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Placebo — Sleeping With Ghosts
Album: Sleeping With Ghosts
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1570









Released: 2003
Length: 4:33
Plays (last 30 days): 3
The sea's evaporating
Though it comes as no surprise
These clouds we're seeing
They're explosions in the sky
It seems it's written
But we can't read between the line

Hush
It's okay
Dry your eye

Dry your eye
Soul mate dry your eye
Dry your eye
Soul mate dry your eye
'Cause soul mates never die

This one world vision
Turns us into compromise
What good's religion
When it's each other we despise?
Damn the government
Damn their killing
Damn their lies

Hush
It's okay
Dry your eyes

Dry your eyes
Soul mate dry your eyes
Dry your eyes
Soul mate dry your eyes
Soul mates never die
Soul mates never die
Never die
Soul mates never die
Never die

Soul mates never die
Soul mates never die
Soul mates never die
Soul mates never die
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Good Tune!!  I never heard of them before.  Thanx RP!
Beth Orton's bro-h-other?
I`m seeing them at a festival this year. Well, I think it`s them, it could be a tribute band...it's difficult to tell the difference  ;-)
 aonley wrote:

So..........should I dry my eyes?

or hush?

great.... wonderfull.....
definitely more than a 7 guys
 quigui wrote:
Best thing they ever did was a concert at 'Angkor Wat', they rewrote their songs especially for that occassion. Check it out on youtube.
 
Look after the king of R n R please 
That cover art 
So..........should I dry my eyes?
 GolfRomeo wrote:
Platypus wrote:
RP has turned me into a huge fan of Placebo. they somehow remind me of T.Rex, in style if not necessarily sound. This entire album is fantastic, and this is definitely one of my favorite tracks. Love this dude's voice now, too.
I dig it. But I would never have got to T-Rex. Interesting that you hear it in them. I think he sounds like a 'less-whiny' Gallagher from Oasis, fronting a better band.
 
Yes! Had to scroll down to this comment from 16 years ago to find someone else who hears Liam Gallagher. 
Voice reminds me of Maynard Keenan. Kinda cool though.
c.
Just cool.
there is someting trancendental in this
Huh, I guess I'm the only one who thinks the singer sounds like Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys.
is this my favorite track with them or one of the most 
 sfyi2001 wrote:
No.
 
YES
No.
Top tune. More Placebo please Billy.
great eyeliner band!
Had to bump it up a notch, from 5 > 7 Becomes better and better in mind.
 quigui wrote:
Best thing they ever did was a concert at 'Angkor Wat', they rewrote their songs especially for that occassion. Check it out on youtube.

 
I've never heard of it but I'll definitely check that ! <3 
Best thing they ever did was a concert at 'Angkor Wat', they rewrote their songs especially for that occassion. Check it out on youtube.
maboleth wrote:
Used to love them. Still have many great songs, especially on Black Market music. But can't help but think that Brian Molko is one pretentious little guy.

 
Brian has always been a Diva, but who is not in the R`n`R world?

Anyway, my heart always jumps when hearing them on RP {#Music}
They absolute rock live. 
Used to love them. Still have many great songs, especially on Black Market music. But can't help but think that Brian Molko is one pretentious little guy.
Nice track from a great live band.  Thanks RP.
 JasondotG wrote:
Placebo filled some kind of void in my library I didn't realize I had when they first came out. I didn't like everything they did, but the stuff I did I really really liked. Happy to hear them here on RP. In all these years I can't recall hearing them here before. 

BTW, they do a brilliantly outstanding cover of "Running Up That Hill". 

  
I feel the same about Placebo - nice to hear once in a while on RP.


 floydoftherocks wrote:
they need to get a good singer, then this would be *BADASS*

it's like a tweaker trying to sound like the (equally awful) decemberists guy..

 
I thought I was experiencing the first Decemberist song worth listening to  (sucky song all the same)
Placebo filled some kind of void in my library I didn't realize I had when they first came out. I didn't like everything they did, but the stuff I did I really really liked. Happy to hear them here on RP. In all these years I can't recall hearing them here before. 

