History Music / TheKillers

21st Apr '17 2:57:06 PM portaljumper339
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* WordSaladTitle: Word Salad ''Chorus'' actually; without reading pretty deep into it, the chorus to "Mr. Brightside" can read like nonsense. Some fans have gone so far as to call the song the [[Music/LedZepplin "Stairway To Heaven"]] of the 21st century for its incomprehensibility.

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* WordSaladTitle: Word Salad ''Chorus'' actually; without reading pretty deep into it, the chorus to "Mr. Brightside" can read like nonsense. Some fans have gone so far as to call the song the [[Music/LedZepplin [[Music/LedZeppelin "Stairway To Heaven"]] of the 21st century for its incomprehensibility.
21st Apr '17 2:56:44 PM portaljumper339
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* WordSaladTitle: Word Salad ''Chorus'' actually; without reading pretty deep into it, the chorus to "Mr. Brightside" can read like nonsense. Some fans have gone so far as to call the song the [[Music/LedZepplin "Stairway To Heaven"]] of the 21st century for its incomprehensibility.
11th Mar '17 6:18:12 PM LooneyCartoons
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Mostly a 3-4, though they are capable of everything from 1 to 6.
10th Jan '17 5:39:21 PM livestockgeorge
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* [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Trans]]: The most common interpretation of "Somebody Told Me" seems to be that the girl is dating a transgender man who dated the singer pre-transition. The song is ambiguous, to say the least...
-->''"Somebody told me that you had a boyfriend''
-->''Who looks like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year."''
30th Dec '16 11:24:32 AM Exxolon
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->''Jealousy, turning saints into the sea,\\
Swimming through sick lullabies,\\
Choking on your alibis,\\
But itís just the price I pay,\\
Destiny is calling me,\\
Open up my eager eyes,\\
Cause Iím Mr. Brightside.''
-->"Mr. Brightside"
11th Jun '16 8:06:49 PM portaljumper339
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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: One reading of "Mr. Brightside" could be a case of this, as the lyrics imply that the singer is being cheated on by their significant other but is either too disinterested to care or has such low self-esteem that they let them go so they can be happy, even at the singer's expense. Given that it was written after the lead singer had gone through a bad breakup due to being cheated on, this is probably the intended reading.
31st Dec '15 9:10:27 AM lakingsif
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* OdeToYouth: "Miss Atomic Bomb", "When You Were Young", "Shot at the Night", "A Dustland Fairytale".
9th Sep '15 9:10:52 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* LyricalDissonance: Quite a few of their songs feature upbeat, engaging melody lines combined with lyrics that range from downbeat and somewhat depressing (e.g "Runaways") to NightmareFuel (e.g the "Murder Trilogy").
7th Aug '15 3:25:07 AM StrangeBro
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* BookEnds: ''Sam's Town'' begins with "Enterlude" and ends with "Exitlude." The latter is a reprise of the former with an added verse at the start.
14th Jul '15 4:49:25 PM benefluence
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* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: "Mr. Brightside".

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* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: "Mr. Brightside".Brightside", although the rhythm and the fact that it (slant) rhymes with the following line obscure it a bit.



-->And my stomach is sick

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-->And my stomach is sick''sick''



-->But she's touching his chest now

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-->But she's touching his chest now''chest'' now
-->She takes off her dress now
--> Let me go...
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