(Battle For The Sun bonus track)

I always watch you when you're dreaming
Because I know it's not of me
I smoke a dozen cancer sticks
Imagine there are two or three ways
To make you love me
And not dream of someone else
Become the movie on your eyelids

The reflection of yourself
The reflection of yourself

I cry when I listen to you breathing
Because I know there's nothing else
The conscious of that crushing feeling
To know there's no connection left
That we both go through the motions
That we're both living somewhere else
That the movie on your eyelids
Is no reflection of myself
Is no reflection of myself
Is no reflection of myself

I wanna be, I wanna be your movie...
I wanna be, I wanna be your movie...

Why can't you be me?
Why can't you be me?
Why can't you be me?
Why can't you be me?
Be me, be me, be me...


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    General CommentOne of the most amazing songs I've ever heard!
    Sabiineon June 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is pretty self-explanatory. But I think that both Molko and the person that he is addressing this song to are in love with the idea of being in love, but not with eachother, but Molko would like to be in his/her dreams "I wanna be your movie". Fairly sad song, great way to end out the album. Feels like the ending to Meds with the Running Up That Hill cover, being nice and slow and about impossible love.
    Reanimationon June 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentoh my fucking god.


    i have shivers going up my spine.


    i am on the verge of tears.


    i feel as though Brian was talking to me.


    i will go to sleep listening this everynight.
    Pixon April 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHERE did you get that song??? Please, tell me, I want to find it. The lyrics are GREAT!!! Wow... I'm impressed that Placebo wrote them...
    teenagewifeon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm not that keen on the music, but this song is all about Brian speaking gently in your ear *sigh*...
    teenagewifeon June 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow, this is beautiful...
    Astarte27on June 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe music sounds SO familiar but i can't put my finger on it.
    anyone know?
    Astarte27on June 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this has just become one of my favourite Placebo songs, sounds juuust like they're older material and I love it so much.
    Reminds me of Centrefolds a little bit... which is my favourite one :)
    I think this song is about unrequited love... knowing the person you love, loves someone else... it's heartbreaking man BRIANN <3
    xoxo
    beenie_08on January 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song was played live before it was realesed in BFTS. And there's also an alternate version on the "Placebo Summer 2009" videos. Anyone knows ANYTHING about this? Please reply!
    godshapedholeon July 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like he was looking at his little son when he wrote this amazing song:
    "I always watch you when you're dreaming" ....

    With the music so slow and Brian's peaceful voice, it just feels like he is looking at his son while he is asleep:

    "I cry when I listen to you breathing
    Because I know there's nothing else
    The conscious of that crushing feeling
    To know there's no connection left"


    and specialy the last lines: "Why can't you be me? Be me, be me, be me... "


    Josipaon December 15, 2010   Link

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