The Libertines - The Secret Story Of Every Album Track Explained
‘Death On The Stairs’
A typically poetic slice of Libertonian upside-down romance, track two’s “Eritrean maiden” referenced Coleridge’s opium-induced poem ‘Kubla Khan’ and headed full pelt into themes of death or glory. “Carl was obsessed with the idea of being old and alone watching telly,” said Pete. “’Death on the stairs’, we called it”.