I was quite pleased to have this song requested. The Libertines are quite brilliant and I had yet to think of using one of their songs, so thank you to @TessStevens for suggesting this one! The entirety of this song revolves around the struggle of the writer and the person he is writing to. As you will see in the next block he periodically switches between a reference to himself and a reference to someone else. This lyrics is a reference to himself and the memories or events that have caused him to be miserable. He says he knows why he is miserable. He is aware of where his pain comes from, but he doesn't seem to recognize a way through it other than to just "get by". Whatever is hurting him also seems to be hurting his confidence and his self-transcendence. No doubt I have felt this way. When I was told that my father has been cheating on my mother. When my hero moved away. When my best friend moved away. When my inspiration passed away. Even in relationship problems, it is hard not to feel defeated and purposeless, but we have to get by. I posted a card this past week in my other collection of my book edits, and the first excerpt deals with the same thing. You just have to get by. You just have to. And you just do.
The beginning of this lyric also references the writer, but he is clearly talking to someone else. He tells them to look at his life and his pain, but he asks them not to destroy it. He knows that what he has been through belongs to him and is a part of him and who he is, and taking that away from him would be unfaitful to himself. He then directly references the person he is speaking to. He tells them they will get by. It sounds like he is talking to us at this point. He tells us that we will get through. Just smile and eventually we will get through. So that is the first card from my requested cards! I hope you like it and feel free to suggest more songs! I would prefer the songs to fit into the genre of rock (alt, punk, pop punk, indie, etc.).