BTW, they do a brilliantly outstanding cover of "Running Up That Hill". 

A professor at the Auburn University was giving a  lecture on Paranormal Studies. To get a feel for his audience, he asks, 'How many people here believe in ghosts?'

About 90 students raise their hands.

Well, that's a good start. Out of those who believe in ghosts, do any of you think you have seen a ghost?'

About 40 students raise their hands.

That's really good. I'm really glad you take this seriously. Has anyone here ever talked to a ghost?'

About 15 students raise their hand.

Has anyone here ever touched a ghost?'

Three students raise their hands.

That's fantastic. Now let me ask you one question further...Have any of you ever made love to a ghost?'

Way in the back, Ahmed raises his hand.

The professor takes off his glasses and says 'Son, all the years I've been giving this lecture, no one has ever claimed to have made love to a ghost.

You've got to come up here and tell us about your experience.'

The Middle Eastern student replied with a nod and a grin, and began to make his way up to the podium. When he reached the front of the room, the professor asks, 'So, Ahmed, tell us what it's like to have sex with a ghost?'

Ahmed replied, "Wow, from back there I thought you said "Goats."
 kingart wrote:
Did they run out of other lyrics or music? Very repetitive. And not even a good hook or melody to repeat. Soul mates never die. I hope the song does. 

 
I agree, those are high school poetry lyrics
they need to get a good singer, then this would be *BADASS*

it's like a tweaker trying to sound like the (equally awful) decemberists guy..
 flyboy50 wrote:
The ghost of a previous relationship haunts me several years later.  To hell with love.  Do like the sound of this though.



unclehud wrote:
Soulmates do die, and ghosts prevent me from sleeping.  OK, so this band starts out with two strikes on my scorecard.

 



 


The ghost of a previous relationship haunts me several years later.  To hell with love.



unclehud wrote:
Soulmates do die, and ghosts prevent me from sleeping.  OK, so this band starts out with two strikes on my scorecard.

 


 suesblues wrote:
well I just found out my ex- got married today, so Im not sure about this song, but the title 'sleeping with ghosts' seems pretty apt to me, the sentiment and mood..... (*sob!!*) :-)

 
Sorry to hear that you're experiencing that unsettling feeling. I've been there and its hard. I like the album art.
well I just found out my ex- got married today, so Im not sure about this song, but the title 'sleeping with ghosts' seems pretty apt to me, the sentiment and mood..... (*sob!!*) :-)
Soulmates do die, and ghosts prevent me from sleeping.  OK, so this band starts out with two strikes on my scorecard.
2003 huh? I would have thought it was from the '80's....
Ah, nothing like a little radio therapy this morning...interesting set of tunes singing to the core of me!
More placebo,love it!
Love the song. 
I love it. Have liked the band since first hearing Nancy Boy. I like Rush too, but beyond the vocal range there is litttle base for comparison.

This sounds as good as it did in 2005. Good groove too. They are a fine band live. A solid 8.5
Did they run out of other lyrics or music? Very repetitive. And not even a good hook or melody to repeat. Soul mates never die. I hope the song does. 
 MojoJojo wrote:
Horrible song.  Great side-boob.
 
It's a 'shopped Peter Griffin side boob.  {#Nyah}

 ccote25 wrote:
Could this guy be any more whiny?
 
A couple syllables sound like Andre in "The Fly," right after he gets caught in the web.  "Heeeeeeeelp meeeeeeeeeee!"

Horrible song.  Great side-boob.
 ccote25 wrote:
Could this guy be any more whiny?
 
He could be one of those Geddy Lee fans down there {#Arrowd}

Sounds kinda like a Carbon Leaf track Bill plays.  Anyone know which one I mean? It's the vocalist in particular.
My first thought was Peter Murphy on helium?
Kinda the same delivery with a whinier edge.
I give it a 6 and await further listening.
Very nice song!
A classic.Great song,great production.Love the way it keeps growing
Creepy
Great  CD throughout. Thanks Bill for introducing me to this band.
Could this guy be any more whiny?
 Baby_M wrote:
Too too too much much much re- re- verb verb verb verb.
 
