"French Dog Blues" as written by Kate Moss and Peter Doherty....
I model lackluster panicky in vain search for the remedy
No words only melody come so I take my day off my love
My love she sits with me, I love, I love her company
Raindrops on roses and dust filled trinkets

All this washes over you, my French dog blues
Chien Bleu Chien französischer Hund
And the French dog blues
And the French dog blues by the French dog blues

Never surrender to flattery
Frown on, come down on duplicity
And above all things my son
Take the money and run

I still model lackluster panicky in vain search for the remedy
No words only melody comes, I take another day off

Oh, this washes over you, my French dog blues
Chien Bleu Chien französischer Hund
Yeah, I see you

I only ever wanted the one with the flag
All you ever wanted was a sixty dollar bag
And a cheap limousine for your deep pile dreams on the highway
On the highway, highway, oh

Chien Bleu französischer Chien
That is the French dog blues
That is the French dog blues
That is the French dog blues
That is the French dog

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"French Dog Blues" as written by Kate Moss Ian George Brown

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  • +2
    General CommentThe bit about the flag comes from the Ian Brown song, Deep Pile Dreams off his album Unfinished Monkey Business. Pretty sure it's about Ian Brown being upset that the Stone Roses floundered and never managed to crack the US ("the one with the flag") because John Squire was (possibly) taking too many drugs ("A $50 bag") and it all went pear-shaped. The "cheap limousine" I think refers to Squire living the rock lifestyle on their final tour as (iirc) he travelled separately from the rest of the band.

    Remember the first time I heard this song at Babyshambles at Brixton a while ago and though crikey that sounds familiar... heehee.

    Doherty a big Roses fan I guess. (Seeing as he loves The Las and Oasis).

    optimo75455134on March 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a nice song and everything, one of the better ones on Shotter's nation. But does anyone think that the melody - infact the best melody in the whole song which is the verse - is just stolen from Cheated hearts by the yeah yeah yeahs??
    jimmyfranklinon October 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentchien*

    if you're gonna act like you know what you're on about at least get it fuucking right.
    3lanceron November 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjimmyfranklin, this song's been available online in various incarnations for ages; i'm pretty sure he wrote it before Show Your Bones came out (plus, the yyys are not above the occasional plagiarism themselves- e.g. 'Gold Lion'...). I think this version just stresses that melody a lot more, kind of like how the Blinding version of 'Love You But You're Green' came out sounding exactly like fucking 'Brown Eyed Girl.' Good artists borrow and great ones steal, I guess.

    Class track anyway.
    one or clownon October 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"fransosischer Hund" should exactly be written französischer Hund, which is german for french dog.
    chein blue should be written chein bleu - chein is the french word for dog, bleu is blue. In french you put the object (?) first, then the adjective. The line is
    chein bleu, chein französischer Hund
    pantsdownon November 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know who [or what, for that matter,] the "one with the flag" is?
    i am aware that 'not all pete's songs are about carl' etc, but the flag bit just reminds me of the union jack carl wears on his jeans.
    don't kill me for suggesting it.
    tackyandirrelevanton November 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is about the dog on the cover of Down in Albion.
    Pete says "He's the immortal character, or the character of immortal technique."
    "He pops up in every place in London if you look closely."
    dontlalameon July 02, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Comment3lancer? you cant even spell fucking?
    weecolinrfcon March 16, 2008   Link

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