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The Killers
The Killers


Background information
Origin Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Post-punk Revival
Indie Rock
Years active 2002—present
Label(s) Island Records
Vertigo Records
Website Website
Members
Brandon Flowers
Dave Keuning
Mark Stoermer
Ronnie Vannucci Jr.



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The Killers Album


Sam's Town (10/03/2006)
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All The Pretty Faces (bonus track)
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Daddy's Eyes (bonus track)
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When You Were Young (bonus track)
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Nobody ever had a dream round here,

but I don't really mind and it's starting to get to me

Nobody ever pulled the seams round here,

but I don't really mind and it's starting to get to me



I've got this energy beneath my feet

like something underground's gonna come up and carry me,

I've got this sentimental heart that beats

and I don't really mind and it's starting to get to me



Now.."Why do you waste my time?"

Is the answer to the question on your mind

And I'm sick of all my judges

so so scared of what they'll find

But I know that I can make it

As long as somebody takes me home,

every now and then...



Oh, have you ever seen the lights?

Have you ever seen the lights?



I took the shuttle on a shockwave ride

Where people on the pen pull a tregger for accolades

I took a bullet and I look inside

It's running through my veins

An American masquerade



I still remember from my Ditzy's wake

I've never really known anyone to die before

Red white and blue upon a birthday cake,

And my brother, he was born on the fourth of the July...and that's all



"So why do you waste my time?"

Is the answer to the question on your mind

And I'm sick of all my judges

so scared of letting me shine

But I know that I can make it,

as long as somebody takes me home...



(every now and then) [x2]



You know I see London,

I see Sam's Town

Pulls my hand and let's my hair down

Rolls the world right off my shoulder

I see London,

I see Sam's Town now

. . .


We Hope You Enjoy Your Stay...
It's Good To Have You With Us, Even If It's Just For The Day...

We Hope You Enjoy Your Stay...
Outside The Sun Is Shining, It Seems Like Heaven Aint Far Away...

It's Good To Have You With Us, Even If It's Just For The Day...

. . .



You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now ... here he comes!

He doesn't look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young

Can we climb this mountain
I don't know
Higher now than ever before
I know we can make it if we take it slow
Let's take it easy
Easy now, watch it go

We're burning down the highway skyline
On the back of a hurricane that started turning
When you were young
When you were young

And sometimes you close your eyes
and see the place where you used to live
When you were young

They say the devil's water, it ain't so sweet
You don't have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now here he comes

He doesn't look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young
(He talks like a gentlemen, like you imagined when)
When you were young

I said he doesn't look a thing like Jesus
He doesn't look a thing like Jesus
But more than you'll ever know

. . .


When I offer you survival,
You say it's hard enough to live,
It's not so bad, it's not so bad
How do you know that you're right?

I awoke on the roadside,
In the land of the free ride,
And I can't pull it any longer
The sun is beating down my neck

So I ran with the devil
Left the trail of exuses
Like a stone on the water,
The elements decide my fate
Watch it go...bling

When I offer you survival,
You say it's hard enough to live,
Don't tell me that it's over,
Stand up poor and tired
But more than this

How do you know that you're right?
If you're not nervous anymore,
It's not so bad, it's not so bad

I feel my vision slipping in and out of focus,
I'm pushing on for that horizon,
I'm pushing on,
Now I got the blowing wind against my face

So you're sling rocks at the red tide,
Am I wrong or am I right?
I hit the bottom with "HUH"
Quite strange
I get my glory in the desert rain,
Watch it go...bling

When I offer you survival,
You say it's hard enough to live,
I'll tell you when it's over,
Shut up poor and tired
But more than this

How do you know that you're right?
If you're not nervous anymore,
It's not so bad, it's not so bad...

Higher and higher,
We're gonna take it,
Down to the wire,
We're gonna make it,
Out of the fire,
Higher and higher. (x2)

Higher and higher,
We're gonna take it,
Down to the wire,
We're gonna make it out,
Whoa-oh-oh Higher and higher...

It ain't hard to hope,
When it shines like gold,
You'll remember me

. . .


I pack my case
I check my face
I look a little bit older
I look a little bit colder

With one deep breath
And one big step
I move a little bit closer
I move a little bit closer

For reasons unknown...

