"Something Rotten" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
It seems we're here I
Miss you something rotten
The stinks are here
It's guaranteed all's forgotten
Down here
Down here it's clear that your uncut
Don't fear
Don't fear, keep all this forgotten

Face down
Face down
Face down, I miss you something rotten
Face down
Face down, this crown is broken rotten

Down here, down here, I know its not, it's all forgotten
Down here, down here, face down, I miss you something rotten
Down here, down here, it stinks, it stinks of something rotten
Don't fear, don't fear, keep all this forgotten
There's something rotten down here [Repeats]


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"Something Rotten" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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  • +2
    General Commenti agree withich lecke Koffer... but did you know your name means I lick suitcases? thats rather odd.
    Katyiahon May 24, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it has a NIN undertone to it... i like the repetition too
    mscatamaranon October 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPersonally, I could never get tired of Brians voice. It's far too beautiful.
    He has said the song is about child abuse.
    !joeyyon October 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHey..that's what Brian said in an interview :

    "It's about child abuse, but not necessarily sexual abuse. It could be pyhsical or mental. When I sang the lyric it was just completely off the top of my head, and we never changed it. It just kind of stayed there because it captured a real atmosphere -- very sinister an creepy. It came to be about a young person very desperate to get out of a family environment situation for whatever reasons. It's a song that people can interpret in a hundred different ways."

    And I think that's really what you can hear in the song. The pain, the feeling to stick in a strange situation, not to be able to go on...to desperate...everything that is completely out of time...that's my opinion.
    sweet princeon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrian metions that this song is about abuse. domestic or relatioship wise.
    the song is creepy. but good creepy. if there is such a thing.
    sucker loveon July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentehh i guess it could have a great message if it wasnt so droning on and on and on... a five minute song is kindof hard to listen to a lot, especially with all this repetition. "i mis you something rotten" thats a great line but once you hear that once the rest of the song is useless
    regardemylasheskgmon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like he's singing this from a sewer. in a good way
    pumkinhedon November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song because I have a difficult time focusing on lyrics, especially if I'm doing something else at the same time. In this case I get to listen to Brian's pretty, pretty voice with no worry at all about the fact I'm not paying attention to what he's saying.
    Ich Lecke Kofferon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know this song is supposed to be about abuse (I heard it was about child abuse...) but it sounds sexy, despite it's meaning.
    slackerbitchon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt may not necessarily be about sexual or physical abuse either.

    This song gives me complete shivers everytime and I have a pretty active imagination so you can imagine it's mental torture hearing this song - which is okay I suppose. BUT, I don't like the instrumentalness of this song. It goes on just a little too much.
    Tack-o-Ramaon January 22, 2006   Link

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