Somebody Told Me
The Killers Lyrics


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Breakin' my back just to know your name
Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game
A breakin' my back just to know your name
But Heaven ain't close in a place like this
Anything goes but don't blink, you might miss
'Cause Heaven ain't close in a place like this
I said Heaven ain't close in a place like this
Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight (hoo hoo)
Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight

Well somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential

Ready let's roll onto something new
Takin' it's toll then I'm leaving without you
'Cause Heaven ain't close in a place like this
I said Heaven ain't close in a place like this
Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight (hoo hoo)
Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight

Well somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential

A rushing, rushing around

Pace yourself for me (for me)
I said maybe, baby, please (please)
But I just don't know now (baby, baby)
When all I want to do is try

Well somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential

A rushing, rushing around

Now somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential

A rushing, rushing around

Somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential





A rushing, rushing around

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Killers' hit song "Somebody Told Me" tell the story of a person desperately trying to get to know someone they are attracted to at a party or event. The first few lines reveal the frustration involved in trying to get noticed and get to know someone in a crowded space. The singer is trying hard to stand out and get attention, but it's difficult in "a place like this" where "anything goes."


The line, "somebody told me you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year," is the most famous phrase from the song. This line suggests that the person the singer is interested in is not available or is somehow out of reach. The lyrics suggest that the singer has heard rumors that the object of their affection is already in a relationship, but the singer is still determined to get to know them.


The song could be seen as a commentary on the challenges of finding love and connecting with others in a fast-paced and chaotic world. It could also be about the strain of trying to keep up with social norms or the pressure to fit in.


Line by Line Meaning

Breakin' my back just to know your name
I'm going through a lot of effort just to find out what your name is


Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game
I'm tired of playing these games and trying to figure you out


A breakin' my back just to know your name
I'm still putting in so much effort just to learn your name


But Heaven ain't close in a place like this
This environment and situation is not ideal, even though I may be trying to find some kind of happiness or resolution


Anything goes but don't blink, you might miss
Things can change quickly here and I need to be alert and not miss any opportunities


'Cause Heaven ain't close in a place like this
This place is not somewhere that can bring me real, lasting happiness


I said Heaven ain't close in a place like this
I repeat that this place is not Heaven, despite any illusions or distractions


Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight (hoo hoo)
I need to ground myself and return to reality instead of getting lost in the chaos and illusions of this place


Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight
I never expected that a rumor about you could ruin the happiness I was feeling


Well somebody told me you had a boyfriend
I heard from someone else that you are in a relationship with someone else


Who looked like a girlfriend
This person looks like a woman, even though they are supposed to be a boy


That I had in February of last year
This person looks very similar to someone I was with in February of the previous year


It's not confidential, I've got potential
I want to make it clear that I am interested in you and capable of making something happen


Ready let's roll onto something new
I'm ready to move on from this situation and start something fresh with you


Takin' it's toll then I'm leaving without you
This situation is wearing on me and if it doesn't improve, I'll have to leave without you


Now somebody told me you had a boyfriend
I am starting to hear rumors about your relationship more and more often


A rushing, rushing around
I feel like everything is moving so fast and I can't keep up or get a grip on what's really happening


Pace yourself for me (for me)
I'm asking you to take things slow with me, to not rush into anything and to give me time to figure things out


I said maybe, baby, please (please)
I'm not completely sure, but I'm asking you to be patient with me and give me a chance


But I just don't know now (baby, baby)
As much as I want to believe in us, I'm really unsure and don't know what to do


When all I want to do is try
Despite my uncertainty, I still want to give this a shot and see where it goes




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@marybeker1973

Breakin' my back just to know your name
Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game
A breakin' my back just to know your name
But Heaven ain't close in a place like this
Anything goes but don't blink, you might miss
'Cause Heaven ain't close in a place like this
I said Heaven ain't close in a place like this
Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight (hoo hoo)
Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight
Well somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential
Ready let's roll onto something new
Takin' it's toll then I'm leaving without you
'Cause Heaven ain't close in a place like this
I said Heaven ain't close in a place like this
Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight (hoo hoo)
Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight
Well somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential
A rushing, rushing around
Pace yourself for me (for me)
I said maybe, baby, please (please)
But I just don't know now (baby, baby)
When all I want to do is try
Well somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential
A rushing, rushing around
Now somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential
A rushing, rushing around
Somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential



@nabil3536

One, two, three, four
I'm breakin' my back just to know your name
Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game
I'm breakin' my back just to know your name
But heaven ain't close in a place like this
Anything goes but don't blink, you might miss
'Cause heaven ain't close in a place like this
I said heaven ain't close in a place like this
So bring it back down, bring it back down tonight
Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight
Well somebody told me that you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential
Rushing and rushing around
Ready let's roll onto something new
Takin' it's toll then I'm leaving without you
'Cause heaven ain't close in a place like this
I said heaven ain't close in a place like this
Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight
Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight
Somebody told me that you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential
A rushing, rushing around
Pace yourself for me
I said maybe, baby, please
But I just don't know now (baby, baby)
When all I wanna do is try
Somebody told me that you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential
A rushing, rushing around
Somebody told me you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential, I've got potential
A rushing, rushing around



All comments from YouTube:

@shaw219

The most British sounding American band

@cecijimenez2002

Yea it turns out they weren’t going much places but when they went to England they hit quick lol fact check me please because I was just told this so idk

@dovahkiin52

@@cecijimenez2002 jup, a British record label signed them after they were rejected in the US.

@andibundy4165

They are from Paris...

@dovahkiin52

@@andibundy4165 lol no, they're from vegas. Are you saying paris because you saw the eiffel tower? Vegas has a copy of it

@RabbiB0Y

@@pastaguy5011 this is from the late 2000s not the 80s my man

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@ethanpeach8216

Mr Brightside is their most catchy and well known song but this. This is the one that gets me hype.

@corinnae.7877

This song is more catchy in my opinion. The chorus is addictive.

@kevinlawhorn5910

Exactly. I've never cared much for "Mr. Brightside." I've always loved this one.

@Juice_47

This song is way better

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