woman in the wall

Beautiful South


Date: Wed, 26 Jul 1995 00:49:48 -0700

Subject: Corrected: Beautiful South - 'Woman In The Wall'

Woman in the Wall
by Paul Heaton and David Rotheray

F             C                  Bb           C
He was just a social drinker but social every night
F    C               Bb              C
He enjoyed a pint or two or three or four
F              C               Bb           C
She was just a silent thinker, silent every night
F    C                      Bb          C
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

[Chorus]
Cry freedom for the woman in the wall
Cry freedom for she has no voice at all

  F        C       Dm       Bb
I hear her cry all day, all night
  F        C          Dm              Bb
I hear her voice from deep within the wall
       F                   C
Made a cross from knitting needles
       Dm                Bb
Made a grave from hoover bags
  F                C            F
Especially for the woman in the wall
[end Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Lyrics (C) 1989 Go! Discs Music Ltd., used without permission.
Please send any corrections to Dylan Salisbury 










































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