"Lust Of The Libertines" as written by and Peter Doherty....
Is really quite tame
It rages quietly nigh here beside you
And your lust for fame
But fame is such a sinister game, I know
It could all end this way then
Some things won't be the same
Oh, just a face, and a name on a page
But I'll be soundly sleeping
I'll be soundly sleeping
I'll sleep right through that age

'Cause I can deal with all
The blood on my shoes
The holes in my soul
My spirit is tainted
All my tears are painted

Am just so long as you
You don't forget to, oh, uh, ow
Cut me on the wall
By the graffiti of all the things
I just couldn't say

Shove me up the wall
Oh my darling (oh, poor cow)
It was a kind of loving
But you've left me in the family way again

The dust on my tambourine
Really can be explained
I need to shake it more often
I need to shake away the blame

Oh well, fame is such a sinister game, I know
The taste of goulash in your mouth
As you stumble offstage
Forget-me-nots bloom on this day then
But they whither with age

Oh I can deal with all
The blood on my shoes
The holes in my soul
My spirit is tainted
All my tears are painted

Am just so long as you
You don't forget to, oh, uh, ow
Cut me on the wall
By the graffiti of all the things
I just couldn't say

Oh won't you hove me up the wall
Oh, poor cow
It was a kind of loving
But you've left me in the family way again


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"Lust of the Libertines [*]" as written by Peter Doherty

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's not a babyshambles song. It's one of the first songs the Libertines ever recorded and Carl sings it!
    tommy87on January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm though this was a babyshamlbes song but maybe not..

    "I can deal with all
    The blood on my shoes
    And the holes in my soul
    My spirit all tainted
    All my tears are painted"

    i love that bit like alot..gd song lol
    whitecookie-trashon September 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is a Babyshambles song, cant seem to find any mention of this being recorded as the Libertines, although it has slightly different lyrics to this one.

    Definitely Pete's song, refers to the book by Marquis de Sade which he used to name the band! (obviously)
    citizenerased19on January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was a babyshambles song, but I'm fairly sure it's not. I think it's probably from one of the sessions, and the name of the song is actually from a book, or a film...just ironic that's all.
    em_con April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts definitely Pete singing btw, in the version I can hear anyway.
    sun-eyedgirlon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt really is Carlos singing it in the original version, which is all done like how the libertines sounded originally, like kind of a weird jazz sound...
    reverend samon December 10, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentTo clear up any confusion, there are 2 versions of this song.

    The original is by The Libertines, which has Carl singing.
    The second version is an acoustic by Peter Doherty.
    coolguyalexon April 19, 2011   Link
  • -1
    My OpinionThis song's about Carl being a woman.
    LyraMemeon April 04, 2012   Link

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