Who Sang Tell the King? The Libertines

The Libertines Up the Bracket cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002-10-21
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Garage Rock/Brit Pop/Pop Rock
length: 3:25
producer: Mick Jones
engineer: Nick Terry
writer: Peter Doherty, Carl BarĂ¢t
I've got a little secret for ya

Even now there's something to be proud about
You come up the hard way
They remind you every day
You're nothing

Oh my words in your mouth are mumbled all about
You're like a tabloid journalist
The way you cut and paste and twist
You're awful

Go and tell it to your king
Tell him everything
Tell him you know how I feel
Tell him you know how I feel
At the palace gates
When I'm all levered of my face
And I can work out what it's not about
And see snakes in eyes
And a million danger signs

If you were late you mustn't dare complain
And you won't like this at all
There's nothing to break your fall

And you know how I feel out of place
Until I've levered up my face
And I can work out what you're going on about
Let me explain, you have to play the game

He drinks and smokes his cares away
His heart is in the lonely way
Living in the ruins
Of a castle built on sand

CD 1
  • 1 Vertigo
  • 2 Death on the Stairs
  • 3 Horrorshow
  • 4 Time for Heroes
  • 5 Boys in the Band
  • 6 Radio America
  • 7 Up the Bracket
  • 8 Tell the King
  • 9 The Boy Looked at Johnny
  • 10 Begging
  • 11 The Good Old Days
  • 12 I Get Along