"Skag And Bone Man" as written by and Peter/barat Doherty....
On and on and on and on and on and on
Like you even know what's going on
Into this world that I'm drawn
They'll kill you before you're born
They'll porn your soul to be number one

You say it's old fashioned same old song
That's how your mother likes it all night long

And if she says how to feel
Don't even talk about it

We could stay at home man
Call the skag and bone man
Dig our grave out with a spoon
Then in the morning picking flowers
Spirit up for hours
Til the sun becomes the moon

You say it's old fashioned, well one thing I know
That's how your mother likes it, now watch my boy go

Yes it's real, it's like your next meal
Don't even talk about it

"Shit!, we've fucked it all up man
We've fucked it all up
We've missed half the song out (very nice)"

It's real like your next meal
Don't even talk about it


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"Skag & Bone Man" as written by Peter Doherty Carl Barat

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    General Commentskag=heroin
    bone=crack
    pretty self explanitory huh?
    ps please correct me if im wrong about the drugs names!
    libertines_loveron October 16, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"That's how your mother likes it all night long.."
    hahhahaha this song is wonderful.
    Sheon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe skag and bone man- The drug dealer
    Killamangiroon March 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlol, captain obvious to the rescue :P
    andskion March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh i love this! "how your mother likes it all night long" is the best line ever! The song is a bit crazy. I love that.
    miss_merryon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAccording to the book, ''Kids In The Riot - Highs And lows With The Libertines'' it's about looking for a heroin or crack dealer in various cities around the world during the tours.
    emo_kisses_kathon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"they'll pawn your soul to be number one"

    that makes more sense i think
    johnnymacon October 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the little whisper of 'Very nice!'

    Nutty nutty boys.
    legolass20034on June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell fuked up song but i love it !!!
    was obviously taken from the old expression ' Rag and Bone man ' very cleverly done
    COME ON PETE N CARL, WE WANT A REUNION !!!!
    YOUR BOTH OK AND WANA C EACH OTHER SO FOR F*CK SAKE ! GET ON WIV IT !!
    marky 3000on July 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the bit in the song where they stop n petes like "we fucked it up man. we missed out a bit" aww =)
    indiechick89on April 02, 2007   Link

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