"7 Deadly Sins" as written by and Peter Doherty Carl Ashley Raphael Barat....
The seven deadly sins
We find them all and burst
Where degenerate kings, pushy beggars
Fallen ladies of letters and verse
Pride, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath and envy
It's all in a hard days work for me

And I, I pay no mind
And I pay no mind
To a name that you will employ me
I despise all their kind
Jump search and destroy me

Hand me my gun
My friend, we'll have some fun
We'll shoot down the spies in the trees
And kick up the leaves
In the mornin' breeze
Pay no mind

And the old iron bells
Still ring in the old machine
And will chain me to hell
Poison your soul as it seems to rebel
It's obscene, stay home and get lean
Live in your mind but don't live out your dream
No, oh, no, pay no mind


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"7 Deadly Sins [*]" as written by Peter Doherty Carl Ashley Raphael Barat

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    My OpinionThis song's about Carl being a woman.
    LyraMemeon April 04, 2012   Link
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    General Commentcan't believe no one has commented. what a beautiful song. the lyrics are fantastic. I love the last verse:

    And the old iron bells
    Still ring in the old machine
    And will chain me to hell
    Poison your soul as it seems to rebel
    Its obscene, stay home and get lean
    Live in your mind but don't live out your dream

    seems so sad and against everything the libertines stand for, "dont live out your dream", then he just says:

    no, oh pay no mind!

    brilliant.
    gininteacups1on March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove the second verse.
    "Hand me my Gun my friend,
    We'll have some fun,
    And shoot down the spies from the trees"

    Seems to be about the Childhood games people play as best friends when they're really young and innocent, don't know if that has any relevance to the song

    This song is just reeking of quint Englishness, and everything the Libertines stood for.
    The Dead Boyon June 13, 2007   Link

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