"Special Needs" as written by and Molko/olsdal/hewitt....
Remember me when you're the one who's silver screen
Remember me when you're the one you always dreamed
Remember me when everyone's noses start to bleed
Remember me, special needs

Just 19 and sucker's dream I guess I thought you had the flavor
Just 19 and dream obscene with six months off for bad behavior

Remember me when you clinch your movie deal
And think of me stuck in my chair that has four wheels
Remember me through flash photography and screams
Remember me, special dreams

Just 19 this sucker's dream I guess I thought you had the flavor
Just 19 and dream obscene with six months off for bad behavior
Just 19 and sucker's dream I guess I thought you had the flavor
Just 19 and dream obscene with six months off for bad behavior

Remember me

Just 19 this sucker's dream I guess I thought you had the flavor
Just 19 and dream obscene with six months off for bad behavior
Just 19 and sucker's dream I guess I thought you had the flavor
Just 19 and dream obscene with six months off for bad behavior

Remember me


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"Special Needs" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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  • +3
    My Interpretation"noses start to bleed" is probably a drug reference, which ties into entertainment culture
    minutemanon July 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAbout someone who was crippled at 19 after a brawl "when everyone's noses start to bleed". The assailant dreams of being a movie star, and the crippled person wants him to always remember what he's done, "after 6 months off (in prison?) for bad behaviour"
    duffon April 15, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits about a handicapped man, that when he was 19 years old he had a girlfriend, and later she became famous and he a handicapped,so he wants that she remember he and who he was for her.

    thats why the video is about remembering the past, thats why they are having sex with nothing, cuz they are remembering.

    thats why he says suckers dream, and dream obscene, because be famous for him is impossible.

    So its The tale of a celebrity has-been told from a wheelchair. Someone reminiscing how the shoe is on the other foot and worrying that they’ll be written out of their ex’s biography.
    eltumbaon January 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with practicly everyone on here but this reminds me of my friend on coke. he did it to stop his worrying and hes been off it for 4 months and he is more sketchy than i dress for fuck sakes, but to me special needs is that need for coke that just don't go away.
    Remember me when you're the one who's silver screen
    Alot of the actors/musical artists i listen to were on coke on the road to victory (and still are)
    Remember me when you're the one you always dreamed
    reminds me of my friends ex saying i really wanna do coke and me saying all u wanna do it is just so u can fit in with the hardcore punx and she said yes
    Remember me when everyone's noses start to bleed
    Don't know how but when u do coke sometimes or maybe all the time ur nose bleeds
    Remember me, special needs
    and remember me coke
    oldskoolpunker23on November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbrian molko is a master of idiom spin. seriously, he takes folk tongue to another level in artistic genius...

    but i'm doing exactly what everybody hates on this board: dissecting the band and not the song. so, what does it mean...?

    i don't know. i can make my projections, but anything outside of that would be far too literal...; perhaps that's the point with this one? the only universal truth i can discern from this would be to remember the follies of youth... your youth. what were you like at 19? did you take a dehabilitating detour into nose-wrenching drugs, or something else that took you away from your chosen path (stardom, perhaps?). contrasting against these experiences helps you in the end... don't forget that, i guess.


    (&: i will.)
    boxed.cloveron July 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about two friends,of which one became popular and one remained a mediocre.
    The line "Remember me says" that they lost touch.





    It's all about how one of them became famous,while

    He is stuck in his chair that has four wheels,it has nothing to do with wheelchair,it's just a plain mediocre office chair with four wheels he's stuck in.




    He's talking about his famous friend once again here,who used to dream about being a musician or an actor when he was 19 - it's obvious that Brian is talking about himself here,since in his teenage years,despite his father wanting him to be a banker,he wanted to study drama.It's also known that he came out as a bisexual at the age of 19,which explains the obscene part.

    Lines and are not about a person who is limited,but one who wanted more from life.

    It's probably dedicated to Brian's friend from teenage years who he lost touch with.
    monoplexsteron July 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe ending of a relationship, because one person has moved on to bigger and better things. Fame, and everything that comes with it, could be interpreted as a metaphor for a better life altogether.

    Brian echoes over and over "Remember me". Remember what I did for you. Remember how I've helped you. Remember me when you succeed in your new and better life.

    The chair with four wheels may not be a physical disability. In comparison to the new life the other person is having, Brian feels disabled and stuck. Possibly powerless and helpless.
    snake_111on August 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNose bleed part makes me think its about drugs, cocaine, ad the special need is the drugs which are crippling.
    s0ulmatesneverdieon April 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen he says "think of me stuck in my chair that has four wheels", I always thought he meant, think of me even when we are old and in wheelchairs.
    Anibonita2000on September 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI always assumed it was about an older man that fell in love with a 19 year old girl, and while she still has her whole life in front of her, he's getting older. He's thinking about what their futures will be like, and that she'll become a movie star, and that at some point in time he'll end up in a wheelchair, old and disabled, while she's still out there living her life, and he hopes that she still thinks of him...

    Well, that's what I thought.
    xoxo123on July 30, 2012   Link

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