Review: The Killers – Battle Born

1 Flesh and Bone  8/10
2 Runaways  9/10
3 The Way it Was  10/10
4 Here with Me  8/10
A Matter of Time  6/10
Deadlines and Commitments  8/10
Miss Atomic Bomb  8/10
8 The Rising Tide  7/10
9 Heart of a Girl  8/10
10 From Here on Out  6/10
11 Be Still  7/10
12 Battle Born  8/10
13 Carry Me Home (bonus)  8/10
14 Flesh and Bone (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) (bonus) 8/10
15 Prize Fighter (bonus)  9/10

Se você escutar Battle Born torcendo para estar diante de um novo Hot Fuss é melhor pensar duas vezes. Ao contrário de inúmeras bandas que vivem se repetindo, o The Killers mostra que não tem medo de arriscar. Usando elementos dos álbuns anteriores e até mesmo de Flamingo – o trabalho solo de Brandon Flowers -, juntamente com as influências principais da banda, como Bruce Springsteen e U2, Battle Born nos oferece um som bastante nostálgico, mas que não nega o desejo de também ser atual.

O álbum possui um bom equilíbrio entre baladas românticas e introspectivas, músicas mais agitadas e aquelas que soam épicas, feitas para serem uma experiência inesquecível ao vivo. O nome Battle Born vem da bandeira do estado de Nevada e funciona como uma lembrança do nascimento desse estado em meio a Guerra Civil americana. A banda está cada vez mais se associando às suas raízes, praticamente nos colocando naquele cenário desértico e cheio de luzes de neon. As letras aqui são um grande destaque. Elas são retratos de situações comuns, que podem estar ao alcance de cada um de nós. Brandon coloca tanta sinceridade e intensidade nas letras e na maneira como canta que chega a arrepiar. Apesar de alguns temas um tanto melancólicos, como relacionamentos que não deram certo ou um pai que foge de suas responsabilidades, existe bastante positividade e esperança de dias melhores, seja em uma história de amor com seus altos e baixos como em The Way it Was ou em um recado para nunca negarmos nossa essência, em Be Still: “Soon enough, you’ll be on your own, steady and straight and if they drag you in the mud, It doesn’t change what’s in your blood“.

O The Killers não é mais uma banda indie tentando emplacar alguns hits. Eles já alcançaram o status daquelas bandas que levam multidões para os shows e que são extremamente influentes, não só em termos musicais. Após quatro álbuns de grande qualidade, o quarteto de Lás Vegas já atingiu a maturidade musical, nos dando a certeza de que ainda vão fazer muitas coisas boas no futuro.
9/10 

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THE KILLERS – BE STILL LYRICS

Be still
Go on the bed
Nobody knows what lies ahead
Life is short to say the least
We’re in the belly of the beast
Be still, wild and young
Long may your innocence reign like shells on a shore
May your limits be unknown
May your efforts be your own
If you ever feel you can’t take it anymore

Don’t break character
You’ve got a lot of heart
Is this real or just a dream
Rise up like the sun
Labor till the work is done

Be still
One day you’ll lead
Fearlessness on your sleeve
When you come back, tell me what did you see
Was there something out there for me
Be still
Close your eyes
Soon enough, you’ll be on your own, steady and straight
And if they drag you in the mud
It doesn’t change what’s in your blood
(Over rock, over chain(over chain), over trap, over plain)
When they knock you down

[Hook]
Don’t break character
You’ve got a lot of heart
Is this real or just a dream
Be still (x6)

Over rock and chain
Over sunset plane
Over trap and snare
When you’re in too deep
In your wildest dreams
In your made up schemes
When they knock you down
When they knock you down

[Hook]
Don’t break character
You’ve got a lot of heart
Is this real or just a dream
Rise up like the sun
And labor till the work is done

THE KILLERS – FROM HERE ON OUT LETRAS

Little birdie whispered in my ear,
You been cooking up a world of fear,
Put your hands in things.
You should have known,
You was riding in the danger zone.
Well you had us all fooled with your quarter back smile,
And your crocodile tears there for a while,

My paradigm shifting man you’re making me shout:
Hey, from here on out,
Friends are gonna be hard to come by,
Left us wondering what it all was about,
You had it easy man you chose the hard way,
Walk that old lonely road in a shadow of a doubt,
From here on out.

