"Last of the English Roses" as written by and Pete Doherty....
Honey, honey
My you did look dapper in your mothers
Old green scarf
With your famous Auntie Aurthur’s trousers on
You were slapped by that slapper
And how we all laughed
But she laughed the loudest
Oh in ninety-three
You could charm the bees nees of the bees

Cheeky you’d say and we all fell around
Rolling 'round the playground

Saucy you’d say and we all fell about
Rolling 'round the playground

In the ninety-four
We all sang
Skipping and dancing hand in hand
Yeah with all the boys together
And all the girls together

She’s the last of the English roses
She’s the last of the English roses

(I wish to be so whirl awake again)
She knows her Rodney's from her Stanley's
And her Kappas from her Reeboks
And her tit from her tat
And Winston's from her Enok's
It’s fine and take what I
Coming out, coming alive
Round the Snooker table
You dance the Frutti-Tutti

She almost spilled her lager
Toasting girls of great beauty

But the closing moved by
Coming of age, coming alive
All the boys together
And all the girls together

She’s the last of the English roses
She’s the last of the English roses
Yeah she’s the last of the English roses
She’s the last of, last of the English
English roses

Ah sometimes you can’t change
There’ll be no place
Ce soir, disons chez moi
Enfin je compte de toi
Je te drague la rose mystique
Tu l’arrose mystique?
Ha, vas-y
C’est mon monde de soleil


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"Last of the English Roses" as written by Pete Doherty

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  • +2
    Song MeaningThe thing he's mumbling in French at the end is supposed to be a quote from 'Our Lady of the Flowers' by Jean Genet, which is one of Peter's favourite books.
    I remember him talking in an interview about the way the song seems to be written about a girl, but then in the video, it turns out that The Last of the English Roses is actually a boy. That could be inspired by the book, as it explains the story of a man who is usually referred to in the feminine and Our Lady of the Flowers is in fact a boy as well.
    pixiethingon April 07, 2009   Link

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