"Commercial For Levi" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
You're the one who's always choking Trojan
You're the one who's always bruised and broken
Sleep may be the enemy
But so's another line
It's a remedy
You should take more time

You're the one who's always choking Trojan
You're the one who's showers always golden
Spunk and bestiality well it's an Assisi lie
It's ahead of me
You should close your fly

I understand the fascination
The dream that comes alive at night
But if you don't change your situation
Then you'll die, you'll die, don't die, don't die
Please don't die

You're the one who's always choking Trojan
You're the one who's always bruised and broken
Drunk on immorality
Valium and cherry wine
Coke and ecstasy
You're gonna blow your mind

I understand the fascination
I've even been there once or twice or more
But if you don't change your situation
Then you'll die, you'll die, don't die, don't die
Please don't die [Repeat: x4]


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"Commercial for Levi" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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  • +3
    General CommentIn the word's of the great Brian Molko:

    "That's a song about grabbing your mate by the scruff of the neck and telling him that he's walking down a rocky road to ruin. It's basically, "You're my mate and I love you, but if you don't watch out you're going to fuck up pretty bad." It's autobiographical in the sense that there have been certain points in my life where the band or other friends have had to do that to me. Which was very beneficial. I love that song because musically it's like a really sweet lullaby and lyrically it's quite a filthy number. It puts a smile on your face."

    "Levi's our sound man. There was this one time in Milan when I got a bit too drunk at dinner and left the restaurant which was right opposite the venue and there were some fans waiting outside, and I climbed on top of this Fiat Uno, and started screaming 'Nancy Boy', doing a performance for the fans. And Levi dragged me off the Fiat Uno, as the owner was approaching and waving the keys. I thought I was going to cross this road in between the two parked tour buses and took off, and Levi just grabbed me as a car zoomed by. So it's quite possible that he did save my life. If I was a Samurai, I would have to follow him around for the rest of my life and take care of him until I saved his life. But my little payback for that is to put his name in a song."
    Riskyon March 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah I think its like about some dude that is like destroying his life with drugs and all that shit but the other guy cares about his druggie friend and wants him to change because he has been down that road once and that road was not the most pleasant road to take.
    skateandpunktodeathon September 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song because if you listen to the lyrics their serious and like the refernces to golden showers and beasiality are kinda filthy (in my opinion), but the music is quite happy and u know the bit in the background at certain points of the song (sorry that was vague, dnt kno how to describe it but you all know what im talking about) makes it sound almost like a christmas song. so its quite strange really.
    EmilyTheStrangeon January 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just herd this song for the first time and after a few replays, I officially can't listen to it without it breaking my heart and putting me on the verge of tears. It's just my life in a nutshell and I really hate it when people point out to me that while my life is wicked awesome, it's also a razor thin road with destruction on both sides. It's so sweet and I really don't know what to think. All things considered, it's gotta be about the perils of the club kid and/or rock and roll lifestyle.
    NeonDanceron January 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyoutube.com/…

    ^^ That, is all I have to contribute <3
    Pixon April 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know what assissi means?
    ShiverForMeon February 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSt. Francis of Assisi was a monk in Italy in the Middle Ages.. you know, the one that cared for animals.
    infidelon April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh. i get it. clever.
    ShiverForMeon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really difficult song.. i think it is about some-one who is destroying his/her-self and that brian don't want that person to do it.. but i dont know :S
    No-use-for-a-nameon September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhats the commercial for levi gotta go with anything? great song seen them live. absolutely brilliant
    SuZaNnEaBeThon March 07, 2003   Link

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