Should I pass over, decide to cross?
You may wonder what the trouble costs,
That don’t matter now life goes on.
Hallelujah the trouble’s gone,
No sense in holding grudges and its best to forgive,
These are things that I must learn to practice while I live,

Got my paradigm shifting man you’re making me shout:
Hey, from here on out,
Friends are gonna be hard to come by,
Left us wondering what was it was all about,
You had it easy man chose the hard way,
Walk that old lonely road in a shadow of a doubt.
Hey, from here on out,
Let the bugle blow a song of peace time,
Left us wondering what it’s all about,
You been denied but you carried it with ya
,Down that old lonely road in a shadow of a doubt,
Yeah from here on out.

The Killers – Heart of a Girl LYRICS

Looking out my window an angel in robe appeared and nearly pulled me apart
A million miles of freedom
A million miles of road
She wrote her number down
She gave it to me
They had to scrape me off the floor
In this transient town
Waiters and dealers trying to get their foot in the door
That night I called her, she said

Daddy, daddy, daddy, all my life
I’ve been trying to find my place in the world
(I said to her)
Baby, baby, babe I got all night
To listen to the heart of a girl

I can see the time dripping down the clock
We’ve been trying to hear that ancient refrain
It’s the one that knows us when our heads are down
It reminds us of the place from where we came
Where we came

Daddy, daddy, daddy, all my life
I’ve been trying to find my place in this world
Baby, baby, babe I got all night
To listen to the heart of a girl

What happened here? What is this world?
It’s too far from the heart of a girl
Ripping the heart from the drop of a pearl
I’m on the shore waiting for the heart of a girl

Many doors
Knock on one
Standing still, time is raging
Staring down the mouth of 100,000 guns
You’re still here, you’re still here
I believe that we never have to be alone
Yes I believe it’s just around the bend
You can hold it in, or you can scream it on the microphone
There is no end
There is no end

Deep in the night, I feel a presence
Of something that was long ago, told to me
There is a hand guiding the river
The river to wide open sea
And deep in my heart, ?
On any mountain, no I’m not afraid
Standing on stone,
You stand beside me and all of our plans that were made.

THE KILLERS – THE RISING TIDE (LETRA)

The Rising Tide

The streets of persuasion
Are plated with gold
Your heart’s in the right place
But you traveled down the wrong road

Like so many before you
The gates open wide
Here come the rising tide

Let’s go out tonight
There’s a mystery underneath the neon light

Before life and the dream collide
Cause the truth gonna come and cut me open wide
And you can’t escape the rising of the tide

Keep up your appearance
You’re joining the choir
With everybody singing out
Glory, Hallelujah
The time came for your solo
But there was nowhere to hide
Here come the rising tide

And the company you keep
Well, they plan your crucifixion as we speak

So baby, ‘till life and the dream collide
There’s gonna be a mystery underneath those neon lights

If you can’t decide for just who’s on your side
You and I escape the rising of the tide

Can you tell me how was I deceived or in denial?
I was there in the back of the room when you touched the fire

With your pitchfork tongue
You lick your lips and lie
We’re never gonna know how hard you cry
When you petition and your access was denied

‘Till the venom in your veins is satisfied
‘Till you suffocate and swallow down your pride

Where you can’t escape
Can’t escape the rising of the tide
Where you can’t escape
Can’t escape the rising of the tide

The Killers – Miss Atomic Bomb LETRAS

Miss Atomic Bomb

You were standing with your girlfriends in the street
Falling back on forever
I wonder what you came to be
I was new in town, the boy with the eager eyes
I never was a quitter, oblivious to school girls’ lies

When I look back on those neon nights
The leather seats, the passage right
I feel the heat, I see the light

Miss Atomic Bomb
Making out we got the radio on
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

Racing shadows in the moonlight
Through the desert on a hot night
For a second there we won
Yeah we were innocent and young

AHHHH

Cast out of the night
And you got a foolish heart
So you took your place but the fall from grace was the hardest part

