Everyone knows the baby's unhappy
Another day in paradise
In a world where you never grow old
Warms my bones and melts the ice

So whats wrong, with my best friend
If to me her hand was lent
It's all bringing me down
It's not alright

Hold on tighter to the friends that you made
And the life that you once knew
She's not mine, and I won't change one thing
You gotta move in line
She's not mine, and I won't change one thing

Mother dear, oh I am so sorry
Father friend, I feel so bad
Brother tried and failed to hate me
Even if he raised his hand

Sister sister, please don't wake me
Won't you please try understand?
These things just seem to overtake me
Self indulgence, not the plan

Hold on tighter to the friends that you made
And the life that you once knew
She's not mine, and I won't change one thing
I gotta move in line
She's not mine, and I won't change one thing

And I wish I never shook your hand
And I wish I never shook your hand
Oh I wish I'd never shook your hand
Oh I wish I'd never shook your hand
Oh I wish I'd never shook your hand


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    General CommentWhy do people assume its about his downfall into drugs! Anyone who actually knows much about the libertines would kno that this was written long before dohertys drug problems.

    Apologies to everyone more wise then 'oddbod'!
    beer8881on July 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so great, for anyone who doesnt have it it's on the boysintheband.co.uk site its from the legs 11 sessions
    libertines_loveron March 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYay for Singing John! He has a lovely voice.
    Evil Herbivoreon March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'evil herbivore' have you heard Johns band 'Yeti'?
    dillygirlon October 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt might be about someone who is really spoiled and expects everyone to do everything for her.
    steakforchickenon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSister sister, please don't wake me
    Won't you please try understand?
    These things just seem to overtake me
    Self indulgence, not the plan

    this reminds me of when my six year old sister tries to wake me up the morning after a night of partying :-)
    breckroadloveron February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about pete dependances of drugs and how sorry he is to his mum, dad and sisiter and of the life that he once had

    "Hold on tighter to the friends that you made
    And the life that you once knew"
    oddbodon July 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsee, guys. Should've let John keep singing, haha. I love Yeti.
    charlotteelon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh my god, i never it was john. ah, feels much better now.
    sedativeon December 15, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionThis song's about Carl being a woman.
    LyraMemeon April 04, 2012   Link

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