Spaceman
The Killers Lyrics


It started with a low light
Next thing I knew they ripped me from my bed
And then they took my blood type
It left a strange impression in my head

You know that I was hoping
That I could leave this star-crossed world behind
But when they cut me open
I guess that changed my mind
And you know I might
Have just flown too far from the floor this time
'Cause they calling me by my name
And the zipping white light beams
Disregards the bombs and satellites

That was the turning point
That was one lonely night

The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"

Well now I'm back at home, and
I'm looking forward to this life I live
You know it's gonna haunt me
So hesitation to this life I give
You think you might cross over
You're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
You better look it over
Before you make that leap

And you know I'm fine
But I hear those voices at night sometimes
They justify my claim
And the public don't dwell my transmission
'Cause it wasn't televised

But it was the turning point
Oh, what a lonely night

The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"

The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"

My global position systems are vocally addressed
They say the Nile used to run from east to west
They say the Nile used to run
From east to west

I'm fine but I hear
Those voices at night
Sometimes

The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"

The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"

It's all in my mind
It's all in my mind

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:

Renata

It started with a low light
Next thing I knew they ripped me from my bed
And then they took my blood type
It left a strange impression in my head

You know that I was hoping
That I could leave this star-crossed world behind
But when they cut me open
I guess that changed my mind

And you know I might
Have just flown too far from the floor this time
'Cause they're calling me by my name

And the zipping white light beams
Disregarding bombs and satellites
And that was the turning point
That was one lonely night

The star maker says: It ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says: Everybody look down
It's all in your mind

Well, now I'm back at home and
I'm looking forward to this life I live
You know it's gonna haunt me
So hesitation to this life I give

You think you might cross over
You're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
You better look it over
Before you make that leap

And you know I'm fine
But I hear those voices at night
Sometimes that justify my claim

And the public don't dwell on my transmission
Cause it wasn't televised
But it was the turning point
Oh what a lonely night

The Storm Maker says: It ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says: Everybody look down
It's all in your mind

The star maker says: It ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says: Everybody look down
It's all in your mind

My global position systems are vocally addressed
They say the nile used to run from east to west
They say the nile used to run from east to west

I'm fine
But I hear those voices at night
Sometimes

The star maker says: It ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says: Everybody look down
It's all in your mind

The star maker says: It ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says: Everybody look down
It's all in your mind

It's all in my mind
It's all in my mind



Ghetto Child

It started with a low light
Next thing I knew they ripped me from my bed
And then they took my blood type
It left a strange impression in my head
You know that I was hoping
That I could leave this star-crossed world behind
But when they cut me open,
I guess that changed my mind
And you know I might
Have just flown too far from the floor this time
'Cause they calling me by my name
And the zipping white light beams
Disregards the bombs and satellites
That was the turning point
That was one lonely night
The star maker says, it ain't so bad
The dream maker's going make you mad
The spaceman says, everybody look down
It's all in your mind
Well now I'm back at home, and
I'm looking forward to this life I live
You know its gonna haunt me
So hesitation to this life I give
You think you might cross over
You're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
You better look it over
Before you make that leap
And you know I'm fine
But I hear those voices at night sometimes
They justify my claim
And the public don't dwell my transmission
Cause it wasn't televised
But, it was the turning point
Oh what a lonely night
The star maker says, it ain't so bad
The dream maker's going make you mad
The spaceman says, everybody look down
It's all in your mind
The star maker says, it ain't so bad
The dream maker's going make you mad
The spaceman says, everybody look down
It's all in your mind
My global position systems are vocally addressed
They say the Nile used to run from east to west
They say the Nile used to run, from east to west
And you know I'm fine
But I hear those voices at night
Sometimes
The star maker says, it ain't so bad
The dream maker's going make you mad
The spaceman says, everybody look down
It's all in your mind
The star maker says, it ain't so bad
The dream maker's going make you mad
The spaceman says, everybody look down
It's all in your mind
It's all in my mind
It's all in my mind



Adan Castillo

This song is not at all about drug addiction, it is most certainly about attempted suicide and depression. I love this song, the poetry and metaphors are amazing. Truly great lyrics. I've added commentary to each section, with context of the lyrics in terms of the themes of depression and attempted suicide. The song starts off with the attempted suicide victim awakening after being saved from the attempt.
"It started with a low light,
Next thing I knew they ripped me from my bed;
And then they took my blood type,
they left a strange impression in my head."

[Song starts with the attempted suicide victim awaking to consciousness in a hospital after an inferred suicide attempt. The person first perceives a 'low light' which I imagine refers to the hospital bed light that is first seen. Once he awakes, the hospital staff moves him from the bed, take his blood. The line about, 'strange impression in my head' may refer to the confusion he is going through as he is coming back to reality, or I thought it could allude to the method of suicide, gunshot to the head, literally an impression (wound).]

"You know that I was hoping,
That I could leave this star-crossed world behind;")
But when they cut me open,
I guess I changed my mind."

[Person acknowledged that he had intended to leave this world by killing himself. The line about, 'they cut me open' refers to the hospital staff saving him (if the suicide was by gunshot, the person literally got cut open to remove the bullet and treat the wound, which saved him). Then he says, "I guess I changed my mind" about the suicide, which I take as an ironic line because once he was being saved he had no choice but to change his mind.]

"And you know I might
Have just flown too far from the floor this time,
'cause they calling me by my name!"

[The person is reflecting on his decision to attempt suicide and is realizing that he had started losing touch with the world and lost his grounding ("And you know I might have just flown too far from the floor this time)." In the last line of this verse he starts to refer to his depression or his inner struggle with depression and angst that still is calling him.]

