I was a troubled teen
Who put an advert in a magazine
To the annoyance of my imaginary lover
She questioned 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'
Said, 'It tickles you pink oh yeah
But it likes to hear you scream'
Fire and damnation, lamentations
For the likes of you.

When she goes
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 somebody or other
Well they doubted my philosophy and this is what they said to me...

'Now you, you tee me up where you belong
But it's only blood from broken hearts
That writes the words to every song'
Oh a beatific smile for, for worthy servants
Oh but only I, only I, only I...

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

When she goes
Just let her go
If she says she's going
Just make sure she goes
Make sure she goes.

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


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    General CommentSurely the best Doherty song yet to be officially realeased at all! This man continues to write quality songs where everything around him seems to fail i mean "it's only blood from broken hearts that writes the words to every song".
    Pete, Love.
    diameyeon January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExcellent song :o) thats my 2 censt worth
    Scottish_Lionon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis it jst me or is there a pete version and a shambles version?
    MirabileDictuon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentQuite possibly his best work so far in my opinion.
    oxenstiernaon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"She said, 'Oh, you, you're green
    You don't know what love means'"
    Green as in new. He is new to love and she is going to show him and eventually break his heart. "When she goes Just let her go If she says she's going Just make sure she goes Make sure she goes."

    *they got to verses backwards.
    Hannah4017on May 08, 2010   Link

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