"Swallow" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Robert Schultzberg....
Confiscate
Razor blade
Confiscate
Hey
Marilyn
It kinda went like this
Stay with me
Stay with me
Stop
Stop stammering
I uh
I uh
I
I
Stop
I forgot where I put it
I can't remember where I put it
Swallow
Swallow
Hey
Hey
What
Marilyn
Yeah

I
I
Well I
Kind of
It kinda went like this
Kinda
Stay with me
Stay with me
Stop
Stammering
Stop stammering

I uh
I uh
I
I
I forgot
I forgot
I uh
I forgot where I put it
I can't remember where I put it
I put it

Swallow
Swallow
Marilyn
Marilyn
I
Well I
Stop
It kinda went like this
Stay with me
Stay with me
Stay with me
Stop
Stammering
Stop stammering

I uh
I uh
I uh
I uh
Stop
Stop
I uh
Forgot where I put it
I can't remember where I put it

Swallow
Marilyn
Where I put it yeah
I well
Well I
It kinda
Kinda went like this
It went
Like this it

Stay with me
Stay
Stay with me
Stop
Stammering
Stop stammering
I uh
I uh
I


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"Swallow" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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  • 0
    General CommentConfiscate - to seize her
    razor blade - suicidal
    confiscate - to seize her once more
    hey
    marilyn - refering to a girl
    it kinda went like this
    stay with me
    stay with me
    stop
    stop stammering - he wanted her to be with him, and then she wouldnt, and she'd leave long breaks inbetween, but to my it seems shed come back still

    I uh
    forgot where I put it
    I can't remember where I put it -- i think this refers to suicidal tendecies also, like how there was the razor, and now he lost it
    swallow - pills are a way to suicide also, which you cna swollow them
    marilyn
    where I put it yeah
    I well
    well I
    it kinda
    kinda went like this - then once again its backto the same story of the girl and the leaving, and the breaks in between but returning

    Also the "I uh, I uh, I.." bit explains stammering, because theres the pause in between of what hes saying
    mistakexxon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentapparantly this was an instrumental to begin with. Brian and Stef recorded themselves talking while on acid and played it (with a voice synthesiser)over the top.
    bex_milner59on May 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think its their interpretation of marilyn monroe's suicide. its supposed to be her talking to herself. she feels lonely. she's a little bit insane or drugged up. she keeps taking pills but she doesnt remember how many she's taken. and maybe she didnt really intend on killing herself.. she was just so depressed. i think its really cool how they did that... even if its a bit morbid. but its genius to understand a persons final thoughts.
    strwberryf1dson June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI seem to remember Brian saying this song can be interpreted in several ways, not only about "somebody who has misplaced their drugs and can't find them", so I guess it's whatever you put into it (but isn't most art just that?)
    HateSaikoon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCreepy. I love it :P It sounds more like them on acid to me, but I can also see the suicidalness it, like what strwberryfids said.
    There's much more talking and lyrics, but you cant hear it behind the music.
    LuckCharmon February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCatchy
    Sirius1on March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStupid question.. is it supposed to be 22 and a half minutes long?
    AFInsideon August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is just under 5 minutes long. They added a secret track called H.K. Farewell and to do this, they just extended the length of Swallow.
    Sirius1on September 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like someone who should keep drugs (for a dealer or something) tries to explain on the phone that he can't find them. He is confused. He is so nervous that he starts to stammer. Maybe he has taken drugs before, too. The "stop" could mean someone is intimidating him, he is scared and wants the person on the other end to stop.
    Thats what I thaught when I heard it first after I finally had found the lyrics. Before I could only understand half of what was actually said because of the mumbling...
    however, grat song (must be - it's Placebo :) )
    °LadyBoy°on April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song scares me.
    Marvehon May 03, 2006   Link

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