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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


Sawdust (11/13/2007)
11/13/2007
1.
Tranquilize (new song recorded with Lou Reed)
2.
Shadowplay (Joy Division cover)
3.
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11.
12.
13.
14.
Daddy's Eyes (re-recording)
15.
Sam's Town (Abbey Road version)
16.
Romeo And Juliet (Dire Straits cover)
17.
Mr. Brightside (Jacque Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)
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Change Your Mind (bonus track)
*
Read My Mind (Gabriel & Dresden Remix; bonus track)
. . .


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

. . .


To the centre of the city where all roads meet, waiting for you

To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you

Iwas moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you

In a room without a window in the corner I found truth



In the shadowplay acting out your own death, knowing no more

As the assassins all grouped in four lines, dancing on the floor

And with cold steel, odour on their bodies made a move to connect

I could only stare in disbelief as the crowds all left



I did everything, everything I wanted to

I let them use you for their own ends

To the centre of the city in the night, waiting for you

To the centre of the city in the night, waiting for you

. . .


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

. . .


Shakin' like the Devil when she lets me go
Got a new place and how it's so much better.
Falling over myself, the televisions on,
I turn it off and smile.
Oh, Jennifer, you know I always tried.
Before you say goodbye

Leave the bourbon on the shelf.
And I'll drink it by myself.
And I love you endlessly,
darling don't you see I'm not satisfied
until I hold you tight.
Give me one more chance tonight
and I swear I'll make it right.
But you ain't got time for this
and that wreckin' bell is ringin'
and I'm not satisfied
until I hold you

Jennifer, tell me where I stand
and who's that other boy holdin' your hand?
Oh, Jennifer, you know I've always tried.
Before you say goodbye

Leave the bourbon on the shelf.
And I'll drink it by myself.
And I never liked your hair or those people that you lie with
but I'm not satisfied
until I hold you tight
and I love you endlessly,
darling don't you see I can't be satisfied
until I hold you tight.

Leave the bourbon on the shelf.
And I'll drink it by myself.
And I love you endlessly,
darling don't you see
I'm not satisfied

. . .


Lift me up on my honour
Take me over this spell
Get this weight of my shoulder
I carried it well
loose these shackles of pressure
Shake me out of these chains
Lead me not to temptation
Hold my hand harder
ease my mind
Roll down the smokescreen
and open the sky
let me fly
then I need a release from
these troubles of mine
fix my feet
when they're stumbling
And well you know it hurts sometimes
you know it's going to bleed sometimes
Dig me out from this thorn tree
Help me bury my shame
Keep my eyes from the fire
they can't handle the flame
they've cut out from my brothers
when most of them fail
I carried it well

let me fly
then I need a release from
these troubles of mine
fix my feet
when they're stumbling
I guess you know it hurts sometimes
you know it's going to bleed sometimes
now hold on
I'm not looking for sweet talk
I'm looking for time
time for towering sweet folk
all because it hurts sometimes
you know it's going to bleed sometimes
hold on
you know it's going to hurt sometimes
when you call me
Hold on Hold on Hold on
I'm going to climb that symphony home
And make it mine
And this pleasure is mine
mark my way
see all these pessimistic sufferers
tend to drag me down
so I could use it to shelter
what good I've found

. . .


She's got her halo and wings

Hidden under his eyes

But she's an angel for sure

She just can't stop telling lies

But it's too late for his love

Already caught in a trap

His angel's kiss was a joke

And she is not coming back



Because heaven sends and heaven takes

Crashing cars in his brain

Keep him tied up to a dream

And only she can set him free

And then he says to me



Kill me now, kill me now, kill me now, kill me now

Kill me now, kill me now, kill me now, kill me now



Yeah she's got a criminal mind

He's got a reason to pray

His life is under the gun

He's got to hold every day



Now he just wants to wake up

Yeah, just to prove it's a dream

Cause she's an angel for sure

But that remains to be seen



Because heaven sends and heaven takes

Crashing cars in his brain

Keep him tied up to a dream

And only she can set him free

And then he says to me



Kill me now, kill me now, kill me now, kill me now

Kill me now, kill me now, kill me now, kill me now



Stupid on the streets of London

James Dean in the rain

Without her it's not the same

But it's alright



Because heaven sends and heaven takes

Crashing cars in his brain

Keep him tied up to a dream

And only she can set him free

And then he says to me



Kill me now, kill me now, kill me now, kill me now

Kill me now, kill me now, kill me now, kill me now

. . .


