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Flags of the Old Regime

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Flags of the Old Regime, or Flags From The Old Regime (previousluy known as "Oh My") is a song credited to Peter Doherty and dedicated to Amy Winehouse. Peter wrote Flags Of The Old Regime in 2011 after Amy Winehouse's death and before leaving London to live in Paris, and the first version heard by fans was uploaded to YouTube in November 2011.

In a 2014 NME interview, Doherty stated that the track was 1 of 10 recorded for his second solo album, provisionally of the same name. It was later revealed that the track would appear on the second album, though the album would be titled "Hamburg Demonstrations".

In early 2015, it was announced that Doherty would release Flags Of The Old Regime as a single, on Monday 9th March 2015, through Walk Tall Recordings. The single is released in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, who will receive all proceeds from the profits of the single. The single version was produced by Stephen Street and features Drew McConnell (Babyshambles / Helsinki) - bass, Jamie Morrison - drums, Stephen Large - keyboards and Stephen Street - acoustic guitar & percussion. The strings were arranged by John Metcalfe (Durutti Column).

Appearing on

Hamburg Demonstrations Peter DohertyAlbum2016-12-02
Flags of the Old Regime Peter DohertySingle2015-03-09

Concerts

02 Academy, Brixton Peter DohertyBrixton, London2011-09-23
Reading Festival Peter DohertyReading, UK2011-08-28

Lyrics

Let's have it right
We all know the score
Been up for three nights
Stuck behind the door
Chewing off your jaw

The fame they stoned you with
You soldiered it
And made your fortune
But you broke inside

But I don't want to die anymore
Any more than I did want to die before

The fame they stoned you with
You soldiered it
And you made your fortune
But you broke inside

Stand up there in front of the whole world
And you don't feel them songs no more

Oh me, oh my, any
You won't be coming down tonight

So let's have it right
We all know the score
Been up for four nights
You're stuck behind the door
Chewing off your jaw

And the fame they stoned you with
Your tiny shoulders soldiered it
And you made your fortune
But you stone cold broke inside

You have to stand up there in front of the whole wide world
And you don't feel them songs no more

Oh me, Amy, any
You won't be coming down tonight


DEMO LYRIC
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Oh My Oh Amy
You wonít be around tonight

So letís have it right
We all know the score
Been up for three nights
Youíre stuck behind the door

But you were over it
You're just a soldiering the fame you shouldered it
Ah youíre still soldieriní on through
Ya Stand up there in front of the world
But I just don't feel those songs no more

Oh me, Oh Amy
You won't be 'round tonight

All over town
You're my calculation
Oh Itís up a deviation yeah,
Stand up there in front of the whole world
Say "Fuck you and the horse that you came in on"

Oh Amy
You wonít me around tonight

All the blame, you shouldered it the fame, you soldiered it but you were over it but you're still smoldering yeah

Up there in front of the whole wide world
You're a whole bright girl
Oh, though I know you made your fortune
But you're heavy inside no, can't simplify it
Just stand up, stand up in front of the world and say
"Fuck you and the horse that you came in on"

You won't be 'round tonight

So let's have it right
We all know the score
And your heartís so heavy and your arms so sore
Your body can't take it no more

Let's have it right
We all know the score
If I had tears left to cry
I'd cry you a river

Oh me Oh my
Ah me Oh my
Oh Ooooh meeee
Oh oh aye aye
You wonít be around,
You wonít be around tonight

No, you wonít be around tonight

NameFlags of the Old Regime
BandPeter Doherty
CreditsPeter Doherty


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