Woman In The Wall
The Beautiful South

He was just a social drinker but social every night
He enjoyed a pint or two or three or four
She was just a silent thinker, silent every night
He'd enjoyed the thought of killing her before

Well he was very rarely drunk but very rarely sober
And he didn't think the problem was his drink
But he only knew his problem when he knocked her over
And when the rotting flesh began to stink

Cry freedom for the woman in the wall
Cry freedom for she has no voice at all
I hear her cry all day, all night
I hear her voice from deep within the wall
Made a cross from knitting needles
Made a grave from hoover bags
Especially for the woman in the wall

She'd knitted him a jumper with dominoes on
So he wore it everyday in every week
Pretended to himself that she hadn't really gone
Pretended that he thought he heard her speak

Then at last it seemed that he was really winning
He felt that he had some sort of grip
But all of his new life was sent a-spinning
When the rotting wall began to drip

Cry freedom for the woman in the wall
Cry freedom for she has no voice at all
I hear her cry all day, all night
I hear her voice from deep within the wall
Made a cross from knitting needles
Made a grave from hoover bags
Especially for the woman in the wall, in the wall...

Cry freedom for the woman in the wall
Cry freedom for she has no voice at all
I hear her cry all day, all night
I hear her voice from deep within the wall
Made a cross from knitting needles
Made a grave from hoover bags
Especially for the woman in the wall, in the wall, in the wall (to fade)


(2000)

(heaton/rotheray)

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Up Close and Personal:

The Beautiful South  (band)

Bubbly, catchy, relaxed pop with cynical, savage and amusing views on everything and anything always lurking beneath was the formula that made The Beautiful South one of the most popular bands in U.K. history!

The Beautiful South was an English pop group formed at the end of the 1980s by Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. The duo were joined by Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar) and later by female vocalists Brianna Corrigan, then Jacqui Abbott and Alison Wheeler. The band was initially conceived as a quintet with two lead vocalists, Rotheray and Heaton, who also co-wrote the band's compositions.

"Also important to the band's sound was studio keyboard player Damon Butcher, who, though never an official member of the group, would play vitually all the piano and keyboard parts on the band's albums. This set-up helped to characterise the bittersweet kitchen sink dramas played out in Heaton's often barbed songs."

"The band's first album was Welcome to the Beautiful South (1989) and spawned the hits "Song For Whoever" and "You Keep It All In." The release of 1990's Choke album saw the band claim its only Number 1 hit, "A Little Time". 0898 Beautiful South followed in 1992, with hits including "Old Red Eyes Is Back". 

The Beautiful South released their "best of" compilation album Carry on up the Charts at the end of 1994. 

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It entered the charts at #1, stayed number one for several months, went platinum several times over and got the distinction of being the fastest selling album in UK music history. 

The band disbanded in January of 2007, citing "musical similarities" after having sold  15,000,000 records worldwide.

Genre: Pop, Rock

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