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.

. . .


You have one saved message
to listen to your messages, press one, to ch-
first saved message. message sent yesterday at 10:41 pm.

ha
i gotta tell ya
i'll make it better
but i know there's somethin' i needed to say
when i was out, though
maybe you were better alone
i know i'll make it home

she told me sweet thang
run a labour
in your shoes
touch me til i follow in love
i wanna help her
maybe we were better alone
i wanna show you how

and then we walked out
make it ? now
i said i want it but i never alone
i wanna show you
maybe we were somethin' uncool
i wanna make you sing

uh uh oh
uh uh oh
uh uh oh

. . .


Last time I said I was in control
I had 25 depths and we both know
When you come back now
You'll see my face
I said 25 depths and we both pray

While I move away
Hard times don't come until tomorrow
These eyes don't see
Take your skin off when you listen to me
Move away
Hard times don't come until tomorrow
These eyes and me
Take your skin off when you're talkin' to meeee
Meeee

Oh what a world that we both come in
I said hold it to the rock and let it in
Oh what a whirlwind that we are in
I said hold it to the rock and we're both in

While I move away
Hard times don't come until tomorrow
These eyes don't see
Tear your skin off when you listen to me
Move away
Hard times don't come until tomorrow
These eyes don't see
Take your skin off when you listen to me

Don't worry bout what might have been
Just tell your woman that you're sorry
And you jumped out of your skin
Listen closely to your mother
Don't worry bout what might have been
Tell the jury that you're sorry
And just jump out of your skin
I wanna jump out of my skin
I wanna jump out of my skin
And watch the clouds

Move awaaaaaaay
I'm never gonna live it down
Move away
Move away
Move move move
Move away Move away

Move away
Hard times don't come until tomorrow
These eyes don't see
Take your skin off when you listen to me
Move away
Hard times don't come until tomorrow
Move away
Move away
Move away
Move away

. . .


Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll
Is what I want.
It's in my soul
It's what I need
Indie Rock and Roll
It's time

Two of us
Flipping through a thrift store magazine
She plays the drum on a
Tambourine
Betcha, your bottom dolla' on me
It's Indie Rock and Roll for me

It's Indie Rock and Roll, for me
It's all I need.
It's Indie Rock and Roll, for me

In the clutch, of talking every word
for all the boys
Electric girls with worn down toys
Makin' up, Breakin' up,
What do you care?
Oh what do you care?

I'll take my twist with a shout
A coffee shop with a cause
Man I'll freak you out!
No sex, no drugs, no like no love
When it comes to today

Stay
If you wanna love me stay.
Oh, don't be shy!
Let's cause a scene
Like lovers do,
On silver screens
Let's make it, yeah we'll cause a scene.

It's Indie Rock and Roll, for me.
It's Indie Rock and Roll, for me.
It's all I need.
It's Indie Rock and Roll, for me.

(In the clutch, of talking every word for all the boys)
It's Indie Rock and Roll, for me.
It's all I need.
Makin' up, Breakin' up,
What do you care?
It's Indie Rock and Roll, for me.
(Two of us, flipping through a thrift store magazine)
It's Indie Rock and Roll, for me.
It's all I need.
Makin' up, Breakin' up.
What do you care?
It's Indie Rock and Roll for me

. . .


Who let you go? Who let you go?
Who let you go? Who let you go?
Who let you go? Who let you go?
Who let you go? Who let you go?
I feel it inside, down in my soul
And I just can't hide these things that I know

We could be friends
And I promise that it won't get bad
But hopefully that story ends
But you ain't got nothing I never had
So let's take it slow

Who let you go? Who let you go?
Who let you go? Who let you go?

Someone must have loved you
Not the way that I do...
You're missing what I'm trying to say
Ain't nothing getting in my way

So tell me that's fantastic
And promise me, you'll always sigh
I find it so romantic
When you look into my beautiful eyes
And lose control

Who let you go? Who let you go?
Who let you go? Who let you go?
Who let you go? Who let you go?
Who let you go? Who let you go?

I don't know what it means
But I've been wondering
Who let you go?

And honey, when you walk my way
It makes me wanna say...
Ohhh

Sha-la-la-lo, sha-la-la-lo
Sha-la-la-lo, sha-la-la-lo

. . .



