Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
Mi corazon de cenicero

You are the burden to our ways
You are the one who took my place
You took a jump into forever
A leap of faith I could not take

And it was
A leap of faith I could not take
A promise that I could not make
A leap of faith I could not take
A promise that I could not make

Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero

You were alone before we met
No more forlorn than one could get
How could we know we had found treasure?
How sinister and how correct

And it was
A leap of faith I could not take
A promise that I could not make
A leap of faith I could not take
A promise that I could not make

Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero

Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero

I tore the muscle from your chest
And used it to stub out cigarettes
I listened to your screams of pleasure
Now watch the bedsheets turn blood red

Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero

Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
My ashtray heart
Mi corazon de cenicero



Lyrics submitted by KT-

"Ashtray Heart" as written by Steven Grant Ludwin, Jordan Michael Page, Brian Molko

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +4
    General Comment:Love This song

    I see it as an unrequited love story from the side of the person who isn't in love but is loved.

    One person just wanting fun in a relationship and the other being head over heels and wanting a long term committed relationship

    "You took a jump into forever
    A leap of faith I could not take"
    Kabloomybuzzon May 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:"Mi cenicero, mi cenicero
    Mi corazón de cenicero"


    If anyones wondering what this means, its spanish. It translates to:

    "My ashtray, my ashtray
    My ashtray heart"


    MollyWasAGoodGirlon May 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:i know Stefan and Brian named the band Ashtray Heart, before they suddenly changed it to Placebo...
    this probably has an influence on this song.
    I have no idea what it means yet though lol
    need a few more listens ;)
    xoxo
    beenie_08on June 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Has anybody else noticed a similarity between this song and the beginning of 'This Picture'? Also, it's interesting to see How Brian changes personae, from 'my heart is an ashtray' to 'I tore the muscle from YOUR chest'. Who is the victim and who is the villain of the piece?
    Flyingfishon January 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:the song is awesome, it doesnt sound morbid if you go onto you tube n type in placebo ashtray heart n listen to the recording at sheffield you can here it! i think the song is about a couple....one of them was wanting it to last forever n gave their all n the other one wasnt sure so wouldnt commit. N the ashtray heart bit is a metaphore (i cant not spell!!!) saying that he just used it liek an ashtray like he couldnt give a shit......i am placebo mad the are the best band...thanks to whoever put these lyrics up as the song doent come out till june the 8th!! <3 :D
    mojo22on May 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:many many thankies to mojo22.! if it wasn't your comment, i would wait till the official release of the album to listen to the song...not that it would necessarily bother me....but thanks anyway....nice lyrics, nice song and great band....PLACEBO 4LIFE!!
    spacemonkey72on May 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Love this song of Placebo! ^^

    Guess that it is about commitment issues & a third person who is now in the relationship he used to have that's why:

    "You are the one who took my place
    You took a jump into forever
    A leap of faith I could not take"

    The girl/boy got tired that that he/she wasn't getting emotionally involved & found someone else.
    & the ashtray heart of that person that was used so many times just to get pleasure & fun.
    caraoookeon May 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think it's okay, but nothing great or special.

    and i don't like the spanish parts. anyone why or if there is a reason they made some parts in spanish?
    Astarte27on June 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I have composed this song with two friends during my vacations in Nicaragua. It came to me because I was always asking for an ashtray (laughs). We began to sing the word in Spanish, which gave the title to the song. Initially it was not intended for Placebo, but I was so pleased with the result that I decided to include it."
    this song is .... It was never intended to be used for Placebo, I wrote it with two friends of mine, we write songs together for fun and this one ...

    But why didn't you want to use it?

    because, because of this connection to Ashtray Heart etc., we had wrotten it, we would sell it to someone. And we wrote in Nicaragua, because there is Spanish in it Cenicero cenicero mi corazon, and I was the only smoker, I was on vacation in Nicaragua and I was always asking in every restaurant, in every coffee an cenicero cenicero . We had the demo for this song, we listened to it while driving across Nicaragua and it's how the song was written. And this is the first song which is on a Placebo album that I didn't write with Stefan.
    Molkson June 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm pretty sure this is one of my favourites off the new album. Personally, I like the spanish singing; it's catchy. Just like how I fell in love with Protege Moi.
    st hannahon June 17, 2009   Link

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