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General Comment i think theres a strong 'jesus in the desert' narrative, with the devil offering him all sorts of stuff like survival and asking jesus how does he know he's right. General Comment Great song but I believe the real lyrics are: When I offer you survival, You say it's hard enough to live, It's not so bad, it's not so bad How do you know that you're right? I awoke on the roadside, In the land of the free ride, And I can't hold it any longer, The sun is beating down my neck So I ran with the devil Left a trail of excuses, Like a stone on the water, The elements decide my fate, Watch it go When I offer you survival, You say it's hard enough to live, Don't tell me that it's over, Stand up, Poor and tired, But more than this How do you know that you're right?
If you're not nervous anymore, It's not so bad, it's not so bad I feel my vision slipping in and out of focus, But I'm pushing on for that horizon, I'm pushing on, Now I've got the blowing wind against my face So you sling rocks at the rip tide, Am I wrong or am I right?
When I offer you survival, You say it's hard enough to live, And I'll tell you when it's over, Shut up, Poor and tired, But more than this How do you know that you're right? If you're not nervous anymore, It's not so bad, it's not so bad My Interpretation I diagramed this song for a music video set to a tv show. Land of the free ride may mean everyone is in motion, but free rides are arbitrary, they don't go anywhere we choose, or anywhere in particular at all.
He can't force life to go where he wants it to, can't save everyone. Very straight forward. Also straight forward. He's done lots of things he isn't proud of. Could mean two things. One, stones sink like stones, drowning reference; fate is against him. Watch it go, control is slipping away from him Second, the one I'm choosing for my specific purpose, is more zen. He's letting go more, like the smaller stones smoothed and carried by the river, he's letting life shape and guide him.
Watch it go is more positive now, he gets to experience life by watching and admiring it, rather than fighting against it. This River is Wild. Why Do I Keep Counting? Hidden Cities City's T…. David Gagne.
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Romantic Sad Sentimental. Before a frothy crowd, the Killers proved they've become a tight live band. Sam's Town received generally positive reviews from music critics.
At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 64, based on 32 reviews.
Dan Martin of The Observer awarded the album five out of five stars and noted the album's sonic similarity to Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen , writing: "Improbably, this proves to be their masterstroke.
Selling Springsteen back to his homeland might look like a canny way of ensuring radio play, but there's no disputing the quality of their songs. Indeed, as Hot Fuss sporadically intimated, the Killers are among pop's foremost practitioners. In a review for NME , Krissi Murison highlighted both the similarities to Hot Fuss and the evolution of the band's sound from the debut to Sam's Town , concluding: "All this, however, isn't to say that The Killers have gone all God forbid serious on us.
The tunes may be huger, the influences cleverer, the lyrics more adventurous and the band more self-assured, but their primary concern is still being the biggest indie-pop stars on the planet. For all their smart new ways, The Killers are still as flashy, unintentionally funny, and flagrantly affected as ever — and this time we wouldn't even pretend to have it any other way.
Conversely, Sia Michel of The New York Times called the album "painful" and ends the review with the statement that "The Killers are a talented band that evolved too fast, for the wrong reasons. Yes, that means glockenspiel solos. Yes, it means anthems about the road and looking for America and girls named Mary. No, it's not a good move. In later years, the album gained a cult following and has been critically lauded as a classic and one of the best rock albums of the s.
Against all odds, the narrative came around on Sam's Town. It was about America: the idea that there is an idealism to being young in America but it can all so easily fade away. It's about the guy in the small town — the backbone of America. Brandon Flowers caught a classic American vision, which is amazing because all his references were European or British. He's a great writer. He's got a very old head on young shoulders. Sam's Town debuted at number two on the US Billboard , selling , copies in its first week.
Sam's Town also produced multiple charting singles including the platinum chart-topping single " When You Were Young ".Bling (Confession of a King) This song is by The Killers and appears on the album Sam's Town (). When I offer you survival You say it's hard enough to live It's not so bad, it's not so bad How do you know that you're right? I awoke on the roadside In the land of the free ride I can't pull it any longer And the sun is beating down my neck So I ran with the devil Left a.