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The way it makes me feel | Reviewer: LA | 4/27/10
When i hear this song i feel hopelessness and hopefulness all at the same time - these two conflicting emotions really give the song that edge and Placebo make it extraordinary by pulling it all together with their dark haunting version of it, i love it. It makes you feel like some things are destined to happen even if they end in tragedy. If you like this then check out Every You, Every me - it was used in the film Cruel Intentions along with The Verve's Bitter Sweet Symphony. Both tunes give such a sense of loss but at the same time make you think about everything you have got.
many meanings | Reviewer: anon | 4/9/10
I think this song has a different meaning to each person who listens to it. We can all apply it in our lives. When I listen to this song I think of the fact that I would swap places with my husband if I could. I cheated on him 6 years ago and broke his heart. I want to swap places with him to take his pain. We're still together (just) but he resents me and pushes me away, so when I think of the words 'you don't wanna hurt me, but see how deep the bullet lies' I think about the fact that he doesnt want to hurt me by pushing me away, but I'm hurting anyway because of waht I did to him. Also, 'unaware that I'm tearing you assunder' we are trying to get on with our lives and be a happy family but my actions are tearing him apart. And 'so much hate for the ones we love, we both matter don't we?' refers to what I see as our impossible situation. He loves me but resents me or hates me at the same time. But I still want to be loved, so the words 'we both matter don't we' are poignant for me. But ultimately' you and me won't be unhappy' makes me think about my hope that one day we will get past this and be happy again. Such a beautiful, heartbraking song. I love it but it hurts to listen to it...
touching | Reviewer: MAddy | 3/1/10
i don,t know about love or death meanings hidden in this song but yea sure its really touching and true songs which every person want to do with other person " if i only could make deal with God and get him swap our places " great one man great one
Nope.. | Reviewer: Lois | 2/3/10
I think this song is more complex than just a lovey dovey song. i think this song has many meanings it could be about he wants to go to heaven because he is in hell. he says running up that road running up that hill running up that builing so he wants to get somewhere high. Or he could be trying to pretect his family because someone he loves or someone in his family could of been killed and he wishes it was rather him than that person.
I don't think this song is necessarily about death | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/22/10
I think this song is more about pain. I'd do anything to take the pain or struggle of my loved ones off of their shoulders. I'd run up that hill for them you know. Because death makes that person done, and safe in a way, what else can happen to them? These lyrics aren't saying I can't take the pain of your passing, they're saying I would do anything to struggle for you.
Yes... | Reviewer: Dom | 1/11/10
Everytime I hear this song I think about an impossible love that reflects passion and death in the same time like a vampire and a girl but theres more to it... and I'm not talking about that twilight bull crap even if I kinda like twilight more like a semi- God or the oppsite an ordinary guy who loves a beautiful girl but cant get her makes to ulitmate sacrefice to be with her... find your own Bella and be happy...
Difference of opinion | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/7/10
Amazing song but i think the song can be transferred to any subject not just love or death. romantic love between two people is the most conditional love their is so totally disagree with that comment sorry. i believe placebo's cover to be the best version so far.
amazing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/6/10
when i was little my mom and i used to listen to the original vershion but i heard this one on vampire diaries and added it immediatly. i was watching it and heard it on the day breakers trailer i flipped out i love this song its amazing and hauntingly beutiful. the best song. my theme song
GREAT SONG! | Reviewer: lag | 12/16/09
I have heard this song on the OC, Bones, CSI, other shows and is being played for the new Daybreakers movie in January. I love the song and I think it speaks to all of us--we would all trade places with the one we love so they wouldn't have to suffer death. It's a beautiful song, and brings tears to me as my dad is dying of cancer. I think of him everytime I hear this song--I would trade places with him if I could so he wouldn't have to go through so much pain and suffering.
Interpretation | Reviewer: Patricia | 12/4/09
I do agree this is about death, and when it says" you want to hear about the deal i'm making" I believe it is talking about taking his own life and finding her, like he will arrange something with god so they both can "run up that hill"
Song Meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/25/09
When i first heard this song, just a feeling for grief swept over me. Its a beautiful song non the less, but there is definatly a hidden meaning.
I saw this song is about a death of a loved one...possibly a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Hes talking about how he loves her so much, he would rather swap places with her, "If i could make a deal with god get him to swap our places, be running up that road"
"Running up that hill" just reminds me of the after life, running up, and seeing the light, and happiness.
"It doesnt hurt me, you wanna feel how it feels? You wanna know, know that it doesnt hurt me? You wanna hear about the deal i am making" He is talking about the pain he feels, and what hes dealing with after shes gone. That he's cold now, and numb but hes gonna fix all of this, with the deal hes making with god. "You dont wanna hurt me, but see how deep the bullet lies" Hes saying he knows that she doesnt want to hurt him, but hes hurt anyway.
To me this song as about dealing with death and grief.
its great | Reviewer: sandra | 8/8/09
sorry if i will write something wrong but i know that i love this song.no one could sing better that placebo and i think this is the best cover from all the ones that tried to do something like this.this is the best cover from all and placebo its a great band.
Best Cover | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/26/09
Well, there seems to have been some debate regarding Placebo covering this song, so I figured I'd put in my two cents. I've heard it covered by a number of artists, but out of them all I'd have to say that Placebo did the best job of it. That's not to say the others aren't any good, I just found their cover was most appropriate when considering the meaning of the lyrics.
so what | Reviewer: Music Lover | 4/9/09
come on people, who actually cares if it is a cover of a different song?? What actually matters is and always should be how good it is and in this case, it is awesome. I actually found this song at the end of Judas On A Pole, a Bones episode season two, and did some digging. I am now in love with this song, no matter if it is a cover or not. All I'm saying is don't judge on whether it is or is not their song, judge by the quality!
Brian Molko & Kate Bush | Reviewer: XxPureMourningxX | 4/9/09
I can always tell when it's a cover -- the lyrical style of Placebo just isn't identical to that of Kate Bush, or in another case Syd Barret. If you really listen to your favorite artists' work, you can tell plainly what is not their own lyrics.
Either way it's a brilliant song, and as a fan i admire Brian Molko's ability to transform other people's music Placebo-style. It's just a pity that in places like YouTube they get such shit for it.
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