"Broken Love Song" as written by Peter Doherty, Peter Wolfe and Jake Fior....
Take a broken love song
Keep it by your side
Never be lonely
Find a place to hide

By the west way
Inside the scrubs
How long must we wait?
For they're killing us?
Killing us

Oh
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
Still

Through my cell window
Hear the loft boys sing
Come on you R's
Carried on the wind

Every morning
I'll be singing
Like a caged bird who might say
John, Paul, George and Ringo
Help me pass the hours away

Free as a bird
Would I be
Another dawn creeps up on me
On me
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
Still

Letters from faceless haters
That'd love to
See my swinging in my cell
Oh I never saw a man
who looked like such a wsitful eye,
as the fear f blue prisoners
call the sky

They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
They are the loneliest
Still


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  • +1
    General CommentJohn, Paul, George and Ringo
    Help me pass the hours away.

    Lovely line Pete!
    ilovemusic124on April 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I never saw a man who looked
    With such a wistful eye
    Upon that little tent of blue
    Which prisoners call the sky"

    Is the correct verse :D
    MusicalFManon April 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationi reckon this song is about him being in prison,

    'Inside the scrubs
    How long must we wait?
    For they're killing us?'

    Like, How long to we have to wait untill we get out ? its killing them to have to wait that long

    'Through my cell window
    Hear the loft boys sing'

    Didnt he say once in an interview that they all had a song that they sang inside ?
    JadoreLaBelleon April 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Loft boys' refers to Loftus Road, home of QPR football club, 'come on you R's' is a football chant
    swoopoon January 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn Oscar Wilde reference is made in the quote "Oh, I never saw a man who looked with such a wistful eye"
    MusicalFManon April 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"John, Paul, George and Ringo
    Help me pass the hours away"

    In an interview, Pete said he listened to 'Free As A Bird' by The Beatles every day in prison.
    lycaanthropyon April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout being in prison, love the big about 'letters from faceless haters'
    clearly this line is about all the hate he gets, who have no face and no identity and no true self as they obviously haven't looked into pete doherty too much otherwise they'd never be able to hate him
    charlottteon December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's about Pete's time in jail. He is a well known Queens Park Ranger's fan and even wrote a fanzine for them when he was little. He references them with "Hear the loft boys sing, Come on you R's" QPR play at Loftus Road, thus the nickname loft boys

    Also when he was in prison he listened to "Free As A Bird" all the time which explains the line" Like a caged bird who might say, John, Paul, George and Ringo, Help me pass the hours away"

    Really good song, my favorite on the album

    MrMojoRisin92on May 16, 2011   Link

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