Jolly Comes Home  
    (Difford/Tilbrook)  
      She's screaming into his collar 
      Beating him on the chest 
      He's showing her no emotion 
      Their love's put to the test 
      He thinks that he makes her happy 
      By simply being there 
      As the silences get longer 
      The more she pulls her hair 

      Love can be damaged by silence 
      Tied to a ball and chain 
      Love can be driven to violence 
      From what once seemed so tame 
      Wearing his dinner this evening 
      Jolly comes home again 

      The mule's sitting by the fire 
      The house at his control 
      He hops around the channels 
      His eyes on film patrol 
      She's driven from her senses 
      Her mundane life erupts 
      She leaps out of the sofa 
      And jumps upon her lump 

      The room was all dark and quiet 
      In bed there side by side 
      There in the small of her back 
      An olive branch tonight 
      He wants to say that he's sorry 
      She wants to make him beg 
      For all the pain that she’s suffered 
      In her heart and in her head

      (c) 1993 EMI Virgin Music Ltd.


  • Chords
  • FROM THE ALBUM: Some Fantastic Place.
  • An early version of this melody is used for "Love's a Four Letter Word".