Embarrassment

https://www.discogs.com/release/7774218-Madness-Embarrassment

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Lee Thompson’s sister told him she was pregnant, while he was on tour with the band. He wrote this song to describe the shame the family was feeling towards her. She was still a teenager, and she got pregnant from a black man, no less.

Lee himself distances himself from this reaction, but describes it in detail in the song. She is rejected, an embarrassment for the family. A particular dark song compared to Madness’ other works.

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