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(on who he would play Russian Roulette with...)
Eminem for starters. Then Fred Durst, from Limp Bizkit. Let's throw Britney in there. Then Marilyn Manson - just because he's sick enough to enjoy it. And the last one? Tony Blair. He's such a great disappointment - and he plays roulette with other people's lives all the time. It'd be good to see him sweat for a change.
Brian Molko
Submitted by: LucidLupin
There's a difference between 'glamour' and 'glam rock'. Glam rock, to me, is a bunch of straight, hairy, football-liking lager lads dressed up in mother's castoffs and glamour is a certain sophistication, a certain other-worldliness, a certain unattainableness, which I think we certainly calculate. We believe that a band should be slightly larger than life - you should be transported to an alternate reality. I'm giving you some really good answers here, I'm very proud of myself.
Brian Molko
Submitted by: LucidLupin
There are additional Placebo music quotes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • The latin word "placebo" actually means "I will please". 1st person singular future of "placere", "to please". Submitted by: latin@school
  • They chose this name to make fun of other bands named after drugs, as placebo is a fake drug. (They were first called 'Ashtray Heart' but when the 3th member joined they changed it to Placebo) Submitted by: ???

Stupid Band Names:

  • So they're named after a faux pill. That's really exciting. What happens if I listen to them, do I go into a medically induced coma? Submitted by: carly_carlz

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Velvet Goldmine"Brian Molko of Placebo appeared briefly in Velvet Goldmine, as the lead singer of 'The Flaming Creatures', a glam rock band, covering T-Rex's '20th Century Boy'. Steve Hewitt, Placebo's Drummer, also played in The Flaming Creatures, and Stefan Ostall appeared as Polly Small's bassist. - MissPie

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Flesh Mechanic""I swallow words like a placebo" - Saiyandudette

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Steve Hewitt""Formula 1 Racing Car Team" - Saiyandudette
"Brian Molko""Paper Shredder"That's where the song "Slave to the wage" came from (See video) - Saiyandudette

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
GazeboA word I used to confuse with "placebo"Lisa Rose

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Pure Moaning""Pure Morning"old

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Hang On To Your I.Q.,"You can't hang on to IQHelen Back
"Without You I'm Nothing,"You're still someone even without the other personYvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Voyeur," Kim Carnes"Peeping Tom," Placebo
"Sleeping With Ghosts," Placebo"Spooky," The Classics IV

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Biter End" originally "The Bitter End"
Samantha Wayland
"Without You I'm Noting" originally "Without You I'm Nothing"
Noting what?
Regina Olsen
"Space Money" originally "Space Monkey"
Kirsten Abercrombie
"Twenty Ears" originally "Twenty Years"
Kirsten Abercrombie

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Bittern End" originally "The Bitter End"
Bittern = an elusive marsh heron
Doug Wells
"Spacer Monkey" originally "Space Monkey"
Using a monkey as a spacer?
Doug Wells
"Without You I'm Notching" originally "Without You I'm Nothing"
Notching what?
Regina Olsen
"Pure Mourning" originally "Pure Morning"
Reese without her spoon
"Purge Morning" originally "Pure Morning"
Naomi Swanson

Change a Letter:

"The Better End" originally "The Bitter End"
Lefty Lucy
"Spacy Monkey" originally "Space Monkey"
Lindsay Lowhound
"Spice Monkey" originally "Space Monkey"
Lindsay Lowhound
"Space Donkey" originally "Space Monkey"
Lindsay Lowhound
"Purr Morning" originally "Pure Morning"
When kitty wakes up happy.
Reese without her spoon

There are additional Placebo song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Prodigal""The Videos"Duc4AmIRight
"Pure Morning""Forewarning"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Come Home""Gong, LOL"Fack Sabbath
"Bruise Pristine""Bruce Springsteen"Fack Sabbath
"36 Degrees""36 Comedians"Fack Sabbath
"Nancy Boy""Stupid Boy"Fack Sabbath
"Teenage Angst""Hitler's Angst"Fack Sabbath
"Pure Morning""A Friend In Wii"Jonathan S.
"Nancy Boy""Broken Boy"Dro

There are additional Placebo song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
English Summer RainUmbrellasanne
Special KSpecial KMacKenzi
36 DegreesElectric BlanketMurphy
The Bitter EndFuneral ServicesSmokey McPot

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
DragWomen's clothes shopSaiyandudette
Black EyedDomestic AbusePogo
Pure MorningAny Laxativemisha
Nancy BoyGay Pride OrganizationsSlade

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Teenage Whore
Teenage Angst
Teenage Whore Angst
Isn't it cute?
   Darren Hayes
Insatiable Nancyboy
Come on, I love them both, and it works!!!
Lestadt's brat princess
It's Oh So Quiet
Nancy Boy
Oh, A So Quiet Nancy Boy
Matti Eriksson
Peeping Tom
Tom Sawyer
Peeping Tom Sawyer
There are additional Placebo duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Gazebo
The Gazette combined with Placebo
Submitted By: Lefty Lucy
Placebo Donaldson
Placebo combined with Bo Donaldson
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Placebo Diddley
Placebo combined with Bo Diddley
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Placebo combined with BoA
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners

There are additional Placebo Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Loud Like Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you imagine a love that is so proud?
It never has to question why you're out
Original Lyrics:
Can you imagine a love that is so proud?
It never has to question why or how
"Nancy Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got them using my head, she's universal
Got some music in my head, she's universal
Original Lyrics:
Got the muse in my head, she's universal
"Nancy Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blue suede clothes
Original Lyrics:
Lose my clothes
"Scared Of Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
An extroverted kind of girl devoured the world with empty pride
Original Lyrics:
An extroverted kind of girl did tour the world with MC5
There are additional Placebo misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Nancy Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blue suede clothes
Original Lyrics:
Lose my clothes

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I kind of wondered it had to go beyond Elvis Presley's blue suede shoes!

