FANDOM


"Happy Families" is a song by Andy Partridge. It was recorded for the soundtrack of the 1988 film She's Having a Baby. It also appeared as the B-side to the "King for a Day" 7" single.

The demo appeared on the 1987 home demo cassette collection Jules Verne's Sketchbook, then Andy's Fuzzy Warbles collection bonus disc, Hinges.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “The demo for a song nearly finished in the MUMMER sessions. We still may record it one day. Another of XTC's Home Life songs. Do the kids control the parents or do the parents control the kids? What a game! I did an impromptu solo live version on French TV once. I wonder if anyone saw it.”

Andy: “Originally for Mummer. This was in the John Hughes movie She's Having A Baby but it's heard only as an instrumental mix coming out a transistor radio.”

LyricsEdit

Have you got Miss Fortune,

she's the daughter of rich parents,

all she does is cry

One four-letter word is all she wants

but you can't buy love so there's no supply


Will you take young Master Charge,

the boy who's living well

beyond his father's means

(Happy families)

See his mother

kill herself with work to keep her dandy in the latest jeans

(Happy families)


Happy families is a kid's game

Happy families is your main aim

It starts out with a dealing in the middle of the night,

and ends up with a full house if you play your cards out right

Mum says Dad is cheating,

you should see the grown-ups fight for happy families,

the game that's sure to please


Have you got young Master Race

the bigot son who, like his dad,

is fooled with fear

(Happy families)

Not so much a sun, more of a stormtrooper,

to burn the books when Dad's not here

(Happy families)


Happy families is a kid's game

Happy families is your main aim

You start out with your first cub and you think that life's a song

You'll end up with a wolfpack if you lay your cards out wrong

Dad says Mom is cheating, you can see the

children long for happy families,

the game that's sure to please


Have you got Miss Carriage,

she's the girl who wants a baby that she cannot find

(Happy families)

Strange, the ones who want to win the race

are usually the ones who fall behind

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.