NOTE - this isnt by placebo. Its by Faultline/Brian Molko/Francoise Hardy

Listen to the organ that i play for you
Since you've got no choice
Hear me through
You look as though you like it
But you seem reserved
Its my requiem for a jerk

I wrote it in the bath
On my breakfast tray
Cut my appetite for the day
I tried to raise a toast
Ate this second verse
But our requiem for a jerk
Its an afternoon for mourners
But the tears dont come
Got what you deserved
The maximum
Well im getting sentimental but its too much work
Whats our requiem to a jerk

While the devil left a message
Cool dry paradise
Has a lot to hot
Not too nice
Try to talk in code if you've got the nerve
Even i dont need stupid jerks

Listen to the organ that i play for you
Since you've got no choice
Hear me through
You look as though you like it
In your woolen shirt
Its my requiem for a jerk

I wrote it in the bath
On my breakfast tray
Cut my appetite for the day
On your white washed face
Moose steel prison wall
Alright stupid jerk
Thats all

Thats all



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    General CommentLove this song. Its so different. Not sure if i got all the lyrics right though.
    Im unsure as to what its about... but a requiem is a mass for the dead. 'A prayer for the salvation of the souls of the departed, and it is used both at services immediately preceding a burial, and on occasions of more general remembrance.'
    So that makes sense of the first verse, basically the dead person has no choice but to listen to the organ. Organ could be a metaphor for something or be an actual organ that is played at the requiem mass.
    Also theres the running theme of the dead 'jerk' deserving death, so maybe they betrayed someone?
    Fate_unknownon December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne Comment! That's It!!
    This song is absolutely brilliant.
    I love Brian Molko soooo much
    becca159on March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is basically how Brian doesn't think this jerk deserves to have anything in the afterlife. He was in jail. How he is too bad for even satan and is pushed away and shunned I guess. And now he is stuck as a ghost on earth, trapped.

    Listen to the organ that i play for you
    Since you've got no choice
    Hear me through

    That shows how he is trapped I guess in his casket. Also the lyrics should be this I'm pretty sure. Makes a whole lot more sence:
    Listen to the organ that I play for you
    Since you got no choice, hear me through
    You look as if you like it, but you seem reserved
    It's my requiem for a jerk

    I wrote it in the bath on my breakfast tray
    Cut my appetite for the day
    I tried to raise a toast, ate this second verse
    Buttered requiem for a jerk
    It's an afternoon for mourners, but the tears don't come
    Got what you deserved, the maximum

    Well I'm getting sentimental but it's too much work
    What's a requiem, to a jerk

    Well the devil left a message
    "Go try paradise
    Hell's a lot too hot
    Not too nice
    Try to take on god
    If you've got the nerve
    Even I don't need
    Stupid jerks"

    Listen to the organ that I play for you
    Since you got no choice, hear me through
    You look as if you like it in your woolen shirt
    It's my requiem for a jerk

    I wrote it in the bath on my breakfast tray
    Cut my appetite for the day
    On your white-washed face
    Blue steal prison wall
    I'll write stupid jerk, that's all
    calmingdeepblueon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI never heard the original, but Serge Gainsbourg is awesome.
    _bionicon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim lookin for bands that also
    use that metaphorical language just like brian does....do u know some?
    suLoon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Listen to the organ that i play for you
    Since you've got no choice
    Hear me through
    You look as though you like it
    But you seem reserved
    Its my requiem for a jerk"

    It sounds to me as though it's about rape.
    mister care-too-muchon August 12, 2012   Link
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    General Commentlied , wahr. jæh, nach dem klang.
    Myrkjartanon July 29, 2017   Link

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