Can’t you see my soul worn on the second sleeve
It’s going up for sale as soon as it gets saved
Interrogation blues, once again I lose


You don’t get to magnify my insecurities
You don’t get to site and save my unhip-ocracies
Not for sale

Take two placebos then you can call me lame
Walk some in my shoes then tell me to fuck off
My oversized hat won’t fit your humongous head

I’ll trade a hundred days for one inside of you

Take me to a cave, where I can’t be seen
Solace makes the heart, pump adrenaline
I’m sick of being used, time and again betrayed

Give a man a key, he cannot not open the door
Give him something free and he’ll sell it to the poor
C’est la vie

Take two placebos then you can call me lame
Walk some in my shoes then tell me that I’m fucked
My humongous hat won’t fit your gigantic head


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Take Two Placebos And Call Me Lame song meanings
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    General Commentno use for a name, about the key thing.
    "give a man a key and he cannot not open the door"
    showing the curiosity of people, and us not being able to resist temptation.
    "give him something free and he'll sell it to the poor"
    If you do something for someone and be nice to them, all theyll do is use you and abuse your kindness.
    cheddaringoon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits partially about not fitting in and being different and liking it that way
    ronrkeyon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think you're right.. he likes it to be that "weird" person.. "you dont get to site and save my unhip-ocracies... not fot sale" it's nice, and more people should be proud at who they are, and not trying to be something better..
    No-use-for-a-nameon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere's just one thing i don't understand.. "Give a man a key, he cannot not open the door, Give him something free and he’ll sell it to the poor" what does that have to mean? anyone who knows it?
    No-use-for-a-nameon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song kicks ass, I did an essay on it for fucking school. I said some shit about this sounding like the band members being judged by the public.

    "I’m sick of being used, time and again betrayed"
    About people who use them for there fame and money.

    "I’ll trade a hundred days for one inside of you"
    Everyone thinks they have it so easy....but really they want to experience the feeling of being a young teenager again, no worries, no problems, just living day to day, as apposed to living by a schedule (perhaps a tour schedule)

    -"You don’t get to magnify my insecurities
    You don’t get to site and save my unhip-ocracies
    Not for sale"
    This line shows how band members are completley exploited to AND by the public. For everything they do, wear, think or say. They don't want to be mimmic'd, followed, looked up to, or any of that shit. The end of that quote "Not for sale" I think that shows, "hey asshole, you can buy our cd's, shirts, stickers, hats, patches, socks, vinyl's...etc...But I'm not for sale, Im a fucking human being, you can't relate to me at all by wearing our merch, asshole"

    "Give a man a key, he cannot not open the door, Give him something free and he’ll sell it to the poor"
    Shows the evil of man, the curiosity, the betrayal, the frail existance, the "pitiful degeneration of our generation" IF YOU WILL. the fucking bullshit titled "mankind"- MAN- yes, KIND- fuck no.

    I dont know shit, but its a good fucking song/#@@

    PEDOPHILE_PUNKERon September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song..... but whats a placebos ?

    AdrianLopez.com
    DeloreanRider99on March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA harmless, unmedicated preparation given as medicine, as to humor a patient. It works out well with the song, huh.
    Derin Earlingon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI dunno...its appears to me that, on the contrary to what all of you are thinking, hes actually TRYING to sell himself to you for that sense of acceptance...

    The dead giveaway is in the first line, of the first verse of this song...
    "Can't you see my soul, its on the RECORD sleeve/It's going up for sale as soon as it gets saved..."

    What that line infers is that he may not be perfect, but he'd love to have that intangible feeling of appreciation...

    "I'd trade a hundred days for one inside of you"

    The sense that someone has it better than you...

    Obviously a very hard to read lyric...

    The desire for acceptance is neverending...even with the rockstars...

    -Ace
    TheMaNamedAceon March 17, 2003   Link
  • -2
    General CommentYou guys are all idiots, go look up the nofx song called "kill rockstars" it's about Kathlene hanna of Bikini kill, then look up the Le tigre song "decepticon" that is a rebuttle from kathlene who is also formed Le Tigre, anyways that song is her trash talking fat mike, and then he released this song. You can jump to your own conclusions after that.
    _Ambellinaon July 08, 2007   Link

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