It's Placebo, dude.

Too too too much much much re- re- verb verb verb verb.
The playlist just went from The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens to this! If that's not eclectic, I don't know what is. {#Lol}

Great song of Placebo, one of the best...
What a problem we have! A lot of fanatic Rush fans, or should I say Geddy Lee fans... If this is not your style, just don't piss off... You are more trying elevate Geddy Lee than comment about the damned Placebo's Single. A lot of melancholy, I liked the lyrics the keyboards and piano really gave an interesting atmosphere. I can give a 8 for this.
Roverfish wrote:
Yep, when your name is Ben Dover, cell mates never die. ...
Wow, I guess I was in a really bad mood that day. I still don't like Placebo, but apologies to any I might have offended. Still a 1. Ick.
Yep, when your name is Ben Dover, cell mates never die. Sleeping with goats, indeed. What a pile of guano. This might be the single worst band played on RP. Tux, I've found your Radiohead/Beatles/Coldplay/etc. They're called Placebo...as in false effect. As 1 as 1 can be. Oh, and dweebuses, stop comparing them to Geddy and Rush. No comparison whatsoever. When your album cover art is the best thing going for you...WARNING. Rush NEVER had that problem.
Voice like Geddy Lee's...lyrics from Neil Diamond. Clearly something going on here. :propeller.gif:
fatport wrote:
Cool album cover.
:nodhead: better then the song
newwavegurly wrote:
I cannot stand these guys. He sings through his nose and sounds like the lead singer of Rush, neither of which are good thing in my book.
Don't insult Geddy Lee.
Interesting cover art on the CD. Song's not so bad either.
I remember when this was brand new just over a year ago...yet it already sounds dated....
porlapaz wrote:
this is like justin timberlake's twin... only not as pop culture
Wait, what? No...jesus, no....Just...no.
I would hope soul-mates were good for more than drying your eyes. Good tune though. 8.
fatport wrote:
Cool album cover.
agreed!
I really enjoy this song. That is all.
DMay wrote:
Does this mean we won't be privy to your useless commentary? You should mute more bands.
Nope. Not at all. I still read and write comments wherever I feel fit. And I don't think they're useless. It's just another opinion on the list. If you don't like that, feel free to disagree. I get used to that.
Simply Red goes Drum n' Bass!
Tux wrote:
I also heard only one previous song (played too often). Then I gave them a second chance. Now they've done it. This is pure void. Added to the mute list. Bye bye!
Does this mean we won't be privy to your useless commentary? You should mute more bands.
smallshadows wrote:
This man sounds like the male version of Amanda Ghost.
Ah, now I understand the album/song title.
This man sounds like the male version of Amanda Ghost.
streetsintherain wrote:
I only knew one song by Placebo before this one...I didn't like it that much....but this is fabulous.
I also heard only one previous song (played too often). Then I gave them a second chance. Now they've done it. This is pure void. Added to the mute list. Bye bye!
dsrtfalcon wrote:
I this song was okay the first 5 times I heard. Now...I would give anything if you would stop playing it....pleeeeease?
I'm listening to it for the first time. The only interesting thing about it is how PetShopBoysy his voice is. I hope not to hear it again. Solid 3
Placebo Domingo? =Artificial Sunday? =Sherbert?
Platypus wrote:
RP has turned me into a huge fan of Placebo. they somehow remind me of T.Rex, in style if not necessarily sound. This entire album is fantastic, and this is definitely one of my favorite tracks. Love this dude's voice now, too.
I dig it. But I would never have got to T-Rex. Interesting that you hear it in them. I think he sounds like a 'less-whiny' Gallagher from Oasis, fronting a better band.
Nicktor wrote:
damn the government damn their killing damn their lies
Agreed! But regarding this song, the singer's voice really is annoying, no?
I only knew one song by Placebo before this one...I didn't like it that much....but this is fabulous.
