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Kings Of Medicine
(Battle For The Sun)
Lyrics and explanation

Battle For The Sun

Lyrics Placebo
Kings Of Medicine

They’re picking up pieces of me
While they’re picking up pieces of you
In a bag you will be before the day is over
Were you looking for somewhere to be
Or looking for someone to do?
Stupid me
To believe that I could
Trust in stupid you

And on the back of my hand
Were directions I could understand
Now that old buzzard Johnny Walker
Has gone
And ruined all our plans
Our best made plans

Don’t leave me here to pass through time
Without a map or road sign
Don’t leave me here, my guiding light,
‘cause I
I wouldn’t know where to begin
I asked the kings of medicine

They’re picking up pieces of me
While they’re picking up pieces of you
Lying on ice you will be before the day is over
It’s a case in point baby
That you never thought it through
Stupid me
To believe
I could depend on stupid you

And on the tip of my tongue
Were words that always came out wrong
‘Cause they were drowned in Southern Comfort
And left to dry out in the sun
The noonday sun

Don’t leave me here to pass through time
Without a map or road sign
Don’t leave me here, my guiding light,
‘cause I
I wouldn’t know where to begin
I asked the kings of medicine
But it seems they’ve lost their powers
Now all I’m left with is the hours

Don’t leave me here
Don’t leave me here, oh no
I wouldn’t know where to begin
Press Quotes

It’s just a real step forward for this band to record that kind of song.
We wanted to do something that was beatles-esque, All You Need Is Love, that’s why we used the fanfare on it, the flutes, trombones. We wanted to do something reminiscent of All You Need Is Love...
[...]
I was contacted by an advertising company who asked me to write a song for a drink driving campaign in UK and the song I wrote for it was Kings Of medicine, so I tried to bring clues and references about driving and drinking in that song. Eventually the anti-drink driving campaign didn’t happen, and I was kind of left with this song...


"Brian Molko", interview from polskieradio, May 2009

Source : www.polskieradio.pl (a Polish radio)



So, which song on the album about Steve's departure?

There is none.

Aw, come on. "Kings Of Medicine?"
No, no. Not at all.

I thought "Kings Of Medicine" was like...

Forgive me for being unnecessarily brutal, but it's a little bit pathetic if you start writing songs about ex-drummers.

"Brian Molko", altpress.com, 10th June 2009



You use a lot of different instruments on this new record, including saxophones and trumpets; do you think that utilising these instruments helped to convey the positive ideas on this album on any particular track?

Steve: I think 'Battle For The Sun' was used quite well, or 'Kings Of Medicine' with the horns. On that one, it becomes quite an 'All You Need Is Love'-style Beatles-esque happy tune. It's executed very well. They are not so much underneath everything but they are not over the top either. So, there's good usage of a lot of horns, and there's also a piccolo trumpet and some flute on there.

Stefan: Brian's very proud of that one [both laugh] because he thinks it's going to freak all the Goths out. That's actually Brian's motto: "let's freak the Goths out". We have always been seen as the purveyors of melancholy and luckily we have always had music to exorcise our demons. I think on this record we had a bit more fun and there is a bit more colour to this than on the previous ones.

"Stefan olsdal", "Steve Forrest", interview clicmusic.com, April 2009



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