Driver's taking his time.
    I just don't know, I'll be late
    Oh dear what will the boss say?
    Pull yourself together now
    Don't get in a state
    Don't you worry
    There's no hurry
    It's a lovely day
    Could all be going your way
    Take the doc's advice
    Let up enjoy your life
    Listen to what they say
    It's not a game they play.
    He'll never get there at this rate
    He's caught up in a jam.
    There's a meeting this morning
    It's just his luck oh damn!
    His hand dives in his pocket
    For his handkerchief.
    Pearls of sweat on his collar
    His pulse-beat seems so brief.
    Eyes fall on his wristwatch
    The seconds pass real slow
    Gasping for the hot air
    But the chest pain it won't go.
    Tried to ask for help
    But can't seem to speak a word,
    Words are whispered frantically
    But don't seem to be heard.
    What about the wife and kids?
    They all depend on me!
    We're so sorry
    We told you not to hurry.
    Now it's just too late
    You've got a certain date
    We thought we made it clear
    We all voiced our inner fears
    We left it up to you
    There's nothing we can do.

    Pablo D.M. Fontana

    Papeles en la mañana
    Bombín en la cabeza
    Caminando a la parada de autobús
    Él anhela su cama
    Esperando con sus vecinos
    En la cola de la hora pico
    Tengo que tomar el primer autobús
    Mucho para que él haga.
    Tiene que darse prisa
    Tengo que conseguir su asiento
    No puedo perder su lugar
    Tiene que descansar sus pies.
    Diez minutos más hasta que llegue
    El crucigrama está casi terminado.
    Ha sido tan duro estos días
    No es tan divertido.
    Su mente vaga por la oficina
    Su teléfono, escritorio y silla.
    Ha sido feliz con la compañía.
    Lo han tratado realmente justo.
    Piensa en siete letras
    Comienza y termina en 'C'
    Como un gran carro americano
    Pero mal escrito con una 'D'.
    Desearía que este autobús se moviera,
    El conductor se toma su tiempo.
    Simplemente no sé, llegaré tarde
    Oh querido, ¿qué dirá el jefe?
    Reúnete ahora
    No te metas en un estado
    No te preocupes
    No hay prisa
    Es un día encantador
    Todo podría ir a tu manera
    Sigue el consejo del doctor
    Deja de disfrutar tu vida
    Escucha lo que dicen
    No es un juego que juegan.
    Nunca llegará allí a este ritmo
    Está atrapado en un atasco.
    Hay una reunión esta mañana
    Es solo su suerte, ¡maldición!
    Su mano se sumerge en su bolsillo
    Por su pañuelo.
    Perlas de sudor en su cuello
    Su pulso parece tan breve.
    Los ojos caen sobre su reloj de pulsera
    Los segundos pasan muy despacio
    Jadeando por el aire caliente
    Pero el dolor en el pecho no desaparecerá.
    Intenté pedir ayuda
    Pero parece que no puede decir una palabra,
    Las palabras se susurran frenéticamente
    Pero no parece ser escuchado.
    ¿Qué pasa con la esposa y los hijos?
    ¡Todos dependen de mí!
    Lo sentimos mucho
    Te dijimos que no te apures.
    Ahora es demasiado tarde
    Tienes una fecha determinada
    Pensamos que lo dejamos claro
    Todos expresamos nuestros miedos internos
    Te lo dejamos a ti
    No hay nada que podamos hacer.

  7. Alex Core

    PAPERS IN THE MORNIN

  8. Коля Лукашенка

    64 kilobytes sound exciting me

  9. trevor brown

    Haven't heard this since the early 80s when I was at school. Wow, another great Madness song . Rose tinted glasses at work I know but that era really did have some great bands and the charts were full of memorable and diverse songs. Shame we have to grow older and cardiac arrest changes from a fun pop song and humorous video to a condition we start to try and avoid!

  10. J CMC

    Work will KILL you if you let it. Your job is NOT your life. Your family and loved ones at home are much more important. They are waiting for you to come home tonight, so make sure you do that!

  11. noon haze

    2020 anyone. keep madness Alive. love it

  12. John O'Donoghue

    This song needs to be played at all Corporate Christmas parties and at other office parties also. It is still crazy the way people put their jobs ahead of their personal wellbeing. By all means add value at work because people do depend on you, but you depend on you even more.

  13. Paco Valladolid Garcia

    They were masters of video clips makers...When video clips still told and story according with lyrics and music...what an age!

