Placebo - Trigger Happy Hands Lyrics




The world is run by clowns with trigger happy hands
But the world is filled with people that we don’t understand
So we’re living in a culture made of death and fear
Doesn’t seem the human race will make it through the year

The world is run by lying, drunk, balding, know it alls
But my mother told me pride always come before a fall
Now remember in the day when we were young and green?
We were filled with hope; we were squeaky clean

"The world’s an unforgiving place", we've all heard this before
But we want hospitals and equal rights instead of bloody wars
We want the right to blow our minds, as crazy as it seems
The only place you’re truly free is cosy in your dreams
I said the only place you’re truly free is cosy in your dreams

put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck
Put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck
Put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck
put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck

The world is run by clowns with trigger happy hands
But the world is filled with people that we don’t understand
So we’re living in a culture made of death and fear
Doesn’t seem the human race will make it through the year

Put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck
Put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck
Put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck
Put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck

put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck
put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck
put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck
put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck

[repeated by back ground several times...]





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  1. Lachlan Foley

    an interesting, provocative song. I love it

  2. Lemons are yellow 555

    I had the same nerf guns

  3. e13kid

    Sucks it's not on Apple music.

    Lachlan Foley

    e13kid I think Placebo are making a statement here, and selling it would be a bit silly considering what the song is about, if you know what I mean

  4. Dann Loal

    Que es de esta canción?? No existe en Spotify, iTunes , tidal , en ningún lugar 🤷🏻‍♂️

  5. Dann Loal

    🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👊🏻

  6. violetninja

    2018; still waiving them like I give a fuck.

  7. john denis dunne

    A song close to my heart

  8. Amaus

    This can easily adjust to the daily living we're having in most countries of the world in this days. I came from the future. It's 2018 and we're fucked up

  9. Chris Parker

    Fuck Yeah...

  10. Green Rat

    This is incredible amazing work and message. This is so important government don't give a fuck about us. WE WANT FREEDOM AND PEACE NOT WAR


    AND I GIVE A FUCK

  11. C aphs

    AUSSIE TOURING, youve being missed! #sept2017

  12. Peter M

    "The world is run by lying, drunk, balding, know it alls". Even more so now than when they wrote the song.

  13. liam graham

    After the tragedy that happened on Wednesday the 9th of November 2016, this song is hitting home hard.

  14. Gusstav Perez

    excelentes notas musicales placebo the best

  15. TackyFairy

    Just so relevant at any point in time, moreso now. By theway, why was this NOT released in the UK!?!? I only fond out about the song when i was at Benicassim in 2006 and seen the do you give a fuck tee shirts...didnt have a clue...wish had got one....

  16. Liz Tam

    I wish I could broadcast this loud as fuck through my city and sing along with it. I want everyone to hear this.

  17. timbsp

    I have not found this song anywhere. Can someone direct me to what album I should buy? (it's not battle for the sun...)

    carlosgauche

    +timbsp Battle For The Sun: Redux Edition

    timbsp

    +carlosgauche I looked, but I couldn't find it on iTunes.

  18. Rutuja Sankhe

    Deserves to be one of the Best Placebo Songs but this song is undoubtedly so Underated. :(

    Marlena Amberlyn

    Rutuja Sankhe LEGIT. It’s not even on Spotify 😕

  19. Adriana Tamburini

    This video has 666,000 views 😏

  20. Jozef Bodnár

    sond in bass rhytm

  21. chxvx

    We want hospitals and equal rights instead of fucking wars. Is that too much to ask?

  22. Math & Zacta

    So good :)

  23. Gary Carlyle

    Great track but 99% of the people wont really get the deeper meaning sadly.

    KENNY NEWBERRY

    its pretty straight forward...
     

    decapitated1991

    It literally couldn't be any more literal. God help us if people who get it immediately get labeled "smart".

    Juri Radov

    If it's not about war/capitalism, i assume it's about drugs and if it's not drugs it's about love. if i'm wrong, please feel free to enlighten me

    Brandon Martin-Moore

    Isn't that basically all what most pop songs are about? What you said isn't clever or deep,it's obvious

    Brandon Martin-Moore

    What deeper meaning? Please at least explain instead of being a dick. Or,this could be a brilliant parody of the "you need a high IQ to understand this" culture,in which case I love it

  24. Giannis Gouviotis

    You have something to say... Α, ρε Ελλάδα!!

  25. chxvx

    It is called "repression".

  26. Cecil Honeyman

    What da hell happens at 3:15??

  27. Seedr0

    Winston?

    Oh, you!

    <3

  28. chxvx

    No. Lo que yo entiendo es que la infancia de los niños se está dañando por todas las guerras y violencia en el mundo. El video te hace reflexionar sobre el futuro con esos niños perturbados, no significa precisamente que vayan a ser asesinos.

