The Killers (band)

American rock band

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas in 2001. The current, official lineup of the band (as of 2023) consists of Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass), Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. both joined the band in 2002.

The Killers at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

Song lyrics edit

Hot Fuss (2004) edit

Label: Lizard King/Mercury/Vertigo, 2004, produced by The Killers, Jeff Saltzman
  • We took a walk tonight, but it wasn't the same.
    We had a fight on the promenade out in the rain.
    She said she loved me, but she had somewhere to go.
    She couldn't scream while i held her close, I swore i'd never, let her go.
  • 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.
  • Jealousy, turning saints into the sea,
    Swimming through sick lullabies, choking on your alibi.
    But it's just the price I pay, destiny is calling me.
    Open up my eager eyes, 'cause I'm Mr. Brightside.
    • "Mr. Brightside"
  • Save some face, you know you've only got one.
    Change your ways while you're young.
    Boy, one day you'll be a man,
    Oh, girl, he'll help you understand.

    Smile like you mean it.
    Smile like you mean it.

  • Breaking my back just to know your name,
    Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game.
    I'm breaking my back just to know your name.
    But heaven ain't close in a place like this,
    Anything goes but don't blink, you might miss.
    'Cause heaven ain't close in a place like this,
    I said, oh, heaven ain't close in a place like this.
    Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight (Ooh-ooh),
    Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight.

    Well, somebody told me you had a boyfriend
    Who looked like a girlfriend
    That I had in February of last year.
    It's not confidential, I've got potential.

Sam's Town (2006) edit

Label: Island, Vertigo, 2006, produced by The Killers, Flood, Alan Moulder
  • 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 what they'll find.
    But I know that I can make it
    As long as somebody takes me home
    Every now and then.
    • "Sam's Town", written by Brandon Flowers
  • We hope you enjoy your stay
    Outside the sun is shining
    It seems like heaven ain't far away.
    • "Enterlude", written by Brandon Flowers
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There was an open chair.
    We sat down in the open chair.
    I said if destiny’s kind, I’ve got the rest of 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.

    • "For Reasons Unknown"
  • 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 if you don't mind
    'Cause I don't shine if you don't shine.
    Before you go, can you read my mind?
  • Or should I just get along with myself?
    I never did get along with everybody else.
    I've 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", written by Flowers and Stoermer

Sawdust (2007) edit

Label: Island, Vertigo, 2007, produced by The Killers, Flood, Alan Moulder, Stuart Price, Jeff Saltzman
  • 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.

Day & Age (2008) edit

Label: Island, Vertigo, 2008, produced by The Killers, Stuart Price
  • Are we human?
    Or are we dancer?
    My sign is vital,
    My hands are cold,
    And I'm on my knees
    Looking for the answer.
    Are we human?
    Or are we dancer?
  • The storm maker says, "It ain't so bad."
    The dream maker's gonna make you mad.
    The spaceman says, "Everybody look down,
    It's all in your mind."

Battle Born (2012) edit

  • Blonde hair blowing in the summer wind,
    A blue-eyed girl playing in the sand.
    I'd been on her trail for a little while,
    But that was the night that she broke down and held my hand.
    A teenage rush.
    She said, "Ain't we all just runaways? We got time."

    But that ain't much.
    We can't wait till tomorrow.
    You got to know that this is real, baby, why you want to fight it?
    It's the one thing you can choose, oh!

  • Spent the summer just layin' out in the sun.
    Time seems to move so slowly, when you're taking it as it comes.
    Maybe we were just too young.
    Your body was tan and your hair was long.
    You shot me a smile and my cares were gone
    Fallin' in love filled my soul with fright
    You said, "Come on, babe, it'll be alright."
    I must've been a fool to the bitter end,
    Now I hold on to hope that I'll have you back again.
  • Racing shadows through the moonlight
    Through the desert on a hot night.
    For a second there we won,
    We were innocent and young.

Wonderful Wonderful (2017) edit

  • Motherless child dost thou believe
    That thine afflictions have caused us to grieve?
    Motherless child angels have closed
    Their eyes, thou wast thrown away and exposed.
  • I know the score like the back of my hand.
    Them other boys, I don't give a damn.
    They kiss on the ring, I carry the crown.
    Nothing can break, nothing can break me down.
    Don't need no advice, I got a plan.
    I know the direction, the lay of the land,
    I know the score like the back of my hand.
    Them other boys, I don't give a damn.
  • Don't give up on me
    'Cause I'm just in a rut.
    I'm climbing but the walls keep stacking up.
  • Run for cover,
    Run while you can, baby, don't look back.
    You gotta run for cover.
    Don't be afraid of the fear, that's a played out trap, man.
    You know you're not the only one.
    And don't look back, just run for cover.

Imploding the Mirage (2020) edit

  • If you could see through the banner of the sun
    Into eternity's eyes, like a vision reaching down to you,
    Would you turn away?
    What if it knew you by your name?
    What kind of words would cut through the clutter of the whirlwind of these days?
  • When facing the wind out with you,
    We rallied and raised up.
    So now when she comes back kickin',
    We'll know what we're made of.
    There's gonna be opposition;
    We got everything we need.
    Ooh baby we're a dying breed.
    • "Dying Breed"
  • I’m throwin' caution, what's it gonna be?
    Tonight the winds of change are blowin' wild and free.
    If I don't get out, out of this town,
    I just might be the one who finally burns it down.
    I'm throwin' caution,
    I'm throwin' caution.

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