  14. BroForce426

    Imagine just chilling on the bus and there’s a xylophone solo

  15. チョコチョコマユ

    MADNESS=CHOCO CHOCO=テクニシャン
    🎩
    🎯🎯
    ✌️👅✌️ I LOVE MAYUMI💘

  16. Clive Bonneywell

    Sad to look back on when our country was still a normal country

  17. Diego Gomez

    The Blue Brothers?? Aykroid,Belushi?? Jaja

  18. Jason Rattue

    Other than David Woodcock, where has this delicious vaudeville song-writing gone these days?

  19. Mark O'Neill

    Typically tongue in cheek song from Our Boys.

  20. Barry! giddey

    Classic song from a classic time 🎷

  21. Don Kiddick

    Intro sounds like Queen's "Let Me Entertain You"...

  22. Vince G

    Whenever I watch old Madness videos they always make me smile. Humour pathos and fantastically well crafted pop tunes.

  23. Spooky Spoon

    Wow! A message in a bottle.

  24. Tony Dee

    Back in the day when London was London & was 100% better than it is today

  25. Tony Farrugia

    anyone get a popup video about heart attacks before this music video started haha

  26. Birdie Birdie

    TAKING THE BUS IN LAREDO, TEXAS REALLY SUCKS... THEY'RE A BUNCH OF 🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵...

  27. jim bean

    2019 and this tune still bangs hard

  28. pennypay1

    The nuttiest sound around!

  29. Rebel Naylor

    chas smash is a natural in all the videos! he would have made a great about! effortless each time!

  30. Anthony Dear

    This is such a great song and amazing video. No million pound productions, but a low budget video yet far more entertaining.

  31. martin waite

    Pull you self together

    Vivek Quissor

    Look at what budget cuts've done.

  32. Cheeky Monkey Pictures!

    The old days, when buses had a conductor.

  33. Steve Morgan

    You cannot take money with you. Be happy.

  34. zoey louise

    hang on isnt this the fortnite tune ?? lool

  35. mikael garletti

    Don't Worry)

  36. hernan dario Villada

    Buenísimo

  37. Michelle Ayliffe

    I was never into madness, but now i got older and seeing them on youtube, i think they were really clever and entertaining.

  38. Vinnie Page

    Lol this was about the yuppies

  39. faustus t

    It'd be nice if that bus was still in use , with a blue plaque on it's side with the nutty boys on.

  40. Aaron Thomas

    Also that look of fear on Sugg's character's face, when he realises he's about to have a heart attack is just so real-looking.

  41. Aaron Thomas

    What I always remembered from this was that guy standing by the open bus door, wearing the suit and bowler hat while doing that wacky dance while the vehicle was moving at speed.

  42. Online Stranger

    1 million views, finally! This absolute classic deserved way more.

  43. Blooka shish

    Suggs winks a lot in this video

  44. Rollowed

    999k views

  45. Circus Midgets

    I miss London gents dress in bowlers and pinstripe, its Madness where the time has gone.

  46. Commander Bond

    For a brief second at 1:33, I thought, "Wow, is he opening a laptop in 1981???"

  47. Alf Landon

    I thought Barzo was driving the bus

  48. Fat Man

    3200th like.

  49. Paul James Brady NSNO

    Wish suggs was my friend

  50. Geoffrey Jonathan Wilson

    Great band

  51. Vasco Apolonio

    I miss Madness so much as i miss my Stoned Friday Nights... (Sigh)

  52. MadMemeMan

    I get nervous / anxious / twitchy just looking at the video lol

  53. Steve Roberts

    Just heard a sample of this on the Fortnite game.

  54. Nirvana Fan

    1:36 mind blowing

  55. paperchained

    Do you guys know who is the guy at the beginning, at the pool table? Chas Smash? Now it really bothers me, for some unknown reason! Thanks in advance!

  56. Kevin Nunn

    80s are the best songs

  57. The Soviet Samurai

    Most cheerful song about a heart attack I've heard.

  58. Snuggles McSquishbottom

    So in other words, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't? Yeah, sounds like life.

  59. Keith Bridges

    2018 anyone

  60. Marmalade Stex1591

    56 People need to Let up & Enjoy their Lives!.

  61. Romy Toe

    Dawn of the Dead. Class.

  62. lincbond442

    Back when songs not only entertained, but told a story. And on top of that, a video that actually follows the narrative of the lyrics! This is unheard of today. This is one of the many reasons I have been a Madness fan for over 35 years.

  63. LucAbroad

    The name of the song is a bit unfortunate

  64. KingEdwards

    What is with Suggs' obssession with winking?

  65. KingEdwards

    1:33

    Your welcome

  66. Tom Bombadil

    Stop this Madness! He's not wearing a bowler. It's a homburg 😀

  67. Daniel Howe

    A fantastic, fun video matching a fantastic song! Now that's a rarity!

