"Come Undone" as written by Steve Forrest, William Lloyd, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal....
You don't know how you're coming across
You don't know what you're coming across
You don't know who you're coming across
You don't know how you're coming across
So you come undone

You don't know how you're coming across
Acting like you don't give a toss
Walking around like you're on some kind of cross
And it's a shame on you, the irony's lost
When you come undone
You come undone
You know, you come undone
You know, you know, you know

You don't know how you're coming across
You don't know how you're coming across
And I don't think that you're aware of the cost

So you come undone
You come
You come undone
You know, you know, you know


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"Come Undone" as written by William Lloyd Steve Forrest

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    General Comment
    "You don't know how you're coming across
    You don't know what you're coming across
    You don't know who you're coming across
    You don't know how you're coming across
    So you come undone"


    "When you're performing, you don't realize what you sound like or how you're coming across. You just open your mouth and sing."
    -Moonwalk by Michael Jackson
    laurelinwyntreon July 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit's a SHAME that no one understood the meaning of this whole BRILLIANT album!
    it's a WARNING to each of you, maybe not easy to understand back in 2009, but today it should be..
    soitsmeon November 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, i love all the new songs! heard them first live and i thought WOW straight away
    i can relate with this album as all the others so i'm really fond of it
    gimmefateon June 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionOkay ??

    Why the fuck some of you guys think this song is weak ? I think this song is nice but it's nothing more, nothing less, nothing "weak" either IMO. Like most of the songs of Battle For The Sun. This album is an okay one, it's nothing amazing compared to previous ones and the next ones i hope. We all do ? Right ?

    Some songs are still great like King Of Medicines & Speak In Tongues.

    But ok, let's talk bout Come Undone. This song is really interesting to me for two very simple reasons : vocals & music. The lyrics could have been way better i heard i heard.. but see it this way, if Brian wanted to make "better" lyrics (call it the way you want), they would have been. This song seems to be simple. It is probably NOT =)
    imalwaysrighton June 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't like the lyrics... I think they're boring, although I should have a more rounded opinion after I hear the song.
    teenagewifeon May 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is really good. One of my favorites. The music is beautiful. The mid-break is just fit to the feeling that comes with the lyrics.
    djenderon June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I heard the song and now I can say it's definitely the worst song of the album IMO. Nothing compared to Devil In The Details, Kitty Litter, Breathe Underwater and Julien. Sorry to anyone who like the song.
    teenagewifeon June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You don't know how you're coming across
    Acting like you don't give a toss
    Walking around like you're on some kind of cross"


    Is it just me or did they re-use lyrics from Lazarus (one of the b-sides from Meds)?
    envyelizabethon June 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, I REALLY do like this song. It's not definitely not as raw as some Placebo songs are, but I think there's definitely power behind this song. I like all the riffs and the way Brian sings it... he sounds helpless to me.
    st hannahon June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems so simple that it makes it interesting. As we know, Brian's lyrics are rarely trivial or simple, so it makes me think there must be more to it. But in saying that - I can't really find anything more than the surface song. Perhaps that's why it's hidden so deep in the album (12th song I believe). I don't know, his voice is amazing in this one and the music is not bad at all. But it seems to be lacking SOMETHING.
    cameoon June 28, 2009   Link

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