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Lust of the Libertines

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Lust of the Libertines is that title of an early Libertines track that was never officially released during their first run. In 2015, it was announced that the track would feature on The Libertines' third album, due to be released in September that year, as a deluxe edition bonus track.

The title of the song was taken from 'The Lust of the Libertines' by Marquis de Sade, the rather controversial 18th Century French writer of novels, plays, and short stories.

Appearing on

Anthems for Doomed Youth (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track) The LibertinesAlbum2015-09-11
HQ Sessions Second Wave BabyshamblesSession2004-02
Odessa Studio Recordings (1) The LibertinesSessionUnknown
River Audio rehearsals The LibertinesSessionUnknown

Concerts

12 Bar Club The LibertinesLondon, UK2001-02-26

Lyrics

The lust of the libertines
Is really quite tame
And it rages quiet now here beside you
And your lust for fame
Well, fame is such a sinister game
It will all end this way then
Some things won't be the same
Just a face and a name
On a page
But I'll be soundly sleeping
And I'll sleep right through this age

'Cause I can deal with all
The blood on my shoes
And the holes in my soul
The spirit all tainted
Oh, my tears are painted
Just so long as you
You don't forget to, oh
Cut me on the wall
By the graffiti
Of all the things I just couldn't say
Shove me up the wall
Oh, my darling, it was a kind of lovin' but
You've left me in that family way again

The dust on my tambourine
Really can't be explained
Well, i need to shake it more often!
I need to shake away the blame
Fame's such a sinister game
Taste of goulash in your mouth
As you stumble off stage

I can deal with all
The blood on my shoes
And the holes in my soul
My spirit all tainted
Oh, my tears are painted
But just so long as you
You don't forget to, oh
Cut me on the wall
By the graffiti
Of all the things I just couldn't say
Well, shove me up the wall
Oh, my darling, it was a kind of lovin' but
You've left me in that family way again

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Shalalala lala la la-la-la
Shalalala-la-la
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NameLust of the Libertines
BandThe Libertines


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