"HorrorShow" as written by Carl Barat and Peter Doherty....
I've been following
Your minds instructions
Oh how just to slowly, sharply screw myself to death

Ah yes, there is a screw
It's pointed at my head

Then look a dream peddler
And a stick of light through my bones
"Don't get on the wrong one"
"Oh you and you what's your game"

Laying me down to waste laying me down
Pin me up or put me down
Uh uh uh uh oh
Now let it all go

It's a horror show, you should come on round
Horror show, the horse is brown
Uh uh oh left something in Moscow

She said "I'll show you a picture
A picture of tomorrow
There's nothing changing
It's all sorrow
Oh no please don't show me

I'm a swine, you don't wanna know me"


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"Horrorshow" as written by Peter Doherty Carl Barat

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    General Comment"The horse is brown" horse is slang for heroin. I'm assuming thats how its intended on this.
    Perfect Wh()reon October 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've been following
    Your minds instruction
    On how to slowly sharply sc(ra)rew myself to death.

    Oh yes there is a screw
    It's pointed at my head!

    Then look a dream peddler
    Stick it right through my bones
    something wrong with shit outta you
    and you whats your game?

    and would you lay me down please let me down
    pin me up or put me down
    oh oh oh oh now i let it go

    it's a horrow show, come on round
    a horror show the horse is brown
    left something in moscow

    She said "i'll show you a picture
    a picture of tomorrow
    theres nothing changing it's all sorrow."

    Oh no please don't show me!
    I'm a swine an you don't wanna know me!

    She said i'm following., i'm fuc...
    your minds instructions
    oh how to slowly shar-p-ly scr-screw myself to death

    Ah it's a! it's a screw, it's pointed at my head
    it's pointed, is you?
    lay me down please lay me down
    pin me up please put me down
    oh oh oh oh now i let it all go

    It's a horror show come on down
    a horrow show the horse is brown
    oh oh oh oh yeah left something in moscow

    I've been following, been following your minds instructions
    oh how to slowly sha-rp -ly sc - rew myself to death.

    oh its a its a screw. screw!
    its pointed at my head

    it's pointed, is you?
    lay me down please let me down
    pin me up or put me down
    oh oh oh oh please don't let it all go...

    it's a horrowshow come on round
    horrorshow the horse is brown.
    lionsmfcon May 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of these lines came from something Pete's ex girlfriend said, and when the band became big she started badmouthing him in the papers saying that he'd stolen the lyric from her, and so he was badmouthing her, saying she was a nutter basically
    rachiebabieon June 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yeh it also might be relevant that pure heroin is white whereas the street stuff that has been cut with other substances is brown.
    Perfect Wh()reon October 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Libertines song.
    precipitateon November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLot's of drug references in this song... i love it to pieces. It's desperate and fast, it starts and stops suddenly, it's shambolic, it's truly libertines.
    merrygoroundon November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment' "I'll show you a picture
    a picture of tomorrow
    there's nothing changing it's all sorrow"
    oh no please don't show me '
    breaks my heart
    livlinaon March 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment\"I\'ll show you a picture
    a picture of tomorrow
    there\'s nothing changing it\'s all sorrow\"

    Maybe I\'m insane, but that smacks of Dorian Gray to me...
    callmemichaelon April 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPete once went to russia doing poetry for some reason...he literally must have left something in moscow
    Kempon May 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPete said he left his dignity in Moscow, I think....
    and Dorian Gray was a proper narcississt
    dillygirlon October 09, 2005   Link

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