Feels just like a dagger buried deep in your back
You run for cover but you can’t escape the second attack
Your soul was innocent, she kissed it, painted it black
You should have seen your little face, burning for love
Hold on to your life and all I wanted was a little touch a little
tenderness and truth I didn’t ask for much no
Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time

Miss Atomic Bomb
Making out we got the radio on
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

Racing shadows in the moonlight
Taking chances on a hot night
For a second there we won
Yeah we were innocent and young

Dust clouds settle
My eyes are clear
But sometimes the dreams have impact I still hear

Miss Atomic Bomb

And I’m standing here
Sweat on my skin
And this love that I cradle
Is wearing thin
But I’m standing here
and you are too late
The shockwave whispers and seals your fate

But you move to the ground and you took a chance
On a losing situation
But you can’t survive when you want it all

The Killers – Deadlines and Commitments Lyrics

Deadlines and Commitments

That place we all run to
That can come down on you
The expectation can be great
If you should ever tire
Or if you should require
Sudden simple twist of fate
Don’t hide away, there’s something to be said
For pushing through
We never ride on horses that discourage you
If you should fall upon hard times
If you should lose your way
There is a place here in this house
That you can stay

If you should find romance
Go on and take that chance
Before the strategies begin
? every morning, in the evening
They can suck you in
Boy don’t I know it…..
This offer won’t be standing
All you gotta do is call
Don’t be afraid to knock on the door

[REFRÃO]

I’m not talking about deadlines and commitments
Sold out of confusion!
There is a place in this house that you can stay

Look at you darling
I’ll be waiting by your side!

This offer won’t be standing
All you gotta do is call
Don’t be afraid to knock on the door

[REFRÃO]

THE KILLERS – A MATTER OF TIME LYRICS

You’re looking for a way out
I can feel it
Come on, show me where it hurts
Maybe I can heal it

Your feelings are your own
Now you keep ‘em under lock and key
You got me drivin’ through the streets
For an answer to the mystery

The world’s still weak on Charleston Avenue
Outside that vacant Starlight Motel I see you
Laughing with your girlfriends
Not a care in the world, not a burden on your mind

It was a matter of time

There’s a panic in this house and it’s bound to surface
Just walkin’ through the front door makes me nervous
It’s creepin’ up the floorboards, got me wondering where I stand
I cannot put out the fire, I got a book of matches in my hand

When we first met, headstrong and filled with doubt
Made just enough hustling tables that summer to take you out
I was fallin’ back on forever when you told me about your heart
You laid it on the line

Laughing with your girlfriends
Not a care in the world, not a burden on your mind
(You laid it on the line)

It was just a matter, it was a matter of time

We found ourselves
We belong in it forever
Ain’t that what it’s all about
Make the promise and keep it
Come hell or high water
We’d figure it out

It was the night, it was the moon
It was the green grass in the garden
The victory and the sin

I know you’re weary, look at me
Flailin’ in the corner
Here’s the towel
Go on, throw it in

It was a matter of time
Can’t you see that it’s tearing me up inside?
Look what’s laying at our feet
That’s the wreckage of broken dreams
And burned out hells
And it’s here on our street

The Killers – Here with Me LETRAS

Wheels are turning
I remember when you were mine
Just to reach you
Baby, I’d stand in line
There’s another world
We’re living in tonight

There’s another heart
That’s fading the light

Don’t want your picture on my cell phone
I want you here with me
Don’t need those memories in my head, no
I want you here with me

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 showed me your smile and my cares were gone
Falling in love filled my soul with fright
You said “come on babe, it’ll be alright”
Must have been a fool till the bitter end
Now I hold on to hope that I’ll have you back again

I’d bargain and I’d fight
But there’s another world you’re living in tonight

Don’t want your picture on my cell phone
I want you here with me
Don’t want your memory in my head no
I want you here with me

I saw you in a restaurant the other day
And instead of walking towards you, I ran away
I keep waiting for you

The Killers – Runaways LYRICS

 

Runaways
Blond hair blowin’ in the summer wind
A blue-eyed girl playin’ 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 ‘til tomorrow
You gotta know that this is real, baby, why you wanna fight it?
It’s the one thing you can choose, oh!

