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Last of the Small Town Playboys

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Last of the Small Town Playboys (previously called Playboys) is track #11 on Dirty Pretty Things' debut album Waterloo to Anywhere. Contrarily to what one may suppose, it does not knowingly reference Morrissey's "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys." Carl Barat stated he 'wasn't aware of the Morrissey song' before someone pointed out the similarity, in an interview with NME.

Barat refers to a "small town playboy" as a big fish in a little pond, the way he himself would have probably finished up had he stayed in his home town of Basingstoke.

Appearing on

Waterloo to Anywhere Dirty Pretty ThingsAlbum2006-05-05

Concerts

Puffing on a Coffin Nail: Live at the Forum Dirty Pretty ThingsLondon, UK2006-10-16
Puffing on a Coffin Nail: Live at the Forum Dirty Pretty ThingsLondon, UK2006-10-16
Lowlands Festival Dirty Pretty ThingsWalibi Holland, Biddinghuizen NL2006-08-19
Pukkelpop Festival Dirty Pretty ThingsKiewit, BEL2006-08-18
Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats Dirty Pretty ThingsEvreux, France2006-06-24
Leicester University Dirty Pretty ThingsLeicester University, UK2006-04-28
Paradiso, Amsterdam Dirty Pretty ThingsParadiso, Amsterdam2006-03-31
02 ABC Dirty Pretty ThingsGlasgow, Scotland2006-03-05

Lyrics

To think that the last of the small town
playboys was a little bit like me
Hold on

Well what could that mean?
Well Im still looking around for leads

Cos when it comes to playboys
Small towns are bursting at the seams

England's getting fat
But this suit is wearing thin
So deal me another hand

Before the games begin
Well what do you do if the world owes you something ?
What else is there to do
When the world owes you something new?

I want you just to forget myself
I need you just to forget myself
I want you just to forget myself

And so the last of the small town playboys
Is a little bit like me
Hold on

Now what could that mean?

No hope of hope and glory
Spilling down the Camden Road
I'm in it for the story
That you spit at me in code
Well, my hearts in a headlock and my soul goes on unsung

Unsung for the lonely

Well what do you do when your world owes you something ?
Oh what is there to do
When the world owes you something new?

I want you just to forget myself
I need you just to forget myself
I 've got you just to forget myself

I need you
I want you
I've got you just to forget myself
I need you
I want you
I've got you just to forget myself

NameLast of the Small Town Playboys
BandDirty Pretty Things


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