I caught my stride
I flew and flied
I know if destiny's kind
I’ve got the rest on my mind

But my heart
It don't beat
It don't beat the way it used to
And my eyes, they don't see you no more
And my lips, they don't kiss
They don't kiss the way they used to
And my eyes don't recognize you no more...

For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown

There was an open chair

We sat down in
The open chair
I said if destiny's kind
I’ve got the rest on my mind

But my heart
It don't beat
It don't beat the way it used to
And my eyes, they don't see you no more
And my lips, they don't kiss
They don't kiss the way they used to
And my eyes don't recognize you at all

For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown

Said my heart it don't beat
It don't beat the way it used to
And my eyes don't recognize
You no more

And my lips they don't kiss
They don't kiss the way they used to
And my eyes don't recognize you
No more

For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown

. . .


On the corner of main street
Just tryin' to keep it in line
You say you wanna move on and
You say I'm falling behind

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

I never really gave up on
Breakin' out of this two-star town
I got the green light
I got a little fight
I'm gonna turn this thing around

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

The good old days, the honest man;
The restless heart, the Promised Land
A subtle kiss that no one sees;
A broken wrist and a big trapeze

Oh well I don't mind, you don't mind
Coz I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you go, can you read my mind?

It’s funny how you just break down
Waitin' on some sign
I pull up to the front of your driveway
With magic soakin' my spine

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

The teenage queen, the loaded gun;
The drop dead dream, the Chosen One
A southern drawl, a world unseen;
A city wall and a trampoline

Oh well I don't mind, you don't mind
Coz I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you go
Tell me what you find when you read my mind

Slippin’ in my faith until I fall
He never returned that call
Woman, open the door, don't let it stay
I wanna breathe that fire again

She said
Oh well I don't mind, you don't mind
Coz I don't shine if you don't shine

Put your back on me
Put your back on me
Put your back on me

The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun
When you read my mind

. . .


When everybody else refrains
My uncle Johnny did cocaine
He's convinced himself right in his brain
That it helps to take away the pain
Hey, Johnny
Hey what you say Johnny

I wanna go out tonight
Come a little closer to the city lights
Levitation aint your only friend
Levitation coming back again
Feel a burning in your body's core
It's a yearning that you cant ignore
Now I wanna go out tonight

S-s-superman and hold on tight
He's convinced himself right in his brain
That it helps to take away the pain
Hey, Johnny
Hey what you say Johnny

My appetite aint got no heart
I said my appetite aint got no heart
Shocking people when you feel that pull
Shock 'em, drop 'em when you know its full

I feel a burning in your body's core
It's a yearning that you cant ignore
I gotta go out tonight
[spoken]Hey Johnny I got faith in you man
I mean it, it's gonna be all right
He's convinced himself right in his brain
That it helps to take away the pain
Hey what you say Johnny

Tell us what's going on
Feel's like everything's wrong
Hey what you say Johnny
If the future is real
Johnny, you've got to heal
Hey what you say Johnny

When everybody else refrains
My uncle Johnny did cocaine

. . .


Come with me

We took a back road
we're gonna look at the stars
we took a back road in my car

Down to the ocean
it's only water and sand
and in the ocean we'll hold hands

but I don't really like you apologetically dressed
in the best put on a heart beat glide
without an answer
the thunder speaks for the sky

and on the cold wet dirt I cry
and on the cold wet dirt I cry

Don't you want to come with me?
Don't you want to feel my bones on your bones?
It's only natural.

A cinematic vision ensued like the holiest dream
and someone called it
an angel whispers my name
but the message relayed is the same
wait 'til tomorrow you'll be fine
but it's gone to the dogs in my mind

I always hear them when the dead of night
comes calling to save me from this fight
but they can never wrong this right

Don't you want to come with me?
Don't you want to feel my bones on your bones?
It's only natural.

Don't you want to swim with me?
Don't you want to feel my skin on your skin?
It's only natural.

(Never had a lover)
I never had a lover
(Never had a soul)
I never had a soul
(Never had a good time)
And I never had a good time
(Never got hope)
I never got gold

Don't you want to come with me?
Don't you want to feel my bones on your bones?
It's only natural.

Don't you want to swim with me?
Don't you want to feel my skin on your skin?
It's only natural.

. . .


