Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Are we human? Or are we blades of grass? What is this is?

I remember the first time I saw them live. It was Street Scene in San Diego. Not the good Street Scene either. They had a very little crowd at first. We were up at the front of the stage with only about forty other people. As soon as they started playing, it was like the running of the bulls. Not just hipsters either. Those sandal wearing Ocean Beach jocks and their hippie microbrew drinking girlfriends were all about it as well. Two songs into it and there were quite a few hundred people rocking out to Mr. Brightside.

The stage presence....The vibe....The energy....

They played a perfect set. Not one note missed. Made straight steady love to the crowd. The women wanted him, the men wanted to be him....

It felt like I was watching history in the making. This band was going places. (I was a little high too, and in really good company, so you know how that goes).

Although not as much as I used to be, I am a fan of the Killers. Their first album was a breath of fresh air in a time of my life where hip hop (insert any shitty hip hop song that made it to MTV in the last five years) was steadily failing me. Their follow up album had some rotation for awhile. But this shit is completely and utterly out of control. Was I under some sort of spell before? Were the Killers ever good? Do they deserve for me to even write a blog about how shitty their new song is? Has anyone heard these lyrics? Take a look and you tell me....WTF??????

Don't fall victim to the argument that he does not say dancer. Cause he does, and it sucks.

It took some homework, but check:

There has been considerable confusion and debate over the line "Are we human or are we dancer?" in the song's chorus. Many have incorrectly heard "denser" instead of "dancer", a change which significantly alters the interpretation of the song's meaning. On the band's official website, the biography section states that Flowers is singing "Are we human, or are we dancer?" and also says that the lyrics were inspired by a disparaging comment made by Hunter S. Thompson about how America was raising a generation of dancers.
Entertainment Weekly's Pop Watch section called this line the "silliest lyrics of the week". They were puzzled by the interpretation, stating "most dancers are generally human".

Yep, turns out the song lyrics suck.

1 comment:

Crack la Rock said...

Lyrics suck huh? Yeah well. it'll happen to the best of'em.

"Still I can hear the things you told
The sun has gone and the nights are cold"

- Bananarama