House in Order

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Mavis Staples (born July 10, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family's band. more »


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1993
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you remember when you have to stay after school 
And write on the board a hundred times 
"I ain't doin' my homework, I ain't doin' my lesson" 

(House!) 
Give it up, give it up, give it
House in order 
House in order 

Yesterday I found an earring 
you know damn well it wasn't mine 
This morning I found a hair in your sink 
The long stringy kind 
Pardon me for misleading 
But my papa don't raise no fools 
And if you don't want to fail your lesson 
you better stay after school 

I think, I think you better 
Get your house in order 
Get your shoes on straight 
Your tears can run like water 
But they're just a little to little to late 
House 
you better get your house in order 
Uh huh 

See me call you on the phone 
3 a.m. your line's engaged 
See me wonderin' if U're all alone 
See me go into a rage 
Hear me knockin' on your window 
Hear Muntana knee deep 
Hear me tell the to of you to go to H-E double L 
And if U're feelin' froggy leap! 

I think, I think you better 
Get your house in order 
Get your shoes on straight 
Your tears can run like water (Tears can run like water) 
But they're just a little to little to late 
House 
Baby, get your house in order 
House 
Baby, get your house in order 

Hear me knockin' on your window 
you better... (Get your house in order) 
(Baby, get your house in order) 
Get your house in order 

Don't mix me up with your money maker (Money maker) 
I'd never work to keep you fat (Fat... no!) 
I'd rather work for the undertaker 
A dead man got more sense than you if you think that I'm gonna go for that 

Better get your house in order (Get your house in order) 
Better get your shoes on straight (Get your shoes on straight) 
Your tears can run like water 
But they're just a little to little to late 
House in order 
Better get your house in order (House in order) 
House in order 
House in order 

Yeah 
Blow it on me 
Ooh, sounds right 

Pardon me for misleadin' 
But my papa didn't raise no fool 
And if you don't want to fail your lesson 
you better stay after school 

I think, I think you better (I think you better) 
Get your house in order 
Get your shoes on straight 
Your tears can run like water 
But they're just a little to late, to late 
House 

(Get your house in order) 
Get your, get your house in order 
(Baby, get your house in order) 
you better... (Get your house in order) 
Get your shoes on straight 
(Baby, get your house in order) {fade out} 
you see, your tears don't mean, mean nothin' 
(Baby, get your house in order) 
Because your tears baby (Get your house in order) 
Are way much to late (Get your house in order)

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Written by: PRINCE ROGERS NELSON

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