Placebo - Song To Say Goodbye (Official Music Video)

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Official Music Video for "Song To Say Goodbye" by Placebo, from the album, Meds.


This is the full cinematic version of the video was written & directed by Philippe Andre.
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The band has released 7 studio albums to date, including:

Placebo - 1996
Without You I’m Nothing - 1998
Black Market Music - 2000
Sleeping with Ghosts - 2003
Meds - 2006
Battle For The Sun - 2009
Loud Like Love - 2013

Placebo have released over 30 singles, including tracks Nancy Boy, Pure Morning, Every You Every Me, Taste In Men, Without You I’m Nothing ft David Bowie, Slave To The Wage, Special K, The Bitter End, Meds, For What It’s Worth, The Never-Ending Why, Too Many Friends, Loud Like Love and many more.

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Song To Say Goodbye lyrics:

[Verse 1]
You are one of God's mistakes
You crying, tragic waste of skin
I'm well aware of how it aches
And you still won't let me in

Now, I'm breaking down your door
To try and save your swollen face
Though I don't like you anymore
You lying, trying waste of space

[Chorus]
Before our innocence was lost
You were always one of those
Blessed with lucky sevens
And a voice that made me cry
My, oh, my

[Verse 2]
You were mother nature's son
Someone to whom I could relate
Your needle and your damage done
Remains a sordid twist of fate

Now, I'm tryin' to wake you up
To pull you from the liquid sky
'Cause if I don't, we'll both end up
With just your song to say goodbye
My, oh, my

A song to say goodbye
A song to say goodbye
A song to say

[Chorus]
Before our innocence was lost
You were always one of those
Blessed with lucky sevens
And a voice that made me cry

[Outro]
It's a song to say goodbye
It's a song to say goodbye
It's a song to say goodbye
It's a song to say goodbye
It's a song to say goodbye
It's a song to say goodbye
It's a song to say goodbye
It's a song to say goodbye

💬 Comments
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My mother had a brain stroke (thrombosis) when i was 10.
I don't need to analyze this video so much. from then, i grew up very fast and i became her personal assistant, translator and her right arm (she doesn't move it, and she never spoke one word again since that day).
When she fell down, a part, or my entire childhood fell with her.
Everybody can make his own interpretations, but i can feel this song and video very directly and i hope can let her go someday.

I'm 26 now and i always wanted to share my story each time i saw this video. Thanks for reading and thanks Placebo.

Author — Ignacio González

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This song means so many different things to so many people - definition of high art

Author — BicycleGhost

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My Mother has Alzheimer's and everytime I see this video I can't stop crying ....

Author — Paolo Ammendola

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Увидев бы я этот клип и музыку раньше, я б рыдал навзрыд. Сейчас у меня жена и я такого не допущу. Нельзя что бы мои дети прошли через все, чего я насмотрелся в детстве. Тащить на себе пьяных родителей это просто позор и стыд. Спасибо бабушке.

Author — EzioAssassins

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Absolute masterpiece. The sadness and melancholy this song portraits is unreal. Sad and beautiful at the same time, amazing! <3

Author — Ruben Minnen

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It's a song about heroin addiction and I can't thank this song and strong video enough . It gave me the strenght to get help after 30 years of addiction to mostly every drug I touched. I am in my second year of recovery, two amazing children 9 and 7. I was always a functioning addict so thankfully my children haven't been effected. Being clean is so much better. Thanks placebo.

Author — Kenny Telfer

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You can't change people.
You can only love them.

Author — Dspna

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This is not just a song and a video - this is a work of Art.

Author — Karolina Kucińska

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When I was 9 my step dad died, my mum and him were literal soulmates, you just couldn’t believe it. He died because of an overdose of a medication a nurse had given to him in hospital. My mum told me once that the only reason she was staying in this world was me, she cried every night, I comforted her every time (I now get startled and tense when I hear something like a sob). I took care of the house, her and myself, the type of thing that scars you: I now don’t experience emotions in the same way, they just « slip », something just broke.
I am nearly 18 now, she is still very depressed and I was the kid in the video and will always be, the scar is still there and will never leave.

And the fact that this song is played with the video is really getting to me: the song is already really weird, it brings up deep feelings that mix nostalgia, fear, depression and is, in an unhealthy way, comforting, similarly to when your disorder becomes your friend, it reminds me of a part of my childhood in a weird way and the clip of an other part of it. I can’t believe it became so personal to me and that it is to many people too.

Author — Mimi_Alix

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I can't stop crying when I listen this song. it's terrible, and it's amazing.

Author — Fat Beans

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I never had something like a relationship to my father, but last time we met I really felt how hopeless it is. It doesn't feel like talking to a grown human being. Sometimes I remember the shame I felt as a kid. Sometimes I wonder how he was like before he got off track. I am already far away now, but sometimes I come back to this song.

Author — orestespylades

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This video is so powerful because regardless of what Brian was singing about, it hits a lot of people dealing with different things. It brings me memories of having to "parent" my mom who has struggled with depression and BPD her whole life.

Author — Jeri T

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It's 2022 and this song still rocks. Probably my favourite placebo song

Author — Meek Cheeks

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Esta canción me atraviesa por completo, siendo adulta cuidando a nuestros padres que se vuelven pequeños, indefensos y nosotros como hijos también estamos vulnerados haciendo lo que podemos por seguir adelante..

Author — cecilia cc

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The most accurate portrait of depression to me. The man is my depression and the little boy is the part in me that still wants to keep going.

Edit: wow thank you so much for the likes and sweet comments. I actually means a lot me.

Author — SilverMagicShip

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I've been listening to Placebo since I was 17, I'm 32 now, and I could say that no other video + song I've ever heard can compare to the emotions I feel when I watch this one. 2022 and it's still an absolute masterpiece.

Author — La Esquina del Ocio

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Being a parent to your parents deprives you of childhood, I can relate to this on another level

Author — Arghavan Jafarijozani

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Probably one of the greatest music and video combos ever

Author — d k

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My mother is an alcoholic. While I don't know what the video was REALLY meant to be about; I know for a fact that it hits close to home for me on a personal level. I'm 27 but in relation to her addiction I feel as helpless as I did when I was small. Trying to help or to change someone who insists on ruining their own life is pointless and fruitless but that doesn't mean you'll ever stop trying... You insist and you push and you try it by force and you try it by kindness and you try it by manipulation; but whatever method you pick, the addict just keeps breaking your heart again and again. You know it's going to happen and you reach a point where you see it coming from one single syllable or one change of tone - they're going to do it again. And they do. So you're mad at them for being predictable and mad at yourself for being right. It's lonely and disappointing and disgusting; and really it just refuses to let you be truly happy in your own life, no matter how well everything else is going. It's always there, gnawing at you.

And the egocentric bastards believe it's just their own little fun or their own little pleasure and that it's got nothing to do with you. It ruined your life before you even had a chance at normalcy but somehow they think it's just between them and the bottle. They love you. But not enough as to give it up. Or to admit to the impact they've had on you.

I'm sorry for the tangent. I can't even put my finger on it 100% but I just know that this video and this song make me go into all of that. Without ever being about that. I dunno, maybe that's what art's meant to be like: it brings out different people's different demons with the same intensity.

Author — Pseudo Neem

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Placebo have this special gift of capturing emotion. We all have different experiences and tragedy but we all find commonality in beautifully written songs just like this one.

Author — Peter French