"The Blinding" as written by Florence Leontine Mary Welch and Paul Epworth....
Come and see the blinding
It's so blinding
It's the last thing that you'll ever see
But you might be happy oh, happier
Than you've ever been

So let me show the blindin'
Last thing that you'll ever see
But you might be free oh, freer
Freer than you've ever been

What will you do?
If she runs out of time for you
When will you go?
Things to be getting on with
On with, on with, on with the show! (oh)

Last thing you'll ever see

Come and see the blinding
It's so blinding
It's so blinding
It's the last thing that you'll ever see

Let me show the blinding
It's so blinding
It's so blinding
It's the last thing that you'll ever see

It's so blinding
It's so blinding

Oh what will you do
If they run out of time for you?
Crossing the roads without you
Out you, out you go.

Out you go, out you go

And the blinding means the blinding
It's the last thing that you'll ever see
Oh, oh, oh, last thing you'll ever see


Lyrics submitted by maglob

"The Blinding" as written by Adam Ficek Peter Doherty

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    General Commentlike their new song! great & catchy
    ThrilledByMusicon December 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyer this is a great song, one of his best with babyshambles. Pete has described this as an 'angry' song which i think is actually an understatement. the video for it shows just how much passionate was put into this.
    apparently it was inspired by this time pete was in town and was so wasted on drugs he was blinded for about an hour and couldn't see.
    anyone got any idea what the lyrics are for the '[pete speaking]' bit? i know he mutters something about the 'fucking justice system' but any ideas?
    TragicAnatomyon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought he was singing about that light you're supposed to see right before you die. It could make sense cause he sings that "It's the last thing that you'll ever see" and there's a few other lines that fits in pretty well to my theory. ie he sings about running out of time, and that you "might be free or freer than you've ever been.
    steakforchickenon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's not all about getting stoned and so fourth.
    It's a song about paparazzis(?), and all their flashes.
    How they're blinding...
    And how they're chasing pete across the world.

    "Oh what will you do
    If they run out of time for you?
    Crossing the roads without you
    Out you, out you go."

    If they don't have time for him, then he can go out on the streets like a free man.
    jpvgomezon January 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentno one hears him say some mumbled words about the justice system somewhere in that song? Justice is blind? Justice system? I think this song is about getting messed up in the system. Pete's sly way of commenting on the justice system.
    terri kayeon February 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah pete refers to 'the blinding' as the bright flashing camera lights as you come out of a car or something in front of the paparazzi..

    also in the books of albion, pete says he has to make a 'blinding record' to prove himself or something, maybe that's why it's called 'the blinding ep' as in "this one's a blinder!"
    smfon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah pete refers to 'the blinding' as the bright flashing camera lights as you come out of a car or something in front of the paparazzi..

    also in the books of albion, pete says he has to make a 'blinding record' to prove himself or something, maybe that's why it's called 'the blinding ep' as in "this one's a blinder!"
    smfon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthen what would "it's the last thing that you'll ever see?" go with the paparazzi thing?
    bumsenfurimmeron November 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentduring the spoken part i heard :
    pete shouting something incoherent, the fucking justice system, tell it to the..........
    fearandloathinginLVon April 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Get 5 Free Song Downloads with Rhapsody" WTF is that? That's definitely NOT in the lyrics, who the fuck posted that shit?
    MoTrubbleon September 15, 2008   Link

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