Let me wrap myself around you
Let you show me how I see
And when you come back in from nowhere
Do you ever think of me?
Your heart is not able
Let me show you, how much I care
I need those eyes to tide me over
I'll take your picture when I go
Gives me strength and gives me patience
But I'll never let you know
I got nothing on you babe
But I always said I'll try
Let me show you
How much I care
Cuz sometimes it gets hard
Don't you know?

Don't give the ghost up just clench your fist
You should know by now you were on my list
(x3)

Your heart, not able
Your ways, they're not able
Let me show you (x3)
How much I care

When you rock and roll with me
There's nowhere else I'd rather be
When you rock and roll with me
There's nowhere else I'd rather be

. . .


leaves are falling down
on the beautiful ground
I heard a story from the man in red
He said the leaves are falling down
such a beautiful sound so I think you
better go ahead

but you always hold your head up high
cause it's a long,long way down
this town was meant for passing through
but it aint nothing new
now go and show them
that the world stayed round
but it's a long way down

better run for the hills before they burn
listen to the sound of the world
and watch it turn
I just want to show you all I know
incase you ? let you go
or should I just get along with myself

I never did get along with everybody else
Iv'e been trying hard to do what's right
but you know i could stay here all night
and watch the clouds fall from the sky

This river is wild
This river is wild

run for the hills before they burn
listen to the sound of the world
watch it turn
A shack a little
sometimes i'm nervous when i talk
Just shack a little
sometimes i hate the line i walk
I just want to show you what I know
incase you ? let you go

or should I just get along with myself
I never did get along with everybody else
Ive been trying hard to do whats right
but you know I could stay here all night
and watch the clouds fall
from the sky

because this river is wild
god speed you boy
this river is wild

now Adam's taking bombs
and he's stuck on his mom
because that bitch
keeps trying to make him pray

He's with the hippie in the park
coming over the dark
trying to get some of that little girl play

you better run for the hills before they burn
listen to the sound of the world
but watch it turn
I just want to show you what i know
incase ? and let you go

or should I get along with myself
I never did get along with everybody else
Iv'e been trying hard to do whats right
but you know I could stay here all night
and watch the clouds fall from the sky

And pain is hell on me tonight
because this river is wild
god speed your boy
this river is wild
god speed your boy
this river is wild

now the cards are everywhere face in dust
the fairground
I don't think i ever seen so many headlights
but there's something pulling me
the circus and the crew
well their just passing through
making sure the merry still goes round
but it's a long long way down

. . .


There's a plane and i am flying
There's a mountain waiting for me
oh these years have been so trying

I don't know if I can use them
am I strong enough
to be the one
will I live to have some children

Help me get down
I can make it I'll make it down x2

If i only new the answer
I would'nt be bothering you

Help me get down
I can make it help me get downx2

If i only knew the answer
and If all are days are numbered
than why do i keep counting

My sugar sweet
is so atainable
this behaviour so unexplainable
the days just slip and slide
like they always did
Tje trouble is my head
won't let me forget

I took one last good look around
so many unusual sounds
I gotta get my feet on the ground

Help me get down
I can make
Help me get down
I can make it
If I only knew the answer
I wouldnt be bothering you
Help me get down
I can make
Help me get down
I can make it
If I only knew the answer
and if all are days are numbered

If I change my way of living
and If i pave my streets with good times
will the mounain keep on giving

and if all of our days are numbered
then why do i keep counting

. . .


Agressively
We all defend the role we play
Regrettably
Times come to send you on your way

We've seen it all
Bonfires of trust
Flash floods of pain

It doesn't really matter
Don't you worry it'll all work out
No, it doesn't even matter
Don't you worry that ain't what it's all about

We hope you enjoyed your stay
It's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day
We hope you enjoyed your stay
Outside the sun is shining
It seems like heaven ain't far away
It's good to have you with us
...Even if it's just for the day

It's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day
Outside the sun is shining
It seems like Heaven ain't far away

It's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day
Outside the sun is shining
It seems like Heaven ain't far away
It seems like Heaven ain't far away
It seems like Heaven ain't far away

. . .


Take me to the place where the white boys dance
Take me to the place where they run and play
My baby is gone, you might have a chance
Just take me to the place where the white boys dance.

