Placebo - Wouldn't It Be Good Lyrics




I got it bad
You don't know how bad I got it
You got it easy
You don't know when you got it good
It's getting harder
Just keeping life and soul together
I'm sick of fighting
Even though I know I should
The cold is biting
Through each and every nerve and fibre
My broken spirit is frozen to the core
Don't wanna be here no more

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was for just one day
And wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away

You must be joking
You don't know a thing about it
You've got no problem
I'd stay right there if it were you
I got it harder
You couldn't dream how hard it got it
Stay out of my shoes
F you know what's good for you
The heat is stifling
Burning me up from the inside
The sweat is dripping from each and every pore
Don't wanna be here no more
Don't wanna be here no more

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was just for one day
And wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away
Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
The grass is always greener over there
And wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care
Without a care
Without a care
Without a care
Without a care





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  1. Marshallbluesrock

    I got it bad
    You don't know how bad I got it
    You got it easy
    You don't know when you got it good
    It's getting harder
    Just keeping life and soul together
    I'm sick of fighting
    Even though I know I should
    The cold is biting
    Through each and every nerve and fibre
    My broken spirit is frozen to the core
    Don't wanna be here no more

    Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
    Even if it was for just one day
    And wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away

    You must be joking
    You don't know a thing about it
    You've got no problem
    I'd stay right there if it were you
    I got it harder
    You couldn't dream how hard it got it
    Stay out of my shoes
    F you know what's good for you
    The heat is stifling
    Burning me up from the inside
    The sweat is dripping from each and every pore
    Don't wanna be here no more
    Don't wanna be here no more

    Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
    Even if it was just for one day
    And wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away
    Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
    The grass is always greener over there
    And wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care
    Without a care
    Without a care
    Without a care
    Without a care

    dustystarsoul

    Yesssss I love it when people go to the time to type out lyrics :) <3

  2. Wendy F

    Butchered.

  3. theWARMJET

    quite nice, the Boney M cover seems better, anyway, funny

  4. Nicole Linkin Park

    this cover is the top

  5. Amy Mac

    Very good... No, great!!!!!

  6. Soldier X

    I don't care which one's better. They're both great in their own way.

  7. Autito en La Mano

    yeah! cover Nick Kershaw

  8. Teresa Trejo

    Amo a Placebo!!!

  9. Buli0n

    Original is better

  10. Véronique Dupuy

    Magnifique j adore Véronique 😍😍😍😍😍

  11. Véronique Dupuy

    Sublime j adore Véronique 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  12. Katie-Anne Kernan

    I love this version and Nik Kershaw's but the heavier sound is much much better...i love Placebo

  13. Kazumo Senji

    What is this shit?

  14. Sarah Black

    Even though I know I should. X

  15. Paty Calvillo Rodríguez

    Version dark....... love it🎼🎵🎶👏😘

  16. jose rosa

    Fantástic! I Love Both.

  17. David Troen-Krasnow

    perfect cover...and i loved the original

  18. Anibal Bairos

    Wouldn't It Be Good...if he just didnt make this cover.

    TheMediaDirectory

    Anibal Bairos NO!

    Post blue

    Anibal Bairos wouldn't it be good... if you just didn't write stupid comments.

  19. Hayden Wittig

    Ruined a classic like all the rest wrong tempo wrong instrumentation. Not from the 80s cant you tell gee its irritating. Nik must be shaking his head.

    Tomas Contreras

    Hayden Wittig what the fuck...do you not know what a cover? of course its not gonna stay true to the original.

    Post blue

    Hayden Wittig go and listen to the original. Placebo don't want to be better. It is just a fucking tribute and thanks to them the new generations can know to that Nick.

  20. Swen Drinco

    If somebody can do the cover... PLACEBO is the band!
    Very great guys!

  21. rjeso

    this is, like, the perfect tune for a Placebo cover

    xtph

    Brian makes it perfect, indeed

  22. prawn

    savage beat

  23. Aled Long

    Heard this on radio Gdansk today, great cover :)

    Patryk Drgas

    Try Muzo.fm ;)

  24. Melinda Stubleva

    I love this cover!!!! :D thank you Placebo!!!

  25. Ella Attrill

    Don't wish yourself away because it gets so much better xxxxxx

  26. gynita molko

    no se si me gusta lo suficiente... lo importante es q no dejen de tener su estilo

    Teresa Rus

    Ains...tú crees que siguen teniendo su estilo? estoy bastante descepcionada con el último disco, y el último single.
    Era mi grupo favorito.

  27. JÄGERMEISTER. XD

    i´ve tried to wish myself away. IMPOSSIBLE.

    xtph

    wouldnt' it be good, though?