There are additional Placebo misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Pure Morning"
The Funny Lyrics:
A friend in need's,
a friend indeed,
a friend with weed is better.
Why They're Funny:
Soo getting high is better than having friends? I don't think so!?
Submitted by: Celeste Keenan
The Funny Lyrics:
Does his make-up in his room, douse himself in cheap perfume.
Eyeholes in a paper bag: greatest lay I ever had.
Why They're Funny:
What can I say? Anyone who needs a paperbag to get laid has to be one ugly motherf*****!!!
Submitted by: Nancygal

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Pure Morning"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Day's dawning, skin's crawling (4X)
Pure morning (4X)
Why They're Repetitive:
The chorus consists of two phrases repeated four times.
Submitted by: Mike
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Be Be Be mine
Why They're Repetitive:
This is just one example of Placebo being incredibly good but equally repetative,i missed out some of the 'be's
Submitted by: Molka

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Pure Morning"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The whole song
Why They're Nonsensical:
Well, let's face it, Brian Molko (lead singer) introduced this song as: 'a really stupid song... and you should write a stupid song...and triple J will play it...and all the radios will play it...and it makes no sense at all...yeah' In Sydney, Australia on 19 March.
Submitted by: CommercialForLevi
"This Picture"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Farewell the ashtray girl,
forbidden snowflake
(and, later on) Angelic fruitcake
Why They're Nonsensical:
Could I have some angelic fruitcake please? And what makes a snowflake forbidden?
Submitted by: Megazag
There are additional Placebo nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Pure Morning"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
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
Why They're Misrhymed:
They sing it like every other line is supposed to rhyme, but it's every fourth line that rhymes. This is just a dirty trick.
Submitted by: britrock

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Leni "
The Dirty Lyrics:
I kneel before her, beneath this frozen sky Beneath her shoulder, beneath her evil eye She towers over this male who is a fly My sci-fi lullaby. Um.. excuse me? I kneel before her, beneath this frozen sky I beg below her, my limbs are paralyzed She beats me harder than any kind of guy My sci-fi lullaby...
Why They're Dirty:
WTF this is obviously about female oral sex. And let me explain why. The "man who is a fly" is him, he is talking about himself. Frozen sky =it's cold Cold = hard nipples "She beats me harder" this is obviously about her jerking him off. What's going on: so let me paint and image. Naked Brian and a naked girl (Leni) in the cold. Brian is kneeling to give the woman oral sex, as she jerks him off. So yeah. DIRTY
Submitted by: Soulmate Alicia
"Nancy Boy"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Alcoholic kind of mood
Lose my clothes, lose my lube
Cruising for a piece of fun
Looking out for number one
Different partner every night
So narcotic outta sight
What a gas, what a beautiful ass.


Does his makeup in his room
Douse himself with cheap perfume
Eyeholes in a paper bag
Greatest lay I ever had
Kind of guy who mates for life
Gotta help him find a wife
Were a couple, when our bodies double.
Why They're Dirty:
Only a few months ago, actually.. I was introduced to the world of androgynous gays and gosh, it all made more sense..
Submitted by: Kaya
There are additional Placebo dirty lyrics available.

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

Submitted by: Kaela

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"I do"
The Lyrics:
Product Brand Name:
Shisheido, MAC and maybelline the lyrics are so girlishXDXDXD
Submitted by: Saiyandudette

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Battle For The Sun"
The Song Lyrics:
Dream brother, my killer, my lover
Song They Mention:
"Dream Brother" by Jeff Buckley

Editor's note: it is NOT necessary to type quotation marks around the lyrics. In fact, I'd prefer you not do it, because it makes the entries harder to read.
Submitted by: elise
"Slave To The Wage"
The Song Lyrics:
Sick and tired of maggie's farm
Song They Mention:
Maggie's Farm - Bob Dylan
Submitted by: Saiyandudette
There are additional Placebo Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Infra Red" originally "Infrared"
Submitted by: British Bullcrap

Band Name Anagrams:

Able Cop Submitted by: Scott
Lob Pace Submitted by: Hannah Montanalestes
Cap Lobe Submitted by: Hannah Montanalestes
Cab Pole Submitted by: Hannah Montanalestes
Pale Cob Submitted by: Janis Ian Fleming

There are additional Placebo Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"The Bride Tent" originally "The Bitter End"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"The Tern Debit" originally "The Bitter End"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Het Tent Debit" originally "The Bitter End"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Fern Raid" originally "Infrared"
Submitted by: Salvador Dali Parton

Song Title Acrostics:

BE: "Black Eyed"
Submitted by: Elon Muskrat
PM: "Pure Morning"
Ironic, since PM is the afternoon and evening.
Submitted by: British Bullcrap

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Mace Spunky" originally "Space Monkey"
Submitted by: Jessica Bielzebub

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Makes enough sense.
Submitted by: missmikey612

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