"Brick Shithouse" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
Meet The Brick Shithouse
This Is The Brick Shithouse [Repeats]
Meet The Brick Shithouse

Don't you wish you'd never met her? [Repeat: x3]
Lay him down, lie on
Lay him, down
Now your lover went and put me in the ground,
I'll be watching, when he's around.
Now your lover went and put me in the ground,
I'll be watching

Meet the Brick Shithouse,
Kiss the Brick Shithouse,
Meet the Brick Shithouse,
Kiss.

Lay him down, lie on
Lay him, down
Now your lover went and put me in the ground,
I'll be watching, when he's around.
Now your lover went and put me in the ground,
I'll be watching, when he's around

When you cum you never make a single sound,
I'll be watching, when he's around,
When he's around, when he's around,
He's around.

Don't you wish you'd never met her ? [Repeat: x3]

Lay him down, lie on
Lay him, down
Now your lover went and put me in the ground,
I'll be watching, when he's around.
Now your lover went and put me in the ground,
I'll be watching, when he's around

When you cum you never make a single sound,
I'll be watching, when he's around,
When he's around, when he's around,
He's around.

Don't you wish you'd never met her? [Repeat: x3]


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"Brick Shithouse" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    General CommentIts a bit deeper then this guys.

    Its actually about a girl cheating on him/the man.
    "Dont you wish you never met her" - Wasted time on her, wasted your love on her etc.

    "Lay him down, lie on" A way of saying lay him down on the bed, get it on, just do it.

    " Now your lover went and put me in the ground" His heart is broken, its a feeling of being dead." Insane feeling.

    " Ill be watching when hes around" He knows they are cheating, not confirmed, no confrontation etc." But he is watching.

    " When you come you never make a single sound" a way to say, i know your cheating, before you made sounds, was wild in bed, etc. Now she is not making a sound even when she comes"

    All in all, a story of cheating, with a great way of hinting and sort of saying it in the song. Brilliant.

    Dedicate to someone who might be cheating on you!
    Maxmartenon February 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a ghost story. In the perspective of a ghost who was killed by his wife/gf's lover. "Now your lover went and put me in the ground" ANd how he is haunting them."i'll be watching, when he's around"
    BloodLuston April 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awesome. I think is about family divorce. Mom leaves dad for another guy while son/daughter is in the middle of it. Dad has to leave the family home, and a few months mom brings new 'lover' over. And he beats the shit out of the son/daughter. [Now your lover went and put me in the ground, I'll be watching, when he's around.]
    caberdogon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks. I think its about Family Divorce. Mom leaves dad for another guy, dad has to move out of the family home. Kids still stay in the family home with mom. Few months she then brings her 'lover' over, and the kids can hear the having sex in the bedroom [When you cum you never make a single sound*sarcasm*]and [Lay him down, lie on Lay him... down]
    Then the 'lover' then beats the shit out of the kids. [Now your lover went and put me in the ground,]
    then the kids are standing out the front of their family home saying [Meet the Brick Shithouse] cause it has become one.
    They hate their mom for doing this shit to them [Don't you wish you'd never met her]
    Thats just my interpretation. Thats what great about placebo there lyrics are obscure that so many people can relate to their songs in their own special way. And their music, the music....
    It can haunt dreams.....
    caberdogon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is insane.
    it's obviously a ghost story like BloodLust said..

    the meaning behind this song is so dark, it gives me so many chills. i can just imagine a ghost watching it's lover having sex with the man who killed him.

    i love the line "when you cum you never make a single sound". he has no choice but to watch and hear them have sex..

    "dont you wish you never met her" it's the ghost saying how much he wishes the killer never met her, otherwise he wouldnt be dead and he'd be with her..

    great great song..
    def_linuson June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree with Bloodlust's comment, to me it was always about jealousy, and loving someone who who's taken by the more popular guy whos built like a 'brick shithouse' and your just the weedy feminine guy. (Like Brian?)
    Nervosa00on October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe 'Brick Shithouse' is supposedly a homophobe as well. Death to them all :)
    dragonkat72on January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about a man who was killed by the person who stole his lover, and now he's a disembodied soul watching over her.
    forbidden_snowflakeon February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think at the end he says "don't you wish HE'D never met her" which would make more sense, although "don't you wish YOU'D never met her" could be to himself, like, if I hadn't met her none of this would have happened.

    just a thought...
    onlyonathursdayon February 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's darker than that. According to urbandictionary.com, a Brick Shithouse can be an outdoor toilet, and I get the feeling the song is designed to conjure up images of actually being trapped in the lower part of such a toilet. (Yeah, rather disgusting but after "Evil Dildo" I wouldn't put it past them :P)

    Basically the singing voice is the old lover, and the voice-overs is the new lover. The new lover has put the old lover "in the ground" (i.e. trapped under the toilet) and that's why he's telling him to "meet the brick shithouse". The only thing this doesn't really explain is the sex references, but this is what I think the song is about.

    It seems I'm rather unique in this view :S
    Turbovolveron February 12, 2006   Link

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