"Trash" as written by Brett Anderson and Richard Oakes....
Maybe maybe it's the clothes we wear
The tasteless bracelets and the dye in our hair
Maybe it's our kookiness
Or maybe maybe it's our nowhere towns
Our nothing places and our cellophane sounds
Maybe it's our looseness
But we're trash you and me
We're the litter on the breeze
We're the lovers on the streets
Just trash me and you
It's in everything we do
It's in everything we do
Maybe maybe it's the things we say,
The words we've heard and the music we play,
Maybe it's our cheapness,
Or maybe, maybe it's the times we've had,
The lazy days and the crazes and the fads,
Maybe it's our sweetness,
But we're trash, you and me,
We're the litter on the breeze,
We're the lovers on the street,
Just trash, me and you,
It's in everything we do,
It's in everything we do


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"Trash" as written by Richard John Oakes Brett Lewis Anderson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +6
    General Commentsounds like hes saying that if your in a certain social ,cultred, group ur just labelled as being trash and theres is no real reason for you to be labelled as 'trash' you are just coz of what you do
    Soundfixationon June 29, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI remember listenting to this on long car rides with my parents when I was five or six...I've always seen it as somwhat atypical love song, about them being different and not fitting in, and creating a world of their own which is beautiful, but others can't understand it. But at the same time, it can be taken as such a view on the world by an individual
    And also like BirdFlew said, actually liking the feeling of being dirty and trash. Like ugliness turned beautiful...
    pixiethingon October 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA beautiful song of alienation, bringing people closer together.
    fourgangeron November 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd just say its about being young and looked down on cos the way they live their lives even if some of it is self inflicted. The middle aged tutting you as u walk down the streets getting drunk ready for another night of debauchery, listening to music they find intolerable. All I know is thats what it makes me think of. The older generation and the more better bred looking down on us "Trash".
    Perfect Wh()reon November 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song!
    fweeon April 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentrumour has it i was conceved to this song. Dosent matter ive loved it for ages
    Braton March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhite trash?

    i don't know. Suede has such a tendency toward cheeky Glam, it's hard to tell!
    roger wilcoon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, nay, m'dear roger_wilco; 's merely a comment on their type, flambuoyant glam indiekids. *Looks down at own clothes and (34) tasteless bracelets*... oh, moi = such a cliche...
    ***Moogon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's actually a personal song about one of Brett's relationships.
    hollaback_dadon February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh, he sings the part "But we're tra-ah-ash, you and me" so elegantly. Maybe it could be about appearing trashy on the outside but still having richness on the inside.
    Eatcarpeton August 04, 2006   Link

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