"Baddie's Boogie" as written by Wayne Kenyon and Mik Whitnall....
Baddie's bound by ancient codes of decency and secrecy
He understands about stabbing backs and shaking hands
So if or when you're behind bars or in front of them as you are
Look out for the man who'll bum your wife and then shake your hand

Oh you've been here before, you fell in love and carried her over the threshold
Thinking, she's far too good looking to do the cooking
Now, but that's twenty years ago...twenty years ago

That's a lousy life for the washed up wife of a permanently plastered, pissed up bastard
a lousy life for the washed up wife of a permanently plastered, pissed up bastard
a lousy life for the washed up wife of a permanently plastered, pissed up bastard
Lousy life, lousy life

Kid was singing will I ever be free, does this town hold no more for me
Club Tropicana the drinks are free, stick one in his face for me

Baddies bound to decency and secrecy
Baddies bound

Oh well you've been here before, fell in love and carried her over the threshold
Thinking, she's far too good looking to do the cooking
Oh but that was twenty years ago... twenty years ago

It's a lousy life for the washed up wife of a permanently plastered, pissed up bastard
a lousy life for the washed up wife of a permanently plastered, pissed up bastard
a lousy life for the washed up wife of a permanently plastered, pissed up bastard
Lousy life, a lousy life

Kid was singing will I ever be free, does this town hold no more for me
Club Tropicana the drinks are free, stick one in his face for me

Baddies bound, decency and secrecy


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"Baddie's Boogie" as written by Peter Doherty Michael Whitnall

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    General Commenti love this.
    pretty straightforward i think.
    favourite song from shotters nation :)
    backlash_xon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is so good !
    I love the way it moves through the different melodies and riffs. The lyrics are just so frank and honest.
    HattiIsTheNewThingon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbest chorus ever. "permanantly plastered, pissed-up bastard" .... that is some bad-ass alliteration, hehe.
    waffles!on January 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentchooooooon haha pete doherty is a lyrical genius
    decadenceon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis one with deft left hand are my favourites from SN

    pure genius!! pete voice's fantastic

    can anyone throw some light about the meaning?
    libertineboyon January 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMick Whitnell wrote this song when he was 19, Pete wrote the lyrics.
    ArcadianBaddieon January 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI know it's probably not, but I'd like to think it's about how it would end up if Peter got married young.
    Outside109on February 18, 2010   Link

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