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Pure Morning, Without You I'm Nothing (Placebo lyrics, explanations and press quotes)

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Pure Morning
(Without You I'm Nothing)
Lyrics and explanation


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Lyrics : Placebo
Pure Morning
A friend in need's a friend indeed
A friend with weed is better
A friend with breasts and all the rest
A friend who's dressed in leather

A friend in need's a friend indeed
A friend who'll tease is better
Our thoughts compressed
Which makes us blessed
And makes for stormy weather

A friend in need's a friend indeed
My Japanese is better
And when she's pressed she will undress
And then she's boxing clever

A friend in need's a friend indeed
A friend who bleeds is better
My friend confessed she passed the test
And we will never sever

Days dawning, skins crawling (x4)
Pure morning (x4)

A friend in need's a friend indeed
A friend who'll tease is better
Our thoughts compressed
Which makes us blessed
And makes for stormy weather

A friend in need's a friend indeed
A friend who bleeds is better
My friend confessed she passed the test
And we will never sever

Days dawning, skins crawling (x4)
Pure morning (x4)
Press Quotes
"The people who inspired it are a couple of friends of mine, you know it's kind of like a celebration of a friendship with women. It's also a song about coming down, ending the day, as everybody else's day is sort of starting and feeling dislocated from the world really and kind of like yearning for a friend to put their arms around you to make the come down easier."

Brian Molko, In conversation with Sally Stratton, August 1998



BM : They were off the top of my head, a first take thing, so I wasn’t even thinking about the significance of them. After that I realised it’s a song about friendship - celebrating friendship with women. It’s about that point in the morning when the sun’s coming up and the rest of the world is waking up and you can’t go to sleep, basically, and you feel like a complete asshole because you’re coming down. And it’s at that point you feel like your life is the least sorted ever and all you really crave is for a friend to put their arms around you and make you feel better. That’s the pure morning, when that happens.

And that’s a female role?
He looks slightly suspicious. " Yeah, I think so. It’s about two friends of mine from two different continents who’ve meant a lot to me.”

“One of them you’re still in contact with,” points out Stefan.

“Yeah, well, she lives in London not Tokyo.”

It’s not really going to help you shake off that, ‘junkie misogynist’ charge though is it? “A friend with breasts and all the rest…” - honestly….

“It’s just meant to be a bit cheerful,” stresses Brian, exasperated. “It’s a bit up for a change. It’s definitely the most digestible song on the record, it fucks with your head the least. It’s light compared with what we’ve done before.”


Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal, NME, August 1998



"[...]"Pure Morning is definitely an episode by itself. We’d finished recording and delivered the second album and went into the studio to do some b-sides. When we do b-sides we have a much more relaxed approach to it. Pure Morning started as a loop in the studio which we never ever thought would be part of a song and by the end of the day we piled on the rest of the instruments and Brian’s lyrics came pretty much off the top of his head. So it was a complete fluke, really! And when we sent it off to the record company and said ‘this is one of our b-sides’ they said ‘ah, no, I don’t think this should be a b-side’. So it is quite different sonically, and I guess lyrically as well. It’s sort of a celebration of a friendship with women and also a song about coming down – about trying to go to bed when the rest of the world is waking up. So it stands apart for those reasons."


Stefan Olsdal, db Magazine, February 24th 1999



"About his (Brian) favourite songs . . .
There are many. Pure Morning obviously which represented a very important change for us.
Without You I'm Nothing and Special Needs too, I wouldn’t change them even after much time.
Pure morning was our first international hit, before it we were noone in America, and it was also the first song in which we introduced the electronic in our music. We hadn’t given importance to electronica before. "


Brian Molko, All Music, Novembre 2004



"Denver, september 3rd. The 2007 edition of Projekt Revolution, festival featuring headliners Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, HIM & Placebo finishes tonight. As Pure Morning opens their set, Brian Molko tells the crowd, “I hate this fucking song. The tour ends tonight and I’m happy to know that we’ll never play it again.”

Brian Molko, Rock Mag, November 2007



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