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Placebo - Black-Eyed.jpg
Single by Placebo
from the album Black Market Music
Released8 October 2001
GenreAlternative rock
Songwriter(s)Steve Hewitt, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal
Placebo singles chronology
"Special K"
"The Bitter End"

"Black-Eyed" is a song by English alternative rock band Placebo. It was released as a single from their third studio album, 2000's Black Market Music. The song tells the story of a character with a troubled childhood, bitterly affecting their development: "I'm forever black-eyed/A product of a broken home".

The official music video includes scenes from the 2001 German film Engel & Joe.[citation needed]

Reviews of the song ranged between it being called "clumsy posturing"[1] and applauded that as "things start getting mellower and darker [...] One of the nicest [is] Black-Eyed, which sees the electronics politely let the guitars have a go between wailed choruses. In fact, alongside current single Slave To The Wage, this is possibly a favourite moment on the album."[2]

Live performance history[edit]

The song was played throughout the Black Market Music and Sleeping With Ghosts tours. It has made intermittent appearances on the Meds and Battle for the Sun tours, at shows in the earlier legs of said tours. The song was also being performed as part of the band's 2012 tour.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black-Eyed"
  2. "Pure Morning (MBV Remix)"
  3. "Black-Eyed (Le Vibrator Remix)"

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Placebo Once More With Feeling (The Singles) Review". BBC. 2003. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Placebo - Black Market Music". Drowned in Sound. 9 October 2000. Retrieved 4 July 2016.