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The Killers - Mr. Brightside (Official Music Video)


The Killers - Mr. Brightside - Meaning of the song


Killers guitarist Dave Keuning wrote this song about lead singer Brandon Flowers' ex-girlfriend who cheated on him. Flowers recalled to Q magazine March 2009 how he discovered her with another man at the Crown and Anchor pub in his hometown of Las Vegas:

"I was asleep and I knew something was wrong. I have these instincts. I went to the Crown and Anchor and my girlfriend was there with another guy."

Flowers added that the song was "born" at the Crown and Anchor.

In the video, actress Izabella Miko (of Coyote Ugly) plays the girlfriend. Eric Roberts (Julia's brother) also stars in the video as the bad guy. This wasn't his first star turn in a major video: he also appeared in Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together." The clip was directed by Sophie Muller, who has done over 100 videos, including several for Gwen Stefani.


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 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 They're 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, let me go 'Cause I just can't look, it's killing me They're 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...


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