    David Thomas

    xtph you must be joking, you don't know a thing about it

    xtph

    stay out of my shoes,  if you know what's good for you (??)

  28. Ricardo provisano

    Ótima banda.

  29. Jem Jem

    I love this version, i think it brings out the darkness of the lyrics more.

  30. pegster6

    I like Placebo, but they can't touch Kershaw's versions, any of them.

    Eva De Molay

    +pegster6 Why not? I think it's a good rock version

    GardenOfXavius

    +pegster6 I think Kershaw's version is super crap, but thats my opinion anyway.

    timbsp

    +pegster6 A cover is an homage. It's a band showing their appreciation and respect for another artist.

    koz.

    the pretty in pink versions pretty good

    Altrade Cull

    I love Placebo but this is awful.

  31. Leanne Cook

    Totally agree with Maryjoe. What a treasure to find! Love it

  32. egocyclic

    as far as covers of this song go, Soulwax does a nice stripped down but still electric version.

  33. Daniel de Marins

    Nik Kershaw >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Placebo

  34. Garth H

    This is not the real thing. This is definitely a placebo.

  35. A_Neck_Beard_Kurt _Russell

    I think of this song while im at my job, working as a cleaner in an office, cleaning up for all these guys working in offices with nice sports cars :P

    Least it's money in the bank though

  36. Aleksandra Bielicka

    I think it's good, that young bands are reaching for classics, but still - original song by Nik Kershaw is much better. 

  37. Johann Kruger

    I love this...better than original

    Garth H

    No it isn't. This is an abomination.

    Fin Stevens

    How is it better? It is just a note for note copy. Pointless cover.

    Johann Kruger

    Brains voice makes it better... so much emotion in his voice

    Electricshrock

    @Johann Kruger I guess dodgy pitch is what passes for emotion with you. The production and arrangement of this version is vastly inferior.

    J T

    +Johann Kruger Brian.

  38. Tyrant Gamer

    him and satan talking

  39. Petar Baban

    wouldn't it be good to pee in your shoes

    burned oils

    lol i thumbed this down, d0mb joke he he

    Curtis Vertigo

    @burned oils Your comment is dumb, stupid prick

  40. mrswaxlrose

    That's always a question of taste. I just thought to myself that I don't like the song itself but Brian's voice makes it HOT. I personally love his voice, it's unique.

  41. Jo Li

    I was totally with this cover... until the lead singer started actually singing. It's still a good cover. But dang, the singer's voice is just... not good. He sounds kind of whiny. Nik Kershaw sung this song without sounding quite so whiny. Heh...

  42. Hanna .B

    I hate being a teenager

    Paweł Ługowski

    Hanna .B Hanna Baker 3 years ago? :D

  43. michael collins

    quality utv sotc

  44. Simon Robeyns

    all their covers are great idd and they choose the good songs too
    but this isn't better than the original

  45. Aragorn Strider

    Nik Kershaw's song was great. Stay out of this version, if you know what's good for you

  46. johant23

    this is better than nick kershaws original.. a bit more raw

  47. Jana Janse

    Fuck my life. They are Gods. They can cover ANY kind of song and it's always THIS perfect...can't believe it....

  48. Amy Booth

    Placebo should cover Depeche Mode's Enjoy The Silence :P

    〰Lady Heathen〰

    Amy Booth no way, it’s perfect

    dustystarsoul

    Yes Im going to mention it to Brian via Instagram .

  49. Maciej Kopycki

    but really great

  50. LordShake33

    This is not even their best cover. Check our their cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" or The Pixies' "Where is My Mind?"

  51. deperez00

    There was a live version of this Placebo cover before.. i had it in my favorites and now i can't find it

  52. Angel1617

    Epic cover of frankly brilliant song (I was 13 when it was released by Nik Kershaw...those were the days...I miss the 80s etc...)...this is just amazing.

  53. als92380

    I'm not a big fan of the original. This cover is infinitely BETTER! I may need to check out some of Placebo's other music. Covers aren't good usually but this one's worth a listen!

  54. celeste pM

    hermoso cover !

  55. Sharron Hather

    Love the Nik Kershaw original, but this is pretty awesome too! And I think Placebo obviously liked the original!

  56. 19Zaku92

    not even close to original

  57. DJJJ1138

    i dont understand the lyrics in "meds" as strange, they are just so special that less people can understand them :)

    placebo was the first band i liked and is the bad i love the most and it will ever be <3
    no joke i grew up with their music and i identify can identify myself with their lyrics and their personalitys, sometime they were the only thing that kept my alive and i will allways love them. brian you're part of my life and i thank your for existing although you dont know me.i just thank U

  58. Filipe Vilar

    I prefer the original version from Nik Kershaw, but this is good too.

