"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 MySpaceblog on April 26, 2007.
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.