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Selected Twenty years into our career as a band, it is perhaps time to set the record straight, let all of you who care, know exactly what I am trying to say But even this desire for clarity, fills me with unease A book containing Brian Molko s own selection of lyrics from throughout hisyear career at the helm of Placebo Includes a foreword by Brian I love Placebo Obviously you do too or you wouldn t own this book The best songs in my opinion are not included here That would be Post Blue and Pure Morning I feel this is a good thing though, because I know those lyrics anyway and maybe it s okay if I did mishear some portion of them When I first heard of this book I thought it was Brian s explanation of the songs and not just some printed lyrics I was surprised to find he was very leery about even printing his correct lyrics, so I gue I love Placebo Obviously you do too or you wouldn t own this book The best songs in my opinion are not included here That would be Post Blue and Pure Morning I feel this is a good thing though, because I know those lyrics anyway and maybe it s okay if I did mishear some portion of them When I first heard of this book I thought it was Brian s explanation of the songs and not just some printed lyrics I was surprised to find he was very leery about even printing his correct lyrics, so I guess we can never expect to know what he was thinking when he wrote these songs However, I ve always loved that Placebo s lyrics are often nonsensical and you can take parts you need from them that comfort you I don t think we need to know the rest It is literally just lyrics but Placebo are my favourite band and anything Brian Molko brings out I m going to love. Some might say a collection of song lyrics doesn t count as an actual book, and I m happy to disagree Song lyrics can be poetic, evocative and very personal I don t see why it being set to music and having a propensity to rhyme makes much of a difference Placebo with their unique sound have been my favourite band for fifteen years and I have many strong memories associated with their music Reading so many lyrics to their songs brought back many of those memories, including those of my last y Some might say a collection of song lyrics doesn t count as an actual book, and I m happy to disagree Song lyrics can be poetic, evocative and very personal I don t see why it being set to music and having a propensity to rhyme makes much of a difference Placebo with their unique sound have been my favourite band for fifteen years and I have many strong memories associated with their music Reading so many lyrics to their songs brought back many of those memories, including those of my last year in secondary school, being a teenager at festivals, and past relationships The lyrics are in no particular order, so sometimes I stumbled upon a surprise in the form of a former favourite song after turning a page To celebrate the fresh wave of nostalgia, I decide to do something I ve never done before write in the book.Shocking It was to me It felt very brave as I first put the pen to paper but while making annotations and highlighting certain lyrics I realised it was the right thing to do Selected allowed me to capture some thoughts and memories alongside the lyrics that sparked them I can see myself doing the same thing in a few years with a different colour pen and seeing what grabs my attention this time This book speaks to a niche audience, myself included, and having it as a tangible source of memories is really quite wonderful

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