Michael plays with stars
Soul Sister won't you take a ride in his car
Late to call
When you wanted to be all
Baby don't be so shy
Rock children hold your heads up high
In the night while I try
And tell the ballad of Valentine

You got it bad, but you know it's true

I caught up with a friend in Dallas
We took a trip to New Orleans
Those black-eyed ladies
Won't say they're sorry

We finally caught a train to Memphis
Where everybody talks the same
Those blue suede babies
All know my name

And I said hold tight
Can't you see it's hurting me
But I've got the buzz
Like Marlon Brando
Michael Valentine, can't we unite?

We ended up in North Dakota
Although my heart's in Mexico
My ... (?)
All went to Soho

With your new suit, and your black tie
Hold on, you're just a gambling man, all proper like
I broke to the right and I caught your eye
Shut your mouth and wave goodbye
Tonight, I ain't gonna let you rain on this parade

And I said hold tight
Can't you see it's hurting me
But I've got the buzz
Like Marlon Brando
Straight faced with misery tonight

And I will not lie when I say I ain't cold no more
But I've got the buzz
Like Greta Garbo
Walking forwards in the sun
And I've got a cold tale left to write

Well uh oh

. . .


You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair,
Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere?
The shadows on the wall tell me the sun is going down,
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town.

It wasn't me that started that old crazy Asian war,
But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore,
And yes, it's true that I'm not the man I used to be,
Oh Ruby, I still need some company.

It's hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralyzed,
And the wants and needs of a woman your age really I realize,
But it won't be long, I've heard them say, until I'm not around,
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town.

She's leaving now cause I just heard the slamming of the door,
The way I know I heard its slams one hundred times before,
And if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground,
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town.

Oh Ruby, for God's sake, turn around

. . .


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...

. . .


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

. . .


A love struck Romeo, sings in the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low, with a love song that he made
Finds a street light, steps out of the shade
'n' says something like, "You and me babe, how about it?"

Juliet says, "Hey it's Romeo, you nearly gave me a heart attack"
He's underneath the window, she's singing, 'Hey la, my boyfriend's back
You shouldn't come around here, singing up at people like that'
Anyway, what you gonna do about it?

Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start,
And I bet, then you exploded in my heart,
And I forget, I forget, the movie song
When you gonna realize, it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

Come up on different streets, they both were streets of shame,
Both dirty, both mean, yes, and the dream was just the same,
And I dreamed your dream for you, and now your dream is real
How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?

When you can fall for chains of silver, you can fall for chains of gold
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold
You promised me everything, you promised me thick and thin, yeah
Now you just say, "Oh Romeo, yeah, you know I used to have a scene with him"

Juliet, when we made love you used to cry
You said "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you till I die"
There's a place for us, you know the movie song
When you gonna realize, it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

I can't do the talks, like they talk on the TV
And I can't do a love song, like the way it's meant to be
I can't do everything, but I'll do anything for you
I can't do anything 'cept be in love with you

And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be
All I do is keep the beat, 'n bad company
And all I do is kiss you, through the bars of a rhyme
Juliet, I'd do the stars with you, anytime

Ah Juliet, when we made love you used to cry
You said I love you like the stars above, I'll love you till I die
There's a place for us, you know the movie song
When you gonna realize, it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

And a love struck Romeo, sings a streets a serenade,
Laying everybody low, with a love song that he made
Finds a convenient street light, steps out of the shade
'n' says something like, "You and me babe, how about it?"
"You and me babe, how about it?"

. . .



Coming out of my cage
And I've been doing just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this?
It was only a kiss
It was only a kiss

Now I'm falling asleep
And she's calling a cab
While he's having a smoke
And she's taking the drag

Now they're going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his chest now

He takes off her dress now
Let me go
And I just can't look
It's killing me
And taking control

Jealousy
Turning saints into the sea
Turning through sick lullaby
Joking on your alibi
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
I'm Mr. Brightside


. . .



Racey days
Help me through the hopeless haze
But my oh my
Tragic eyes
I can't even recognise myself behind
So if the answer is no
Can I change your mind

Out again, a siren screams at half past ten
And you won't let go
While I ignore, that we both felt like this
Before it starts to show
So if I had a chance
Would you let me know

Why aren't you shaking
Step back in time
Graciously taking
Oh your too kind

And if the answer is no
Can I change your mind

We're all the same
And love is blind
The sun is gone
Before it shines

And I said if the answer is no

. . .


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

. . .


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