"Spite and Malice" as written by Justin Warfield, Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
Revolution, dope, guns, fucking in the streets
Revolution, dope, guns, fucking in the streets
Aces take your time
Queens are left for dead
Jacks can stand in line
And touch themselves instead
Aces take your pity
And keep it warm in bed
Aces take your time
Cut the deck
The queens left for dead
Soft and wet, scarf tied to the bed
Jack is all tragic when he stands alone
Feeling demonic harmonic in a no go zone
You look well suited like you came to win
Lust, spite and malice, your degrees of sin
Cruising for pity and looking pretty as fuck
Ace take your chances
Queen wish you luck
Aces take your time
Draw your final breath
Jacks are feeling fine
They've clubbed themselves to death
Aces take your pity
You sleep with it instead
Aces take your time
You can play your card, I'll hold onto mine
Tied up in the reasons, Ace take your time
Looks turn to lovers, flames into fires
Jack loves his tragedy, Queen her desires
You look well suited like you came to win
Lust, spite and malice, your degrees of sin
Wrap me in your trauma and I may just give you mine
Queen take your chances
Ace take your time
Dope, guns, fucking in the streets
Everything will blow tonight
Either friend or foe, tonight
Cut the deck
The queens left for dead
Soft and wet, scarf tied to the bed
Jack is all tragic when he stands alone
Feeling demonic harmonic in a no go zone
You look well suited like you came to win
Lust, spite and malice, your degrees of sin
Cruising for pity and looking pretty as fuck
Ace take your chances
Queen wish you luck
Dope, guns, fucking in the streets
Everything will blow tonight
Either friend or foe, tonight


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"Spite & Malice" as written by Justin Warfield Brian Molko

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThe way I see it, the different suits represent males of different sexualities. Jacks are straight, Queens are homosexual, and Aces are bisexual (the euphamism is that aces "go both ways"). The parts about Jacks mainly state that they basically have nothing to worry about. It says that queens are basically "left for dead". What it asys to Aces, however, is much more. They need to take their time (when looking for partners); pity is all they'll get, so they need to hold it close, etc.

    Am I the only one who thinks Aces are bisexuals?
    InvaderGIRon January 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIMO, this is a call to arms to all gay, lesbian and bisexual people around the world to stop taking shit, take their stand and feel proud of themselves
    the rapping just gives it a whole different vibe and attitude than what Placebo have gotten us used to
    the last part with the rapping and the singing at the same time just takes the song into a whole new level
    I could easily picture a video for this song taking place in a Gay Pride Parade
    so this is what this song tells me:
    "We will not be denied, no matter what"
    PLASon September 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, the rap just adds to the diversity of placebo.

    i love the track order on 'Black Market Music' it's just perfect!
    zodinon June 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe... erm... rapping surprised me at first. certainly different for a band like placebo, but it did add something to the song. whether it'd be better w/out the rap... i dunno.
    screen dreamon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was obsessed with this song at one stage, provoked some violent emotions I needed to deal with.
    Strayon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm still not sure if i like this song or not. it's really, really good at the end the "everything will blow tonight" bit, i don't know about the rest though. is that brian rapping? or do they have someone else in the song?
    kill.me.fasteron August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm i dont understand the song :S anyone who can explain it?
    No-use-for-a-nameon September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSpite & Malice is a card game...Brian said the song started out as being about homophobia and ended as bein about violence and prejudice in general. I can't find the exact quote...could someone help me?
    Chloe le Fayon September 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat wasnt brian rapping..it was an american rapper name Justin Warfield..i read it from an interview..
    "The British press slagged and slagged this album, but we were number two and our U.K. tour sold out quick as hell, so we just waltz around the country with our middle finger up!"--Hewitt
    mistakexxon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    mourningthebestofmeon May 03, 2003   Link

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