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Mr. Brightside
The Killers 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
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
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 alibi
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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer, Ronnie Jr. Vannucci

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Saadin

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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If your breakup from being cheated on is still fresh, you can't see or be "Mr. Brightside". You just can't. The song, itself, is about that turning point. That moment of acceptance. That moment you accept that your time was wasted, on a person who wasn't worth having feelings for, but that you need to learn from it and move on.

The song is about that turning point. It's about arriving at the turning point. The situation is terrible. It's grim. It hurts so bad that you want to wallow in it. But, you know you have to bounce back someday. Sometime. Be Mr. Brightside. The song is about getting to that point. What it takes to get there.

"It was only a kiss, how did it end up like this? It was only a kiss... IT WAS ONLY A KISS!" Speaking towards how easy it was to fall in love with the person, and how little the relationship was actually meant to the other person.

Then, imagery of being trapped in the headspace of imagining what they're doing with someone else. The things they're sharing together that you thought were yours alone.

Then, the realization.

"Destiny is calling me, open up my eager eyes... 'cause I'm Mr. Brightside..." An anthem. A declaration. A middle finger to the world. Shouted in spite and pain and victory and triumph.

The pain is still there. It will likely always be a part of you. But, now you're Mr. Brightside. You've learned valuable lessons. You've learned how to be happy despite the pain you've endured.

So, when you're ready, come join us. Mr. Brightside.



All comments from YouTube:

Danny

This song is a timeless classic, I don't think anyone will ever get bored of it .

Mike reed

Nope I'm in the hood in Cleveland ohio and still jamming to it his voice is the best emo rock voice he's up there with greenday

Ryan

ZAMN

kaitlin lazzell

still not bored?

Harry Maclean

201th repy

kiela17

I beg to differ, lol

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Worldwide TYRANT Patrol

This song is forever amazing, whoever is going through tough times I hope you can find peace and get through it..

Wayne De Souza

@Matthew Hage keep your head up king you’re worth more than that woman. She’s gonna know who she lost when you’re achieving your dreams and bettering yourself. Hope stuff does get better for u g 🤝🔱🐉🐺

Rodrigo Sanchez

@DragonsAway .n

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