"Side Of The Road" as written by and Peter Doherty....
I'm half dead, I'm the third alive
A quarter ticking over on the middle by the side of the road
Don't get surrounded by people you hate
They'll choke you out the house
Down the path and out the garden gate

Ooh, I'll ever, never, not once when we're together
One gun punks on vogue at the side with the bands
And the vans and the gangs and the clan
With the monkey man high with a little girl at his side

What is it that you're doing to me?
Oh, I don't know, I know, I know, I know
I know, there came a truce and tea

Ooh, I will never, never, not chop those two together
With wheeling dope just do it on the side
With the bands and the fans and gangs and the clan
With the monkey man high with a little girl at his side

Well, I'll never, ever, now that we're together
Waiting on the dope
As he's queuing up inside, inside graveyard

I'm half dead, I'm the third alive
A quarter ticking over on the middle by the side of the road


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"Side of the Road" as written by Peter Doherty

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    General Commenti love this song.... hmmm i think its about carl again..

    i think the propper lyrics are "What is it that you're doing to me, I don't know, all I know, all I know, I know, all I know, there came a truce and tea"
    DarkReignon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentomg this song sounds just like skag trendy! this sucks!! anyone agree or its just me furious about how shitty the new album is?
    awakening 09on December 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo the previous commenter: Are you quite insane? I've just listened to this song (Side of the Road) and Skag Trendy next to each other, and, shock of all shocks--this sounds NOTHING like Skag Trendy, except for perhaps the fevered pace at which both Doherty and Webster sing. The Babyshambles influence is obvious in The View's music but I really don't see what you're talking about with it sounding "just like" Skag Trendy.

    It might be of interest to you, however, that Side of the Road sounds very much like a re-written and clearer-recorded version of Dilly Boys, from the 2004 Whitechapel Demonstrations.

    I, personally, find the new album to be much better than Down in Albion--which I also enjoy immensely.
    childofroseson December 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthere's a version of this on the Babyshambles Sessions (Disc 1: track 8) which dates back to 2003.
    Behan90on April 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPete said in an interview that The Libertines left him on the side of a road with a plastic bag when they kicked him out
    camillaxoon October 01, 2008   Link

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