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Omar A
04-23-2005, 02:50 AM
This was posted in another board that i go toand i find it interesting, so i thought i'd share it with you guys. Man i love the killers :D


Originally posted by Dublo7
Ok, I have been listening to this album non stop now for about 5 days. Its fantastic.
I've been listening carefully and it seems obvious to me that this album is about a serial killer.
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Jenny was a friend of mine - At the start we hear a chopper, and sounds like a distorted police siren. The song is obviously about him killing a girl named Jenny. He is also being interogated by the cops. It seems as if he killed her on a walk on the beach (which will make more sense later)

Mr Brightside - "I'm coming outta my cage and I've been doing just fine" Could this cage be prison? He is talking about jealousy, which seems to be one of the main reasons he killed Jenny in the first place.

All these things I've done - "The gold hearted boy I used to be" Meh nothing that special in this, but he is of course talking about the bad things he has done.

On Top - To me this seems like he is in a club, on the dance floor. He has spotted a girl he likes, and he feels like he is On Top. There is also the line "Get your eyes of my bride tonight". He seems to have already made her his property, and is jealous again.

Believe me Natalie - Ok this is one of the main songs that I felt portrayed the serial killer interpretation well. He is with a new girl called Natalie. "Forget what they said in Soho" I think Soho is the name of a club, or a town, im not totally sure about this. But it seems as if someone has mentioned to Natalie about his past, and he is trying to dismiss it. "You left the station, now to the floor with speculation" Natalie is speculating and thinking about if what she heard is true.

Midnight Show - Here we go. He kills Natalie (or some other girl.) "She turned her face to speak, but no-one heard her cry. Drive faster boy, drive faster boy" "I got a blanket in the backseat of my mind". It seems as if the girl is tied up in the backseat covered with a blanket. And he is driving fast to get to the beach. "The crashing tide can hide a guilty girl, with jealous hearts that starts with starts with blossom curls" he has killed her on the beach, he has dumped her into the ocean. "I took my babies breath beneath the chandelier of stars and atmosphere" He killed her late at night, hence the name 'Midnight Show' "And watch her disappear" Seems as if she is sinking, or being dragged out by the current.

Everything will be alright - Sounds like a rather tragic song at first. Telling himself that everything will be alright. Then a minute or so into the song it seems to become more upbeat. Maybe because he is a serial killer he doesnt feel remorse for what he has done. He has turned into Mr Brightside again.

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Of course this is just my own interpretation. Tell me what you think.
I know it seems like i got alot of time on my hands, but I just quickly typed this shit down in about 10 minutes. Its pretty interesting.
There are a few songs I left out, coz I'm not totally sure if they contribute anything.

Justin
04-23-2005, 03:01 AM
The Killers are pretty good, and tons of labels are signing new-age synth-rock bands like them. I heard they were beefing with the Bravery.

What about 'Somebody Told Me'? I guess that could fit in in your guess.

WalmartvsKmart
04-23-2005, 03:13 AM
Yeah the Killers are a good band

Matt
04-23-2005, 03:54 AM
Hmmm...Interesting.














Or is it? :chemist:

Testament
04-23-2005, 04:12 AM
Whoa. :mellow:

Pinkin Lark
04-23-2005, 05:14 AM
Those are pretty solid points..could be true though.

Rather Red
04-23-2005, 05:41 AM
lol literally the killers, i like the idea. i thought their stuff was meaningless crap before this, but then again i never really payed any attention, mostly because i don't care for their retro sound.

Ryan
04-23-2005, 08:20 AM
I've really disliked all the "The" bands up to this point until The Killers came out. They have a certain sound about them that makes them better than most of the other retro sounding bands. Cool article with some good points.

omnislasher_VII
04-23-2005, 12:00 PM
Over analysing at it's best. >D

Dean
04-23-2005, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by omnislasher_VII@Apr 23 2005, 01:00 PM
Over analysing at it's best. >D
Or worst.

arT saveS
04-23-2005, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Dean+Apr 23 2005, 08:20 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Dean @ Apr 23 2005, 08:20 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--omnislasher_VII@Apr 23 2005, 01:00 PM
Over analysing at it&#39;s best. >D
Or worst. [/b][/quote]
I don&#39;t see how it would be over analyzing at it&#39;s worst, if he what he said is plausible...



Anyways, I don&#39;t like The Killers, atleast not from the song Mr. Brightside that I head...but that is some interesting stuff.

Omar A
04-23-2005, 05:23 PM
Even their name is the "The Killers".

Paul
04-23-2005, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Omar A@Apr 23 2005, 05:23 PM
Even their name is the "The Killers".
Beat me to it. :lol:

Amanda
04-23-2005, 05:30 PM
*burst out laughing*

*Spills her coffee on the floor*

That&#39;s the greatest thing I&#39;ve seen in the past 24 hours.

The "Killers" talking about murder. This is great. Now, If only we could get a music video to clear thing up.

Louis
04-23-2005, 05:58 PM
His viewpoint is understandable, but I doubt that Hot Fuss would be about serial killing.


Even their name is the "The Killers".

And I knew someone would say that sooner or later.

They only got that name from a previous band long ago. It was in one of their interviews. It has nothing to do with them wanting to be serial killers.

Omar A
04-23-2005, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by GiriosXeni@Apr 23 2005, 12:58 PM
His viewpoint is understandable, but I doubt that Hot Fuss would be about serial killing.


Even their name is the "The Killers".

And I knew someone would say that sooner or later.

They only got that name from a previous band long ago. It was in one of their interviews. It has nothing to do with them wanting to be serial killers.
No one said they wanted to be serial killers

$pvcxGhxztCasey
04-23-2005, 06:37 PM
Yeah, it&#39;s just a semi-concept album.

CloserToCrawling
04-23-2005, 06:38 PM
That was an interesting interpretation. I like The Killers a lot, but now I feel disturbed. Is this why the members of the band are all so quiet and shy? :shifty: :hmm:

WalmartvsKmart
04-23-2005, 07:12 PM
They are not that shy

Dedicated
04-23-2005, 07:20 PM
That&#39;s a pretty cool idea :)





As a side question, is there 2 different tracklists for Hot Fuss? On my version it&#39;s got Indie Rock And Roll as track 8 but I&#39;ve heard that there&#39;s a different song as track 8. Is it like, a Europe thing or what?

$pvcxGhxztCasey
04-23-2005, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by Dedicated@Apr 23 2005, 02:20 PM
As a side question, is there 2 different tracklists for Hot Fuss? On my version it&#39;s got Indie Rock And Roll as track 8 but I&#39;ve heard that there&#39;s a different song as track 8. Is it like, a Europe thing or what?
1. Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
2. Mr. Brightside
3. Smile Like You Mean It
4. Somebody Told Me
5. All These Things That I&#39;ve Done
6. Andy, You&#39;re A Star
7. On Top
8. Change Your Mind
9. Believe Me Natalie
10. Midnight Show
11. Everything Will Be Alright

Dedicated
04-23-2005, 07:33 PM
There must be a different tracklist for the UK then... Weird.

Omar A
04-23-2005, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by Dedicated@Apr 23 2005, 02:33 PM
There must be a different tracklist for the UK then... Weird.
Ya theres a UK version.