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Half-Cocked Boy

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Half-cocked Boy is a rare Libertines song; the only known recording of it was done during the French sessions. A version of the song was also performed live by the Libertines at a gig at Filthy Macnasty's in 2004. In that version, the words "and the Devil said" were added to the beginning of the chorus. The chord structure of the song is very similar to a much later Babyshambles track, French Dog Blues.

Appearing on

The French Sessions The LibertinesSession2003-01

Lyrics

That boy must be a maniac
They gave him every chance and he gave it right back
He turned around and said "oh no, I don't need you
Don't care for your sound, I don't even need you"

Mum and dad were poor when we were born
Strived all their life not just to strive for more
Had to escape the walls that made them
I'll tell you a story, you won't even blame them

We found solace in melody
Kicking footballs and climbing trees
A far away land of our own
Me and Amy-Jo

So come outside cause I got what you need
Stand by my fire when you've got nothing
I'll knock you down, I'll pick you up
Drag you back inside and drink from the sweet FA Cup

That boy must be a maniac
They gave him every chance and he gave it right back
He turned around and said "oh no, I don't need you
Don't care for your sound, I don't even need you"

So come outside cause I got what you need
Stand by my fire when you've got nothing
I'll knock you down, I'll pick you up
Drag you back inside and drink from the sweet FA Cup

So come inside cause I got what you need
Stand by my fire when you've got nothing
I'll knock you down, I'll pick you up
Drag you back inside and drink from the sweet FA Cup

NameHalf-Cocked Boy
BandThe Libertines


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