Tell the King

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The Libertines

The Libertines were an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar). The band, centred on the songwriting partnership of Barat and Doherty, also included John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums) for most of its recording car… more »

I've got a little secret for ya

Even now there's something to be proud about
You come up the hard way
They remind you every day
You're nothing 

Oh my words in your mouth are mumbled all about 
You're like a tabloid journalist
The way you cut and paste and twist 
You're awful 

Go and tell it to your king
Tell him everything 
Tell him you know how I feel
Tell him you know how I feel
At the palace gates
When I'm all levered of my face
And I can work out what it's not about 
And see snakes in eyes
And a million danger signs 

If you were late you mustn't dare complain 
And you won't like this at all
There's nothing to break your fall

And you know how I feel out of place  Until I've levered up my face
And I can work out what you're going on about 
Let me explain, you have to play the game

He drinks and smokes his cares away
His heart is in the lonely way
 Living in the ruins 
Of a castle built on sand


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