I'll tell you a story but you won't listen
It's about a nightmare steeped in tradition
It's the story of a coked-up pansy
Who spent his nights in a flights of fancy

Met two fellas over gin and mixers
They talked for a while he soon got the picture
One was a souped up Soho mincer
The other was a pikey with another description

Then the conversation turned evil
Talked, talked and talked about people
Why did you do it to so many people?

Stumble left out of the boozer
... (?)
... another life (?)
With a half tilted smile looking alright

That girls out way ahead of the game
Way ahead of the game
Way ahead of the game

You've turned your back upon her
One too many times
Spent all her hard earned money
Getting high she sang

(Kate Moss)
Is she more beautiful, is she more beautiful
Is she more beautiful than me?
Is she more beautiful, is she more beautiful
Is she more beautiful than me?

She's La Belle Et La Bete at the ball
She's La Belle Et La Bete at the ball
She's La Belle Et La Bete at the ball
... (?)

You've turned your back upon her
One too many times
Spent all her hard earned money
Just getting high... she sang

(Kate Moss)
Is she more beautiful, is she more beautiful
Is she more beautiful than me?
Is she more beautiful, is she more beautiful
Is she more beautiful than me?

Is she more beautiful, is she more beautiful
Is she more beautiful than she?

I'll tell you a story but you won't listen
It's about a nightmare steeped in tradition
It's the story of a coked-up pansy
Who spent his nights in a flights of fancy

Met two fellas over gin and mixers
They talked for a while he soon got the picture
One was a souped up Soho mincer
The other was a pikey with another description

Then the conversation turned evil
Talked and talked and talked about people
Why did you do it to so many people?

That girls out way ahead of the game
Way ahead of the game
Way ahead of the game
Way ahead of the game
Way ahead of the game

You've turned your back upon her
One too many times
Spent all her hard earned money
Just getting high... she sang

(Kate Moss)
Is she more beautiful, is she more beautiful
Is she more beautiful than me?
Is she more beautiful, is she more beautiful
Is she more beautiful than me?


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La Belle Et La BÊTe song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentpete wrote this song for kate.
    before her whole "cocaine kate scandal", vogue asked her to do a song with pete for her editorial in one issue of the magazines publication.
    he wrote "la belle et la bete" or "the beauty and the beast" based upon their relationship and her feelings.
    when he sings "You've turned your back upon her
    One too many times
    Spent all her hard earned money
    Just getting high... she sang..."
    he is refering to himself spending all her money on drugs.
    when kate sings "is she more beautiful than me" she is speaking of the drugs, asking pete if they are more beautiful than she is. if he wants them more than her.




    *one correction is he says "the other was a pikey with a knowledge of scripture" not "another description".
    and i have no idea what he is saying after he stumbles out of the pub or "boozer", yet i like that i can't tell because it adds something to the song. almost like were not supposed to get it cause he's too fucked up to make sense when he leaves the pub.
    fuck forever!
    bibilushon July 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbiloman- i do agree with you. i think that when kate sings "is she more beautiful than me" she wonders if the drugs mean more to pete than she does. since she's a model and her appearance is her "all" he choose the word beautiful, no i actually had a better point in my mind but i lost it.
    muttison August 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentkcsongbird... how is this song "cute"? i mean yeahh theres good riffs and the lyrics are amazing as all of pete's are but drugs are not cute so this song is not cute.
    b182chicon April 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite from Babyshambles, surprised it hasn't recieved any comments yet.

    You can see how each lyrics site just copies from the next when they all list:

    Stumble left out of the boozer
    ... (?)
    ... another life (?)
    With a half tilted smile looking alright

    Can anyone fill in the blanks? I think it's:

    Stumble leapt out of the boozer
    A few things... (?)
    And then I see her in another light (?)
    With a half tilted smile looking alright
    lionsmfcon May 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLa Belle et La Bete is the french for the Beauty and the Beast, i.e. Kate Moss and Pete.
    thealbionsailsonon June 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like Kate Moss's line in this.
    Prisoner.I.Wason July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKate is the beauty , the beast is the drugs, not pete.
    bilomanon August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like:
    'stumble left out of the boozer
    filth strapped onto the leg of Suzie Leah
    Well maybe i'll see her in another life, with a hat and a smile, oh looking alright'

    i see what bibilush means tho the fact he says slurs the words so much adds to the song.
    TragicAnatomyon January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is cute.
    kcsongbirdon February 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOK LISTEN UP EVERYBODY, I HAVE THE UNKNOWN LYRICS.
    they are:

    Stumbled left out of the boozer,
    Threw some shrapnel to the legless fusilier,
    An endless ceiling and another light,
    With a half-tenner smile and you're looking alright.

    And before you ask, a fusilier is some sort of British arm soldier.
    these are correct, don't dispute them Lol.
    love this song
    carl4peteon June 05, 2007   Link

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