Send me a sign, let me know
Give me a time, a place I should go
Reach inside, watch me grow
See me rise.

Scene of the crime, star of the show
If you were mine, then we would know
The peace of mind and seeds that we sow
Are intertwined.

We almost made it,
But making it is overrated.

Scene of the crime, friend or foe
I've got a body to hide,
You've got a body on show
And with our bodies entwined,
We will know paradise

Scene of the crime, go with the flow
Take it fast, take it slow
Stay blind so I don't know what's right.

Our breath evaporates
Before our eyes
The ground beneath
That shakes under our weight

We almost made it,
Making it is overrated.

Making it is overrated. [x4]

Scene of the crime...

The Scene of the crime (The Scene of the crime) [x4]

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  • +2
    My Interpretation

    Uh, it's clearly about sex. "Send me a sign, let me know Give me a time, a place I should go Reach inside, watch me grow See me rise." One's inviting other for sex, then quite a metaphor for erection there.

    "We almost made it, But making it is overrated" Sex isn't about when it ends, but the doing of it.

    "Scene of the crime, go with the flow Take it fast, take it slow Stay blind so I don't know what's right.

    Our breath evaporates Before our eyes The ground beneath That shakes under our weight" Even clearer the song is about sex.

    This album is so great and yet so different than other Placebo's albums.

    rafaelvspton September 22, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I think the song is about a story between two individuals who are trying to find the way to love, through sex. They want to meet each other, so they play a game of signs and hidden emotions. But they're discovering that sex, can create something meaningful between them, but also, can destroy the expectations they had when they met for the first time. The Scene of the crime.

    fogliason May 21, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    This song is clearly about sex, but what makes the song interesting is the slight hint to the underlying message of the song: 'Love Fails when the lovers don’t evolve beyond desire.

    ' And the main character recognizes this by calling their passionate endeavor 'scene of the crime' because the crime is that their love is not evolving and they are only with each other because of the great sex they have. The line 'We almost made it But making it was overrated' refers to both: the act of the sex being more fun than the climax as well as they almost made to get into a committed relationship but relationships are overrated. So we see that the protagonist is not yet mature enough to be in a committed relationship.

    StoriesinSongs.comon March 07, 2020   Link

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