Never thought you'd make me perspire
Never thought I'd do you the same
Never thought I'd fill with desire
Never thought I'd feel so ashamed

Me and the dragon can chase all the pain away
So before I end my day remember
My sweet prince you are the one
My sweet prince
You are the one

Never thought I'd have to retire
Never thought I'd have to abstain
Never thought all this could back fire
Close up the hole in my vain

Me and my valuable friend
Can fix all the pain away
So before I end my day, remember
My sweet prince
You are the one
My sweet prince
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one

Never thought I'd get any higher
Never thought you'd fuck with my brain
Never thought all this could expire
Never thought you'd go break the chain

Me and you baby
Still flush all the pain away
So before I end my day, remember
My sweet prince
You are the one
My sweet prince
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
My sweet prince
My sweet prince



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"My Sweet Prince" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal, Steven Hewitt

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  • +4
    General Comment:I agree that this song is originally about heroin and forms a comparrison with love.
    But it has also made me think of other similarities and how it demonstrates that love can become an addiction.
    I have never touched drugs but I definatively have been addicted to people!This can be almost as dangerous as being addicted to a drug-as you start to believe without them you can't be happy.
    When I first get into a relationship I tell myself that I will not compromise who I am and will not fall too deep-just like most people that start to use tell themselves that they won't become addicted.
    People start to lose their own identity when they get into a relationship much like drug users.
    Sometimes drug users take a weaker drug to keep them going when they can't get their usual fix-we might look to someone else whom we have no emotion for as a quick fix when we lose the person we really love.
    I know I've gone off on one but the song just really made me think.
    DravensMaidenon September 30, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:Okay, I thought I'd add to the many close meanings to My Sweet Prince.
    Not bragging in the least but I've done everything from Acid to Zyprexa and I know a lot about drugs
    as from my old addictions.
    "Me and the dragon can chase all the pain away." -
    "Chasing the Dragon" is a term used when heroin is inhaled through smoking the vapours usually by heating it up on foil and using a tube to breathe them in, also smokable through a "bulb" which is a glass cylinder with a bulbed end to put the drugs in and be heated over a flame.
    Rock-dude was almost right, heroin IS an opioid but it is not near as cheap or as harmless as opium.
    "Me and my valuable friend can fix all the pain away"-
    Heroin along with cocaine are known as "rich man's drugs", prices range anywhere from $25 per .25 grams and when you get bad into them you WILL end up paying quite a bit for them when you need an "8-ball" (one eighth of an ounce or about 3.5 grams) which is the amount that someone badly addicted will end up buying each time. That's $350 dollars, quite a bit of money to be paying for something like that.
    "Fix" is also another nickname for Heroin aswell.
    Another interesting fact is that when Princes arrive in fairytales they always show up on a "White Horse" , yet another nickname for heroin.
    Although I have several interpretations of this song, the most prominent is that Brian considers Heroin to be his prince on a white horse come to save him from the pains of living.
    The End
    idiedon March 24, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I never considered this song to be about heroin use...

    I interpreted as a love song to another guy. First Brian Molko is confused and surprised by this desire -- maybe even feeling the stigma of it (Never thought you'd make me perspire. / Never thought I'd do you the same. / Never thought I'd fill with desire. / Never thought I'd feel so ashamed.) Then he sings of the restraint he had to undergo because of the way people view these feelings (Never thought I'd have to retire / Never thought I'd have to abstain). And the rest is about how the relationship fell apart.

    Or at least that's how I see it... It's one of Placebo's best nevertheless.
    PoizonComeUndoneon August 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning:" We wrote 'My sweet prince' after an actual event, about one of my relationships that ended in a true tragedy. A guy the three of us were really close to nearly died. It was really hard, we were rather troubled by this. Because we had these very strong feelings in us, this song kind of came out from nowhere. From our guts. I have a strong link with this song. It refers to a relationship with a guy and a relationship with a certain substance (heroin). These two reletionships end simultaneously in horrendous circumstances. He used to call me 'My sweet ptince' "
    Brian Molko, Tetu Magazine 1999

    I found this a couple of years ago, as I was looking for the meaning of the song... It's a french interview of Placebo ranslated into english. I printed it, but I can't remember the link... And there was a live performance I once watched, where Brian goes "So, it's really a song about heroin... We said 'too bad' and he left, during the song..." That's all I know about the meaning of "My sweet prince". This is the best song ever.
    NancyBitchon March 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this song is so great.
    stebugon March 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this song is so great.
    stebugon March 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song takes me back to a side of myself I would otherwise have burried and forgotten about. Maybe a little more than anything else by placebo, this song seems more complacent to me, regardless of whether it was written about Heroin or not.
    anomalyon June 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:it makes me weep...i didn't know it was about heroin usage...but i can see the references to it now...
    Kezon June 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i just love this song so much.
    kill.me.fasteron July 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i love this song, its slow and the lyrics are deep. i love the way that brian always writes songs that makes us all think!! :)
    mrsmolkoon July 10, 2002   Link

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