  59. RT Entertainment Productions

    Wer ist wegen Hijuga hier? ^^

  60. 182chen

    People, if you don't like what others think about something that you like, it doesn't necessarily mean they stuck things in their ears...or in their v*gi*a, for change..please...

  61. 182chen

    At least I have them in my ears... =]

  62. 182chen

    sorry...I don't have any..sand- I mean, but I would like to put it out from both of yours..(not sand, the other thing..things)

  63. BrickPsychosis

    put the sand out of your vagina!

  64. curtsher11

    This is some good stuff. Placebo always brings me back to a time when I was 18. :)

  65. SerphCielo

    It is actually still a dark song because it comprises subjects as suicide thoughts, dissatisfaction, unfairness etc. BUT the sound doesn't express that :-)

  66. Chris All

    You! Are! So! F*CKN! Right!

  67. 182chen

    My God this cover sucks- it sounds as if a zombie sings it...

  68. Booker DeWitt

    I think those dark songs are what sorta make placebo what they are I was little disapointed from battle for the sun in that respect

  69. Maja Martynowska

    0:38 replay from moment when he starts to sing :3

  70. uncertainfade

    Loved it in the 80s when I was a little girl. Love placebo since a woman become of this girl. Never heard that version!! Flipping around ... Geil, einfach geil. ;-)

  71. Matthew Cook

    Love this. More upbeat, less surreal - it's as covers should be: Different, whilst still nevertheless retaining the essence and quality of the original. Placebo rawk.

  72. lambyUK2007

    Only just found this cover today. I have to admit, it's an excellent cover. I'm not really a placebo fan, but every cover they attempt comes out superb.

  73. Sandy Bourdais

    I've just listened to Nik Kershaw today for the first time in around 25 years. I forgot how superb he is and recommended my daughter listen to him. Decided to find out what he was up to and it led me to this cover. I have to say, while not too far from the original, I am really impressed. I would love to see more updated covers of his songs, my favourite being the beautiful 'Human Racing'.

  74. Elena Margioli

    To tell you the truth, when Brian Molko decides to sing a song, the original version of it is already done with for me. No matter if it ends up better or worse, his voice does this thing to me. No offence to the original song or anything, I still think it's a very nice song... ^ ^

  75. Gabriel Fernandez

    Not so Bad but the Original it's Better

  76. david gualberto

    pLACEBO... A REPLACEMENT OF THE REAL THING...hoping to fool they are the original.

  77. 93DaniBrooke

    Okay, I'm listening to this cover just now, and the lyrics just relate to my life at this very moment.

  78. cecedizuite TV

    next time ... " don't you want me " cover please ^^

  79. butthefollowing

    This is like playing the original LP at 45rpm... terrible...

  80. KidzioCha

    love Brian's voice.. *___*

  81. ellzedd41

    Love this song and the cover is just awesome.

  82. Gemini Lavender Town

    aaa so nice. placebo is my fav band,

  83. countessofdade

    Ha ha he's too forking well true (yet slightly more miserable) to the original than some covers i know these days...... Nik should be blessed and as a fan of both - hmmmmm bloody well good work chaps!
    # It worked for me too :) Brian and Nik an interesting fusion :)

  84. Astaroth72

    Grats to Placebo, for this cover. The original is masterpiece

  85. Strifyism

    I love this sonjg.

  86. DenVaagheid

    @IcedRipper Indeed!

  87. Iced Ripper

    Never heard this version til now, not bad, fairly true to the original.Nik Kershaw is a very underrated musician.

  88. Jew Froh

    I really think someone needs to make a medieval play with music from across the span of humanity. I'm sure someone has thought along appearingly similar lines before... they probably called it a classical masterpiece reacreated from a contemporary perspective.Well I say fuck all that shit, this isn't meant to be a modern-day cinderella.This is a full-out medieval play; up until the king passes through the countryside with his entourage of knights and the peasants break out singing this song! :'D

  89. 97shaun204

    the nik kershaw version is better

  90. DeSpace Man

    It's a different way of singing it but it does eventually grows on you after hearing it a several times.... not bad not bad at all... I guess 5 people don't like change.

  91. Benedetta Verdolini

    Always great. love them

  92. Roselyn Stevens

    I like it more than the original<333

  93. bigrig82

    One person thinks this might not be so good..lmao!

  94. madameVolanges

    this song makes me fly