Just like every lichen, how you stick to me
If your luck is dying, go and plant a tree
With artistic license, always comes for free
Just like every lichen, how you stick to me

Snook your way backstage
Paris sets the rage
coursing on your brain
so now I slip away

Just like every lichen, how you stick to me
If your luck is dying, go and plant a tree
With artistic license, always comes for free
Just like every lichen, how you stick to me

Weightless.. Bare.. Faithless... Scared

Know that bitches face??
All seen better days
So quick to blow your fuse
But that's the life you choose

Just like every lichen, how you stick to me
If your luck is dying, go and plant a tree
With artistic license, always comes for free
Just like every lichen, how you stick to me

Weightless.. Bare.. Faithless... Scared

Snook yourself backstage
Paris sets the rage
coursing on your brain
so now I slip away

Just like every lichen, how you stick to me
If your luck is dying now, go and plant a tree
With poetic license, always comes for free
Just like every lichen, how you stick to me

Weightless.. Bare.. Faithless... Scared


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    General CommentThey say that kitsch is back in fashion....
    I dont know what this song is wholey about, but I do get what some of the lines refer to...lichen is a kind of mossy stuff so sticking to somebody like lichen would be hanging off of them. Weightless bare, faithless scared is the same lyric from anothe rof Placebos songs as well.
    4bidnsnowflakeon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, he also sings " im weightless, im bare, im faiththless, im scared" in "Peeping Tom"
    subjectchangeron September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this song is about that sort of fan that is a little bit.. obsessive. The one's who take every word Brian says like the bible, latching on to him like a moss, because they feel he is the only one who understands them, who speaks for them, and who can ultimately help them. Brian, however, is not fond of these people much.

    "With poetic/artistic liscence"
    His references to this could be his way of trying to tell the fans that his work is sometimes more creative rather than autobiographical. His songs aren't necessarily based on actual events/periods in his life, or at least not to a full extent, so people should stop thinking he's great for having been through what they have been through or whatever. He doesn't want to take responsibility for anyone trying to live their life like he sings about; he is an artist, not an analyst.

    "If your luck is dying, go and plant a tree"
    Here, he is telling these fans to solve their problems another, more productive way. They shouldn't cling to his every word like above, but solve their own problems.

    The lines about sneaking backstage are clearly about when the fans go a bit too far. These are followed by lines taken from Peeping Tom (Weightless, bare, faithless, scared), which is a song about stalking. Get the hint yet?

    Ironically though, in this song he is advising people not to follow his advice... But that's Brian Molko for you!
    snoopfroggyfroggon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHow did this not make it onto any album?
    Snrangon July 30, 2007   Link

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