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Infra-Red, Meds (Placebo lyrics, explanations and press quotes)

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Infra-Red
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Lyrics and explanation


Infra Red - Placebo

Lyrics : Placebo
Infra-Red
  
One last thing before I
Shuffle off the planet,
I will be the one to make you crawl,
So I came down to wish you
An unhappy birthday,
Someone call the ambulance,
There's gonna be an accident

I'm coming up on infrared,
There is no running that can hide you,
'Cause I can see in the dark,
I'm coming up on infrared,
Forget your running,
I will find you.

One more thing before we start the final face-off,
I will be the one to watch you fall,
So I came down to crash and burn
Your beggar's banquet,
Someone call the ambulance,
There's gonna be an accident.

I'm coming up on infrared,
There is no running that can hide you,
'Cause I can see in the dark,
I'm coming up on infrared,
Forget your running,
I will find you.

I will find you...

(And the dark is running after you
That's right the dark is running after you
The dark is after you)

Someone call the ambulance,
There's gonna be an accident.

I'm coming up on infrared,
There is no running that can hide you,
'Cause I can see in the dark,
I'm coming up on infrared,
Forget your running,
I will find you,
'Cause I can see in the dark,
I'm coming up on infrared,
There is no running that can hide you,
'Cause I can see in the dark,
I'm coming up on infrared,
Forget your running,
I will find you.

I'll find you
I'll find you
Press Quotes

"I think there's a lot of songs on the record about the dangers and the effects of drinking." reveals Molko. "I think Infra-red's about that, when you get very drunk and you've got a bee in your bonnet about something, and this vengeful quality emerges. You start thinking about people who've done you wrong and wanting to set the record strait. And if you don't have access to the person who's wronged you in some way, anybody will do." He grins. "I'm certainly not encouraging that, it's just an observation."

Brian Molko, Zero Magazine, March 2006



(Translation, quote in French here)

"It's a song about revenge. Many tracks on the album are about alcohol and where it takes you when you drink to much. When you drink, you often feel very angry towards those who have manipulated you in your life. Then you develop this desire of revenge that Infra-Red talks about. For this track, I've been very inspired vocally by Bob Dylan, the one from the debut. Sometimes, I imitate him (he starts to sing) "There's gonna beeeee an aaacciideeeent!" (Laughter). It may be our 2nd single.

Brian Molko, Rock Mag April 2006



"A song tells you what they’re about as you’re halfway through working on them. I had no idea what the fuck Infra-Red was about because it was the first song where I’d written the lyrics backwards. I started with the last line and worked my way to the first. I’d never done that before. So it wasn’t until I got to the first line that I was able to take a step back and understand what it was about. It turned out to be about revenge but I never sat down and decided to write a song about revenge. I like operating on that level."


Brian Molko, SuicideGirls, Daniel Robert Epstein, May 14th 2006



Radio interview XFM
‘Infra-Red’ [listen]
“This track is the first time I’ve ever written, lyrically, a song backwards. I wrote the last line first and worked my way back.”


Brian Molko, XFM, March 2006



MS : The second song on the album, "Infra-Red," is the most Placebo sounding song on the album. It has that fuzzy-guitar sound you'd fine in your past work. You agree?


SH : I actually never thought of it that way to be honest. It is one of those songs that just happens on the spot.

Steve Hewitt, musicsnobbery.com, May 25th  2007



REAX:  But musically speaking, songs like “Infra-Red” and “Because I Want You” are among the most upbeat you’ve ever done.

BM:  Yeah, but we’ve always kind of done that, like “
Teenage Angst” from the first record, which was musically quite cheerful and lyrically quite the opposite.  We’ve always enjoyed playing with that dichotomy, confusing emotions. Maybe we naturally veer toward that because that’s how life feels… to me, anyway."

Brian Molko, Reax Magazine, July 2007



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