  29. Takanosenpai

    o.o entonces xD los chamaquito esos con las pistolas de agua son los futuros asesinos de la nacion?

  30. Zamir Sohel

    Great song love this

  31. FramingPaigeJVM

    Brilliant song. Favourite band. Says it all.

  32. Colleen Costin

    kinda like you make such shit comments? Learn to write first sweetheart.

  33. Sleeping With Ghots

    war of coreas..??? put your hands in the air, and wave them like you give a fuck lml

  34. frank fernandez

    ESTA BANDA ES DE LO MEJOR QUE SUENA EN ESTOS TIEMPOS...... GENIAL PLACEBO

  35. juniwilliamsqoqo

    That crowd dnt give a fuck

  36. Jleachy777

    I'll like it again for you. :L

  37. Katherine Stewart

    C'mon! x

  38. Katherine Stewart

    Why can't I like this more than once? Not fair. x

  39. Marcos Camara

    quieeeeeeeeeeero mas volumen

  40. Angel Israel Lopez Gastelum

    .....How?

  41. Katherine Stewart

    Love this song so much.
    Molko, Y'Know? #MolkoFourOh

  42. kesykess

    this video is very strong, it makes me fear the human race...

  43. carissimacanzone

    Solidarietà per Carlo Giuliani....RIP!

  44. Daan van Beek

    I don't like this song, probably the first Placebo-song I don't like

  45. Anna Leather.Jacket

    I HAVE HANDS TO HIGH-FIVE STUPID PEOPLE . SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS -.-

  46. pollomartian

    HAGAGAGAGAHAAHAH YES! :|

  47. Fabio Garbin

    1:23 david gilmour?? XD

  48. pabsensi

    Placebo's debut album came out a week after my birth. Somehow I feel so identified with the band...

  49. YOUNGSTERS JETS

    This song is very grown up,, I like it,,
    thumbs up !!

  50. DavOrt Media

    Now that I can agree with.

  51. DavOrt Media

    Musicians have a responsibility to entertain their audience. Some use that as an opportunity to do what you want, but that doesn't mean it's their responsibility. It your responsibility to not stand for it, and that's a shared responsibility of anyone who gives a fuck. Sent from an angry white man in small town Texas.

  52. Anastasia Sidiropoulou

    are they still doing drugs??

    ELISA PETIT

    Anastasia Sidiropoulou not at that time

  53. Tristan Ks

    Ψηλά η γροθιά και πάμε να τους εξαφανίσουμε τους μπάσταρδους

  54. adam hut

    I have hands in the air, and wave them like give a fuck

  55. Sneasel

    Old Placebo was better.

  56. freenim

    @kwunnkzz Yes, is true. But there are a lot of fans who love both Placebo and Muse. :) Sorry for my english.

  57. Davide Aschieri

    @rosalbina188 How can you say that the police have been tolerant of the black blocs? maybe you could say that the police has not been able to quell the bastards.

  58. D4RKBRU73

    @rosalbina188 dont forget the new drummer ;) Live versions? cmon. PLACEBO is the BEST live perfermor EVER!!! I'd give my soul for being on a soulmates concert, but i never was -.-' I get goosebumpz just by watching it on DVD

  59. rosalbina188

    @AskioXT i guess you're entitled to your opinion, but judging from the live footage i can't help asking myself why so much violence against pacifists and full tolerance for black blocs. and all those police officials got promoted, what a coincidence...

  60. rosalbina188

    @D4RKBRU73 maybe this one feels different because actually brian wrote the lyrics but music is by timo maas. and i suggest that you listen to the live versions too, for example the pukkelpop 2010 one is excellent for me.
    c'mon placebo, give us a great new album, we need it!

  61. D4RKBRU73

    @rosalbina188 yeah ur right. but this song is waaaay beneath bionic ;) Dunno, but this song aint a "whole package (overall quality)" to me. It feels mainstream without soul to me, sorry

    PS: Maybe i have to listen some more times to it to get that feeling ;) I will give it a try, cuz, cmon, its PLACEBO :)

  62. Davide Aschieri

    @rosalbina188 No, I don't think so...

  63. rosalbina188

    @AskioXT weren't our politicians and police officials 'trigger happy hands' at the time?

  64. rosalbina188

    @D4RKBRU73 have u forgotten bionic? just 11 words, but, hey, that song rocks! so i think it's not important how long the choruses are, but the overall quality of the song. and btw this one is not bad, especially live: put your hands in the air - fuck! wave them like u give a fuck - fuck! :-)

  65. Carol

    @molkicebo

    I think you need to adjust your definition of "recent". Listen to anything off the first three LPs or so and tell me honestly that the last couple of records are nearly as good.

  66. KL Malcom

    ooo....hiphop drum beat over the guitar is HOTT!

