I know that you're out there
Born ready, but on the decline
To keep you from my thoughts
When we first broke the line

Do you remember like I remember?
Lost pursuits of excellence
The glory of the crowd

Lives of imperialists
Leave me with aching wrists
So no wonder you frown when you’re two world wars down

So when the dark times come well I will sing you a good time song
Im pretending that it’s ending but it kills me to act so strong
Just to gaze in your eyes, makes all the difference to me.

Just be ready my angel
Be ready when I call
I’ve been re reading letters
They were moving warm but bitter and I cried right through them all

Oooh ooooh

The days go so slow

Ooooh oooh

We’ll never get to heaven with the artillery in tow

So when the dark times come, it might warm your heart to know
That I went to the crossroads but the devil never showed
They can stick their war, Im leaving now
Makes all the difference to me

I’m hoping if you know where I am
Send your heart in a telegram
I’m praying that you know where I am

Be upstairs ready my angel
Be ready when I call
And then my angel I’ll be ready too and I will catch you when you fall

Do you remember like I remember
All the dirty things you said?
Do you remember like I remember
Or was it all in my head?

So when the dark times come well I will song you a good time song
Im pretending that it’s ending but it kills me to act so strong
To gaze in your eyes makes all the difference to me

So

Whos got the clap
Who’s got the clap
Give yourself a clap now


Lyrics submitted by dillygirl

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    General CommentThis song is totally addressed to Peter Doherty. Ha!
    confuegoon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is totally addressed to Peter Doherty. Ha!
    confuegoon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell carl said that's the song that he most prefers now and i don't really think it's about peter i mean some parts maybe but some of them are clearly about analisa
    cobain_grrrlon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLooool, I thought the last part was 'Who's got the crack?'

    Good times. I love that cover.
    Evil Herbivoreon May 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNope, it's clap unless Carl got it wrong.

    You must be pretty thick to think it's about Peter. It's about a guy in a war missing his girlfriend. B.U.R.M.A stands for Be Upstairs Ready My Angel, a WWII postal acronym.
    dillygirlon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNOT EVERYTHINGS ABOUT PETE!
    SiobhanStargazeron May 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*wooh* for dilly girl. ooh and siobhan stargazer has a name rather similar to mine! woooh

    gah! just because a few lines may be interpretted as being about pete doesn't mean they are!!!!!!
    give carl some credit, there's more to life than pete!
    cloudgazeron May 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbilo u r my angel lol
    now maybe that's the hidden meaning behind this song
    and taht would really explain a lott of things lol:)
    cobain_grrrlon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHilarious at the end. It would appear to be addressed to an ex. Not Pete. Funny Ending.
    Jaydon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.

    It's amazing :o)

    Patriotic a bit? I think so.

    x
    gin&milkon July 27, 2006   Link

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