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Fuck Forever

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Fuck Forever is a Babyshambles song, that features as track #2 on the band's debut album, Down in Albion, and was also released as a single in August 2005. The writing credit for the track goes to Peter Doherty and Patrick Walden. The song was Babyshambles' most successful single and reached #4 in the UK album charts, and #22 in the Irish Singles Chart. Music Magazine NME placed Fuck Forever at #24 in their "50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever", and it is a fan favourite, often being requested and played at gigs.

The song was first heard during Zane Lowes radio 1 show in October 2004, and this version is still a favourite amongst many fans. A slightly different version of Fuck Forever was also included in Babyshambles' Royalty Songs, a collection of songs that had been recorded during their Down in Albion sessions.

The music video for the single was directed by Jez Murrell. Most of the the promotional video for Fuck Forever was filmed on location at Spitalfields City Farm in east London, in June 2005. At the very beginning of the video there is a very brief cameo appearance from Kate Moss, which is followed by a segment featuring Patrick Walden talking to a girl in a cinema ticket booth in the style of a foreign film, complete with sub-titles and fluttering animated hearts. The farm segment features a sharp suited and booted band milling around miming to the song, miscellaneous farm animals, goats running around, Union Jack draped and pork pie hat wearing donkeys and Pete Doherty twirling around wrapped in a Union Jack. The video ends with Walden and the mysterious cinema girl meeting up at the "Victoria Palace Gates", sharing a kiss and romantically wandering off into the distance.

Appearing on

#1 (Up the) Albion Radio (Radio 1 Session) Peter DohertyFan mixtape2014-02-01
L'Album De La Semaine Peter DohertySession2009-03-02
Oh What a Lovely Tour BabyshamblesAlbum2008-06-02
Get Loaded BabyshamblesSession2006-08-27
Down In Albion BabyshamblesAlbum2005-11-14
Fuck Forever (555-555-0199@example.com) BabyshamblesSingle2005-08-15
Royalty Songs BabyshamblesDemo2005
Zane Lowe Radio 1 Session BabyshamblesSession2004-10-27

Concerts

Rock Werchter Babyshambles2014-07-06
Best Kept Secret Festival BabyshamblesBeekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek NL2014-06-21
Rock Am Ring BabyshamblesNürburg2014-06-08
Capitol, Hannover BabyshamblesCapitol, Hannover Germany2014-03-12
Roundhouse, Camden BabyshamblesCamden Roundhouse, London2014-03-10
Le Krakatoa, Merignac, Bordeaux BabyshamblesLe Krakatoa, Bordeaux2014-02-14
Huxleys Neue Welt BabyshamblesBerlin, Germany2014-01-28
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BabyshamblesBrussels Belgium 2014-01-16
Paradiso, Amsterdam BabyshamblesParadiso, Amsterdam2014-01-15
Rockhal, Luxembourg Babyshambles2014-01-14
Live in St.Petersburg BabyshamblesClub A22013-11-10
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Lyrics

It's one and the same
It's one and the same, oh.

So what's the use between death and glory?
I can't tell between death and glory.
Happy endings, no they never bored me.
Happy endings, they still don't bore me.
They, they have a way
A way to make you pay.
And to make you toe the line.
Though I sever my ties.
Because I'm so clever,
But clever ain't wise.

And fuck forever,
If you don't mind.
Oh, fuck forever,
If you don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind

So what's the use between death and glory?
I can't tell between death and glory.
New Labour and Tory,
Purgatory and happy families.

One and the same,
One and the same,
No, it's not the same.
It's not supposed to be the same.

You know about that way,
The way they'll make you pay,
And, the way, they make, you toe the line.
I'll sever my ties.
Oh I'm so clever,
You're so clever, but you're not very nice.

So fuck forever,
If you don't mind,
Oh, I'm stuck forever,
In your mind, your mind, your mind.

Go ahead and know about that way
To make you feel anxious and make you pay.
Annnnnnnd...
To make you toe the line, line.
I sever my ties,
Oh and I'll never,
Sever the ties,

And fuck forever,
If you don't mind,
See I'm stuck forever
I'm stuck in your mind, your mind, your mind, your mind.

They'll never play this on the radio,
No, They'll never play this on the radio.

Demo Version Lyrics

How d'you choose between death and glory?
How d'you choose between death and glory?
Happy endings don't bore me
Happy endings, they never bored me

They, they have a way
They have a way to make you pay
And to make you toe the line
Sever the ties
Oh I'm so clever
But I'm not very wise
Fuck forever
If you don't mind
I'm stuck forever
Stuck in your mind

How d'you choose between death and glory?
But I musta choose between death and glory?
Between Labour and Tory
Pergatory and happy families

Oh, we won't have a say
We won't have a say, no
We won't have a say
Won't have a say
Oh they'll have a way
They'll find a way to make you pay
And to make you toe the line
Sever the ties
Oh, you're so clever
But you're not very nice
So fuck forever
If you don't mind
Fuck forever
If you don't mind

They, they'll find a way
Find a way to make you pay
And to make you toe the line
Sever the ties
I'm stuck forever
And that is your mind
Fuck forever
I'm out of your mind
Fuck forever