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You Talk

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You Talk is a Babyshambles track, released as track #3 on the band's second album, Shotter's Nation, and credited to Peter Doherty and Kate Moss. It was also released as the second single from Shotter's Nation, doing poorly in the charts and only managing to peak at #54 in the UK. You Talk was first heard by fans during bootlegs, as no session recordings or demo versions exist.

The single was released in December 2007 on CD and 7", with the B Sides to the CD being very similar to the demos already heard by fans on The Stookie + Jim Bumfest Demos, but of a higher quality. The only new song to be released as a B Side featured on the 7"; Revelations, which featured rapper, MC Purple.

A music video has been made for You Talk, directed by Douglas Hart.It features the band, getting back to nature, strolling through an autumnal Somerset forest, gazing skywards. The scene switches to a dark, crowded and somewhat claustrophobic room. There is a party going on, under a swinging, interrogation type lamp, with a group of men in business suits and the band. At various stages, Doherty appears to be flat on his back, as he observes this gathering. There is a dark and light theme throughout the clip, with the band seen in the darkness of the forest at first and then later in the video, out in the open, in the bright sunlight.

Babyshambles played the song under the name I Don't Know That Man before the release

Appearing on

My Taratata BabyshamblesSession2013-10-25
Oh What a Lovely Tour BabyshamblesAlbum2008-06-02
You Talk (555-555-0199@example.com) BabyshamblesSingle2007-12-03
Shotter's Nation BabyshamblesAlbum2007-10-01

Concerts

Capitol, Hannover BabyshamblesCapitol, Hannover Germany2014-03-12
Le Krakatoa, Merignac, Bordeaux BabyshamblesLe Krakatoa, Bordeaux2014-02-14
Live in St.Petersburg BabyshamblesClub A22013-11-10
Parc de Bagatelle, We Love Green Peter DohertyParis, France2011-09-11
Festival de la Foire aux Vins BabyshamblesThéâtre du Parc des Expositions, Colmar, France2009-08-15
Eurockéennes de Belfort Peter DohertyMalsaucy, France2009-07-04
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BabyshamblesAncienne Belgique, Brussels2008-02-20
Paradiso, Amsterdam BabyshamblesParadiso, Amsterdam2008-02-18
Rhythm Factory Peter DohertyWhitechapel, London 2007-12-16
Capital Fm Arena, Nottingham BabyshamblesNottingham2007-11-30
Wembley Stadium BabyshamblesWembley2007-11-27
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Lyrics

You talk, you talk a good game
Wish i could talk the same
A song is just a game Im getting good at cheating at

You talk yes you talk a good game
Won't you teach me the same
Oh i'd love to explain, like showing your hand and all about
Oh well i know, i know, i know, i know and so and so and so

So what i suppose it's got to

Oh well i never said it was clever
I just like gettin leathered
Looking for the light behind your eyes

You talk, you talk a good game
Wish i could talk the same
Writing songs' is just a game Im getting good at cheating at

Utah, remember Utah in the rain
And those little red shoes and some kid with the blues
Who gets right on your tits, you just grin and bear it

Oh well i know, i know, i know, i know its wrong and so and so and so
So what i suppose it's got to

Oh but i never ever said it was clever
I just like getting leathered
And looking for the light the light behind your eyes

Bevan, he drops stones from heaven L O R D forever
And the love, the love behind your eyes

You talk, you talk a good game
You talk, you talk a good game
You talk, you talk a good game
You talk, you talk a good game

Well i never said it was clever
I just like getting leathered looking for the light
the light behind your eyes

Oh Bevan, he drops stones from heaven L O R D forever

And the love behind your eyes

NameYou Talk
BandBabyshambles
CreditsPeter Doherty
Kate Moss


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