What Katie Did Lyrics - The Libertines

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Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang

Oh what you gonna do, Katie?
You're a sweet sweet girl
But it's a cruel, cruel world
a cruel, cruel world.

My pins are none too strong, Katie
Hurry up, Mrs Brown
I can feel it coming down
& it won't take none too long

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But since you said goodbye
Polka dots fill my eyes
And I don't know why

Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang
Shoop shoop, shoop de-lang-a-lang

What you gonna do Katie?
You're a sweet, sweet girl
But it's a cruel, cruel world
a cruel, cruel world

Safety pins are none too strong Katie
they hold my life together
And I never say never
And I never say never again

But since you said goodbye
The polka dots fill my eyes
And I don't know why

Since you said goodbye
the polka dots fill my eyes
And I don't know why
Say you want
Say you will
Say you won't but don't leave me standing
Say you will, it's up to anyone
That's what they all like to know
...

And since you said goodbye
the polka dots fill the sky
And I don't know why






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Raskolnikov | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/27/11

Near the end of the song, when Peter plays it live, he normally changes it from:

Say you want
Say you will
Say you won't but don't leave me standing
Say you will, it's up to anyone

TO

Say you will say you won't
You won't just leave me standing here
And don't give in
Not to the darkest sins
Oh what you gonna do?
It's up to you



absolutely heroin! | Reviewer: billy | 7/7/10

this sond is about heroin and peter's addiction. that's it. peter is a genius, of course the lyrics also refer to the book of the same name. but all he wanted to say in writing the lyrics for the song is that he is a bloody heroin addict. every single line of the song contributes to this. and that you could refer all the details of the lyrics to a book or even a girl only shows how talented he acually is.

it is, without a doubt, one of the best songs he ever wrote. yeah, it's about heroin, but still the song and the lyrics are simply beautiful.



What its REALLY about | Reviewer: daz | 6/21/09

This song is clearly about heroin, but what Pete did, the lyrical genius, also wrote it in reference to the novel "What Katy Did". Brown is slang for heroin, when he says "Hurry up Mrs. Brown" he means he needs more heroin because he's coming down from his high, "I can feel it coming down".
Also he talks about how he's dependant on heroin when he says that "Safety Pins" or needles hold his life together.
And what jennyluvbug said about the polka dots, I never knew that.

I think the whole song is him just waiting for his next fix



So here it goes | Reviewer: jennyluvbug | 8/15/08



The song is about heroin-

"Hurry up Mrs Brown, I can feel it coming down, and it won't take long" Think about it.

When he sings "And since you said goodbye, polkadots fill my eye", he's refering to something called DT"s that happen in your eye when you're comming off of it. It's a withdrawal symptom from heroin.



Kate Moss | Reviewer: Olivia | 3/12/08

The fact that this is a LIBERTINES song prooves that this song isnt about kate moss. Pete didnt even know Kate Moss.

However "what katy did next" on down in albion - babyshambles album IS about kate moss



I Love Katie | Reviewer: Ileana | 12/5/07

i love this song ..
and sure you need to know what the song is about .. no matter what it is. its one of my favourite !



Shoot shoot...shoot the li-i-line ! | Reviewer: petit-beurre | 11/3/07

Lot of people think that is song has been destinated to kate moss.
And then the first lines of the song which used to be shoot the line (of coke), had to be changed.



amazing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/27/07

I think the song's metaphorical, I dont believe it's about any girl called katie. as mrs brown and katie are characters in the novel"what katie did" as in the next book after that"what katie did next" So i think it has references to the book but is somehow methaphorical for carl and petes relationship perhaps?. Im not sure about the true meaning, but the fact is the songs a libertines classic!



katie | Reviewer: colin | 10/13/07

pretty sure that the song is about the book what katie did and some of the lyrics aren't even written by carl or pete and were written by some girl named katie who never got credit. word.



what katie did | Reviewer: ash | 10/3/07

oi who really gives a fuck what the songs about, its a great song played by a great musician, thats all u need to know. an its half 3 so i think i might go to bed night




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