Wasted face that swallowed time
With Armageddon crawling
She's insane, this friend of mine
And she's always bawling
Hear her calling
Hear her calling you
Hear her calling
Hear her calling you

There's a place within her mind
With rains already falling
She's insane, this friend of mine
And she's always bawling
Hear her calling
Hear her calling you
Hear her calling
Hear her calling you

She's preparing for the flood
The deluge and the sliding mud
She's preparing for the flood
Running on black market blood
Black market blood

Wasted face that swallowed time
With Armageddon crawling
She's insane, this friend of mine
And she's always bawling
Hear her calling
Hear her calling you
Hear her calling
Hear her calling you

She's preparing for the flood
The deluge and the sliding mud
She's preparing for the flood
Running on black market blood
Black market blood
Black market blood
Black market blood
Black market


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    General CommentWas it ever confirmed that this track was actually called "Black Market Blood"? Seem to remember there being some discrepancy about it actually called that on the alt.music.placebo-newsgroup
    HateSaikoon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt was never indeed confirmed that the song would be called "Black Market Blood".
    Amazing song, still, even if the title is not really known.
    x_Yoshiki_xon August 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the correct lyrics actually are; "With armageddon calling". Armageddon means the end of all things.. So this could be interpreted as the end is calling. I think the mud and the rains which brian talks about in the song is metaphorical. The girl which he talks about is "insane", maybe she's having a break down and the sliding mud is an indication of this.
    nirvana_is_foreveron August 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Nirvana. its like a feeling of self destruction, the 'girls' life is falling apart- armageddon calling. shes preparing for what she feels is the end of her life
    genevieve313on October 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit is called black market blood on the official placebo website placeboworld.co.uk ,if you look at their discog it has it listed as the last track on black market music.
    zodinon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"She's preparing for the flood
    The deluge and the sliding mud
    She's preparing for the flood
    Running on black market blood"

    Fuck, it's so good!


    She know's the end is near but she's weakkkk
    papillon de nuion April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a way of ending the album on a dark note in a way. The whole album shows a different aspect and point of view in my mind. Each song on BMM is defining and different. This seems like the perfect way to end it by signifying an ending to the world or at least the world given to us in the album.
    calmingdeepblueon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLike in Pure Morning, the unnamed but messed up female friend is spiralling down. This song doesn't have that slightly upbeat feeling to it, though; you "hear her calling", close to her end, but you can't answer. Brian watches her face the flood alone, the deluge and mud of her own mind catching up with her.
    floodlineon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentshe's morally hungover.
    wasted face, since she's takes too many controled substances. swallowed time because she's forgetting her stuff. she's always bawling because she's desperate, and gets all her frustrations out that way.
    she's trying to call everyone's atention but no-one gives a shit, and so don't aswer back.
    she's running on black market blood, because she's trying to run away from all the dirty stuff she's done in the past, that's coming back for her, everywhere she looks.
    she's preparing for the flood because she know her mind's gonna catch up with her and probably.. well, drown on this moral flood. suicide, if you will.
    jubarbosaon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgood interpritation jubarbosa. i would say the same.
    Imaginaryboyon January 04, 2008   Link

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