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9 Lives

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9 Lives was the only Dirty Pretty Things track released in 2007. It featured on a Love Music Hate Racism compilation CD given away with the October 20, 2007 issue of the NME and also as a download via the NME/LMHR websites.

The song is in “studio form”, recorded in one take in Anthony Rossomando's East London flat. Although a favourite of many fans, it was seldom played live. One notable live outing was at the Palais de Tokio, Paris, on February 22nd 2008 where it was played acoustically with violin accompaniment.

In a 2008 interview with FrenchDogBlues.com, Peter Doherty said, “I suppose my favourite song by Carl would be a song called ‘Nine Lives', or ‘France'.”

Concerts

Uebel & Gefährlich Carl BaratHamburg2010-11-01
The Other Rooms, Newcastle Carl BaratNewcastle,England2010-10-20
Rescue Rooms (1) Carl BaratNottingham2010-10-18
Levi's Regent Street Carl BaratOxford London2010-08-26

Lyrics

May the Lord have mercy on me since I kicked him in the teeth
I said bye bye sinning days - fare thee well
Could have stopped at number two
But there was so much left to do
Does cheating on her send you straight to hell?
Phone wakes me up at three, a naked body lies next to me
Who slipped her the mickey? - bye bye


Let's all drink them away, we’ll try another day
Don’t know any other way - La la la


As for life number four - wasted in the arms of whores
Farewell to innocence, fare thee well
Smoked my fifth life into black clouds
Not a stitch left to be proud of
Bye bye to these five lives, fare thee well


Six little lines for six dirty lives
Talking rubbish and scrapping through the night
Farewell innocence fare thee well


Let's all drink them away, try again another day
Don’t know any other way - La la la


Seventh life making friends with God
But he just wouldn’t call me back
Bye bye redemption, fare thee well
Eight lives count down the days, that colossal fall from grace
Back to Pentonville to be alone
One lonely life on its knees cursing all he sees
And praying down the barrel of a gun


Let's all drink them away, try again another day
Don’t know any other way - La la la
Let's all drink them away, try again another day
Don’t know any other way - La la la

Name9 Lives
BandDirty Pretty Things