"Drink You Pretty" as written by Steven Hewitt, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal....
Sick of drugs and dancing feet
Sick of bars where people meet
Smell of crotch and sheets not clean
Hairy men in magazines

Every city looks the same
Running from the threat of rain
Pillow talk that's just for one
Saturday get nothing done

Lie to me
It takes less time
To drink you pretty

Lie to me
It takes less time
To drink you pretty

Human seas of apathy
Nuclear catastrophe
Jumbos crash into the ground
Governments sleep safe and sound

Mornings glisten cold and bright
Organs stolen every night
Can of beans and fast bouquet
Double jackpot give away

Lie to me
It takes less time
To drink you pretty

Lie to me
It takes less time
To drink you pretty

Hello, pretty, hello
Hello, pretty, hello
Hello, pretty, hello
Hello, pretty

Lie to me
It takes less time
To drink you pretty

Lie to me
It takes less time
To drink you pretty



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"Drink You Pretty" as written by Brian Molko Steven Hewitt

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    General CommentDrink you pretty means drinking alcohol and getting drunk to make things look better, pampimpom.

    For example, when you're wasted, really wasted, Joan Rivers might look half fuckable, because you drank enough to blur the senses, so you can't see how much of a monster she is. I think that's being a bit melodramatic though. She really is a monster. No hope.
    rabbithowlon November 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPLEASE tell me it's an accident no one has commented on this song. I would definately have to say it's one of Placebo's B.E.S.T. The tone, the lyrics, everything. It's amazing and the meaning is pretty in your face.
    Angeion September 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a reaction to 9/11 and the terrorism thing...

    good lord this song is.... indescribable. DEFINATELY should be more than a b-side.
    Deadcjunkieon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPlacebo have some of the most fantatsic b-sides although drink you pretty along with slackerbitch are by far the best =D I adore this song, I love the tone of it. One of their best kept secrets
    lipsticktraceson January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE IT.

    "lie to me...it takes less time to drink you pretty"

    great lines.
    mourningthebestofmeon February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think this song has anything to do with 9/11!

    Why is it that if anyone reads something that has anything to do with planes crashing they instantly think it's about 9/11? Planes crashed before then you know, and they'll continue crashing after too...it's just a fact of life (and gravity!)
    sweet.catatoniaon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think in this song Brian is singing about his distaste for the world - the world and all it's ugliness, all the things wrong with it...but he first verse and such make me think of life on the road "every city looks the same" and how it's hard to find a meaningful relationship. But that's just my opinion, I could be far from the truth :P.
    slackerbitchon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with slackerbitch's comment.
    And yes, it should be more than a b-side.
    x_Yoshiki_xon August 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how he has a loathing towards the world and his lifestyle he just decides to drink it all away. Drink it so it's pretty and not horrible and ugly. I have doubts it's about 9/11, one reason being he lives in Britain. I also think it's about hating all the people that can just shrug it all off like the government, second verse. How they make horrible choices and decisions but they don't care and he thinks they ought to wake up and see what they're doing to the world and their countries. I actually think it's about hating today's society mostly.
    AFInsideon August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is about 9/11 either, i think AFInside has the right idea.
    It also says "Jumbos crash into the ground" not buildings.
    scralyon August 21, 2006   Link

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