"Bucket Shop" as written by and Peter Doherty Carl Ashley Raphael Barat....
First stop was the bucket shop
To pick the pieces of your life up
And scream looking glad
Since all that you despised
You're thinking back to the Chicken Shack
And the smashing of the glass
And the knife in the back, well
My boy who would've believed your lies?
All your lies?

And no-one's going to sell you any alibis
Alibis

You dirty small-town girls
How I wish you were here now
And show me how to be the man
I'm your man
As only you can, as only you can
My White City girl

Well someone said you were an angel
Only what kind of angel
Would whisper 'hello'
And shout 'goodbye'
My White City girl

And I've seen you go down
On one too many times
It chills my bones to seem that way
Oh, that way
And this aching heart of mine

You said you live your life by the Albion creed
So pure in thoughts and word and deed
Well, oh my boy, what did you gain?
Just empty bottles and roots
And holes in the years of your cowboy boots
And that makes she'll never forget your name
Or your lies

And no-one's going to sell you any alibis
Alibis


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"Bucket Shop [*]" as written by Peter Doherty Carl Ashley Raphael Barat

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    General Comment"And I've seen you go down
    On one too many times
    It chills my bones to seem that way
    Oh that way
    And this aching heart of mine "
    I just adore the way that is sung.

    To me , this images someones life tearing apart at the seems , and he has no-one to blame but himself.
    "And no-ones going to sell you any alibis"
    Loverly.
    DeathOnTheStairson September 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust empty bottles and stubs of drinks

    i think this could possibly be about drugs :And I've seen you go down
    On one too many times

    carls vocals are more noticeable on this part perhap he is talking towards pete
    albion_creedon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis recorded on the 'Legs 11' sessions, which was back in 2000 and way before Peter's drug addiction. I think it's wonderful and a tad eerie the way so many of their songs have turned prophetic over the years, though, and can hold a different concept today than they have when they were written...
    pixiethingon October 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a gorgeous song this is.
    itscoolagainon March 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionIt's actually:

    'Just empty bottles and stubs of cheroots (a type of cigarette) and holes in the years of your cowboy boots'
    callum828on March 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song's about Carl being a woman.
    LyraMemeon April 04, 2012   Link

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