Don't be shy
Don't be shy
For if you are shy for tomorrow you'll be shy for one thousand days
Hey
Don't be shy
Don't be shy
Don't let the tide of your soul drown your nights and flood your days

But still it's better to be shy than screaming drunken old queen who's always
Got to get his own way
But don't be coy with me I'm too clever to follow you down
To the dark and stormy weather, babe
The bracket's wider now
So what's your pleasure?
Swallow your pride but please

Don't be shy
Don't be shy
If you are shy for tomorrow you'll be shy for one thousand days
Now is your time to shine
Dance and hear your song
Or you may wake up one day in the last chance saloon
To find your last chance has been and gone
Don't be shy
Don't be shy
For if you are shy for tomorrow you'll be shy for one thousand days
Hey hey hey


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Don't Be Shy Lyrics as written by Peter Doherty Carl Barat

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    I simple think that this song means that you shouldn't be shy, but it's better to be shy then too straight!!

    TellTheQueenon April 22, 2007   Link
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    ....this song is awesome, no one posted on this song yet?

    Morviton April 08, 2005   Link
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    dude, i was shocked to find only one person had posted...it rocks...love the way its sung :D liking the "don't be coy with me i'm too clever to follow you down..." its liek yeah u low life u aint fooling me! wOOt wOOt :D

    Debzypipon July 23, 2005   Link
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    Don't let the tide of your soul drown your nights and flood your days, don't be shy

    Oh I wont be, I'm a Libertine

    californiaroseon September 01, 2005   Link
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    I didn't like this song when I first got The Libertines, but it's grown on me. I love the line 'Don't be coy with me, I'm too clever to follow you...' So, it's song about taking oppourtunities and not letting them pass you by.

    _biggreenmonkey_on March 05, 2006   Link
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    I think this song means that you should not be shy but it's better to be shy than to be "to much" and always want to get the attention.

    T-Ton July 06, 2006   Link
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    this is ever such a good song, its just a really cool sound! i think that the line 'But still its better to be shy than stinking drunken old queen thats always got to have his way' is about when Mr Pete was a little bit of a prostitute to fund his, erm, habits because in Kids in the Riots book about the libertines, pete refers to his clients as old queens...so i thought perhaps it could be smething to do with that!

    reverend samon December 10, 2007   Link

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