"Last Post On The Bugle" as written by Michael Bower, Carl Barat and Peter Doherty....
If I have to go
I will be thinking of your love
Oh somehow you'll know
You will know
Thinking of your love

Sadly they whispered away
As I played the last post on the bugle
I heard them say
"Oh that boy's no different today
Except in every single way"

If I have to go
I will be thinking of your love
Oh somehow you'll know
You just know
Thinking of your love

Oh, I was carried away
Caught up in an affray
As they let him away, he sang
"We'll meet again some day
And oh my boy, there's a price to pay"

If I have to go
I will be thinking of your love
Oh somehow you'll know
I don't know how but you'll know
I'm thinking of your love

La-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la

Inside I felt
So, so alone
Locked in a room
Waiting til kingdom come
Although I felt elated
I felt like I was scum
I was carried away
Caught up in an affray
As they let him away, he sang
"We'll meet again some day
Oh my boy, there's a price to pay"
Feels like I've never been away
Though it's been longer than I could possibly say
I've been wandering the market
Carrying a sign, saying the end of
The world is nigh
I'm glad to see we're still tight
The bonds that tie a man are tight
Yet we do what we do
With ritual hability
All through the night


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"Last Post on the Bugle" as written by Carl Barat Michael Bower

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  • +2
    General CommentWell then something has DIED then, hasn't it? The song played on the bugle is for someone DEAD, as the kinship & closeness & comraderie & special feelings these guys once had for each other is now dead. So RiotKid, you did nail it w/that comment. This song is all about Pete screwing up bigtime & regretting it because that special relationship is ruined. That would certainly hurt.
    terri kayeon November 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was written by Pete when he was arrested after breaking into Carls flat. Great song, one of the best on the album.
    Killamangiroon March 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell... I don't really know what this has to do with the song, but at the Menin Gate ceremony in Belgium which remembers those who died in World War 1 every night at 8pm, bugles play the Last Post.
    Just a something... NO idea what it has to do with the song though.
    RiotKidon October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti reckon ''theres a price to pay'' and ''i was carried away'' is to do with pete breaking into carls apartment and going to jail and ''im glad to see we're still tight, the bonds that tie a man are tight.'' are about the fact they remained friends afterwards from the first day pete was out of prison. great band
    Sheon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Inside I felt
    So, so alone
    Locked in a room
    Waiting til kingdom come
    Although I felt elated
    I felt like I was scum"- Possible reference to when Pete was in jail, and even though the drugs gave him a temporary but extreme happiness, he's regretting it and wishing it hadn't heppened, wanting to put it right, not knowing how etc etc?
    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    But fucking TUNE this!!! Love it. Why's it only got two 'comments'?
    IndieChick592on February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInside I felt
    So, so alone
    Locked in a room
    Waiting til kingdom come
    Although I felt elated
    I felt like I was scum


    i really like this part especially the way he injects the word scum with alot of effortless passion
    albion_creedon March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoooh the days of the libertines - ashame the moment's over and Pete's constantly hounded, which in my opinion only makes him more ill :\
    It seems most of this album is about them fallin apart and away from each other - possibly the most saddening album in my collection...

    Stay cool
    wasted-timeon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually this song sounds a lot like an old 60s song at the start its called war or hands of time by masters apprentices...you should check this out it's pretty similar

    Stay cool
    wasted-timeon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING TRACK, I LOVE IT ONE OF THE BEST ON THE ALBUM!! ITS THAT CONSTANT FLOWING BEAT, AND BACK TO THE BEGGINING AGAIN THAT I LOVE!!! LOVE THE LIBERTINES!
    Tazrockson May 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'The world is nigh
    I'm glad to see we're still tight
    The bonds that tie a man are tight'

    Is that about him and carl.. quite ironic if it is lol
    xxx
    ..Becci..on October 19, 2006   Link

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