"Placebo Effect" as written by and Steven Severin Susan Ballion....
You dip your hands into my flesh
And say you won't reveal a scar
I must have faith in this procedure
It's a miracle-It's a wonder

A thousand hidden needles
In a thousand covered nerves
Stick pins in my receptacles
Look to your Voodoo doll-your mojo

Staying alive at five
For you to cure my ailments
Another soul is saved
With your bogus medications

What colour shall we have today?
Depends on how you feel I say
Consult your research on the media
See blue will calm my hysteria

Staying alive at five
For you to cure my ailments
Another soul is saved
With your bogus medications
Staying alive at five
With your empty containers
Another corpse ornaments your waiting room
Will you ever regret-the placebo effect
Can you ever forget-the placebo effect






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"Placebo Effect" as written by Morris Mkcay

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    General CommentI've read that Siouxsie somewhat distrusts members of the medical profession and that seems to be shown here. On a personal level though, I interpret this song as a criticism of how heavily medicated people are today, particularly those afflicted by mental illnesses.

    "Staying alive at five
    For you to cure my ailments
    Another soul is saved
    With your bogus medications"

    This reminds me of the way physicians tend to dole out prescriptions to depressed patients, for example, as though the medication was a magical potion that will make everything all better, despite the fact that so many antidepressants have horrible side-effects.
    katherowenon March 27, 2005   Link

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