"The Enemy" as written by Carl Barat, Gary Powell, David Jonathan Hammond and Anthony Rossomondo....
So far dishonest as the day is long
Im sorry so I'll go now
But I love you so it wont be long
And the spectres in the masonry remind us of the things that might have been
Isn't it time you washed your face
It looks like a burnt out fireplace
And I am awash with memories
And worrying complexities
But in time (in time)
You'll find it very scary
It's hard to live respectfully
The Enemy as I know it is right inside my head
The Enemy as I know it is right inside my head
Everyones still all over the place
And not to humble to embrace
And oh my gosh the memories
But your arrogance perplexes me
Now this time (this time)
I shouldn't be so lary
Just try to live respectfully
The enemy as I know it is right inside my head
The enemy as I know it is right inside my head
So are you giving it a shot now
And it all came back and you did a little turn now
Well they didn't like that
Are you going to give it up for?
(And the spectres in the masonary remind us of the things that might have been)
All you need's a gentle heart
To see you through endless dark
All you needs a gentle heart
To see you through endless dark
The Enemy as I know it is right inside my head
The Enemy as I know it is right inside my head
The Enemy as I know it is right inside my head
The Enemy as I know it is right inside my head


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"The Enemy" as written by Carl Barat

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    General CommentThis song has an awesome beat. I would just about kill to see them live. Shame, they played just down the road back in Feb, but I didn't know about them then - Gah.
    legolass20034on June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDis iz lik totaly bout Peter Doughtery! (well someone had to do it)

    About 'Evil Carl' again. With Didz singing it makes me think it's about him and Carl overcoming 'Evil Carl' together which is sweet:-

    'Isn’t it time you washed your face
    It looks like a burnt out fireplace'

    Sounds like Didz being a friendly nag to Carl

    'And I am awash with memories
    And worrying complexities'

    Sounds very much like Carl, such a worrywart, thinking about the past

    Also how Didz' 'gentle heart' got Carl through the 'endless dark' (depression) after The Split.

    I love the line 'not too humble to embrace'. Sums up the band quite well, very touchy-feely.
    dillygirlon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo be honest dillygirl this is all going a bit far.

    Most people who are dirty pretty things fans will actually know that all of their songs aren't about peter.

    Yet there's no getting away from the fact that people will constantly lable dpt songs to be bitching about him.

    It is a sad fact, but please stop patronising the masses.

    This song helped me through an awkward time.

    Lets give it the praise it deserves! Rather than slating everyone who thinks Carl Barat doesnt have a life outside pete.

    A brilliant song :o) very moving.
    gin&milkon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAww, it's too easy though! The site isn't about giving songs praise or taking the piss out of peoples stupidity (though both are fun), it's song /meanings/ which I think I've done actually ^^.
    dillygirlon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song means a much to me. It's rock'n'roll.
    sidewalk91on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlways thought it sounded like..

    ''The NME as I know it is right inside my head''

    Good tune though!
    PERRY-07on July 18, 2007   Link

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