Raise the Roof (Tracey Thorn song)

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"Raise the Roof"
Single by Tracey Thorn
from the album Out of the Woods
Released June 2007 (UK)
Format 12"
Digital single
Genre Pop/Dance
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Tracey Thorn
Tom Gandey
Tracey Thorn singles chronology
"It's All True"
"Raise the Roof"
"Grand Canyon"

"Raise the Roof" is a song written by Tracey Thorn and Tom Gandey. It appears as the final track on Thorn's second solo album Out of the Woods and it was released as the second single in June 2007.

It is a mid-tempo, beat-heavy track in which Thorn urges the subject of the song to experience life and love, while lamenting the time she wasted herself, sitting on her own. The song ends with the plea "Why did I wait? Don't tell me it's too late."

Thorn announced the release of this single (as well as her album's upcoming third single, Grand Canyon) on her MySpace blog on April 26, 2007.[1]

The music video for "Raise The Roof" was shot by Edu Grau in Bucharest. The 12" vinyl single contains two remixes (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-animation, Cagedbaby Remix), the digitally only 4 track EP contains two Stephin Merritt songs, ("Smoke and Mirrors", "Book of Love"), that Thorn went back into the studio to record.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download EP[edit]

  1. "Raise the Roof"
  2. "The Book of Love"
  3. "Raise the Roof" (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve Re-Animation)
  4. "Smoke and Mirrors"

12-inch vinyl[edit]

  1. "Raise the Roof"
  2. "Raise the Roof" (Cagedbaby Remix)
  3. "Raise the Roof" (Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)

UK Promo CD 1[edit]

  1. Raise The Roof (Radio Edit) (3:38)
  2. Raise The Roof (Album Version) (4:00)
  3. Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Remix Edit) (3:03)
  4. Raise The Roof (Instrumental) (4:01)

UK Promo CD 2[edit]

  1. Raise The Roof (Original Mix)
  2. Raise The Roof (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)
  3. Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Remix)
  4. Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Dub)

UK Promo CD 3[edit]

  1. Raise The Roof (Radio Edit) (3:38)
  2. Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Remix)
  3. Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Dub)
  4. Raise The Roof (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)
  5. Smoke and Mirrors
  6. The Book of Love

UK Promo 12 inch[edit]

  1. A1 Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Remix)
  2. A2 Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Dub)
  3. B Raise The Roof (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)


  1. ^ MySpace.com - Tracey Thorn - London - Pop / Folk / Electronique - www.myspace.com/traceythorn
  2. ^ [1]. Tracey Thorn's Myspace. "video thrilled the radio star". Retrieved May 12, 2007.

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