Albion

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Babyshambles

Babyshambles are an English indie rock band established in London. The band was formed by Pete Doherty during a hiatus from his former band The Libertines, but Babyshambles has since become his main project (although recently he has been focusing on his solo work and possibly a full-time Libertines… more »

Down in Albion 
They're black and blue
But we don't talk about that
Are you from 'round here?
How do you do?
I'd like to talk about that

Talk over
Gin in teacups 
And leaves on the lawn
 Violence in bus stops 
And the pale thin girl with eyes forlorn 

More gin in teacups 
And leaves on the lawn
 Violence in dole queues 
And the pale thin girl
 Behind the checkout 

If you're looking for a cheap sort
Set in false anticipation
I'll be waiting in the photo booth
At the underground station

So come away, won't you come away
We could go to,
Deptford, Catford, Watford, Digberth, Mansfield 
Ah anywhere in Albion 

 Anywhere in Albion  Anywhere in Albion 

 Yellowing classics
And canons at dawn
 Coffee wallahs and pith helmets 
And an English song

Mm, Reebok classics
And canons at dawn
 Terrible warlords, good Warlords 
And an English song

Ooh if you're looking for a cheap sort
All glint with perspiration 
There's a four-mile queue  Outside the disused power station 

Now come away, oh say you'll come away
We'll go to,
Satsworth, Senford, Weovil, Woomoyle, New-Cast-le

If you are looking for a cheap tart
Don't glint with perspiration 
There's a five-mile queue  Outside the disused power station 
Now come away (away), won't you come away

We'll go to,
Bedtown, Oldham, Nunthorpe, Rowlam, Bristol 
Aa-nywhere in Albion 

 Anywhere in Albion  Anywhere in Albion  Anywhere in Albion  Anywhere in Albion

Written by: PETER DOHERTY

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Albion