"Days Before You Came" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
Days before you came
Freezing cold and empty
Towns that change their name
And a horn of plenty

Days before you came
Counting breaths inside me
Even crack cocaine
Couldn't start to hide me
Won't you join me now
Baby's looking torn and frayed
Join the masquerade
Join the masquerade
Won't you join me now
Baby's looking to get laid
Join the masquerade
Join the masquerade

Days before you came
It always seemed enticing
To be naked and profane
There is no denying
Days before you came
Thunderbolts and lightning
Each day a brand new vein
Each tourniquet colliding
Didn't what you anyway [Repeat: x4]

Won't you join me now
Baby's looking torn and frayed
Join the masquerade
Join the masquerade
Won't you join me now
Baby's looking to get laid
Join the masquerade
Join the masquerade
Days before you came [Repeats]


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"Days Before You Came" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    General CommentI'd like to address this song directly to Placebo -

    Days before you came = freezing cold and empty :)
    SitarHeroon April 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong about calming down your social life when you get into a relationship, only going back to that life and bringing your partner down to the same depths with you
    thenarratoron August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me its like fucking a person, but with no love or feeling. just completely cold sex-
    "Days before you came
    Freezing cold and empty".

    Or it could be about herion.
    "Even crack cocaine
    Couldn't start to hide me"
    - some heroin users try to relieve junk sickness by using other drugs, but for this person other drugs (crack cociane) just arent hiding the withdrawl symptoms.

    "Baby's looking to get laid"
    - not 'get laid' in a sexual way, but getting a fix...getting laid with herion.

    "Each day a brand new vein
    Each tourniquet colliding"
    - the herion user keeps trying to find more places to inject into.

    I think that the title is essentially about waiting to score....and how if you have junk sickness, it seems like days until you can next get herion.

    just an idea.
    ladyboygrrlon June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... SO much.
    LittleUrantiaGirlon July 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems like drugs, relationships etc.
    Nervosa00on October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts a trend that most placebo songs are concidered to either be about drugs or relationships. Personally I don't think anyone can really contest that days before you came is about drugs.


    'Days before you came
    Counting breaths inside me' ~ waiting for the next fix

    'Not even crack cocaine
    Could start to hide me' ~ crack couldnt replace or hide the need for a fix of something else

    'Won't you join me now
    Baby's looking to get laid ' ~ people looking to get the fix

    'join the masquerade' ~ join the masses of people hiding intill they can relieve themselfs of their need
    lipsticktraceson January 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhether or not this is what they mean, i've always thought the lines "Days before you came, freezing cold and empty... counting breaths inside me" etc. meant that before he met this person, he was empty and every moment was just a second closer to death and didn't hold any meaning to him...this person gave his life substance and meaning...
    mourningthebestofmeon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit is about drugs and love...like a comparison between the two...brian said it himself...
    "didn't want you anyway"...like i never knew that i needed you so much but now that i have you, i can't let you go...works both for drugs and people
    ash_trayon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit is about drugs and love...like a comparison between the two...brian said it himself...
    "didn't want you anyway"...like i never knew that i needed you so much but now that i have you, i can't let you go...works both for drugs and people
    ash_trayon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit is about drugs and love...like a comparison between the two...brian said it himself...
    "didn't want you anyway"...like i never knew that i needed you so much but now that i have you, i can't let you go...works both for drugs and people
    ash_trayon March 31, 2005   Link

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