Who Sang Anthem for Doomed Youth? The Libertines

The Libertines Anthems for Doomed Youth cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2015-9-4
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Pop Rock/Indie Rock/Alternative Rock
length: 4:27
producer: Jake Gosling
membranophone: Gary Powell
lead vocals: Carl Barât
mixer: Jake Gosling and Guy Massey
engineer: Guy Massey
electric guitar: Carl Barât and Peter Doherty
bass: John Hassall
background vocals: Peter Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell
programming: Guy Massey and Jake Gosling
assistant engineer: Shane Edwards and Jackson Dimiglio-Wood
writer: Carl Barât, Peter Doherty
Here's a story about the rules of death and glory
To be learned by heart by all children of men
It's the hour of the morning on the day after the dawning
When the sun they said would never set finally set again
Was it Cromwell or Orwell who first led you to the stairwell
Which leads only forever to kingdom come
Rushed alone by guiding hands
whispers of the promised land
They wished you luck and handed you a gun
Life could be so handsome
Life could be so gay
We're going nowhere
But nowhere, nowhere's on our way
In the pub that night
Racking out the lines of s___e
Putting to right
All of the world's great wrongs
Yes we thought that they were brothers
Then they half-murdered each other
Then they did a karaoke turn
And murdered our best song
Told the governor's wife
About the last night of his life
She turned away in tears
Called you a liar
Where are all the old dreams now?
The batallion, once so proud
Lost in some old song and hanging on the old barbedwire
Life could be so handsome
It's so good to be okay
We're going nowhere
But nowhere, nowhere's on our way
Nowhere in the institutions
Did they teach that revolution
Was something that could ever come to pass
Oh we tried one, once before
Was the king's head on the floor
And we got booted out the boozer
Cause someone smashed the glass
Life could be so handsome
Life could be okay
We're going nowhere
But nowhere, nowhere's on our way
Life could be so handsome
It's all gonna be okay
We're going nowhere
Cause nowhere, nowhere's on our way
Nowhere's on our way

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Barbarians
  • 2 Gunga Din
  • 3 Fame and Fortune
  • 4 Anthem for Doomed Youth
  • 5 You’re My Waterloo
  • 6 Belly of the Beast
  • 7 Iceman
  • 8 Heart of the Matter
  • 9 Fury of Chonburi
  • 10 The Milkman’s Horse
  • 11 Glasgow Coma Scale Blues
  • 12 Dead for Love