Placebo is an amazing band, I own all of their regular cd releases. While their self-titled album is my least favorite of their, the other three, Without You I'm Nothing, Black Market Music, and Sleeping ghosts are some excellent pieces of music. I had the chance to see them in concert over the summer of 2003 in L.A. and I must say that it was an amazing event to see. They put on a very good live show, and their music was actually a little harder, which turned out to be all for the best. If any of you get the chance, I recommend seeing them in concert, definately worth it.
This song makes for a strong argument against cerumen removal.
I this song was okay the first 5 times I heard. Now...I would give anything if you would stop playing it....pleeeeease?
"soul mates never die" my best friend's husband was killed this summer, they were soul mates if ever there were any. somehow, I don't think she'd find a lot of comfort in this song.
Lyrics bad enough to make Geddy Lee blush!
B-dub wrote:
This guy sounds like an Angry Pet Shop Boy.
More like a Grieving Pet Shop Boy to my ear. <-o< :grouphug:
sheez I didn't think it was as bad as most of the comments suggest. too early for me to make an opinion yet though.
Must... slit... wrists... Hope I hear VAST after this...
I find this song is growing on me (sorry, NWG). This is the first song by Placebo I've ever heard to my knowledge, although I'd heard of the band. The singer's voice isn't that grating, and I like the bass line. FWIW.
damn the government damn their killing damn their lies
A bit slicker production than the first two albums, and continued from their third Black Market Music I guess... Not bad... Trademark voice for sure
I cannot stand these guys. He sings through his nose and sounds like the lead singer of Rush, neither of which are good thing in my book. I even saw them live, opening for another band. Nope, just as bad live as they are pre-recorded.
This tune is aimed at precisely one audience - the sophomore prom crowd, slow dancing edition. Guess it works for that but this guy's voice has NOT grown on me. Yeesh. Oh well, to each their own.
Cool album cover.
GOD, this is depressing...
perhaps as one recently bereaved I heard this for the first time, and the voice brought back pet shop boys and smiths and "all you Pretty Things, driving your poor mothers and fathers insane", and what came After. Sleeping with Ghosts: indeed. "soul mates never die", but hopefully they move on to heaven realms and fortunate rebirths, gotta let them go and if they do check in, let it be with messages of hope and love so many gone, so many no longer young, no longer foolish, no longer loved This one's for the boys, the ones passed over and the ones left behind. Om Mani Padme Hung :
A fan of Placebo, there is something about their sound, his voice is different, haunting. Their earlier works are good also. :D
this is like justin timberlake's twin... only not as pop culture :roll:
My oh my this song sucks. Give it up RP!
Last night - Budapest - fantastic show :)))
RP has turned me into a huge fan of Placebo. they somehow remind me of T.Rex, in style if not necessarily sound. This entire album is fantastic, and this is definitely one of my favorite tracks. Love this dude's voice now, too.
Close your mouth.
redeyespy wrote:
Still trying to deal with his voice.......
His VOICE? Have you ever seen him. He looks like a very sexy girl.
Originally Posted by B-dub: This guy sounds like an Angry Pet Shop Boy.
Who's angry, the boy or the pets? :D
Great song from thier fantastic new CD. Buy it... you won't be dissapointed.
Still trying to deal with his voice.......
Still sucks. Is this my punishment for picking on Bob Dylan?
Originally Posted by maniko: Good tune, but not the best on this album.
I think that this is a typical song from Placebo. One of the best from the last album with "This picture" and the instrumental...
This guy sounds like an Angry Pet Shop Boy.
ok. so the voice kinda grows on you. hey - at least it's unique.
Originally Posted by starbuck: Oh my. This is bad. The band's name is a great description of how worthless this song is.
How is a placebo worthless. It's one of the most effective forms of medicine. It has no side-effects either.
Waiting for content... Still waiting for content... ERROR: %EBADSONG% No content found. Looping construct \"Soulmates never die\" suspected.
Originally Posted by OlSpazzy: Thanks for adding this one RP! Hope everyone enjoys it :D
Pretty good, thanks.
Thanks for adding this one RP! Hope everyone enjoys it :D