Who Sang Kings of Medicine? Placebo

Placebo Battle for the Sun cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Steve Forrest, William Lloyd, Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal
release date: 2009-6-3
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 4:14
producer: Dimitri Tikovoï and David Bottrill
conductor: Peter Cardinali and Fiona Brice
performer: Placebo
mixer: Alan Moulder
engineer: James Brown
violin: Kufu, Gita Harcourt, Natalia Bonner, Gillon Cameron, Deborah White and Stephen Hussey
viola: Lydia Lowndes-Northcott, Fiona Leggat and Emma Owens
cello: Helen Rathbone, Ian Burdge and Vicky Matthews
mastering: John Davis and Tim Young
trombone: Terry Promane
strings arranger: Fiona Brice
baritone saxophone: Perry White
horn arranger: Peter Cardinali
tenor saxophone & flute: John Johnson
assistant mixer: Darren Lawson
assistant engineer: Kevin Dietz
trumpet & piccolo: Steve McDade
They're picking up pieces of me
While they're picking up pieces of you
In a bag you will be before the day is over
Were you looking for somewhere to be?
Were you looking for someone to do?
Stupid me to believe that I could trust in stupid you

And on the back of my hand
Were directions I could understand
Now that old buzzer Johnnie Walker
Has gone and ruined all our plans
Our best made plans

Don't leave me here to pass for time
Without a map or road sign
Don't leave me here my guiding light
'Cause I, I

Wouldn't know where to begin
I ask the kings of medicine

They're picking up pieces of me
While they're picking up pieces of you
Lying on ice you will be before the day is over
So case and point may be
That you never thought it through
Stupid me to believe I could depend on stupid you

And on the tip of my tongue
Were words that always came out wrong
'Cause they were drowned in Southern Comfort
And left to dry out in the sun
The noon day sun

Don't leave me here to pass for time
Without a map or road sign
Don't leave me here my guiding light
'Cause I, I

Wouldn't know where to begin
I ask the kings of medicine
But it seems they've lost their powers
Now all I'm left with is the hours

Don't leave me here to pass for time
Without a map or road sign
Don't leave me here my guiding light
'Cause I, I

Wouldn't know where to begin
I ask the kings of medicine
But it seems they've lost their powers
Now all I'm left with is the hours

Don't leave me here
Don't leave me here
Oh no

I wouldn't know where to begin



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Kitty Litter
  • 2 Ashtray Heart
  • 3 Battle for the Sun
  • 4 For What It’s Worth
  • 5 Devil in the Details
  • 6 Bright Lights
  • 7 Speak in Tongues
  • 8 The Never‐Ending Why
  • 9 Julien
  • 10 Happy You’re Gone
  • 11 Breathe Underwater
  • 12 Come Undone
  • 13 Kings of Medicine
  • 14 In a Funk

  • Album Information
    label: Solitary Man Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4580102740739
    script: Latin