"Taste In Men" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
Come back to me awhile
Change your style again
Come back to me awhile
Change your taste in men
It's been this way since Christmas Day
Dazzled, doused in gin
Change your taste in men
Come back to me awhile
Change your style again
Come back to me awhile
Change your taste in men
I'm killing time on Valentine's
Waiting for the day to end
Change your taste in men

Come back to me awhile
Change your style again
Come back to me awhile
Change your taste in men
It's been this way since Christmas Day
Dazzled, doused in gin
Change your taste in men [Repeat: x10]


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"Taste In Men" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    General CommentIt seems this song is about a girl that is playing both the singer(narrator) and another man.

    " Come back to me awhile
    Change your style again
    Come back to me awhile
    Change your taste in men"

    Suggests that the men are two very differant people, and to be with each she changes her style - who she is, what she dresses like.

    "Dazzled, doused in gin"

    Meaning that one is probably rich, and has the girl "dazzled" and is maybe abusing her taking advantage of her in some way.

    "I'm killing time on Valentine's" refers to their relationships being on and off, and on a special day he's waiting around for her to come back to him... for awhile
    Fioraon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of reading that Brian Molko was connected some way to PJ Harvey, and that she's known for changing her musical/all style between each album. It could also be about someone who used to like his type, but then changed her preferences. The song feels like they had a casual physical relationship and he hasn't heard from her since they hooked up on Christmas Day, and it's Valentine's Day and he's thinking about her.
    rrrrrrruneson May 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust an andorgynous themed song that's kinda tongue in cheek.
    Achilles_Libertineon March 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand the intro is looped in a car commerical.
    screen dreamon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother good song by Placebo. Not one of my faves, but I say the video to this one and it looked like Brian got the girl AND the guy, so...*applauds* Yay, Bri! Anyway, yes, screen dream, it WAS looped in a car commercial. I was babysitting and the kids were asleep, so I couldn't jump up and scream girlishly like I wanted to. It's great that, even though they don't radio play in the states (atleast they don't where I am), more Americans still listen to them.
    ApocalypticDeleriumon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey used it during a fight on Hollyoaks (british show). I got up screamed and ran around the room manically. They've aslo used Nancy Boy and Every You Every me, which all provoked the same reaction. And wierd looks from my friends, bless them they just don't understand. I think the song is pretty self-explanatory. But the video is about the different ways one situation can turn out. And Brian manages to get both the girls and the guys which is great. And makes me laugh alot.....*hehehehe*
    palefacedon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthi! this is the best song ever, i think it´s very clear what it means, it´s a beautiful song, so vulnerable, yet so powerful. there is something about this guy brian, a je ne sais quoi, he´s very atractive. i´m not into this kind of guys, but for him, i sure would change my taste in men!
    deedee1132on August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, the intro is sampled from the intro to Pink Floyd's "Let There Be More Light"

    As for the meaning, here's my two cents. He's with someone who he treats badly (doing nothing on Valentines Day was the clue there lol) and manipluates ("Come back to me awhile") but the cry is that if the lover doesn't like it they ought to change their taste in men. Either that, or its unhappiness with a relationship, and an internal plead with himself to change his own taste in men.
    vraion April 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAbout Brian (and people like himself) being androgynous, sleeping with whomever, or at least that's what the video suggests, my first impression to the song was a woman or man dating someone Brian hates and her not having any attraction to him.
    Like; her prefering more many macho men and not more afeminate people like Brian.
    Nervosa00on October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'killing time on valentines waiting for the day to end' is the single best lyric about not having someone to love, ever. ok maybe im exaggerating. but its damn good.
    atthedrive-inon November 08, 2004   Link

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