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"House In Order" Lyrics

Mavis Staples

you remember when you have to stay after school
& write on the board a hundred times:
i ain't doing my homework, i ain't doing my lesson?

give it up, give it up
house in order, house in order

yesterday i found an earring
ya know damn well it wasn't mine
this morning, i found a hair in your sink
the long, stringy kind

pardon me for misbelieving
but my papa don't raise no fools
& if you don't wanna fail your lesson
you'd better stay after school

i think, i think you'd better
get your house in order
get your shoes on straight
your tears can run like water
but it's just a little too, little too late
you better get your house in order

see me call you on the phone
3 AM, your line's engaged
see me wondering if you're all alone
see me go into a rage

hear me knocking on your window
hear montana knee deep
hear me tell the two of you to go to h-e-double l
& if you're feeling froggy...leap

i think, i think you'd better
get your house in order
get your shoes on straight
your tears can run like water (they can run like water)
but it's just a little too, little too late
baby, get your house in order
baby, get your house in order

hear me knocking on your window
you 'd better get your house in order
baby get your house in order
get your house in order!

don't, don't, don't, don't mix me up with your money-maker
i'd never work to keep you fat (fat...no!)
i'd rather work for the undertaker
a dead man's got more sense than you if you think that i'm gon' go for that!

get your house in order
get your shoes on straight
your tears can run like water
but it's just a little too, little too late
you better get your house in order

pardon me for misbelieving
but my papa didn't raise no fools (but my papa didn't raise no fools)
& if you don't wanna fail your lesson
you'd better stay after school

i think, i think you'd better
get your house in order
get your shoes on straight
your tears can run like water
but it's just a little too late
you better get your house in order

get your house in order
This song was submitted on February 11th, 2009 and last modified on October 9th, 2016.
Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
Written by PRINCE ROGERS NELSON.
Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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