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Kitty Litter, Battle For The Sun (Placebo lyrics, explanations and press quotes)

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Kitty Litter
(Battle For The Sun)
Lyrics and explanation

Battle For The Sun

Lyrics Placebo
Kitty Litter
The way you're dancing
Makes me come alive
Makes me shiver and perspire
Your surreptitious glancing,
The way you crack a smile
You really start a fire!!!

So move closer
I wanna feel your touch
So come over
Come on!

Love of mine,
This fortress in our heart
Feels much weaker
Now we're apart
Love of mine,
This fortress in our heart
Comes crashing down

I need a change of skin
I need a change

The way you're moving,
Hips from side to side
Makes you all that I desire
Bathsheba of my choosing,
I'm so unsatisfied
And you've got what I require!!!

So move closer
I gotta feel your touch
So come over
So come on
So move closer
I gotta feel your touch
So come over
Come on!

Love of mine,
This fortress in our heart
Feels much weaker
Now we're apart
Love of mine,
This fortress in our heart
Comes crashing down

I need a change of skin
I need a change

I need a change,
I need a change of skin
I need a change,
I need a change of skin

Love of mine,
This fortress in our heart
Feels much weaker
Now we're apart
Love of mine,
This fortress in our heart
Comes crashing down
Press Quotes
(Translation, quote in French here)

Nagui: So it's called Kitty Litter. How can we translate Kitty Litter?


Brian: It's the cat litter.

Nagui: That's right, I was afraid, because in fact this song and these lyrics are extremely sensual, nearly erotic.


Brian: it's a very libidinous song

Nagui: And what does it have to do with the cat litter?

Brian: (with a big smile) Nothing

Nagui: I'm afraid of a wordplay...

Brian: But it's because (laughs) no no no no not at all, it's because  I and Stefan began to write this song, I don't know, 14 or 15 years ago and we never finished it, there were no lyrics, and we had already called it Kitty Litter in 1994 because we thought it was funny and then it stuck.

Naguy: So what is it about? it's a love story?

Brian: No it's rather a story about...

Nagui: distance, parting?


Brian: distance and parting and the need to see someone, and have an unstoppable desire...

Nagui: Instoppable right now...

Brian: Yeah, following this desire even when you are out of sight...

Naguy: Out of sight, out of mind...

Brian: Yeah a bit like that, yeah, but the character in this song feels, feels a bit guilty for this, but he can't help it

Naguy: Ah the sex appeal, the sex appeal !!!


"Brian Molko", interview Taratata (French TV show), 05th June 2009

Source: France 4



You've always been outspoken. One writer recently described your new work was "less sexually charged".
What do you think of that?


Brian Molko: How does someone become less sexually charged? I don't know about that. (Laughs) Perhaps it's less on the surface. With Battle For The Sun, I started out wanting to make quite a libidinous record. A celebration of all sexuality, because it's such a part of life, the beauty of life. So it's there. It's there in songs like 'Kitty Litter', 'Speak In Tongues', 'For What It's Worth', "Come on lay with me / 'cause I'm on fire"? Do you need me to write that down for you, man?
Perhaps the sexuality is more subtle; it's not coming at you in terms of a transvestite on crystal meth.


"Brian Molko", J Mag Australia, May 2009



(Translation, quote in French
here)

In 1994, long before the success of Placebo, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal were part of Rhys Chatham's orchestra, a composer of avant-garde music, who used the electric guitar, alternative tuning and electro-acoustic phenomena, to create new sound textures.
Brian explains: "Chatham asked us to tune all the  guitars' strings at the same level, and this is how we composed a lot of riffs for Placebo, including Kitty Litter's one,  a track we have completed fifteen years later for the new album."


"Brian Molko", Guitar Xtreme Magazine N°32, May/June 2009



One of the tracks, ``Kitty Litter,'' took 14 years for Olsdal and Molko to finish. ``We took part in a symphony for 101 electric guitars composed by Rhys Chatham in London. We had guitars with strange tunings, and hanging out backstage we started to jam on what eventually became `Kitty Litter.’ It’s curious how some songs take 5 minutes to write and some 14 years! That song definitely has a bit of a raw edge to it,'' Olsdal said.


"Stefan Olsdal", The Korea Times, 02 August 2009




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