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Bollywood to Battersea

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Bollywood to Battersea (or From Bollywood to Battersea) is a Babyshambles track that features on the charity album, Help!: A Day in the Life, as track #19 (or track #17 on the iTunes version). The album, featuring an exclusive version of this track, was reportedly recorded on 08.09.05 and released on 09.09.05.

Although this version of Bollywood to Battersea was exclusive to Help!: A Day in the Life, the track was recorded before this date, by The Libertines, Babyshambles and Doherty acoustically. Notable versions include an early recording by The Libertines for their Babyshambles sessions and Babyshambles' recording for their Royalty Songs that was intended for their debut album, Down in Albion.

Concerts

Heroes Bar Peter DohertyKentish Town, London2011-04-06
Citť de la Musique Peter DohertyParis, France2010-07-07
The Halo, London BabyshamblesLondon, UK2009-11-06
Roundhouse, Camden Peter DohertyCamden Roundhouse, London2009-09-19
Royal Albert Hall Live Peter DohertyLondon, UK2008-07-12
Rhythm Factory Peter DohertyWhitechapel, London 2007-12-16
Paradiso, Amsterdam BabyshamblesAmsterdam, Netherlands2006-05-01

Lyrics

Well it's a long, long way, oooh
From Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea
La la la la
I was a child of the pound and the crown
I lost myself in the haze
Of the new life that I found
On the silver screen

She was a child of the movies and the dollar
One fine day I was led astray
She took me by the collar
Said you must follow me

Well it's a long, long way, oooh
From Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea

It's a long, long way, oooh
From Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea

Yeah I was a child of the suicide and the leisure
Oh one fine day I was led astray
To a burning collar
Said what's your pleasure

I was born in the four minute warning
My old man said as he shook his head
"Ohhh, fuck this...

Royalty Songs version
Itís a long, long way, oooh
From Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea

I was a child of the pound and the crown
Well I lost myself in the haze
Of the new life that I found
On the silver screen

She was a child of the movies and the dollar
One fine day I was led astray
She took me by the collar
Said you must follow me

But itís a long, long way, oooh
From Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea
Itís a long, long way, oooh
From Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea

I was born in the four minute warning
Oh the old man said as he shook his head
ďOhhh, noÖ
Iím off down the boozerĒ

Itís a long, long way, oooh
From Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea

Yeah I was a child of the suicide and the leisure
One fine day I was led astray
She took me by the collar
Said whatís your pleasure

Itís a long, long way, oooh
From Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea
Bollywood to Battersea

NameBollywood to Battersea
BandBabyshambles


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