  67. molkicebo

    @ignoranttwat Really? How did you decide that they are like that these days? They haven't had any live performance and they released no album, no single recently.

  68. Carol

    Placebo are shit these days.

  69. Davide Aschieri

    Why they used the images of G8 in genova? what's the point?

  70. hahhahhahhahahahah!

    fucking hypnotizing sound..

  71. Eletrorockgirl

    Brain's voice is amazing ;)

  72. Freelancerzors

    @Ample17 You are forgetting the fact that He isn't a young stud like he was before. He ages as well :) + Constant touring and stress has MUCH more negative effect on vocal performance then cigarettes. Look on Alesanas Shawn Milke , he has a good voice live , But by the end of the tour , his voice cracks a lot and high notes are difficult for him onstage at times. ANd About sweating... dude , have you been on stage ? It's flaming HOT there as hell from all the lights .

  73. ronstero

    Remember me when every noses start to ble - oh wrong song.


    PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR AND WAVE THEM LIKE YOU GIVE A
    FUCK!!!!! GDKJBSGJSDGBGSAF YEAAAA PLACEBOOO!!!!!!

  74. Ample17

    @Freelancerzors Are you numb ????? His voice was a million times better just a few years ago. I mean i still love Placebo and his voice but just listen to the "soulmates never die" dvd and than listen to the new one "we come in pieces" he has so much problems to get the high notes and hes sweating much much more and i now he was ill that day ;) but all the other versions from festivals and so on sound very similar :O so i think the cigaretts do affect his voice in an pretty negatic way.

  75. Freelancerzors

    @molkicebo Because cigarettes don't affect voice as much people think. + It is raspy if you hear closely :)

  76. molkicebo

    @MandaOwl Of course I know the difference between old times and now as a fan, but his voice is still the most beautiful of all lead-vocalists.

  77. flinck

    @molkicebo Well, his voice has changed a lot, probably thanks to the cigarettes. Not for the worse, but different. Listen to an early song like "Come Home", and then come back here. You'll see what I mean.

  78. Daan van Beek

    they should have made an end at 2:38

  79. faridjabba

    older placebo was beter to me

  80. marilous07

    I said the only place you’re truly free is cosy in your dreams

  81. Daan van Beek

    @FieryWish Makes me thinking of SOAD- Lost in Hollywood : "all you bitches put your hands in the air and wave 'm like yo just don't care."

  82. Voldemar4162

    When Placebo came to Kyiv (Ukraine) year ago - there was the brightest event in my love (including the day when my daughter was born). Sorry for my English

  83. alternativebassist

    @acfdundee then why have muse won a grammy and not placebo? Just sayin'...they're different bands. Better than each other in some ways

  84. alternativebassist

    @molkicebo no...just no. And I'm a massive placebo fan. But they're not like Muse, neither are better or worse

  85. Andrew Evenstar

    @molkicebo placebo destroys muse lol....

  86. kwunnkzz

    I am a Muse fan and I'm starting to 'love' Placebo. But reading you lots' comments I feel like being in the Placebo fandom wouldn't be really nice. Just saying...

  87. Eli Ana

    Placebo ♥♥ Damn they are GOOD!

  88. CrazyS

    Because music can save the world...!

  89. HRHQueenLizard

    @ElectricDolly86 in Brighton :o)

  90. mugwumpful

    One wears glasses and my eyesight is fine! pretend it's the chorus or if you dont like repeats read a book ! or perhaps listen to war of the worlds there's a story set to music no repeats as far as I can remember lol! DUDE!

  91. D4RKBRU73

    @mugwumpful
    Read again, this time with glasses on buddy. Im talkin bout the Refrains gettin longer and longer...
    ...just like the mainstream shit. All songs today got only refrain in it so wheres the rest gone to? I dont like listening 3 - 4 minutes the same phrases again and again. Sorry dude

  92. mugwumpful

    @D4RKBRU73 It's a comment on the world today and violence seems to be mainstream/normal/expected so what your problem?

  93. Gluemonkey

    noooooooooooo!!!! these are fred durst quality lyrics! brian!!! the fuck dude??

  94. D4RKBRU73

    I have the feeling that the refrains in Placebos songs gained on focus since "Battle for the sun". They are getting longer and longer with every song until one song is REFRAIN ONLY??? O.o
    Damn mainstream shit, i miss the good ol 'Soulmates'-times -.-'

  95. HRHQueenLizard

    Brian Molko once bought me a Bacardi Breezer. He's a nice guy, we had a great conversation about life. He is really tiny in the flesh :)

  96. noemi8148

    Huuuum Brian is so BEAUTIFUL and he sing so good!!!!

  97. molkicebo

    How can Brian have such a great voice with so much cigarettes? :D Because he's a god or something like that?