"Love On The Dole" as written by and Peter Doherty Carl Ashley Raphael Barat....
How many cups of wine will I have consumed?
The people realize they have rolled past my tomb
We're drinking whisky in a brave new afternoon
The people realize they have rolled past my tomb

Strike a light
Raise your glasses
Drink a toast to the boring classes

On the Albion-ay
Spew it out your soul
Love is on the dole
And there she will stay
All night long we were singing Northern songs
All night long we were singing Northern songs

Only you battered your broken nose on the grindstone
You wake a slave you squandered
So your soul is not your own
I run from the dust and gloom
With only my secrets to keep me warm
That's all I could do to keep them from you
And its all a pact we swore

Strike a light
Raise your glasses
Drink a toast to the boring classes

With Albion-ay
Spew it out your soul
Love is on the dole
And there she will stay

All night long we were singing Northern songs
All night long we were singing Northern songs

And I love every inch of you
Yes, I do love every single inch of you
But doesn't she get that warm glow inside?
Shoots up your spine and blows through your mind
Oh well, don't you tell me how blessed are the poor
You've always wanted one slice more
Than you and me
Love for today makes

My darling was a preacher on the Albion stage
She might have been a preacher in the good old days
We're drinking whisky in a brave new afternoon
Don't people realize they've rolled past my tomb

Oh, well
Don't you tell me how blessed are the meek
You never turn the other cheek
Once in your life
Love is on the dole


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"Love on the Dole [*]" as written by Peter Doherty Carl Ashley Raphael Barat

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    General Commenti'm sure its "drink a toast to the ruling classes"
    seeing as it's about not having any money and that...love is on the dole and there she will stay :]
    timeforheroesxon November 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove on the dole is also a film is it not?
    ..Becci..on January 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's a book, by Walter Greenwood. Love is on the dole is a strange statement in itself, is it not? I wonder what it implies.. Hmm. Yes I love that line too: Oh, well, don't you tell me how blessed are the poor.. It's like the idea that being poor is romantic, like being in the gutter but looking at the stars (was that Wilde?) yet the person in the song always wants "one slice more", thus being poor isn't really fulfilling or romantic. Other than that I'm not sure what the deeper implications of this song are.. but it's typical Libs, isn't it? Beautiful use of imagery yet somehow sinister.
    wandastarbrighton August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAmaze! One of the best ones. Northern songs was the Beatles writing partnership (Lennon/McCartney). Carl & Pete an obvious comparison heh heh. Check out the Beatles film A HARD DAY'S NIGHT...
    x
    chronic_yoothon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's 'drink a toast to the brawling classes', actually.
    _thegreatesthitson August 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Oh well, don’t you tell me how blessed are the poor
    You’ve always wanted one slice more"

    Love that part. And it's true cause most people talk about how sorry they feel for all the poor ones, but at the same time they keep living their lives spending money on useless things when they instead could use the money for charity or something.
    steakforchickenon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Amaze! One of the best ones. Northern songs was the Beatles writing partnership (Lennon/McCartney). Carl & Pete an obvious comparison heh heh. Check out the Beatles film A HARD DAY'S NIGHT..." yes exactly what i thought.. plus their early stuff sounds quite beatlesy
    smfon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd I love every inch of you
    Yes I do love every single inch of you
    But doesn't she get that warm glow inside?
    Shoots up your spine and blows through your mind

    he loves heroin (every inch of it)lol

    wonders if the heroin itself enjoys the buzz?

    and the rest quite self explainatory

    FANTASTIC SONG!!
    rusholmeruffianon December 07, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis song's about Carl being a woman.
    LyraMemeon April 04, 2012   Link

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