Married With Children

Album: Definitely Maybe (1994)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was written in Definitely Maybe producer Owen Coyle's bedroom. Owen had ex-Stone Roses lead guitarist John Squire's acoustic guitar in the corner. Noel, Liam and Owen recorded there and then. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Daragh - Dublin, Ireland
  • The living room depicted on the cover of the Definitely Maybe album belonged to guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs.
  • This song was inspired by Noel's then-girlfriend, Louise Jones, who was being kept awake by the Oasis songwriter while he was practicing on his guitar. She was getting fed up and told Noel, "your music's s--te." Gallagher said he "had to keep those lines" and then wrote this song.
  • This has the same chord progression structure as Nirvana's "Lithium." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • The song was inspired by the American sitcom Married... with Children. Noel Gallagher told Melody Maker: "I looked at them two in the show, and looked at us two, and I thought, that's us, that is!"
  • Noel Gallagher: "It's another song that anybody could relate to, because if you live with a girlfriend or just a flatmate, there are always petty things that you hate about them, and this song's just about pettiness."

Comments: 8

  • Chicken from Québec,canadaLooking at the lyrics and the reason why it was written makes the title less weird.
  • Mark from Luling, LaI wish this song was about the television series of the same name.
  • Natalie from Bromley, United Kingdomgreat to play at the end of an indie disco!
  • Veddie Edder from Seattle (coincidence), -I find this song sounds like 'no woman no cry', especially in the intro.
  • Neil from Birmingham, United Statesthis song reminds me of my girlfriend worryingly enough
  • Jon from Norwich, EnglandFollowing up Mark's comment. Noel was writing this song one night, keeping his girlfriend up. She said 'Your musics sh1te - it keeps me up all night'. Jon - UK
  • Claire from Manchester, EnglandThis song is great!
  • Mark from Blackpool, EnglandThe song "Married With Children" was actually inspired by Noel's ex-girlfriend who told Noel, "your musics s--te", which is part of the lyrics.
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