Well I got sweets
and I got treats
i got gold winged sandals
and theyre just flying off my feet

When that ghost ship towing down
these wide open streets
oh lord, I need my sweets

Well I ain't got no big fancy house
ain't got no fancy car
I don't take my holidays in Polynesior
but everywhere I ever go
and everyone i meet, oh lord
i need my sweets

well, i know some cats
and i know some rats
and i know rude boys,
i know scallywags
i know aristocrats
but everywhere i ever go
and everyone i meet
oh lord, i need my sweets

some people they go up
and others they go down
some people they go sideways
i wanna see them spin it all the way round
one thing that i know
is that when im in this town, oh lord,
i need my sweets.

well, i know a girl,
she's out of this world
(whistle)
but it wont help to buy her no diamonds or no pearls
i'll never have to tell her im a liar or cheat
coz she brings me my sweets


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    General Commenti love this song so much! for any libertines fan out there my msn is q_q_4@hotmail.com if you add me or email me i can send you the song :-)
    libertines_loveron November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about drugs. I think it means that no matter who you are or what you have, people are united in their need for 'sweets'.

    'Some people go up and others they go down' is obviously uppers/downers/things that really mess you up.
    Evil Herbivoreon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be about drugs and addiction "everywhere I ever go and everyone i meet, oh lord i need my sweets" I that sums it up really.

    Thank god they released it as a b-side for Cant Stand Me Now :D
    andskion March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFucking class song. I love his voice, the version on "babyshambles sessions" is deadly.
    i-got-sweetson March 29, 2005   Link
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    My OpinionThis song's about Carl being a woman.
    LyraMemeon April 04, 2012   Link

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