Exitlude
The Killers Lyrics


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Aggressively, we all defend the role we play
Regrettably, the time's come to send you on your way
We've seen it all: from bonfires of trust to flash floods of pain
It doesn't really matter; don't you worry, it will all work out
No, it doesn't really matter; don't worry, that ain't what it's all about

We hope you enjoyed your stay
And it's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day
We hope you've enjoyed your stay
Outside the sun is shining
It seems like heaven ain't far away




It's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day

Overall Meaning

The song "Exitlude" by The Killers serves as an outro track for their album "Sam's Town." The song speaks to the inevitability of change and the role each person plays in the cycle of life. The first stanza acknowledges the defensive nature of human beings in holding onto their roles and identities, but ultimately the time comes for everyone to move on. The second stanza expresses gratitude for the time spent together, even if it was just for a brief moment, and acknowledges the beauty of the world outside.


These lyrics can be interpreted in many ways. The reference to defending one's role could speak to the fear of change, and the difficulty of letting go of something familiar. The comparison of emotions to natural disasters could represent the unpredictable and tumultuous nature of human feelings. The repeated refrain, "We hope you've enjoyed your stay," could be a nod to the fleeting, ephemeral nature of life itself.


Overall, the lyrics of "Exitlude" send a message of acceptance and appreciation for the experiences that life brings, even if they are not always positive. The song speaks to the inevitability of change and the beauty of moments that are fleeting.


Line by Line Meaning

Aggressively, we all defend the role we play
We all try to justify our actions to ourselves and to others, even if it means being aggressive about it.


Regrettably, the time's come to send you on your way
We are sorry to see you go, but it is time for you to move on from here.


We've seen it all: from bonfires of trust to flash floods of pain
We have experienced all kinds of things, from moments of deep connection to moments of extreme suffering.


It doesn't really matter; don't you worry, it will all work out
The details of what we have been through don't matter in the end, because they will all come together to create something bigger than ourselves.


No, it doesn't really matter; don't worry, that ain't what it's all about
We don't want you to get caught up in the details of what has happened. What really matters is the overall sense of community and belonging we have created together.


We hope you enjoyed your stay
We hope that you had a good time while you were here with us.


And it's good to have you with us
We appreciate your presence and the contributions you have made while you were here.


Even if it's just for the day
Even if you were only here for a short time, your impact was felt.


Outside the sun is shining
Despite everything that has happened, life continues and things are still moving forward.


It seems like heaven ain't far away
There is a sense of peace and calmness in the air, and it feels like we are close to something greater than ourselves.


It's good to have you with us
Once again, we want to express how much we appreciate your presence and the positive energy you brought with you.


Even if it's just for the day
Even if your time with us was brief, it had an impact and we are grateful for it.




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

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