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Killers – Mr. Brightside lyrics

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
Now 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

'Cause 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. 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
Let me go

'Cause 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 never
I never
I never
I never
I never



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    DatkrazychixDec 15, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    “ Coming out of my cage” means Mr. Bightside could have been innocent and didn’ t know much of the world. He could be a high school graduate coming going to college, learning new experiences. He starts off fine probably just having fun and partying; until he meets a girl. “ Gotta be down because I want it all”, describes how he’ s trying to be cool so he can get the girl. Though, he didn’ t anticipate himself falling in love with her. Then he finds out she already has a lover. He starts to get insanely jealous and imagines them together when he sings, “ Now my stomach is sick, And it’ s all in my head.” He uses irony when he sings, “ Open up my eager eyes.” I doubt he wants to see the girl he likes fooling around with another man. Most people don’ t want to face the truth so they close their eyes to it. Then he uses a sarcastic tone in, “ Cause I’ m Mr. Brightside.” He saying he is a guy who looks at the good of things but it’ s obvious that he has dark thoughts. He is anything but bright.
    Woo hoo ms. Lee! : D
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    andrew223Nov 27, 2008 at 10:34 pm
    This song is incredibly poignant to me. Shortly after I first heard it in the Spring of 2005 I found out my girlfriend was with another guy, while I was far away working.
    Every time I heard this song I had to shut it off or leave. As he says, it's all in his head. And nothing is worse than what you conjure up in your head while you are lying awake at night.
    The searing pain has long since passed, and it is now one of my favorite songs, however I will always associate it with one of the most crippling moments of my young life.
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    colorfulNov 12, 2008 at 1:34 am
    This song is really sad. I like it tons though! The band is awesome! But that's not why I'm posting this.
    Guy loves girl, the girl cheats on him and it makes him sick. He sees it and can't believe any of it! He couldn't even comprehend she could do something like this. He doesn't want to see anymore, he wants to go. He's insanely jealous and I don't think this girl is good for him at all! Look at the music video and it will explain a bunch.
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    thegirlatherockshowOct 9, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    I have a long distance relationship. One of his bestfriend's knew it but she kissed him anyway. She was looking for love but she realized that he wasn't enough for her.
    My bf told me everything e between us was very weird, neither I knew if we did broke up or not. She was waiting for her to decide if she wanted to be with him.
    I felt very bad. And I do now too, thinking that she's always there near him and. Oh I don't know, I trust him a lot, but. I'm always scared and It's only in my mind, like the song says. I feel like this lyrics. They relate to me a lot.
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    DffrentDrumMar 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Interesting to read interpretations. One of my relationships ended because an old flame came back into my life and I wasn't over her. I was honest to my new gf and said I needed to investigate these old feelings. She let me see her, I never cheated, but there was a kiss. Long story short, everything fell apart from there, my gf broke up with me, started seeing someone else, I got back with my old flame, but nothing felt right again and I regretted ever straying in the first place.
    To me, "gotta gotta be down because I want it all" meant I've got to be okay with this new arrangement because I brought it on with my own selfishness. And of course all the regret. "it started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this...", the kiss being mine. "But it's just the price I pay, destiny is calling me..." trying to make sense of everything.
    That's how it fit into my experience:-) btw, I think Brandon Flowers got off easy not writing a second verse to this song and instead repeating the first:-P Still love it though.

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