"I Do" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
I want to be much more like you
Your effortlessly graceful scene
That drips from every pore of you
Where logic cannot interfere
I want to take a bath with you
And wash the chaos from my skin
I want to fall in love with you
So how do we begin ?

I want to be a girl like you
The way you swing your hips in jeans
I want to wear my face like you
Shiseido MAC and Maybelline
I want to paint the town with you
And tickle you until you scream
I want to fall in love with you
I want to say I do
I want to say I do
I want to say I do
I want to say I do
I want to say I do

I want to be much more like you
The way your smile lights up the room
I'll kick back as men flirt with you
To jealousy I'll stay immune
This confidence in me and you
This hope that you and I will bloom
I want to fall in love with you
I want to say I do
I want to say I do
I want to say I do
I want to say I do
I want to say I do

The question is do you?


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"I Do" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    My InterpretationI think it's an underrated Placebo song and in my opinion it's more than a typical heterosexual love song!
    It's about a lyrical subject that seems to be male and is dreaming of falling in love with a girl and about all the funny, cute and romantic things they could do.
    It could be at the begining of a relationship, when a sex affair has potential to become more.
    But the interesting, seldom discussed verse is:

    "I want to be a girl like you
    The way you swing your hips in jeans
    I want to wear my face like you
    Shiseido MAC and Maybelline"

    I never found a love song, where the probably male lyrical subject desires a woman and wants to be that woman at the same time: He does not only want to have a personality like her, but literally wants to be feminine, to dress like her etc.
    So this seemingly ordinary "I want to fall in love" song is very queer and it's not surprising since one of the writers Biran Molko himself is androgynous, feminine and bisexual (and some say genderqueer as well).
    This song has potential for identification for numerous queer identities:
    Bisexuals, especially male, feminine performing bisexuals, crossdressers, guydykes (male lesbians), non-binary people, even some trans women at the begining of their transition and finding process could relate to it and everyone who experienced the feeling "I don't know whether I want you or want to be you".
    tochterkampfstrumpfon September 12, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIwanna be a girl like you,
    The way you swing your hips in jeans,
    I wanna wear my face like you,
    Shisheido, Mac and Maybelline.

    As in the make up brand...

    God, the sexy sexy hips!
    Deadcjunkieon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish i was her
    preciouson January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf this is what we should come to expect from future releases, I'm frightened.
    bukkakeon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'll kick back as men flirt with you
    to jealousy i'll stay immune

    those are the proper lyrics and also my favourite part of the song
    clumsy_childon June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, i totally think this song is all about a person trying to turn a relationship form lust to love...it depends hwo you take the 'i do' lyric. Its obviously based round a relationship, whether its recirpocal love involved is another story!.

    "I wanna fall in love with you,
    I wanna say I do."

    That could either mean that he's totally infatuated with her and that he wants to marry her (he wants to say I do) and reciprocate feelings. OR. it could mean that he doesn't really feel that way, but he wants to fall in love with her, as opposed to having shallow lustful feelings. Thats how I take it lol but feel free to correct my theory. The main lyric which makes me think the relationship is a lustful or superficial one is "I’ll kick back and flirt with you,
    To jealously, ill stay abused.".
    4bidnsnowflakeon September 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops sorry typo, in the song its "ill kick back AS MEN flirt wiht you"
    4bidnsnowflakeon September 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits hoping that the person your in love with feels the same about you. but its really happy and poppy, for Placebo, lol, but i still like it
    genevieve313on October 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think genevieve313 is right, the song's about a person you wonder if she shares the feeling you have for her. But I also think the song is about being to shy and scared to tell her, because he's not shure, what she'll say.
    n00dleson October 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti know people are gonna disagree with me, but im allowed my opinion. to be honest i think this song is really bad. i mean, the lryic 'i wanna say i do' is to me a really silly line. it sounds like a 4 year old wrote it. maybe the idea was to sound young and helpless, i dunno, but still.
    philthemanon December 29, 2005   Link

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