Mr. Brightside

mr-brightsideÉ simplesmente impossível escolher UMA música preferida, mas se eu fizesse um TOP 10 da minha vida com certeza Mr. Brightside estaria presente. Esta foi a primeira música feita pelo The Killers, resultado da parceria entre Brandon Flowers e Dave Keuning. Foi o primeiro single da banda e é um dos destaques do Hot Fuss, lançado em 2004.

Sucesso absoluto, ela entrou em listas de melhores do ano, da década e até de todos os tempos. Isso sem falar no ótimo desempenho em termos de vendas.

Mr. Brightside é daquelas músicas que fascinam do primeiro ao último segundo, com seu riff inconfundível, uma letra fácil de gravar e capaz de transmitir uma energia monstruosa, algo que se deve e muito ao fato de Brandon Flowers cantá-la com a alma. E isso não nos surpreende, afinal a letra é baseada na própria vida do cantor, que se decepcionou com uma ex-namorada que o traiu.

“Eu estava dormindo e sabia que havia algo de errado. Eu tenho esses instintos. Fui para o Crown and Anchor e minha namorada estava lá com outro cara”, disse o Sr. Flowers em uma entrevista.

Outra situação interessante em relação a música é também citada em uma entrevista de Brandon, dessa vez para a NME. Ele diz que pelos idos de 2001 havia escrito muitas músicas com Dave, mas eles não sabiam em qual delas investir. Após escutarem o álbum Is This it do Strokes e o considerarem perfeito, ficaram um tanto depressivos e jogaram fora todo o trabalho feito até então, com exceção de Mr. Brightside.

Aqui vai um apanhado de várias versões e covers desta maravilha, incluindo a abertura triunfal do Lollapalooza Brasil 2013.

Versão demo


Versão final – single do Hot Fuss


Ao vivo – Lollapalooza Brasil 2013

Cover – Paul Anka (estilo clássico)

Cover – ELEW (só no piano)


Cover – McFly

Cover – Playradioplay! (uma pegada eletrônica bacana)

Cover – Fall out Boy (ao vivo)

Cover – violino (o melhor)

Remix

Remix – Jacques lu Cont


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
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, letting me go

And I just can’t look its 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
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, letting me go

Cause I just can’t look its 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 never…
I never…
I never…
I never…

mr-brightside-killers

The Killers – Shot At The Night

Nova música do The Killers na área, confira!

Once in a lifetime, the suffering of fools
To find our way home, to break in these palms
Once in a lifetime (Once in a lifetime)
Once in a lifetime

Give me a shot at the night
Give me a moment, some kinda mysterious
Give me a shot at the night
Give me a moment, some kinda mysterious

Once in a lifetime, the breaking of the roof
To find that our home, has long been a throne
Draw me a life line, ‘cause honey I got nothing to lose
Once in a lifetime (Once in a lifetime)
Once in a lifetime

Give me a shot at the night
Give me a moment, some kinda mysterious
Give me a shot at the night
Give me a moment, some kinda mysterious
Give me a shot at the night

Look at my reflection in the mirror
Underneath the power of the light
Give me a shot at the night
Give me a shot at the night
Give me a shot at the night
I feel like I’m losing the fight

Give me a shot at the night
Give me a moment, some kinda mysterious
Give me a shot at the night

Give me a shot at the night
Give me a moment, some kinda mysterious
Give me a shot at the night
Give me a moment, some kinda mysterious
Give me a shot at the night
Give me a moment, some kinda mysterious
Give me a shot at the night

 

The Killers – Battle Born Letra

Lost faith in the human spirit
You walk around like a ghost
Your star spangled heart
Took a train for the coast

When you shine you’re a hill top mansion
So how’d ya lose the light?
Was it blown by the wind?
In the still of the night

Up against the wall
Up against the wall
There’s something dying on the street
When they knock you down
You’re gonna get back on your feet
(But you can’t stop now)

I always saw you as a kind of keeper
Mother to a child
But your boys have grown soft
And your girls have gone wild

From the blue ranch to the black hills
To the redwood sky
The season they pass
But the dream doesn’t die

Now don’t you drop the ball
Up against the wall
There’s something dying on the street
When they knock you down
You’re gonna get back on your feet
(But you can’t stop now)

When they break your heart
And when they called you soft
In the morn remember what I said
Boy you was Battle Born
(But you can’t stop now)

You was Battle Born

When the night boils on the land
Are you haunted by the sound?

It’s gonna take more than a hand
To turn this thing around
But you need it underneath
Rescue, set me free!

Up against the wall
Up against the wall
There’s something dying on the street
When they knock you down
You’re gonna get back on your feet

(But you can’t stop now)

Did they break your heart?
And did they call you soft?
In the morn remember what I said
Boy you was battle born

(But you can’t stop now)

Come on show your face
Come on give us one look more
Unless you fall into the dark

You never win
You never lose
You can never shine if you never prove
Rise in time
They never told
The family man
Turn away
The open home


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 – 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 – THE WAY IT WAS LYRICS



The Way it Was

I drove through the desert last night.
I carried the weight of our last fight.
Elvis singing ‘Don’t be Cruel’ and I wonder if you feel it too.
It’s like we’re going under.
Somewhere outside the lonely Esmeralda County line,
The question of my heart came to my mind:

If I go on with you by my side,
Can it be the way it was when we met?
Did you forget all about those golden nights?

Maybe if thieves stole your heart or maybe we just drifted apart.
I remember driving in my daddy’s car to the airfield,
Blanket on the hood, backs against the windshield.
Back then this thing was running on momentum, love and trust.
That paradise is buried in the dust.

If I go on with you by my side,
Can it be the way it was when we met?
Did you forget all about those golden nights?
(The way it was, it was.)

All of our plans are falling through.
Sometimes a dream, it don’t come true.

Darling. Darling
(If we go on can it be)
Can it be the way it was when we met?
Did you forget all about them golden nights?
If I go on with you by my side,
Can it be the way it was?
My heart is true.Girl, it’s just you I’m thinking of.
Can it be the way it was?

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

The Horrors – Still Life


Under a sky, no one sees,
Waiting, watching it happening.
Don’t hurry give it time,
Things are the way they have to be.
Slow down, give it time,
Still life, you know I’m listening.
The moment that you want is coming if you give it time

When you wake up, when you wake up,
You anekatips will find me
When you wake up, when you wake up,
You will find me

Under a sky, no one else sees,
yourself appears in front of me (?)
The sky clear … i’m here
Waiting, what’s happening.
The moment that you want is coming if you give it time

When you wake up, when you wake up,
You will find me
When you wake up, when you wake up,
You will find me

The Horrors – Still Life, do álbum Skying (2011)