"I Love You (But Your Green)" as written by Peter Doherty, Mick Whitnall, Drew Mcconnell and Adam Ficek....
I was a troubled teen
Who put an advert in a magazine
To the annoyance of my imaginary lover
She doubted my integrity
And this is what she said to me

She said oh, you, you're green
You don't know what love means
Oh let me tell you
It tickles you pink, oh yeah
Everybody likes to hear you scream
Fire and damnation, lamentations
For the likes of you

When she goes, oh just let her go
If she says she's going
Just make sure she goes
Make sure she goes

I was a troubled teen
Untroubled only in my daydreams
To the annoyance of someone or others
They doubted my philosophy
And this is what they said to me

Oh, you, you'll soon be up where you belong
But it's blood from broken hearts
And write the words to every song
And there's a beautific smile
For the fawners and the servants
Oh but I, only I

I can see the serpent
Oh, you, you're green
You don't know what love means
Let me tell you
It tickles you pink, oh yeah
Everybody likes to hear you scream
Fire and damnation, lamentations
For the likes of you

When she goes, oh just let her go
If she says she's going
Just make sure she goes
Make sure she goes


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    General CommentThis song is grand, I can't believe I'm first to comment. I don't really know what it means, but it got some excellent guitar sounds.There's definite reference to Peters romanticising view on life, and it's to do with jealousy in parts right?green eyed monster?Anyway this song is cool and I hope its on the 'shambles album.
    tatty_biloon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with tatty on this one, i love this song..it was the first one i listened 2 and ive loved it ever since. i think its about: (But it's blood from broken hearts
    And write the words to every song), this could mean that the song is based on perivious heart break?
    kit_and_samon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"But it's only blood from broken hearts, That writes the words to every song" is what it should be. But it's seriously one of the best, if not the best, line of a song I've ever heard.
    catherine87on December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI reckon this could be based a bit on the novel Brighton Rock. At one point the main character shouts at his girlfriend that she is 'green', i.e. unexperienced and naive. Not sure how this relates to the song but it is probably the basis for it?
    danyeson June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTHis song will apear on the new babe album right?
    garagenrockeron August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe said oh, you, you're green
    You don't know what love means

    Green could mean hes forward and he doesnt know what love is as in he just thinks its about sex


    "But it's blood from broken hearts
    That write the words to every song"
    One of my favourite lyrics
    |*Campaignofhate*|on December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDid anyone see Babyshambles on the culture show in the episode just gone?? they preformed this song and at the start the presenter asked pete what the song means and he said it was taken from the novel Brighton Rock (i think that one) and also from the song I love you but shut up ..i think thats what he said...i'm saying it from memory.
    i do think they are some of his greatest lyrics though
    betaion December 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwait...sorry i put the wrong song..it's i love you but you're boring! i dunno what i was thinkg of!
    betaion December 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno, the name of the song is "Love You (But You're Green)
    labellelabeteon January 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti hear on the first verse
    "It tickles you pink, oh yeah
    But it likes to hear you scream"
    ,tAn-xon March 24, 2007   Link

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