"Because I Want You" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
Fall into you
Is all I seem to do
When I hit the bottle
'cause I'm afraid to be alone
Tear us in two
Is all it seems to do
As the anger fades
This house is no longer a home

Don't give up on the dream
Don't give up on the wanting
And everything that's true
Don't give up on the dream
Don't give up on the wanting

Because I want you to
Because I want you to
Because I want you to
Because I want you
Because I want you

Stumble into you
Is all I ever do
My memory's hazy
And I'm afraid to be alone
Tear us in two
Is all it's gonna do
As the headache fades
This house is no longer a home

Don't give up on the dream
Don't give up on the wanting
And everything that's true
Don't give up on the dream
Don't give up on the wanting

Because I want you to
Because I want you to
Because I want you to
Because I want you
Because I want you

Because I want you to
Because I want you to
Because I want you
Because I want you

Fall into you
Is all I ever do
When I hit the bottle
'cause I'm afraid to be alone
Tear us in two
Tear us in two
Tear us in two

Because I want you to
Because I want you to
Because I want you
Because I want you


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"Because I Want You" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    General CommentIts obviously reffering to somebody who has an alcohol problem. The guy doesn't love the girl he's with, but when he's so afraid to be alone and the drink has left him with nothing so he might as well do this girl. Its tearing them both apart, but he knows she still has a chance to escape and makes something of herself. And he wants her to try and fulfill her dreams. :]
    NeonAlcopopson May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyay, first post!

    Anyway I think this song is about wanting to be with someone that you can't be with for whatever reason. However, Brian doesn't want to "give up on the dream" or "give up on the wanting", although he knows its probably impossible for him to get what he wants. But then again, this is the same guy who told us to 'protect him from what [he] wants'...:)

    Side-note: This song hasn't geown on me yet. I'm really worried how good the new album is gonna be. This song only debuted 2 days ago, but I can already tell it doesn't have the kick-ass qualities of former Placebo singles...
    LongLiveSPon January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey longlivesp I agree this song isn't that good. But check out A Song To Say Goodbye cause like wow. This song is so so weak. But listening to them both you kind of get the full contrast of it.
    Liektotallyon January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey Liektotally, I just got the rip from the placebo messageboards.....SONG TO SAY GOODBYE is definetly the better of the 2 singles. yay for leaks! lol
    LongLiveSPon January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm going to fly in the face of popular opinion and declare that I quite like this song. It might not be the deepest of Placebo's songs, but it's a perfectly enjoyable rock song, and very good for singing along to.
    sephereniaon January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with zepherenia , it's up to par with placebo's best songs , but it's not that bad either. I needed about 2 listens before i started to really enjoy it ;]
    Though i was kinda skeptic at first , i think the new album will be ok , so im really looking forward to it ... welcome back , placebo !
    spin3ron January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song. I downloaded a leak of the entire album (e-mail me if you want it, but I will send it to you under the impression that you will be impressed enough to purchase the album when released...I know I am) and the entire album is great. I like this song because it has the edge of their debut album and the emotional appeal of "Sleeping With Ghosts."

    To me, this song is about a couple told from the guy's perspective. He's torn, because he likes/loves her, but because he's drunken and abusive, he wants her to be happy and find a guy that's better for her.
    IcarusIncarnateon January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA Song To Say Goodbye appeals to me more because I prefer more.. slower, creepier songs that make me think.

    I don't know how you could download the album leak :P It's torture not doing so but I prefer to have something physical in my hands to listen to. I mean, I've been waiting for this album since OMWF (Not long admittedly but we only got 2 new songs from that).

    Anywhoo, a good song still.
    Tack-o-Ramaon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I don't know how you could download the album leak :P It's torture not doing so but I prefer to have something physical in my hands to listen to."

    Well, shoot, so do I, but I'm still going to listen to it until I can buy it. Prepping myself, if you will. edelaney@gmail.com if you want.
    IcarusIncarnateon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti downloaded the leaked album (with wonderful quality too), you can find it on your nearest torrent site , i'm still listening so i don't have a solid opinion yet. Of course , im planning on buying the album when it comes out , but i'm too inpatient so i couldn't resist :D
    Spineron January 24, 2006   Link

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