on 18 October 2005
as a devout libertines/babyshambles fan, when first hearing this song i felt slightly let down...quite cheesy i thought. however after further listening i can safely say that could be no further from the truth.
for lovers is an achingly beautiful song which reminds us how much talent pete could be throwing away..
back from the dead was a real surprise. really gritty, hard edged, up there with some of the best of the libertines.
the video is a waste of time though!!
on 27 July 2007
And for all the swine who thought Pete was some lost soul, think again. if you must listen to any love song from this chap with the sad owl face, then this is the one, a magnificent beauty of a song.
The B-side is Back From The Dead, not the version from the Down In Albion album, but some other version, which i think is actually better than the album version. Plus you get the For Lovers video too.
Listen to the lyrics and the sad melody. Maybe wipe a tear from the eye too, up to you really, but do listen with the heart.
on 21 March 2004
A wonderfully simple but beautiful song, that overshadows many of the NYC bands. Pete is a wonderfull talent, a english eccentric that we need more of. For lovers sounds like it was recorded in wolfman's back room, with its simple piano and drum melody. This song swallows you up and wraps in the comfort that there is hope for the lovers. With pete throwaway tones that hark back too early smiths. The song is a far cry away from the urchin guitar sound we have come to know from the libertines, it's a completly new sound that suits pete but maybe not the libertines. but it couldn't have been done without the Wolfman (whoever he may be). Anyway a beautiful love song and a instant classic thanks pete.
on 13 April 2004
This track is simply beautiful, and anyone who follows the Libertines will not be surprised at all of the quality of songs Pete Doherty can produce. Most music press have built the Libertines up to be nothing but a garage rock band with a bit of talent but they couldnt be further from the truth. They can right deep, poetic track til the cows come home!!!
on 20 March 2004
This is a beautifully written track by Pete and his mate Wolfman that sends a shiver down the spine when listened to. Pete's honesty and frankness in the way he sings the song means that it is impossible not to think of a special someone when hearing it. Very different from the stuff Libs fans are used to, but that doesn't make it a disappointment. The sheer beauty of this song is the simple piano, Pete's melancholy voice and the way in which the hairs stand up on your neck everytime the song is played. definitley the single of the year so far and one that will possibly get Pete the credit he deserves as THE songwriter and inspiration to a generation. Blindin! The videos not bad either, just like the song- simple yet effective.