"Bosco" as written by and Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko....
I love you more than any man
But something's getting in the way
I do you harm because I can
For the second time today
Victims we are not of happenstance
But you're a victim all the same
Stuck inside a circumstance
With your confusion and your blame

And when I get drunk
You take me home and keep me safe from harm
When I get drunk, you take me home

I ask you for another second chance
But then I drink it all away
And I get bellicose when you react
For the frustration and dismay
I was so delicate when we began
So tender when I spoke your name
But now I'm nothing but a partisan
To my compulsion and my shame

And when I get drunk
You take me home and keep me safe from harm
When I get drunk, you take me home

You know, I'm grateful, I appreciate
But in fact, it's baleful how I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry

I love you more than any man
But I seem to lay it all to waste
I do you harm because I can
With a joke in questionable taste
I've such duplicity at my command
So I keep on lying to your face
Then I run away to wonderland
And disappear without trace

When I get drunk
You take me home and keep me safe from harm
When I get drunk, you take me home

You know, I'm grateful, I appreciate
But in fact, it's baleful how I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry
How I suck you dry


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"Bosco" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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  • +3
    Song MeaningSteven Forrest said in an interview:
    "It’s more or less about a failed relationship"
    Forrest revealed that “Bosco” was actually a working title that came from a plugin, like a pedal, which touring member Bill Lloyd had brought. “The song has got much more depth; so it’s kind of fun because the song gave the word a meaning.”

    Also, from a Stefan Olsdal interview:
    "For me, the song that has a special place in my heart is ‘Bosco’.
    I remember the time that we wrote that song and it was in a very early stages of the album. I wrote the music and Brian was “that is very beautiful. I have to write something that matches that.” So when he came in that day he said “Stef, I written the lyrics and let me know what you think?” And he sang that song and I felt like my heart has been crushed, In a good way. Bosco is melancholic and beautiful at the same time. I think it’s that fine line about being in a dark place or sort of tackling that dark side of our emotions but doing it in a poetic way. And it’s about accepting those are the kind of feelings we all experience and rather than trying to shut them out by some form of substance or blocking them out with denial, it just tells you to let yourself to live through the process and moment. I think lyrics do that for him (Brian) as well. It’s a way for him to open up."
    JackieBeeon September 20, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest song in the album, absolutely love it.
    Vindieon November 08, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is one of the most beautiful songs that I've ever heard, very touching.

    In my opinion this song tells about an alcoholic who is in a relationship. Nevertheless his addiction to alcohol makes this relationship impossible or at least very unstable. The man in the lyrics is basically a good man with a good heart but at times he completely collapses because of his addiction. This man is someone to be pitied.

    Alcohol makes this relationship heavy to keep it real and in most cases the other part of the relationship has to save this addicted part from troubles. So, not a healthy relationship, so to speak.
    sandstureon November 20, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI interpret this song to be about a failed and desperate relationship with the narrator i.e Brian, sucking the other person dry and clinging to them.
    The title is ambiguous but I think maybe it can be related to the Alfred Hitchcock film 'Psycho' where they used Bosco chocolate sauce in the infamous shower scene.
    This would link to the idea of 'sucking' or bleeding the other person in the relationship dry.
    This may be a long shot - but in the past Brian has put quite obscure references in his lyrics.
    AladdinSane97on February 03, 2014   Link

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