I saw your mom the other day.
She says you're wrong in every way.
Her little words sick like the flu.
I see the things they do to you.

She better cut it out.
You better cut her out.
You better cut her off.
You'll have no other god before me.

I saw you with your friends last night,
shooting shit by Bud's early Light.
You've got so much life inside you.
but they drag you down 'til you can't move.

They better cut it out.
You better cut them out.
You better cut them off.
You'll have no other god before me.

All you need, all you need, all you need is me.
Lucky you, lucky you, lucky you.you found me.
Whadja do? Whadja see? Whadja feel before me?
And my love is so, oh, oh, you'll wanna kill your friends.

I've seen you labour for your dreams.
Then, comatose when they're unseen.
And sometimes God is silent, too.
but God can't fill you like I do.

He better cut it out.
You better cut Him out.
You better cut Him off.
You'll have no other God before me.
You'll have no other God before me.
You'll have no other God before me.


**Brian Molko Only, Duet**


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    General CommentI haven't heard this song so I don't understand the context of these lyrics. It feels like it is directed at a drug addict from the perspective of the addiction itself. But I'm not sure. Is anybody enlightened as to the meaning of these lyrics?
    ming mingon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlol, ok. you HAVE to hear this song. When I read the lyrics before hearing it, I thought it was slow but it's actually, well, kinda something like Scissor Sisters' Filthy-gorgeous, but not. Most of the song is sung by the woman who's song it is (who's name I can't remember >.<))

    I THINK the song is about an obsessive, possessive lover who entirely and completely envelops the other person, cutting them off from mother, friends, family, even God, by convincing them that they're bad for that person

    (Her little words sick like the flu.
    I see the things they do to you)

    until all they have left is their lover, who become their 'god'. It MIGHT be more altruisitc - maybe their mother and friends really do 'drag you down 'til you can't move', but the line 'You better cut Him off.
    You'll have no other God before me' makes it sound more sinister.

    it doesnt sound like theres any love there at all, instead a desire to be the entire world, the be all and end all to someone.

    GREAT song though
    Deadcjunkieon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI read up on the woman who's song it is... the song is from her album X (roman mumeral for 10) and the songs are basically taking each of the ten commandments and twisting them. So No Other God is, obviously, about the commandment about only worshipping god, thus no other god before me.

    Then put that in the context of a relationship, you get this...
    Deadcjunkieon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was originally performed by Kristeen Young, on the album entitled X.
    marquiceriseon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen discussing Placebo songs people often argue wether they're about love or drugs. I think the point is that both themes are very similar, which is why Placebo like to play around with expressions and images related to both. A destructive love can have the same effects on you and the people around you as taking drugs, love AND drugs can make you feel high, make you see the world from a new perspective, cause you pain or even kill you. So I think the songs are (always) meant to be ambiguous.
    jenuaryon April 05, 2006   Link

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