  68. Nicole Rourke

    Ooooooh such a song!!😛

  69. The Black Swan Moon

    Should play this on public transport every morning...😎😎😎😎😎😂

  70. Max Kennedy

    This song helps me to cope with my Math Exams.

  71. Benedetto Bruno

    Always and forever, thank you to Great Britain and the British people whose creativity, since the 1960s, has given the rest of the World hundreds of unique bands such as the Madness and music of unparalleled beauty, quirkiness and atmosphere. What would our lives have been without British bands? Thank you from Sicily.

    KingEdwards

    A very boring life.

    Not sound Content

    Actually late 70s but more active around the 80s

  72. TheGodParticle

    Oh my misspent youth. .

  73. EM176

    Very clever song

  74. Richard Pitwood

    I'm fifty, I worry about this all the time

    KingEdwards

    Take the docs advice.
    Let up and live your live.

  75. IRISH SAM

    ya got to pass 5000 Illegal immigrants just to get on a london bus .

    CIVIL WAR is Coming very soon .
    The Madness of Labours PC LIB LEFT Immigration , will be the cause .

  76. LewisVlogs HD

    I always carry a xylophone in my briefcase

  77. Jack Sullivan

    Brilliant the way various characters pull out xylophones and saxaphones. No one doe London like Madness

  78. David Harrison

    a mark3 police car . god im bloody old !!!!!

  79. David Harrison

    Suggs really suited a bowler hat . very cool .

  80. TrisTCM TheChangingMinecart

    i am too addicted to this song

  81. hebneh

    I'm glad there was a happy ending after all, when the dying businessman perked up and joined in the singing and his face had lost the ghastly pallor of imminent death.

  82. Gregory Kidd

    I have a 17 mile journey everyday .........

  83. Andrew Amelton

    Don't you worry! Play your xylophOneee! It's been a lovely morn. Take out your saxophone!

  84. Xanofar

    Does anyone else love the ending when everybody just starts smiling and singing together?

  85. Maycon Buch

    Só eu de brasileiro aqui?

  86. James Richardson

    The guy playing the conductor always has the goofiest parts in their videos.

  87. Dean Hopkins

    My nine year old girl loves this...so proud!!

    Nicole Rourke

    Oooooh yass

  88. Bazil Bedazzil

    Ha I knew Chas Smash when he was at school, I was two years older and he was friends with my younger cousin. From what I remember he was one of those people you couldn't help liking, always ready to have a laugh and quite a funny bloke himself. I'm glad he did well.

  89. Derrick Murphy

    One of the best songs from madness

  90. Suri Suri

    OMG how much more this applies today.

  91. Major General Bunk

    I noticed this morning that my heart rate's uncomfortably fast. I played this anyway.

  92. Simon Pearn

    I've caught the No. 253 bus!

  93. Simon Pearn

    Life just wouldn't be the same without a bit of Madness!

  94. Lawrence Sarabia

    I see faces and traces of home... Back in NY city (Genesis, TLLDOB)

  95. Jo Smith

    💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  96. Jason Moragas

    Why did radio 1 ban it

  97. Patrick Stocks

    Papers in the morning
    Bowler hat on head
    Walking to the bus stop
    He's longing for his bed
    Waiting with his neighbours
    In the rush hour queue
    Got to get the first bus
    So much for him to do
    He's got to hurry
    Got to get his seat
    Can't miss his place
    Got to rest his feet

    10 more minutes till he gets there
    The crosswords nearly done
    It's been so hard these days
    Not nearly so much fun
    His mind wanders to the office
    His telephone, desk and chair
    He's been happy with the company
    They've treated him real fair
    Think of 7 letters
    Begin and end in 'C'
    Like a big American car
    But misspelt with a 'D'
    I wish this bus'd get a move on
    Driver's taking his time
    I just don't know, I'll be late
    Oh dear what will the boss say?
    Pull yourself together now
    Don't get in a state

    Don't you worry
    There's no hurry
    It's a lovely day
    Could all be going your way
    Take the docs advice
    Let up enjoy your life
    Listen to what they say
    It's not a game they play

    He'll never get there at this rate
    He's caught up in a jam
    There's a meeting this morning
    It's just his luck oh damn!
    His hand dives in his pocket
    For his handkerchief
    Pearls of sweat on his collar
    His pulse-beat seems so brief
    Eyes fall on his wristwatch
    The seconds pass real slow
    Gasping for the hot air
    But the chest pain it won't go
    Tried to ask for help
    But can't seem to speak a word
    Words are whispered frantically
    But don't seem to be heard
    What about the wife and kids?
    They all depend on me!

  98. hosey d

    Off to work

  99. BuckyBarnes WinterSoldier

    im 12 and madness is my favorite band since i was nine! i love this songs!!
    it makes me sad when nobody my age wants to listen to it with me