Can't Stand Me Now

Album: The Libertines (2004)
Charted: 2
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  • An ending fitting for the start
    You twist and tore our love apart
    Your light fingers threw the dark
    That shattered the lamp and into darkness it cast us

    No, you've got it the wrong way round
    You shut me up, and blamed it on the brown
    Cornered the boy kicked out at the world
    The world kicked back a lot fuckin' harder now

    If you want to try
    If you want to try
    There's no worse you could do
    Uh oh oh

    I know you lie
    I know you lie
    I'm still in love with you
    Uh oh oh

    Can't take me anywhere (I'll take you anywhere)
    You can't take me anywhere (I can't take you anywhere)
    I'll take you anywhere you want to go

    Oh, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me
    No, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me
    No, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me
    No, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me now

    Have we enough to keep it together?
    Or do we just keep on pretending
    And hope our luck is never ending now
    You tried to pull the wool I wasn't feeling too clever
    And you take all that they're lending
    Until you need amending now

    If you want to try
    If you want to try
    There's no worse you could do
    Uh oh oh

    I know you lie
    All you do is make me cry
    All these words they ain't true

    I can't take me anywhere, I can take you anywhere
    You can't take me anywhere, I will take you anywhere
    I'll take you anywhere you want to go

    Oh, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me
    No, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me
    No, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me
    No, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me

    Oh, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me
    No, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me
    No, you can't stand me, no, you can't stand me
    No, you can't stand me, no

    No oh oh
    You can't stand me now
    Oh oh oh Writer/s: Carl Ashley Raphael Barât, Mark Hammerton, Peter Doherty
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Ash from SuffolkThe song was inspired by the time Doherty burgled Barat's flat' The harmonica on the play out is a reference to the fact that one of the items stolen by Pete was a harmonica.
  • Joe from Manchester, United KingdomJustin- Georgetown, IN

    Babyshambles had already been formed by Pete in between the two albums, he was actually running between studios recording both albums.
  • Ste from Manchester, United KingdomThis is the best song The Libertines did..although it does sound asthough they are both high!!
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