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My Sweet Prince, Without You I'm Nothing (Placebo lyrics, explanations and press quotes)

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My Sweet Prince
(Without You I'm Nothing)
Lyrics and explanation


Without You I'm Nothing - Placebo

Lyrics : Placebo
My Sweet Prince
Never thought
You'd make me perspire
Never thought
I'd do you the same
Never thought
I'd fill with desire
Never thought
I'd feel so ashamed

Me and the dragon
Can chase all the pain away
So before
I end my day
Remember

My sweet prince
You are the one
My sweet prince
You are the one

Never thought
I'd have to retire
Never thought
I'd have to abstain
Never thought
All this could back fire
Close up the hole in my vein

Me and my valuable friend
Can fix all the pain away
So before
I end my day
Remember

My sweet prince
You are the one
My sweet prince
You are the one (x5)

Never thought
I'd get any higher
Never thought
you'd fuck with my brain
Never thought
All this could expire
Never thought
You'd go break the chain

Me and you baby
Still flush
all the pain away
So before
I end my day
Remember

My sweet prince
You are the one
My sweet prince
You are the one (x9)

My sweet prince
My sweet prince
Press Quotes

"Brian : It is a love song really, you know, and it's... we don't write songs with radio play in mind, you know, that was a song that... there was quite a big tragedy in our lives that occurred while we were demoing this record before Christmas and it sort of had to come out. We just kind of vomited the song forward you know. And it's kind of a song about sort of two romances, a romance with a substance and a romance with a person and they both ended very, very tragically. Hence you know the very, very downbeat mood of the song. It's so, you know... the song, even the guitars sound druggy in that song, it's weird, and that wasn't really that purposeful, it just kind of came out that way.

SS: Does the song deal as much with criticising drugs as it does with the love affair with drugs?
Brian: It's more about the love affair with the individual really and you know, I don't really care. That's a very important song to me and it sort of... it puts in a box sort of like a very, very difficult moment of my life and you know essentially we write music for ourselves first and I find that one quite difficult to talk about.

SS: Is it very satisfying for you in a cathartic way when you sing it then?
Brian: "Well yes, and I think most of the songs on the album are sort of like me purging myself of certain demons really. I think it makes it easier to live with if you've done something positive and artistic with them you know and that you1ve kind of distanced yourself a little bit from these things. You can look upon them objectively because you've put them in a song."

SS: And the tragedy that happened, did the person survive to know that this song's about them?
Brian: "Yes, she knows."

SS: Do you think it's a help to her?
Brian: "I don't know."


Brian Molko, In conversation with Sally Stratton, August 1998



"They don't entirely deny, though, that the song My Sweet Prince on the new album alludes to heroin. The lyrical references to "chasing the dragon" and "closing up the hole in my veins" rather give it away, and Molko hints, "It's about two romances, both of which ended disastrously." One of which was with the drug? "I'm not prepared to say any more. It's one of the most personal we've done."

Brian Molko, The Guardian, October 09th 1998



"Well there’s the line on ‘My Sweet Prince’: ‘Me and the dragon can chase all the pain away…. Never thought all this could backfire/Close up the whole in my vein’
“That’s quite obvious isn’t it?” Brian says, looking away. “It’s heroin.”


Brian Molko, Select October 1998



(Translation, quote in French here)

"We wrote My Sweet Prince from an actual event, about one of my relationships that ended in a true tragedy. A guy with whom the three of us were very close nearly died. It was really hard, we were rather confused by this. Because we had these very strong feellings in us, this song kind of came out of nowhere. Out of our guts. I have a strong link with this song. It refers to a relationship with a guy and a  relation with a certain substance. This two relations ended simultaneously in horrendous circonstances. He used to call me "My Sweet Prince". Lovers can sing it to each other. It's ironic, because it is about a the breakdown of a relationship. It's one of the album's songs written from an ex-lover's standpoint speaking to me. When we were writting "My Sweet prince", a strange thought crossed my mind : this song was becoming really dark and tearing. In fact, it is about painful subjects like drugs and suicide. I assume, many people in different countries didn't really understand what it is about. But it doesn't matter to me if people don't grasp the meaning of it. "My Sweet Prince" would be more like Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel number 2". But a lot of people imagine their own story when listening to the songs. They give them different meanings in accordance with their personality. People project themselves on the songs and distort the initial point. Each one wants to apply the meaning to itself."

Brian Molko, Têtu n°33 : April 1999



Charlie Craine : Many of the songs deal with sexuality and they seem to have different gender points of view. Is it just me or are these songs written like that?

Stefan : Definitely. That is the way Brian writes his lyrics sometimes. Like the song "You Don't Care About Us". That is taken from the point of view of somebody talking to Brian. As opposed to him talking to somebody else, actually somebody is asking him, 'This relationship is going wrong. You don't care about us, man.' (laughs) But other people translate it like the kids are going to the adults, 'You don't care about us!' It's weird. They are all coming from all different angles. "My Sweet Prince" was a female friend of Brian's who just they were just kind of busting up and that was the last thing she wrote on his mirror in his bathroom before they split up. It is all real, but it can be from any direction really.

Stefan Olsdal, Hip Online, May 17, 1999



(Translation, quote in French
here)

We wrote a song "My Sweet prince", it's about heroin and suicide. I met people who told me "I make love with my girlfriend listening to "My Sweet Prince". And I tell them : "No! you didn't get the meaning!" It's the worst song to make love. That's crazy. I'm often told that one makes love listening to Placebo. I want to answer : "But you don't know what was happening in my life when I wrote these songs". That's really strange. But beauty lies in innocence too. People live their lives with your music, they live their own stories through it. And fortunatelly, there is more ambiguity and depth in our songs than in Oasis' ones for example (laughters) !

Brian Molko, Rock One n°4 : November 2004




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