King George Street 
      She left in the middle of the night with the kids  
      Wrapped in a blanket with a packet of crisps 
      Heading for her mothers on another estate  
      The kids looked up at the light and the rain 
      In the middle of the night such adventures made  
      For two little kids staying up late 
      It was rainy and windy as winter was bleak  
      At four in the morning on King George Street 

      She couldn't get to sleep where on Earth had he gone  
      The door opened wide and the light went on 
      He was drunk as a lord with a tyre mark hat  
      Falling in the hall on top of the cat 
      Singing Viva Espana to a crying wife  
      He took a swing at the shade on the light 
      They were knocking on the doors dressed like refugees  
      In the pouring rain on King George Street 

      She won't have that behaviour in her house any more  
      He's got to sober up or get kicked out of the door 
      Down on the corner the kids at his feet  
      As daddy comes home on King George Street 

      They stood around the kettle and watched as it brewed  
      Sneezing into hankies hands all blue 
      The next evening he came around to the house  
      With a bunch of flowers they locked him out 
      He peered through the window  
      Mouthed words through the air  
      Her lips to a cup she saw him out there 
      The kids came running but were they happy to see  
      Their daddy back home on King George Street

      (c) 1985 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)

  • Chords
  • Scan of Glenn's on-stage chord sheet for this song. (Courtesy of Jay Alosa)
  • FROM THE ALBUM: Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti, released as the fourth single from that album.
  • COMPILATIONS: Greatest Hits.
  • Did not chart.
  • "The family from 'Up the Junction' several years later. The chord changes gave Jools nightmares on stage, so the others would secretly prompt fans to request it" (6 of 1).