Just Because Music: Madness’ Our House (and my life)

When this song came out, in 1982, I loved it because I loved Madness, ska and the generally bonhomie of this song.  Listening to it on the radio this morning, I added one more reason:  aside from the brother who’s “got a date to keep” (my little guy is too young to date) and the father in his “Sunday best” (what’s that?), this song is pretty much how I think my children would describe their own house: