I knew she wasn’t EnglishPete Doherty
Because she spoke it far too well
The grammar was goodly, the verbs as they should be
And the slang was bang on the bell
So as the language barrier clanged and banged
I couldn’t hear—hear or see
England, London, and Bow
Crumbled into the sea.
I think people forget (or don’t know) what a talent Pete Doherty is beneath all his drug woes. Of course, my favourite of The Libertines duo is and always will be Carl, but sometimes the sheer beauty of Pete’s words can overwhelm me.