Look me in the eye, say that again
Take me to your chest and let me in
Give me mouth to mouth and make amends
Knock me off my feet like heroin

No need to disguise or to pretend
Don't misconstrue and don't misapprehend
There's nothing left, no fortress to defend
And tonight's the night that we begin the end

You and I kept looking to transcend
The fact that I was breaking to your bend
But this is now but sadly that was then
And tonight's the night that we begin the end

Now I tried, God knows I tried
But there's nothing you can do to change my mind
I tried, God knows I tried
But there's nothing you can do to change my mind

And I don't enjoy to watch you crumble
I don't enjoy to watch you cry
But make no mistake
Make no mistake

Look me in the eye, say that again
Blame me for the sorry state you're in
It's not my fault that you can't comprehend
That tonight's the night that we begin the end

Now I tried, God knows I tried
But there's nothing you can do to change my mind
Now I tried, God knows I tried
But there's nothing you can do to change my mind

And I don't enjoy to watch you crumble
I don't enjoy to watch you cry
And I don't enjoy to watch you crumble
I don't enjoy to watch you cry
But make no mistake
Make no mistake

Look me in the eye, say that again


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Begin the End Lyrics as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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  • +3
    General CommentAnd I don’t enjoy to watch you crumble, I don’t enjoy to watch you cry, But make no mistake, I will make you crumble and I will make you cry all the same. I don't know why I'm obsessed with these lines :p
    JuneDelphon October 22, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me, this song may be talking about a Relationship.
    He loves her in every way but she's done a lot of bad things, in the begginning and the end "Look me in the eye, say that again" Maybe he's talking about her telling him that they're breaking And on the rest of the song he's talking about how he tried to keep the relationship good and then, on that night he decides to leave her forever as of, cutting communcation, it hurts both but it's the best. Or that's what i'd say (:
    AtlasCrowon September 30, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIn Placebo's song 'Post Blue' it was said: 'I'd break the back of love for you'. Now this song picks up where the blind actions of the protagonist had led to: 'The fact that I was breaking to your bend' refers that he had changed too much about himself and lost who he was in the process.

    But what makes the song so sweet is that the protagonist knows exactly what led to this night that is all about them breaking up. He understands where they are at now and he can reflect on the dreams they once shared 'You and I kept looking to transcend'. The good thing is that the protagonist has no regrets: 'Now I tried, God knows I tried' and that sounds very believable. And he still empathizes with her ('And I don't enjoy to watch you crumble. I don't enjoy watching you cry') but he knows he's making the right decision and that's why he has to break up with her.

    A very mature decision, There is, though, no story told in the song because we only hear so much of the climax decision of the protagonist after he's been in a dilemma of what to do. And though a climax decision belongs to storytelling, there's just too much missing as to tell what had led to this moment of the breakup. It's just a moment, but there's no climactic value charge. There's no change from beginning to end.
    StoriesinSongs.comon March 07, 2020   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful, emotional song. I can relate to it with my last relationship.

    The first paragraph is about how something is lost, that started the relationship... when they first met, he is almost saying the feeling that he got was like heroin... He feels disconnected and is wishing that the passion was still there, so that they could repair what became broken.

    "No need to disguise or to pretend"
    This line makes me think that the person is pretending that there is nothing left for them to save in the relationship, which is stated in, "There is nothing left, no fortress to defend." This reminds me of my ex because after we had a baby together, I got so tired of his drinking issues that I left him. I was very hurt and didn't want to but I didn't see anything changing... It reminds me of what he says to me now, that there's nothing left to save....

    Which goes into, "You and I kept looking to transcend, The fact that I kept breaking to your bend, this is now and sadly that was then..." Reminds me of both of us had expectations of one another in the relationship. We cared about eachother deeply, but we weren't getting what we needed out of it, so we both tried to change each other. He wanted me to be flexible with his decisions to drink and do drugs, and I knew that it caused chaos and betrayal... The fact that I kept breaking to your bend reminds me of how much I put up with, how much I forgave him for, and what I was willing to put up with in order to maintain our relationship...

    He claims that he tried, to stop fighting... not admitting that a lot of it was his fault... so in essence, we both tried, God knows we tried...

    Basically, it is the end result of a failing relationship. Two people who may care about eachother deeply, one of them has an addiction problem... possibly heroin, or drugs, and the other is trying to change and sober up... and instead of falling together, they fall apart... one of them is sad knowing it's for the best, the other is stuck in anger and full of pride...
    Josie1987on May 15, 2016   Link

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