Buy all the papers,
Sell them on ebay;
Your dissertation is due in two days.
Read the tributes on the 'net,
Move on, try to forget,
Find out what a french man says,
Cut the words into your chest,
Bleed for days,
Stumble home in a haze:

We know so much
We know so much

We're sitting on the hillside
Contemplating our careers.
The sun slowly sets -
The city disappears.
All the things we understand and
All the things we try:
Waiting for Pete Doherty to die...

Someone come and tap this pain!
I haven't cried since Kurt Cobain.
Take my money all away
I never earned a penny anyway
Give me drugs and give me sex and
Blood diseases! Broken legs!
Give me peace and give me news
Cry me to sleep with the blues.

We know so much
We know so much

We're sitting on the hillside
Contemplating our careers.
The sun slowly sets -
The city disappears.
All the things we understand and
All the things we try:
Waiting for Pete Doherty to die...

And love must have
What love wants
And love must have
What love wants

We're sitting on the hillside
Contemplating our careers.
The sun slowly sets -
The city disappears.
All the things we understand and
All the things we try:
Waiting for Pete Doherty to die...

We're sitting on the hillside
Contemplating our careers.
Everything seems grey these days,
Perhaps it's been that way for years?
We won prizes for our youth
In the days gone by
Now we're waiting for Pete Doherty to die.



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Waiting For Pete Doherty To Die song meanings
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    General Commentas much as I want to hate this song I really don't, I think it's excellent
    Sillanon July 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didn't like this song at first, natural reaction for a fan "what?! how dare they!!" etc until I read an interview where the band explain *they* don't want him to die. It's more about the public views on him, reading about him in The Scum everyday, waiting for the 'junkie scum' to die.

    Very catchy, especially like:-

    "Someone come and tap this pain!
    I haven't cried since Kurt Cobain."
    dillygirlon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about crazy "fans" (not really fans but random people with no lives) needing someone new to "grieve" over. Really they just want someone to be hysterical about and idolise in death, just like they did with Kurt Cobain. I think the band's trying to say that it's all a bit insincere and sick really.
    apocalyptic_lighton May 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti.e.

    "Buy all the papers,
    Sell them on ebay"

    They don't really care!!
    apocalyptic_lighton May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith - grieving is a form of idolatry and of today's scene, only Pete Doherty would fit the bill. Their songs make us feel we know them intimately so when they die, it's like the death of our confidantes. It says a lot about today's society that a song like this was actually needed.
    floodlineon August 21, 2008   Link

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