Abode Magazine, Neighbourly Love
Kaikanui 07
Jul 03, 2020
Tony Milne reflects on the nature of comradery, privacy and a lockdown spent in the company of good neighbours.

‘Our house, it has a crowd
There’s always something happening
And it’s usually quite loud
Our mum she’s so house-proud
Nothing ever slows her down, and a mess is not allowed
Our house, in the middle of our street.’

Madness’s Our House is a classic 1980s pop song about family life in working-class London. One of those tunes that sticks with you, the lyrics are quite apt given the last three or so months.
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