Cody
The Killers Lyrics


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(So higher powers, higher powers, higher powers)
(Higher powers than me, higher powers than me)
(I've seen 'em in the hill, you know, I've seen the spirts you know)
(So, definitely believe in the higher powers)
('Cause I'm just, little ol' human, you know)

Cody says he didn't start the fire
His parents know he probably did
He's always playing with a light
He's just a different kind of kid
And Cody says, "He didn't raise the dead"

Says, "religion's just a trick
To keep hard-working folks in line"
He says it makes his stomach sick

So who's gonna carry us away?
Eagles with glory-painted wings?
We keep on waiting for the miracle to come
Pour down the mountain like a heaven-fed stream

Cody's always got one on the line
He likes to walk 'em by the wrist
He does his pulling with his eyes
He does his talking with his fists
Bottle rockets on an August night
Raid the coolers in the trucks
If we're lucky we'll get loud and we'll drink
Whiskey from a plastic jug

So who's gonna carry us away?
Eagles with glory-painted wings?
We keep on waiting for the miracle to come
Fall from the firmament and give us nice things
'Round and 'round it goes
Where it stops, nobody knows, nobody knows

So who's gonna carry us away?
Eagles with glory-painted wings?
We keep on waiting for the miracle to come
Roll down the mountain to the sound of sad strings
We keep on waiting for the miracle
For the miracle




We keep on waiting for the miracle
For the miracle

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Cody" by The Killers reflect a character named Cody who has a rebellious and skeptical attitude towards authority and religion. The line "Cody says he didn't start the fire, his parents know he probably did" suggests that Cody has a reputation for mischief and defiance. He often plays with fire, both metaphorically and possibly literally, as symbolized by the line "He's always playing with a light."


Cody expresses his disbelief in religion, viewing it as a tool used by the powerful to control the working class. He believes that religion is a trick to keep people in line and that it sickens him. This skepticism is further emphasized by the line "He didn't raise the dead," dismissing the idea of miracles or divine intervention.


The chorus revolves around the theme of waiting for a miracle, but Cody questions who or what will bring about this miracle. The mention of "Eagles with glory-painted wings" symbolizes a powerful force that could potentially save or guide them. However, they continue waiting for this miracle to come, desperately hoping for something positive to happen. The mention of the phrase "Round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows" suggests the uncertainty and unpredictability of life.


Line by Line Meaning

(So higher powers, higher powers, higher powers)
Acknowledging the existence of forces greater than oneself


(Higher powers than me, higher powers than me)
Recognizing that there are beings or forces with more authority or influence


(I've seen 'em in the hill, you know, I've seen the spirits you know)
Having experienced the presence of supernatural entities or phenomena in nature


(So, definitely believe in the higher powers)
Having a strong conviction in the existence of higher beings or forces


('Cause I'm just, little ol' human, you know)
Acknowledging one's own limitations and insignificance as a human being


Cody says he didn't start the fire
Cody denies being responsible for igniting the fire


His parents know he probably did
His parents suspect that he is indeed the one who started the fire


He's always playing with a light
He often engages in activities involving fire or flames


He's just a different kind of kid
He is unique or unconventional compared to other children


And Cody says, 'He didn't raise the dead'
Cody claims that he didn't bring the deceased back to life


Says, 'religion's just a trick
Believes that religion is merely a deceitful tactic


To keep hard-working folks in line'
To control and manipulate diligent individuals


He says it makes his stomach sick
It deeply disgusts or disturbs him


So who's gonna carry us away?
Wondering who will save or rescue them


Eagles with glory-painted wings?
Symbolizing majestic and powerful saviors


We keep on waiting for the miracle to come
Continuously anticipating a remarkable event or intervention


Pour down the mountain like a heaven-fed stream
Flow effortlessly and abundantly like a divine gift


Cody's always got one on the line
Cody always has someone under his influence or control


He likes to walk 'em by the wrist
He enjoys manipulating or leading others


He does his pulling with his eyes
He influences or mesmerizes others through his gaze


He does his talking with his fists
He resorts to violence as a means of communication


Bottle rockets on an August night
Setting off explosive fireworks during a summer evening


Raid the coolers in the trucks
Stealing beverages from the truck's coolers


If we're lucky we'll get loud and we'll drink
If fortunate, they will become boisterous and consume alcohol


Whiskey from a plastic jug
Drinking cheap whiskey from a plastic container


So who's gonna carry us away?
Still wondering who will provide salvation or deliverance


Eagles with glory-painted wings?
Questioning if majestic and admirable figures will save them


We keep on waiting for the miracle to come
Continuously hoping for a miraculous occurrence


Fall from the firmament and give us nice things
Descend from the celestial realm and bestow pleasant experiences


'Round and 'round it goes
The cycle or pattern continues repeatedly


Where it stops, nobody knows, nobody knows
Uncertainty about where it will end


So who's gonna carry us away?
Reiterating the question of who will save them


Eagles with glory-painted wings?
Repeating the imagery of majestic and glorious saviors


We keep on waiting for the miracle to come
Persisting in their anticipation of a miraculous event


Roll down the mountain to the sound of sad strings
Descend sorrowfully while accompanied by mournful music


We keep on waiting for the miracle
Remaining in expectation of the extraordinary


For the miracle
Desiring or longing for the miracle


We keep on waiting for the miracle
Continuing to anticipate the miraculous


For the miracle
For the miracle to occur




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Brandon Flowers, Jonathan Rado, Ronnie Vannucci

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