And this song started it all. Is it me, or does Brandon sing in a faux british accent, when I first heard this band, I thought they were from England. But you do have this data point of a song that is 13 years old that is continuing to chart. Brandon is a Mormon, do you really think that he was all crazy in love with a prostitute? I listened to this song when i found out that she was with my friend. The website Noisey a far-flung assortment of theories as to why the U. In the video, actress Izabella Miko of Coyote Ugly plays the girlfriend. Select Platinum in the Certification field.
The prostitute promises him she will quit her prostitution for her love to him. Guitarist composed the music before meeting Flowers. Many other artists have performed live covers of the song, including American rock band , Isa Raja on and Scottish singer-songwriter. In the United Kingdom it is one of the top fifteen most downloaded rock tracks ever. 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 a 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 Swimming through sick lullabies Choking on your alibis But it's just the price I pay Destiny is calling me Open up my eager eyes 'Cause I'm Mr Brightside I'm 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? A remix of the song by was featured on The Killers' 2007 B-side and rarities compilation,.
And despite their American heritage the Killers are openly influenced by Brit-pop, which is fine by me. Brightside Thin White Duke Remix. Dunno why, but I allways think of that when I hear the song. I think it's about him coming to terms with her moving on after his death. But then again Elton John sounds very American when he sings. Your 'friend' must be kicking herself now she knows how much money they are getting. But its pretty much the price I pay for living like this, but you know what? Then me and the ex got back together, and broke up again a month later, went to another party with another fella, kissing and carring on I turned around while this song was on an my ex was there watching us, poor bastard.
They aren't just another alt. Yet, he takes his own destiny in hand and sees the bright side of his future. Either he feels better, or Mr. Just like in Moulin Rouge, the women kissed him and he instantly fell in love with her. We're going to take it out. He still loves her, and he is jealous of the other guy, but he has to move on, and deal with it. That was more than a decade ago.
Top 100 at some point during 11 of the past 13 years. But I think that's the reason the song has persisted - because it's real. When I was writing the lyrics, my wounds from it were still fresh. Please be kind, you are, after all refering to a wonderful woman who was able to arouse the passion that created a work of genius. Now their going to bed, and my stomach is sick and its all in my head. Thirteen years later, it goes without saying that we're in a different world.
Now pretty much I don't care because its not my choice so I'm taking control. We went to the guy's house and showed him the song, and I got the goosebumps after that. Kisses a girl, never intending for it to become emotional. The song is about jealousy and has nothing to do with real sickness - he's kind of sick because he's jealous, doctors have made clear that jealousy make you feel sick in your stomache - ; no it's about that he feels sick because his girlfriend - prostitute or not - has another man she's in love with. But it wasn't until we first tried it out with a drummer that I knew it was special. This song's been on our rotation for six months.
The 2017 football season saw the song being sung in unison by the student SuperFans at during games. I love Brandon Flowers, did you know that we're engaged? Dave and I were writing a ton of songs at the time, trying to figure out what it was that made us tick. I remember us going into the Virgin Megastore to buy The Strokes' Is This It on the day it came out and, when we put it on in the car, that record just sounded so perfect. Somehow, the song has hit the U. . Now I'm falling asleep And she's calling a cab While he's having a smoke And she's taking a 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 lullabies Choking on your alibis But it's just the price I pay Destiny is calling me Open up my eager eyes 'Cause I'm Mr. Killers guitarist Dave Keuning wrote this about lead singer Brandon Flowers' ex-girlfriend who cheated on him.
Flowers credits the speed of the song's creation for the fact that it only has one verse. But one night, She doesn't come home. Eric Roberts Julia's brother also stars in the video as the bad guy. And so I think that older songs have the potential to have a longer life if a lot of people continue to stream them. When I first heard them on the radio with 'Somebody told me' I thought it was Rick Witter from Shed 7. Then she left him for another guy, and he is imagining what he is missing out on.
They handed out a demo of the song for free during their shows in 2002. Brightside is an old English story about Tim Brightside, who goes to America for a while. Jealously is something I'm not, but this is the price I pay for letting this happen to me but its all good because destiny is calling me cause I have a bright furture and my eyes are eager. He couldn't believe they were American. All the emotions in the song are real. I guess you could think of it as a anticipation song.