We got engaged on a Friday night
I swore on the head of our unborn child
That I could take care of the three of us
But I got the tendency to slip when the nights get wild
It’s in my blood
She said she might just runaway somewhere else
Someplace good
We can’t wait ‘til tomorrow
You gotta know that this is real, baby, why you wanna fight it?
It’s the one thing you can choose
Let’s take a chance baby, we can’t lose

Ain’t we all just runaways?
I knew it when I met you, I’m not gonna let you runaway
I knew it when I held you, I wasn’t lettin’ go!

We used to look at the stars and confess our dreams
Hold each other ‘til the morning light
We used to laugh, now we only fight
Baby are you lonesome now?

At night I come home after they go to sleep
Like a stumbling a ghost, I haunt these halls
There’s a picture of us on our wedding day
I recognize the girl but I can’t settle in these walls

We can’t wait ‘til tomorrow
Oh we’re caught up in the appeal baby, why you wanna hide it?
It’s the last thing on my mind (Why you wanna hide it?)
I turn the engine over and my body just comes alive

Oh! Oh! Oh!

Ain’t we all just runaways?
Yeah, runaways
Ain’t we all just runaways?
Yeah

Lyrics: The Killers – Flesh And Bone

Flesh And Bone
I’ve gone through life
White-knuckled in the moments that left me behind
Refusing to heed the yield
I penetrate the force fields in the blind
They say I’ll adjust
God knows I must
But I’m not sure how
This natural selection picked me out to be
A dark horse running in a fantasy

Flesh and bone
Am I running out of time?
Flesh and bone

Somewhere outside that finish line
I square up and break through the chains
And I head like a raging bull
Anointed by the blood, I take the reins
Cut from the cloth, the flag that
Bears the name of “Battleborn”
They call me the contender
Listen for the bell
My face flashing crimson from the fires of hell

What are you afraid of?
And what are you made of?
Flesh and bone
Am I running out of time?
Flesh and bone
And what are you made of?
Flesh and bone
Man I’m turning on a dime
Flesh and bone

This could decay
Like the valley below
Defenses are down
The stakes are high…
Fairytale ending
Staggering blow
Let it be chin
This could be real
Simple
And what are you made of?
Flesh and bone
And i’m running of time
flesh and bone
What are you made of?


The Killers – Runaways

Eles voltaram! Em breve o Battle Born será lançado, enquanto isso temos um ótimo aperitivo aqui. Uma das melhores letras do The Killers”

Blonde hair blowin’ in the summer wind
A blue-eyed girl playing in the sand
I’d been on a trail for a little while
But that was the night that she broke down and held my hand
The teenage rush, she said, ‘maybe I’ll just runaway, we got time’
Well that ain’t much…
We can’t wait ‘til tomorrow
You gotta know that this is real, baby why you wanna fight it?
It’s the one thing you can choose, oh!

We got engaged on a Friday night
I swore on the head of our unborn child that I could take care of the three of us
But I got the tendency to slip when the nights get wild.
It’s in my blood
She says she might just runaway somewhere else, some place good
We can’t wait ‘til tomorrow
You gotta know that this is real, baby why you wanna fight it?
It’s the one thing you can choose

Let’s take a chance baby we can’t lose
Mean we’re all just runaways
I knew that when I met you, I’m not gonna let you runaway
I knew that when I held you, I wasn’t lettin’ go

We used to look at the stars and confess our dreams
Hold each other to the morning light
We used to laugh, now we only fight
Baby are you lonesome now?

At night I come home after they go to sleep
Like a stumbling ghost, I haunt these halls
There’s a picture of us on our wedding day
I recognize the girl but I can’t settle in these walls

We can’t wait ‘til tomorrow
No we’re caught up in the appeal, baby why you wanna hide it?
It’s the last thing on my mind
(Why you wanna hide it?)
I turn the engine over and my body just comes alive and we all just runaway
I knew that when I met you, I’m not gonna let you runaway
I knew that when I held you, I wasn’t lettin go, no no no!
(No no no!)
(And we’re all just runaways)
Yeah runaway
(And we’re all just runaways)
Yeah