Up The Bracket Lyrics - The Libertines

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Saw two shadowed men on the Vallance Road
Said they'd pay me for your address
Oh, I was so bold

To say, "you see these two cold fingers
These crooked fingers I show?"
You a way to mean no

Well, they didn't like that much I can tell you
Said, "sunshine I wouldn't wanna be in your shoes"
Then they chased me up three flights of stairs
Caught me in the lift,I sighed and said, "hello"
But your impossible

And it's just like he's in another world
He doesn't see the danger on show
Now he'll end up like Joseph bloody in the hole

And it's just like she's in another world
And how they suit each other, oh no
But you never get close
(Oh, it's impossible)

Saw the same two men on the Cally road
Said now they double their offer
I was so bold

To say, "you see these two cold fingers I know
These crooked fingers I show?"
Oh, you a way to mean no

But it's just like he's in another world
He doesn't see the danger on show
Now he'll end up like Joseph bloody in the hole

It's just like she's in another world
And how they suit each other, oh no
But you never get close
(It's unstoppable)

(Fuck off)

And it's just like we're all in another world
And how we suit each other, oh no
But you never get close
That's close enough now…






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RE the guy below me | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/21/12

pete doherty is a poet, probably a better lyricist than carl, although you can't have one without the other, their lyrics compliment each other; on the same hand, carl is a better guitarist than pete (pete could only play a few chords and sing when they met)

Are you serious? | Reviewer: Roughman | 3/29/12

Yeah, you are right. You're just drunken idiot. 100% of the Libertines' sound is Carl Barat. Bright guitar progressions, furious rythm playing and explosive solos are only Barat's merit.
And yes, I agree that Pete is good even in acoustic(thanks to Carl)...but if Libs sounded like this - I passed by such music. Pete is smug junkie. Babyshambles are rubbish. Carl's songs are too sad. But he's my hero. Libertines Forever. Please, someone blow Pete's mind

worm | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/3/11

carl is a twat, pete is a fucking genious briliant lyrics and all and barat is just a mediocre artist. i may be drunk but pete is my hero, he may be on drugs but he is fucking genious.

Wow | Reviewer: music lover | 11/30/08

Amazing song/album. Pete has got to be on of the best song writers since John Lennon. Libertines Re-Unite! Long live pete and carl etc. and Dirty Pretty Things are not too shabby considering no Pete

Wardsy | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/16/08

London girl this song is from there first album which is named after this very song title, It was written way before kate moss and pete had there fling, as was the song "what katie did" it was just coinsidence <<(cant spell)
The babyshambles album shotters nation however has a shit load of songs that are clearly about her

mhmhmh | Reviewer: londongirl | 8/8/08

i think that 'your address' is maybe kate moss,that people wanted her address..and that those 'two cold fingers' are his middlefinger and his pointing finger,because if you do that showing your handpalm also,it means peace,but in the other way it means fuck off..
and that they would really pay for katies address..
but i don't know..maybe i should ask them what it means..
i dont really care that he does drugs,because the songs he writes,and the lyrics are just brilliant,on coke or not.
i dont like babyshambles at all,i think theyre music is cunty,but the lyrics are also very cool.but the music is the thing i dont like about them.
Libertines make my day every day,they make me soooo happy,the kooks and the wombats and arctic monkeys make me verrrrry happy also =)
xx

.. | Reviewer: Corinna | 7/12/08

"I get the impression this is maybe the police "shadow men" probably onto Doherty asking for his dealers details. To Pete police would be shadow men, undercover police. Now Pete is obviously not going to grass up his dealer, and never ever would, hence the 2 cold fingers. I sense Pete is trying to protect something he loves/enjoys, tongue in cheek style. Anyone agree?"

Give them a bit of credit.. If they talk about drugs they do it a bit more subtly than that ("hurry up Mrs Brown..") The "two shadowed men" is a reference to the notorious Kray twins.. "It's just like she's in another world" could be a reference to drugs, probably is.

Up The Bracket! | Reviewer: Corinna | 7/11/08

"I get the impression this is maybe the police "shadow men" probably onto Doherty asking for his dealers details. To Pete police would be shadow men, undercover police. Now Pete is obviously not going to grass up his dealer, and never ever would, hence the 2 cold fingers. I sense Pete is trying to protect something he loves/enjoys, tongue in cheek style. Anyone agree?"

Oh come on, give them a bit of credit. If they talk about drugs, they do it with a bit more subtlety and class than that ("hurry up Mrs Brown..") The two shadowed men is a reference to the notorious Kray twins. The "it's just like she's in another world" could be a reference to drugs.

Up the Bracket | Reviewer: Morgan | 11/22/07

I get the impression this is maybe the police "shadow men" probably onto Doherty asking for his dealers details. To Pete police would be shadow men, undercover police. Now Pete is obviously not going to grass up his dealer, and never ever would, hence the 2 cold fingers. I sense Pete is trying to protect something he loves/enjoys, tongue in cheek style. Anyone agree?

Awesome!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/21/07

The Libertines are seriusly the best band i've heard in a long time, definatley teh best of the past 10 years. I wish they would get back together!!! they were just amazing. Pete and Carl where perfect for each other. Pete Doherty is a genius!! He is such an amazing poet, whic is proven with theese lyrics. He is a wonderful human being and it should not matter that he does crugs, for that is his own bussiness. I cant be denied that he is a true musical genius

about the song | Reviewer: fee | 9/16/07

FWIW Cally road is probably caledonian road, in Kings Cross area. Sounds like it's about getting asked to grass on someone (whether to the police or to someone else who the fuck knows).

dpt | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/14/07

libertines are great.. now everybody talks about babyshambles, but in my opinion they are kind of bad.. if you compare with libertines at least. I think all libertines-fans should listen to dirty pretty things if you haven't.. it's carl barats new band... I love them just as much as i love libertines. (*sorry for my bad english btw*)

great. | Reviewer: friz | 8/7/07

this is a great song, the lyrics are seriously smart, but what is he talking about? saying no to a record label tryna sign them or something im not sure but its a song (h) re-unite the libertines @!!@
pete doherty was a genius most probly still is, hope he gives up the drugs (h)

Up the bracket | Reviewer: Jamie | 6/4/07

This is a great song, as all libertine songs are, its infectious, doherty's songs are top class and are what get me through the day, re-unite libertines! and forever live Babyshambles

up the bracket | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/18/07

This is one of thier best songs ( all though they are all amazing) Most people do not know, that in this song he is actually talking about flicking people off. The way people in England do that is not the middle finger, its holding up your first two fingers, hence the " see these two cold fingers"


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