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Seven Shades

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Vaccines singer Justin Young is a guest vocalist on this song. Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell told NME how the collaboration came about: "When I wrote it, I realized the middle-eight sounded like The Vaccines," he said. "I thought they'd think I was ripping them off so asked Justin to sing on it. He e-mailed me to say they were going to be in town for a show, so we went and had lunch. He told me he'd come up with something. I was like, 'No, let's do it now,' and they all burst out laughing. But he came to the studio and got it really quickly."

Appearing on

Sequel to the Prequel BabyshamblesAlbum2013-09-03


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
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BabyshamblesBrussels Belgium 2014-01-16
Paradiso, Amsterdam BabyshamblesParadiso, Amsterdam2014-01-15
Live in St.Petersburg BabyshamblesClub A22013-11-10
Le Zenith, Paris BabyshamblesLe Zenith, Paris2013-10-03


I was born as a free man
And now I’m tied to the mast
Like the strings of an old guitar
I bent out of tune too fast

Now as your temperature rises
As I baulk on the flames
As I come to devices
I hear the words that you say

Give it up, give it up, give it up
Oh, give it up
Are you trying to say this world's not beautiful enough?

Outside line to a collect call
Oh you say it's easy
You do it just to tease me I know

Now I'm the ghost of a thousand
Now I'm a million years
I've been the slave to the old song
That's ringing in your ear

Direct line to all you girls and boys
You say that love will free me
You say it just to see me give up

Give it up, give it up, give it up,
Oh give it up
Are you trying to say this world is not beautiful enough?

What’s it like on the moral high ground?
Judging by your face well I'm glad I never asked
Step outside the bar and kick seven shades of shit out of you

Outside line to, to all you girls and boys

Give it up, give it up, give it up
Oh give it up
Are you trying to say this world’s not beautiful enough?

Seven shades of nothing
Seven shades of nothing to use

NameSeven Shades
CreditsPeter Doherty
Drew McConnell

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