You're just like plasticine
Being molded into a libertine dreamer
I feel so sorry for you
If you were thirteen I'd let you off
But you're not and you should know better
Gather my thoughts on a notepad with a parker pen
And write you a letter but
There's not enough paper in the world
There's not enough paper oh have you heard all your friends go

Dadada dadada oh
All the words they seem to know
All the words in your songs go
Dadada dadada oh
You got an okay jacket
But you've got no spine
Please vacate this city of mine

I only wish you had the song
To back-up, you're what took you so long
But we know that's not the case rather show your face
In an ancient bar that nobody goes in
Because they serve substandard gin
Nobody goes in there did they win
Did you ask well no-one cares

Dadada dadada oh
All the words they seem to know
All the words in your sons go
Dadada dadada oh
You got an okay jacket
But you've got no spine
Please vacate this city of mine

You're just like plasticine
Being molded into a libertine dreamer
I feel so sorry for you
If you were thirteen I would let you off
But your not and you should know better
Gather my thoughts on a notepad with a parker pen
And write you a letter but
There's not enough paper in the world
There's not enough paper in oh have you heard your friends they go

Dadada dadada oh
Dadada dadada oh
Dadada dadada oh
Dadada dadada oh

You got an OK jacket but you've got no spine
Please vacate this city of mine
OK jacket, but you've got no spine
Please vacate this city of mine


Lyrics submitted by ellieacrylic

"Acrylic" as written by Liam James Fray

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is basically liam talking about how loads of bands are just disposable, post libertine fill ins.

    great song, this band will be huge.
    _THE ONE_on December 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'quality band live.. there starting to get big now i'll remember i was into em when not many others knew they were about, top top band.'

    exactly the sort of person, fray complains about in fallowfield hillbilly.
    f6024880on August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuckin jacket not jackie! i knew it get no you didn't no you don't up.... this band are quality going to see em 19th jan cant wait!
    Dommykeay18on January 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits if you were 14! and after that it goes my heart goes out to you.
    teskosuicideon January 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats just in the live version
    theres 3 versions - the single, a live version and an acoustic
    so shush
    ellieacrylicon January 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgather my thoughts..

    i only wish you had the songs to back up your talk
    That's going on (?) but we know that's not the case
    Rather show your face
    In a namechecked bar that nobody goes in


    It's either namechecked or ancient - going from the theme of the song i reckon it's namchecked. It's not injured anyway, sorry but that doesn't make sense
    Squidqeon January 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti only wish you had the songs to back up your talk of so long
    but we know that's not the case
    Rather show your face
    In an ancient bar that nobody goes in

    i reckon its as the above
    _THE ONE_on January 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentquality band live.. there starting to get big now i'll remember i was into em when not many others knew they were about, top top band.
    Dommykeay18on January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought this might be about a specific band but couldnt think who it might be. Or maybe he is singing it about themselves but from a haters point of view - puttin them in the same catergory as The Libs.....maybe THE ONE is right and it is simply directed at the bands that came from The Libertines?

    Also its "all the words in your songs go" not sons
    dayeron October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's about themselves, from the point of view of a person who didnt like the band, and it is name-checked not ancient.
    carnall18on July 17, 2009   Link

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