Who Sang Heart of the Matter? 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: 3:30
producer: Jake Gosling
membranophone: Gary Powell
piano: Carl Barât
lead vocals: Peter Doherty
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
acoustic guitar: Peter Doherty
percussion: Gary Powell
cello: Edie Langley
programming: Jake Gosling and Guy Massey
assistant engineer: Shane Edwards and Jackson Dimiglio-Wood
writer: Carl Barât, Peter Doherty
No one can hold a light to your misery
You're number one
Being hard done
Hard done by
You'll get by with your smile
Wicked smile and laughing at the misfortune of others
Yelling at your kids
A can of bricks
Laughing as they pick up sticks
And old ladies walks on by
Trip up as they cry

With all the battering it's taken
I'm surprised it's still ticking
Yeah with all the battering it's taken
I'm surprised it's still ticking
Let's get straight to the heart of the matter
So glum, it's all on a platter
So what's the matter, what's the matter today?

I am no stranger to the cause
I carry them in my soul
They scorch my flesh and leave great holes
In the meaning of my life
But I get by, I get by
Just as crooked little smile
You'll get by, you'll get by

With all the battering it's taken
Well, I'm surprised it's still ticking
Yeah, with all the battering it has taken
I'm surprised it's still ticking
Let's get straight to the heart of the matter
So glum, it's all on a platter
So what's the matter, what's the matter today?
Oh let's get straight to the heart of the matter
Why so glum it's all on the platter
So what's the matter tell me what's the matter today?

So hold a light to my misery
But don't send it up in flames
It's only I who take the blame
But try me anyway
And you'll get by you'll get by
With your wicked little smile
You'll get by, you'll get by with your wicked little

Ohhhh

With the battering it's taken
I'm surprised that it's still ticking
Yeah with all the battering it's taken
I'm surprised it's still ticking
Let's get straight to the heart of the matter
Oh why so glum, it's all on a platter
Oh what's the matter, what's the matter today?
Let's get straight to the heart of the matter
Why so glum, it's all on a platter
Oh what's the matter is the glum ruining your day
Straight to the heart of the matter
Why so glum, it's all on a platter
Oh what's the matter, what's the matter today?
Let's get straight!

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