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Back from the Dead

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Back From the Dead is track #13 on Babyshambles' debut album, Down in Albion, with writing credit going to Doherty and Peter Wolfe. The track was also released as a B Side to Peter Wolfe's debut single, For Lovers. The B Side version of Back From the Dead featured Carl Barat on guitar, and Peter Doherty on vocals, and is commonly the preferred recording, over the Down in Albion version. Back From the Dead has also been recorded a few times by Doherty, acoustically.

The lyrics could have been influenced by the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, the 19th Century French poet; there is a poem called 'The Soul of the Wine' contained in a collection of Baudelaire's poetry, called 'The Flowers of Evil'.
Doherty has said the song to be one of his favourites, and a source of inspiration.


Docks, Hamburg BabyshamblesHamburg, Germany2014-01-29
Rockhal, Luxembourg Babyshambles2014-01-14
La Maroquinerie Peter DohertyParis, France2013-02-05
La Maroquinerie Peter DohertyParis, France2013-02-04
The Kooples Peter DohertyParis2012-03-13
Liquid Rooms Peter DohertyEdinburgh, Scotland2011-09-21
Parc de Bagatelle, We Love Green Peter DohertyParis, France2011-09-11
Reading Festival Peter DohertyReading, UK2011-08-28
Heroes Bar Peter DohertyKentish Town, London2011-04-06
Cité de la Musique Peter DohertyParis, France2010-07-07
Roundhouse, Camden Peter DohertyCamden Roundhouse, London2009-09-19
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I heard it said
You had come back from the dead
You were playing so fine
Scooping up the soul of the wine

Courage my boy, when you look them in the eye
Try not to look too scummy
If you want some money
If you need some money now, oh...

This ain't no happy place to be
There's nothing nice around me
Nothing nice about me
Oh almost everyone agrees

It's a hell of a year for you and me my friend
Oh promises, promises
I know you've heard them all before
Love is, love is, love is, love is, love is...

Oh well it's just around the corner

I heard it said
You had come back from the dead
Playing so fine
Even if you don't show up on time

Courage my boy
When you look them in the eye
Laugh if they try to be funny
If you need some money now, oh...

NameBack from the Dead
CreditsPeter Doherty
Peter Wolfe

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