"And the zipping white light beams
disregards bombs and satellites!
That was the turning point;
That was one lonely night!"
[The person reflects on his confusing feelings and mindset just before deciding to attempt suicide, which was the turning point and a lonely night.]

"The star maker says, 'It ain't so bad'"
[The star making is the typical optimist supporter that will try to console the depressed person, and tell him that life "ain't so bad" and try to cheer them up]

"The dream maker's gonna make you mad"
[The dream maker refers to the type of supporter that tries to be encouraging and tries to get the victim to think about the future and their dreams, which is frustrating to the suicide victim, because the 'dream maker' is trying to convince the victim to stay motivated]

"The spaceman says, 'Everybody look down!
Its all in your mind!'"
[The spaceman refers to a psychologist, which tells the suicide victim that all their feelings and perceptions are the cause to his depression and suicide attempt, that all his depression is in his mind. The tone of the line suggests that the psychologist is trying to peg the problem on the victim (all in his mind) and not on the outside world ('everybody look down!).]

"Well now I'm back at home and-
I'm looking forward to this life I live;
You know it's gonna haunt me,
So hesitation to this life I give."
[He's moved back home and has been rehabilitated and is out of the pathological depressed mindset that he had prior to the suicide attempt. He can look forward to living, but the memory of his past depression and suicide attempt will continue to haunt him and worry him that the depression will come back. So he has a hesitation to the life he has known because he is not sure if the depression will return.]

"You think you might cross over,
You caught between the devil and the deep blue sea;
You better look it over,
Before you make that leap!"
[ The newly rehabilitated suicide victim implores to the audience that, based on his experience, that they should think hard about the desire to commit suicide when they are in a very bad time in their life ('you caught between the devil and the deep blue sea" -- two very bad and daunting things to be between). The victim advises that anyone considering suicide really should think very hard about it before they attempt it.]

"And you know I'm fine, but I hear those voices at night
sometimes... they justify my claim,"
[The victim states that he is doing well, but his depression is still there under the surface, the, 'voices he hears at night that justify his claim' is a metaphor for the depression that still speaks to him and tries to influence his behavior]

"and the public don't dwell on my transmission
'cause it wasn't televised..."
[I love this line. It is a beautiful lyric which is a metaphor for the fact that the outside world does not concern themselves with the depressed individual because the depressed person doesn't directly project their depression outward and that the world doesn't spend enough time and coverage on the plight of depressed individuals]

"But, it was a turning point,
Oh what a lonely night!"
[Further reflection on the attempted suicide night]

"The star maker says, 'It ain't so bad'
The dream maker's gonna make you mad;
The spaceman says, 'Everybody look down!
Its all in your mind!'
The star maker says, 'It ain't so bad'
The dream maker's gonna make you mad;
The spaceman says, 'Everybody look down!
Its all in your mind!'"

"My global position systems are vocally addressed;"
"They say the Nile used to run from east to west,
They say the Nile used to run... from east to west."
[The 'global position system that is vocally addressed' is a metaphor for his inner voice that guides him, as well as his perception of the world. The line about the GPS saying the Nile used to run from east to west is another metaphor. The Nile, in reality, runs north to south, and the fact that his GPS tells him the Nile runs east to west is a metaphor for his mind's perception of the world not being in sync with reality, he had lost touch with the world when he was depressed]

"I'm fine,
but I hear those voices at night,
sometime..."
[Further introspective lyric from the suicide victim that he is okay and he is managing his depression, but still feels depression resting under the surface.]

"The star maker says, 'It ain't so bad'
The dream maker's gonna make you mad;
The spaceman says, 'Everybody look down!
Its all in your mind!'
The star maker says, 'It ain't so bad'
The dream maker's gonna make you mad;
The spaceman says, 'Everybody look down...
Its all in your mind!'"

"It's all in my mind,
It's all in my mind..."



Diego Salamanca

It started with a low light
Next thing I knew they ripped me from my bed
And then they took my blood type
It left a strange impression in my head
You know that I was hoping
That I could leave this star-crossed world behind
But when they cut me open
I guess that changed my mind
And you know I might
Have just flown too far from the floor this time
'Cause they calling me by my name
And the zipping white light beams
Disregards the bombs and satellites
That was the turning point
That was one lonely night
The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"
Well now I'm back at home, and
I'm looking forward to this life I live
You know it's gonna haunt me
So hesitation to this life I give
You think you might cross over
You're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
You better look it over
Before you make that leap
And you know I'm fine
But I hear those voices at night sometimes
They justify my claim
And the public don't dwell my transmission
'Cause it wasn't televised
But it was the turning point
Oh, what a lonely night
The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"
The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"
My global position systems are vocally addressed
They say the Nile used to run from east to west
They say the Nile used to run
From east to west
I'm fine but I hear
Those voices at night
Sometimes
The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"
The star maker says it ain't so bad
The dream maker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says, "Everybody look down
It's all in your mind"
It's all in my mind
It's all in my mind



All comments from YouTube:

Silver Man

For those who tried to commit suicide and still with us, I'm glad you didn't give up! Keep going!

Darth Vader

I'm still trying

mowse

I'm on it rn, take care

Dee Dee

Never gave up ❤️

K maz

Dead

Xorcist

@jennifer amundson as another survivor I agree with you, we find our hope wherever we can!

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Kitty Winans

This song came out when I was 15, right after I got out of the mental hospital for attempted suicide and I remember feeling like it was about me. It's just so true to my experience, and the experience of so many others, and I love it!

RHDG

Good to have you still here!

salvador ramos

Hope youre doing better

Neird

15? Why?

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