"Kitty Litter" as written by Steve Forrest, William Lloyd, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal....
The way you're dancing
Makes me come alive
Makes me shiver and perspire
Your surreptitious glancin'
The way you crack a smile
Nearly start a fire

So move closer
Want to feel your touch
So come over
Come on

Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Feels much weaker
Now we're apart
Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Comes crashing down

I need a change of skin
I need a change

The way you're moving
Hips from side to side
Makes you all that I desire
Bout cheaper than my choosing I'm so unsatisfied
You've got what I require

So move closer
I gotta feel your touch
So come over
So come on

So move closer
I gotta feel your touch
So come over
Come on

Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Feels much weaker
Now we're apart
Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Comes crashing down

I need a change of skin
I need a change

I need a change, I need a change of skin
I need a change, I need a change of skin
I need a change, I need a change of skin
I need a change, I need a change of skin

Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Feels much weaker
Now we're apart
Love of mine
This fortress in our hearts
Comes crashing down


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"Kitty Litter" as written by William Lloyd Steve Forrest

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    My InterpretationI love this song, it's brilliant! 'Batsheba' is a reference to the old testament: "The wife of Uriah, who committed adultery with David" Here's my interpretation of the song, it may and most likely not be the right one of course, but this is what it means to me:

    "The way you're dancing
    Makes me come alive
    Makes me shiver and perspire
    Your surreptitious glancing
    The way you crack a smile
    You really start a fire"

    "The way you're moving
    Hips from side to side
    Makes you all that I desire
    Batsheba of my choosing, I'm so unsatisfied
    You got what I require"

    To me, these verses imply that the guy/persona is at a party/night club, and has caught sight of this girl dancing who he is attracted to and wants to fuck.

    "So move closer
    I want to feel your touch
    So come over
    Come on"

    This pretty much supports what I said above, but in a more sexual way.

    "Love of mine
    This fortress in our heart
    Feels much weaker
    Now we're apart
    Love of mine
    This fortress in our heart
    Comes crashing down"

    This could imply that the guy is already in a relationship with a girl, who he loves a lot, but because she's not at the party ("Now we're apart"), the strong affection he has for his girlfriend("Fortress"), means nothing ("feels much weaker") as he's attracted to the dancing girl. "This fortress in our heart
    Comes crashing down" implies that he's gonna take the risk in fucking this girl.

    "I need a change of skin
    I need a change"

    This could mean 2 things. One could mean that the guy wishes to forget about who he is for the night, and pretend to be someone else, someone new like how a snake would shed it's skin. Or the other meaning could be that he's gonna fuck her and he needs a Condom.

    Well there's my interpretation of this song; a guy cheats on his girlfriend at a party/night club and has a one night stand with a random girl. :)

    Bootuson May 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I've just fallen in love with Mr. Molko even more!!!!!!!!!!
    teenagewifeon May 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the reference to Bathsheba.
    In the bible, David was king he could have any single girl he wanted but he gave into temptations and desire regardless of the consequences (God killing his first child)
    Likewise, Brian is in a successful band (like really he's basically a king) and could easily screw a random groupie or girl in a club. The consequences (ruining his current relationship aren't his concern because he's overwhelmed with desire) It's not just about wanting someone to hook up with randomly, it's the fact that it's dangerous but he can't help himself. They lyrics carry a tone of confidence, borderlining on arrogant...but afterall he is king
    fhqwhgadson February 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've just been listening to the album on their website and firstly can I say WOW! This album is definitely no disappointment after Meds. But yeah, Ive got a couple of lyrical corrections so I'll just post them as I go :P. (Also, thanks for submitting the lyrics btw)

    "Nearly start a fire"
    ..should be: "You really start a fire"

    "Makes me start to sigh"
    ..should be: "Hits from side to side"

    "I shiver off my jeans and I'm so unsatisfied
    You're all that I require"
    ..should be:
    "Batsheba of my choosing, I'm so unsatisfied
    You got what I require"

    I also don't think any of the "hearts" in the chorus are meant to be plural. It makes sense to have a single "heart" shared between two people, to emphasize the fragility of their intimacy when the two are "apart".
    vC8H10N4O2on May 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBatsheba??
    can anyone tell me what does this word mean??^^
    freckle93on May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhhhh my boys are baccckk (L) i like the new steve. from what i've seen in interviews he is reallly enthusiastic. it's nice and fresh :)
    when Brian sings "perspire" i get shivers down my spineee.

    Anyway. This is song is pretty basic. It's about desire and wanting someone lotsss ;)
    love it.
    xoxo
    beenie_08on June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant opening track, I LOVE the passion in his voice <3
    CousinScampion June 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the meaning of this song is to simple for Placebo.
    Namendson July 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really reminds me of another song! I can't put my finger on what song tho'! Anyone else hear it?x
    brailtothenighton July 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUmm, can it be about breaking up with his wife? He calls her Kitty in Speak in tongues too.
    Ashtray-girlon September 01, 2009   Link

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