"Campaign Of Hate" as written by and Peter Doherty....
There's a campaign of hate
It's waiting at the school gates
For what I am not aware
Must be what you wrote
What you write, you swore that you'd swear

Now remember why you came
Not to play follow the leader, no no

Poor kids dressing like they're rich (Mods!)
Rich kids dressing like they're poor (oh my god!)
White kids talking like they're black
I tried it with Charlene
And I spent three days on my back

But she said "Baby
I like the cut of your J.I.B."
Oh don't believe them when they say
That you don't get nothing for free
It's all for free
Follow me now

There's a campaign of hate
It's waiting at the school gates

There's a campaign of hate
It's waiting at the school gates

There's a campaign of hate
It's waiting at the school gates

There's a campaign of hate
It's waiting at the school gates

There's a campaign of hate
It's waiting at the school gates

There's a campaign of hate


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"Campaign of Hate" as written by Peter Doherty

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    General CommentI agree that it's about school.

    'There's a campaign of hate
    It's waiting at the school gates'

    I think this line refers to how, as soon as you get to school, you're part of a clique, and you're constantly at war with the other cliques around you.

    'For what I am not aware
    Must be what you wrote
    What you write, you swore that you'd swear.'

    This means that the kid going to school doesn't exactly know why his clique is warring with another clique, or how the cliques got started in the first place. But kids just accept that it's because they made friends with one set of peoepl that they're against others.

    'For remember why you came
    Not to play follow the leader, no no.'

    This is Pete Doherty saying get an identity of your own.

    'Poor kids dressing like they're rich (mods)
    Rich kids dressing like they're poor (oh my god)
    White kids talking like they're black
    I tried it with Charlene
    And I spent three days on my back.'

    Once again, refering to cliques and how kids act differently form what they really are to fit in. I think the 'I tried it with Charlene' bit is about how kids succum to peer pressure, and 'try' different things like sex, drugs, ect.

    'Oh she said baby...
    I like the cut of your J.I.B.
    Don't believe them when they say
    That you don't get nothing for free
    It's all for free follow me now.'

    I think this line is saying that the singer won the heart of a girl because he was himself, and because he's different, the girl 'likes the cut of his J.I.B (in case you don't know, to like the cut of someone's jib refers to how, in pirate days, you could tell if someone was friend or foe because of the flag they were flying.)' So the singer is saying that because he was himself, and he didn't have to give away part of his identity, good things happened to him.
    _biggreenmonkey_on May 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I like the cut of your J.I.B.." I Love that line and I don't know why. I think its about going to school and feeling you have to be the same as every one else, or at least fit into a "crowd",
    "For remember why you came
    Not to play follow the leader"
    Sheon January 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this songs about how teenagers will do anything to fit in and be like everyone else

    'Poor kids dressing like they're rich (mods)
    Rich kids dressing like they're poor (oh my god)
    White kids talking like they're black'

    its all about labelling people and stuff...
    thats what i think anyway :)
    xxx
    ..Becci..on October 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI *Love* the line "don't believe them when they say that you don't get nothing for free, it's all for free, follow me"

    Cos music is free, anyone can make it and anyone can join in. I have this mental picture of Pete as the Pied Piper, leading all these kids to an impromptu gig.
    Evil Herbivoreon January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard it was about a right wing racist party/gang handing out flyers outside aschool to encourage kids to get involved with their party (BNP/NF)
    ad good ladon February 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a babyshambles song, I guess that means it was written by Pete Only.
    Killamangiroon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite Libertines song, I just love the way he sings the "(oh my god)" bit lol :D
    Libertine1on April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI asksed my english teacher (whos british) what j-i-b means and he said that jib means the way u carry urself
    tangledvyneson April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"i tried it with charlene and i spent three days on my back"
    hes def implying something there i just dont know what..l.
    tangledvyneson April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha very nicely put tangledvynes:P teehe made me chcukle... i liek the line "don't belive them when they say that nothing comes for free, it's all for free, follow me now" it just flows ahhh pete shud quit babyshambles grr!!!! x x x
    Debzypipon July 23, 2005   Link

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