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Placebo — Beautiful James
Album: Beautiful James
Avg rating:
7.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 933









Released: 2021
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 5
Bring me back to life
Never let me go
Your troubles and your hard strife
I saw them
Take me by the hand
As we cross through battlefields
Nobody understands
'Cause there's nobody at the wheel

Beautiful James
I don't wanna wake you
Beautiful James
I don't wanna wake you

Everybody lies
One hundred times a day
The silence in your hard eyes
Is far too rare to give away
And it's exactly why I stay

Beautiful James
I don't wanna wake you
Beautiful James
I don't wanna wake you
(Don't wanna wake you)
Beautiful James
(Don't wanna wake you)
I don't wanna wake you
(Don't wanna wake you)
Beautiful James
(Don't wanna wake you)
I don't wanna wake you

Though I may have to
I may have to
I may have to

(Don't wanna wake you)
Beautiful James
(Don't wanna wake you)
I don't wanna wake you
(Don't wanna wake you)
Beautiful James
(Don't wanna wake you)
I don't wanna wake you
Comments (26)add comment
 Hippostar wrote:

"Everybody lies 100 times a day"

[citation needed]


Yeah, seems a dodgy claim to me.

I'd put it much higher. 
A very good song. Thanks R.P. (florin.from.transsylvania)
Placebo are always a treat!
"Everybody lies 100 times a day"

[citation needed]
Beautiful James, I don't wanna wake you
Beautiful James, I don't wanna wake you
Beautiful James, I don't wanna wake you
Beautiful James, I don't wanna wake you
 
Poor James, he can't get any sleep!
 
BTW, this sounds an awful lot like the band "James".
I find this band has the same effect on me as the real one. Very nice.
 Jelani wrote:

I"m trying to figure this song out. It sounds tragic, and I really like it, but don't quite get what it might be referencing. Any insights are welcome...


some people are simply so much easier to be around when they're sleeping! i may be one of them...heehee

I"m trying to figure this song out. It sounds tragic, and I really like it, but don't quite get what it might be referencing. Any insights are welcome...
Way overplayed lately....good song...not a Great song
Seeing them this year for the first time. Just love love love
Josh Joplinesque
More 10 on top of the 10 I gave already. Thank you.
10

My name is James
Love the sound, big fan of Placebo. Less of a fan of Brian's 'tash :D
A new Placebo album and i did'nt even know it? Thank's radio Paradise to let me be informed.
I can't be the only Southern Californian that pictures this face when he's singing the chorus:

Really digging this wall of sound piercing intensity and the reedy voice!
 cinzia1026 wrote:


I thought it was A Perfect Circle... sounded like Maynard James Keenan's vocal to me



Now that you mention it there is a similar tone there, but I knew it was Placebo immediately.  Good to see a new one from them. 
 the_jake wrote:

His voice is familiar to me, but I can't recall from where.
Definitely like his voice.   Going with a 7 rating on first listen.


Alpine Stars for one.


I thought it was A Perfect Circle... sounded like Maynard James Keenan's vocal to me

Full speed ahead with Placebo and similar please!
 vandal wrote:

I really love Brian Molko's voice, his cadence, and the reedy quality that underpins his delivery. 

His voice is familiar to me, but I can't recall from where.
Definitely like his voice.   Going with a 7 rating on first listen.


Alpine Stars for one.
Such a long break since the last album! Very excited to hear the whole thing -- even their weaker albums have some song that totally blows me away. "Too Many Friends" on the last one I listened to constantly after my grandmother died.
Cool song. I like the driving feel and the synth hook.
Great to see them back.  Immediate 7 straight out of the box and sure to climb.  Thanks again RP.
Good Tune! I never heard of them before. Thanx RP!

I really love Brian Molko's voice, his cadence, and the reedy quality that underpins his delivery.