Thursday, December 6, 2007

I would love to have a conversation with Brandon Flowers on what this song means. I can't seem to stop listening to it. The first time I heard the new album, I popped in the disc, put it on song #1 and this is what I heard. I was skeptical at first, but now I can't stop being totally fascinated with the lyrics and the song in general.

If you haven't checked it out yet, Sawdust is one more fantastic album care of The Killers.

Does anyone feel like taking a guess on what this song is all about?





Time it tells living in my home town,
Wedding bells they begin easy
Live it down, baby don't talk that much,
Baby knows, but baby don't tease me.
In the park we could go walking,
Drown in the dark or we could go sailing
On the sea

Always here, always on time
Close call, was it love or was it just easy
Money talks when people need shoes and socks,
Steady boys, I'm thinking she needs me

I was just sipping on something sweet
I don't need political process

I got this feeling that they're gonna break down the door
I got this feeling they they're gonna come back for more
See I was thinking that I lost my mind
But it's been getting to me all this time
And it don't stop dragging me down

Silently reflection turns my world to stone
Patiently correction leaves us all alone
And sometimes I'm a travel man
But tonight this engine's failing

I still hear the children playing

Kick the can, kick the can, skip and blackjack
Steal a car and ring a round-rosey,
Rock and roll, candyland, boogeyman,
Run away and give me your sneakers

Acid rain, when Abel looked up at Cain
We began the weeping and wailing
A hurried high from pestilence, pills and pride,
It's a shame, we could of gone sailing
But heaven knows,
Heaven knows everything
Tranquilize

I got this feeling that they're gonna break down the door
I got this feeling they they're gonna come back for more
See I was thinking that I lost my mind
But it's been getting to me all this time
And it don't stop dragging me down

Silently reflection turns my world to stone
Patiently correction leaves us all alone
And sometimes I'm travel man
But tonight this engine's failing

I still hear the children playing
Dead beat dancers come to us and stay

Cause I don't care where you've been
And I don't care what you've seen
We're the ones who still believe
And we're looking for a page
In that lifeless book of hope
Where a dream might help you cope
With the Bushes and the bombs
A-re, Tranquilized.

6 comments:

Tony said...

I think it's about a magical fairy land where all the people look like fuzzy little lambs and everyone learns a valuable lesson every 15 minutes.

Or maybe I'm just watching to much PBS KIDS.

Please let me know if you really do go meet Nancy Makin. I am super curious to know if she is genuinely a nice person.

Isn't it sad that I my first instinct is to assume someone is phony if they are famous.

Damn you mass media!!!

ElleTeeJay said...

Okay...now I'm going to be all serious after Tony's funny answer.

To me, the song is all about the loss of innocence and how much it sucks to be forced to deal with all the pressures of adulthood and all the (what was the phrase used in this blog within the last week?) "f-d up sh*t" in the world.

Either that or the fuzzy lambs...I'm not sure.

By the way, Em, I'm sort of generally feisty...been that way for a long time. And, I love a good soapbox.

The feistiness is a blessing and a curse. That's why Tony's such a saint...he married me in spite of it!

apt said...

Yay Lou Reed.
I think this is a lyrical way of suggesting "Hell in a Handbasket."

Beth said...

I used to think that I liked the Killers - I had only heard their singles on the radio and they were sweet - but then XN bought their second album, Sam's Town, and I hate it, and now when I hear their lead singer's terribly-odd voice I tend to change the radio station. XN finds it disappointing.

This has no real point in relevance to your post, but I felt like commenting anyway. :-)

apt said...

I'm going to continue on Beth's path, sorry Em.
The Killers have that "sclish" sound going on in the background in too many of their songs for me to feel comfortable with them.

Amanda said...

I don't really like this song that much, the lyrics aren't bad... I love how they write lyrics, LOVE Mr.Brightside! I think this song is about loss of innecense also, kids are growing up faster and faster, way before they should ever have to.