Country House
by Blur

Album: The Great Escape (1995)
Charted: 1
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  • City dweller, successful fella thought to himself
    Oops I've got a lot of money
    Caught in a rat race terminally
    I'm a professional cynic but my heart's not in it
    I'm payin' the price of livin' life at the limit
    Caught up in the century's anxiety
    Yes, it preys on him
    He's gettin' thin, try the simple life

    He lives in a house
    A very big house in the country
    Watchin' afternoon repeats
    And the food he eats in the country
    He takes all manner of pills
    And piles up analyst bills in the country
    Oh, it's like an animal farm
    That's the rural charm in the country

    He's got morning glory and life's a different story
    Everything's going jackanory
    Touched with his own mortality
    He's reading Balzac, knocking back Prozac
    It's a helping hand that makes you feel wonderfully blind
    Oh, it's a century's remedy
    For the faint at heart
    A new start, try the simple life

    He lives in a house
    A very big house in the country
    He's got a fog in his chest
    So he needs a lot of rest in the country
    He doesn't drink, smoke, laugh
    Takes herbal baths in the country
    You should come to no harm
    On the animal farm in the country
    In the country, in the country, in the country

    Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why
    Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don't know why

    Oh he lives in a house
    A very big house in the country
    Watchin' afternoon repeats
    And the food he eats in the country
    He takes all manner of pills
    And piles up analyst bills in the country
    Oh, it's like an animal farm
    That's the rural charm in the country

    Oh he lives in a house
    A very big house in the country
    He's got a fog in his chest
    So he needs a lot of rest in the country
    He doesn't drink, smoke, laugh
    Takes herbal baths in the country
    You should come to no harm
    On the animal farm in the country

Comments: 5

  • John Donwood from ItalyActually the song is autobiographical! https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/blur-gorillaz-frontman-damon-albarn-4635661
  • Mariana from Buenos Aires, Argentinayeah! blur's by far better than oasis! I love this song and there's a part of the video in which they imitate the opera scene from the video bohemian rhapsody of Queen, I laughed a lot the first time I saw it!
  • Angela from London, EnglandThe song is actually about Blur's ex Manager Dave Balfe after he moved to Barton Le Clay (near Luton, Bedfordshire) to take up residence in the old manor house there. Incidentally, Balfe did used to play in Julian Cope's old band the Teardrop Explodes.
  • Dave from Cardiff, Wales'Contry House' is alleged to be a snipe at Scouse musician Julian Cope, who was well known for using LSA and LSD, hence the line about "He's got morning glory and life's a different story". Contrary to popular belief, that line is not a snipe at Blur's chart rivals Oasis
  • Sara from Barcelona, Spainwooww..a great song..this song is to make fun about those rich people who go to live to the country and they don't even know how the country is, what you have to do...
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