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Placebo - Every You Every Me


Placebo - Every You Every Me - Meaning of the song


Cruel Intentions, starring Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, featured this song on the soundtrack. It appears at the very beginning of the film. The lyrics reflect the movie's tone and plot, particularly Ryan's character, Sebastian. Although he sets out to hurt this girl in order to win a bet, he ends up falling in love with her, only to lose her in the film's tragic ending.


Brian Molko responded in a 1998 interview when asked who this song is about: 


I'm not entirely certain yet. I believe it is about a large number of people. Probably anyone... anyone who has had the misfortune of sleeping with me."


In fact, Molko's troubled love life inspired the majority of the material in Without You I'm Nothing.


"The majority of these are love songs in which I'm trying to come to terms with relationships," she says. "They're frequently told from the perspective of ex-lovers, so it may appear that I'm being arrogant at first, but I'm actually eating humble pie. I'm going to cut open a vein and let it bleed for you."


Every you every me - Lyrics


Sucker love is heaven sent

You pucker up, our passion's spent

My heart's a tart, your body's rent

My body's broken, yours is bent


Carve your name into my arm

Instead of stressed, I lie here charmed

'Cause there's nothing else to do

Every me and every you


Sucker love, a box I choose

No other box I choose to use

Another love I would abuse

No circumstances could excuse


In the shape of things to come

Too much poison come undone

'Cause there's nothing else to do

Every me and every you

Every me and every you

Every me


Sucker love is known to swing

Prone to cling and waste these things

Pucker up for heaven's sake

There's never been so much at stake


I serve my head up on a plate

It's only comfort, calling late

'Cause there's nothing else to do

Every me and every you

Every me and every you

Every me

Every me and every you

Every me


Like the naked leads the blind

I know I'm selfish, I'm unkind

Sucker love I always find

Someone to bruise and leave behind


All alone in space and time

There's nothing here but what here's mine

Something borrowed, something blue

Every me and every you

Every me and every you

Every me

Every me and every you

Every me

Every me and every you

Every me

Every me and every you

Every me

Every me and every you

Every me

Every me and every you

Every me

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