"Sedative" as written by Peter Doherty, Mick Whitnall, Drew Mcconnell and Adam Ficek....
Sedative,
It's a sedative
It was my hero
Oh it was..

What's it really like now
It's been a long long time since I've step outside
To the morning sun now
Would you take me out
Take me by the hand now
It's been a long, long time since I've step outside
To the morning sun.

Sedative,
It's a sedative
It was my hero
And I had a hit
??????
??????
Sedative,
Oh it was my hero
And I had a hit on it

What's it really like now
It's been a long long time since I've step outside
To the morning sun now
Would you take me out
And I crawl along now
It's been a long, long time since I've step outside
To the morning sun.

My faith for you
???????

What's it really like now
It's been a long long time since I've step outside
To the morning sun now
Would you take me out
And I crawl along now
It's been a long, long time since I've step outside
To the morning sun.

My faith for you
My faith for you
My faith for you


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"Sedative" as written by Adam Ficek Peter Doherty

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    General Commentcliched as it is at this point its clearly about the skag
    kdanceon April 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one song my Pete Doherty that is most definitly about heroin as heroin is indeed a sedative and this song is about his addiction/ reliance on it.
    PocketFullon May 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuhu i love this, it's the best from the blinding ep imo. This would be a great closer to an album having that powerful chorus. Don't know what it means though, and i don't care
    awakening 09on April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteffing amazing song.

    i know every song doesn't have to be about him and carl or drugs but...
    the "long time since i've step outside to the morning sun" seems like a reawakening or feeling something again likes it's the first time...perhaps getting on with life.
    meltorment05on June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah meltorment nothing has to be about drugs etc. but sedative is meaning for a drug/drugs that make you calm.
    Spelkatton July 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd presume it was about falling in and out of addiction and the reliance on another person (need we name her...) to go beyond it.

    I'd like it to be a bit more subtle, but it's a good tune with excellent vocals - what more could you really ask for?
    LibertineNorthon September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti didn't realise how much i liked this until i heard it live.
    em_con November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about replacing one's faith in one thing for faith in another, faith in something more real.
    GodSavethePreenon September 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe the stepping outside is either coming clean/cleanish after hazy months of binging or possibly being in the pentonville porbably the former as sedative is definately about heroin
    polonoseon November 22, 2009   Link

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