Who Sang Dead for Love? 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: 5:16
producer: Jake Gosling
piano: Carl Barât
lead vocals: Carl Barât and Peter Doherty
mixer: Jake Gosling and Guy Massey
engineer: Guy Massey
electric guitar: Peter Doherty and Carl Barât
bass: John Hassall
background vocals: John Hassall, Carl Barât and Gary Powell
acoustic guitar: Peter Doherty
programming: Guy Massey and Jake Gosling
additional piano: Jake Gosling
synthesizer: Jake Gosling
drums (drum set): Gary Powell
assistant engineer: Jackson Dimiglio-Wood and Shane Edwards
writer: Carl Barât, Peter Doherty
The only rule to stay alive
Just keep breathing you'll be fine
You know she's pulling up outside

The car lights crawl across the curtain
So put the gun back on the wall
Take the suitcase from the wardrobe
There's a dead man on the floor
He's not going anywhere
You're moving to the door
And everything he ever did
He only ever did for love
And everything he ever said
Was only ever said for love
And now, now he lies dead,
He's dead for love
His mind's at ease, he sleeps in peace
Your reflection in her eyes
You just don't recognise
And soon you'll realise
This guy's not going anywhere
Now he's done with you once more
Race with the shadows to the door
A guy like this needs to be sure
No one was there was there when the devil rode out before
And everything he ever did
He only ever did for love
And everything he ever said
Was only ever said for love
And now, now he lies dead,
Oh he's dead for love
His mind's at ease, he sleeps in peace
In English shadows you will walk tall
And there you'll stay until you fall
And when the final hour arrives
It's only lovers left alive
Wretched souls and gangsters' molls
Beyond the valley of the dolls
The story they will never tell
Because their lips are sealed
And everything you ever did
You only ever did for love
And everything you ever said
You only ever said for love
And now, now he lies dead,
Oh he's dead for love
Your mind's at ease, you sleep in peace
And everything you ever did
You only ever did for love
And everything you ever said
You only ever said for love
And now, now he lies dead,
Oh he's dead for love
Your mind's at ease, you sleep in peace

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