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A god’s mistake

In Music on December 19, 2006 by Pino

Last Friday I was at the concert of Placebo: I rocked, I danced, I sang loud but I was quite disappointed by the performance of the trio.
Placebo were never my favourite live performer even if one of my favourite bands, but Friday the singer Brian Molko was really bolloxed (if you find a better translation for scazzato, let me know).
A couple of songs were performed really good, like Twenty Years and Running Up That Hill, when the guitarist Stefan Olsdal played a very long and intensive solo, but the rest was barely acceptable. Even the set-list could be better… They played my beloved Blind and Special Needs, but where are Pure Morning, 36 Degrees and Nancy Boy? It was anyway very nice to listen to the almost-never-live-performed I Know.
Well, take a look to this gorgeous video for Song To Say Goodbye and read the lyrics below:

You are one of God’s mistakes.
You crying, tragic waste of skin.
I’m well aware of how it aches.
And you still won’t let me in.
Now I’m breaking down your door,
to try and save your swollen face.
Though I don’t like you anymore
you lying, trying waste of space.

My oh my.
Before our innocence was lost
you were always one of those
blessed with lucky 7s,
and the voice that made me cry.
My oh my.

You were mother nature’s son.
Someone to whom I could relate.
Your needle and your damage done,
remains a sordid twist of fate,
now I’m trying to wake you up,
to pull you from the liquid sky.
Cause if I don’t we’ll both end up
with just your song to say goodbye.

My oh my. A song to say goodbye,
A song to say goodbye,
A song to say,
Before our innocence was lost
you were always one of those
blessed with lucky 7’s,
and a voice that made me cry.

It’s a song to say goodbye.
It’s a song to say goodbye.
It’s a song to say goodbye.
It’s a song to say goodbye.
It’s a song to say goodbye.
It’s a song to say goodbye.
It’s a song to say goodbye.
It’s a song to say goodbye.

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