"Pierrot the Clown" is a song of Placebo's fifth studio album Meds. It has a slow, mellow feeling in the song which fits its lyrical context of a character in a sombre mood. In the chorus the song compares the character to Pierrot the Clown. Its orchestration is expansive, featuring a string section, glockenspiel and acoustic guitar, among others.
Pierrot is a stock character of mime and Commedia dell'Arte, a French…
Leave me dreaming on the bed
See you right back here tomorrow for the next round
Keep this scene inside your head
As the bruises turn to yellow