They hug in silence
as the sun sets
on their empty street
Her suspicions, well they’re rising high
And the man who sweeps him off she doesn’t meet
She walks inside and
pours a strong one
to put her mind at ease
It’s the calm before another storm
Her brain shifts from the whiskey to the keys.

Take me to the place where the white boys dance
Take me to the place where they run and play
My baby is gone, you might have a chance
Just take me to the place where the white boys dance.

Her heart is racing
She phones a friend and says
“I’m in an awful place
That fool’s been messing round on me
I’ve seen it in is eyes and on his face"
Hold on a minute, you’re talking crazy
Don’t be that jealous, girl
Just tell Levon you need an hour or two
cause we’re gonna go and change somebody’s world.

Take me to the place where the white boys dance
Take me to the place where they run and play
My baby is gone, you might have a chance
Just take me to the place where the white boys dance.

It’s the calm before another storm
It’s the calm before another storm
Her brain shifts from the whisky to the keys.

Take me to the place where the white boys dance
Take me to the place where they run and play
My baby is gone, you might have a chance
Just take me to the place where the white boys dance.

. . .


Help me out I need it
I don't feel like lovin' you no more
I don't feel like lovin' you no more

Help me out I need it
I don't feel like touchin' her no more
Help me out I need it
I don't feel like fucking her no more

Well how did it happen
I spent two long years in a strange strange land
Well how did it happen
I'd do anything just to be your man

And you're not going anywhere without me
These trials don't prepare the error of
You're not telling anyone about me
And you shake and you plead while I sing my song

I don't feel like I don't feel like
I don't feel like lovin' you
I don't feel like I don't feel like
I don't feel like lovin' you

All the different places
Ringing out like a shotgun in my head
All the pretty faces
Ringing out when I just can't go to bed

Well how did it happen
I spent two long years in a strange strange land
Well how did it happen
I'd do anything just to be your man
I'd do anything just to be your man

You're not going anywhere without me
These trials don't prepare the error of
You're not telling anyone about me
And you shake while you plead while I sing my song

I don't feel like touching you
I don't feel like touching you
I don't feel like touching you
I don't feel like touching you but you can't tell anyone about me

But you're not going anywhere without me
Help me out I need it
You can't tell anyone about me
Help me out I need it

I don't feel like I don't feel like
I don't feel like lovin' you
I don't feel like I don't feel like
I don't feel like lovin' you

. . .


I'll tell you what you wanna know
But boy, you better listen close.
People gonna tell you lies
Don't let it comes as a surprise.
That woman's on my back again.
I know she's got the best intention
And you began to relize
You know, got your daddy's eyes.

And there's something I wanna say:
I love her too.
And all of this has got nothing to do with you.
And I'd like to stay but I can't because I've been fooling around
And I know that you told me cause you never even knew that it was hurting me
When you put it on the other hand.
You're old enough to understand
That glove will bring it all the ride (?)
I didn't say that made it right.

That woman's on my back again.
I know she's got the best intention
And you began to relize
You know, got your daddy's eyes.

And theres something I wanna say:
I love her too.
And all of this has got nothing to do with you.

And I'd like to stay but I can't because I've been fooling around
And I know that you told me cause you never even knew that it was hurting me

And I'd like to stay but I can't because I've been fooling around
And I know that you told me cause you never even knew that it was hurting me

Sometimes we forget time,
And I woke up a little too late tonight
Dreams should last a long time
This is not what I'd call goodbye (?)

And I'd like to stay but I can't because I've been fooling around
And I know that you told me cause you never even knew that it was hurting me

And I'd like to stay but I can't because I've been fooling around
And I know that you told me cause you never even knew that it was hurting me
Me...

I love her too...

. . .



You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now ... here he comes!

He doesn't look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young

Can we climb this mountain
I don't know
Higher now than ever before
I know we can make it if we take it slow
Let's take it easy
Easy now, watch it go

We're burning down the highway skyline
On the back of a hurricane that started turning
When you were young
When you were young

And sometimes you close your eyes
and see the place where you used to live
When you were young

They say the devil's water, it ain't so sweet
You don't have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now here he comes

He doesn't look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young
(He talks like a gentlemen, like you imagined when)
When you were young

I said he doesn't look a thing like Jesus
He doesn't look a thing like Jesus
But more than you'll ever know

. . .


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