Shadowplay
The Killers Lyrics


To the centre of the city where all roads meet, waiting for you
To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you
Well I was moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you
In a room with a window in the corner I found truth

In the shadowplay acting out your own death, knowing no more

As the assassins all grouped in four lines, dancing on the floor
And with cold steel, odor on their bodies made a move to connect
I could only stare in disbelief as the crowds all left

I did everything, everything I wanted to
I let them use you for their own ends
To the centre of the city in the night, waiting for you
To the centre of the city in the night, waiting for you

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BERNARD SUMNER, IAN KEVIN CURTIS, PETER HOOK, STEPHEN PAUL DAVID MORRIS

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Scoo Scotch

To the center of the city where all roads meet, waiting for you,
To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you,
I was moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you,
In a room with a window in the corner I found truth.
In the shadowplay, acting out your own death, knowing no more,
As the assassins all grouped in four lines, dancing on the floor,
And with cold steel, odor on their bodies mad a move to connect,
But I could only stare in disbelief as the crowds all left.
I did everything, everything I wanted to,
I let them use you for their own ends,
To the center of the city in the night, waiting for you.
To the center of the city in the night, waiting for you.



Nathan Francis

@Pleb Detector Okay firstly I have to point out that "I'm wrong, so I'll just stop while I'll I'm still again"  is not a sentence that makes any sense and appears to be written by somebody with a very basic grasp of the English language. I suggest that you first learn about grammar and syntax then when you have a proficient understanding of those things you can advance to formulating arguments and you may even form a cogent one some day.

Secondly we were not having an argument, what was happening is you were forwarding your unwanted opinion time and time again and I tried in vain to impart some common sense. I would not argue with you as in a battle of wits you are an unarmed opponent. 

I have gone back and actually read that long winded nonsensical reply in its entirety and it is even more incoherent and moronic than it appeared when I gave it a cursory glance. You are either so bereft of intelligence that you have actually convinced yourself that you offered some worthwhile points or more likely you realised how foolish you have hitherto been and decided to try and save some face by suggesting that the reason that I refrained from replying to you is because I am stumped by your arguments as opposed to the truth which is that your ramblings are not worthy of a reply. 

In any case if your life is so pathetically tragic that an internet discussion means so much to you then I'll concede that you are my intellectual and cultural superior and I was too brow beaten by your brilliance to respond to your words of undeniable sagacity. 

That last paragraph was sarcasm by the way, I know you struggle with irony and sarcasm so I thought I better make that clear because I fear you would have taken me literally otherwise. I have included a link about irony for you do practice some much needed autodidacticism. You asked me for a source to prove what I was saying and the link provided will prove me right and you wrong in addition to giving you a much needed education on the subject. You ought to read the whole page but I'll share an excerpt with you here which relates to my point specifically, it is as follows "It occurs in a conversation where a person aims to be understood as meaning something different to what his or her words literally mean." So as I asserted correctly irony only works when a person is understood to be implying something contrary to their true feelings. Also you said that you liking Beiber/Orlando was ironic or even satirical which is just absurd. When you have a grasp on the simple concept of irony we can discuss the more complicated concept of satire and see why this is even more ridiculous than claiming you were liking the videos ironically.

If I were you I'd stop replying now, initially you were just a busy body offering his opinion where it wasn't wanted but as our discussion has progressed you are looking increasingly foolish and I'm getting a tad embarrassed for you. Chin up sport, we all look a little silly sometimes, cut your losses, there's a good lad. 

http://typesofirony.com/the-3-types-of-irony/



Edgar Daniel Ortiz

To the centre of the city where all roads meet, waiting for you, 
to the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank, searching for you, 
i was moving through the silence without motion, waiting for you, 
in a room with a window in the corner i found truth. 
In the shadowplay, acting out your own death, knowing no more, 
as the assassins all grouped in four lines, dancing on the floor, 
and with cold streel, odour on their bodies mad a move to connect, 
but i could only stare in disbelief as the crowds all left. 
I did everything, everything i wanted to, 
i let them use you for their own ends, 
to the centre of the city in the night, waiting for you. 
to the centre of the city in the night, waiting for you.



All comments from YouTube:

Spoopy Bat

As a huge Joy Division fan I really enjoy this cover. I like that it's close enough to the original that the song isn't lost, but it's different enough to be its own.

Gamecore

This video is such an awesome tribute

Laura Lynn Franco

Exactly. Still holds JD, but still Killers. That is very hard to do and a credit to both bands

John Oldfield

Sorry the doo de doo doo bit was a bridge too far for me. Read the lyrics and tell me that is a sensitive and appropriate interpretation

John Oldfield

I hate this cover, sorry just my opinion. It dilutes the gravitas of the song to such an extent it feels like a cash in on someone else's genius.

Chris Clark

What you said, excellent cover isn't it

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Charles Harvey

This makes me want a mini series or Netflix movie about the band. Like a reenactment

M.A. Holley

@Ralle Warmbier lol they had like... two good songs, three decent ones, and the rest were garbage. This is one of the two good songs, which is actually their rendition of someone else's song. So a documentary is a hard no

Ginette Parada

Well, is not a serie but we have song exploder 🤷‍♀️

Mark Broome

@Connor Haynes ha sorry brada, all chilled here it's a great song

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