Sweet Talk
The Killers Lyrics


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Lift me up on my honour
Take me over this spell
Get this weight of my shoulder
I carried it well
Loose these shackles of pressure
Shake me out of these chains
Lead me not to temptation
Hold my hand harder
Ease my mind
Roll down the smokescreen
And open the sky

Let me fly
Then I need a release from
These troubles of mine
Fix my feet
When they're stumbling
And well you know it hurts sometimes
You know it's going to bleed sometimes

Dig me out from this thorn tree
Help me bury my shame
Keep my eyes from the fire
They can't handle the flame
They've cut out from my brothers
When most of them fail
I carried it well

Let me fly
Then I need a release from
These troubles of mine
Fix my feet
When they're stumbling
I guess you know it hurts sometimes
You know it's going to bleed sometimes

Now hold on
I'm not looking for sweet talk
I'm looking for time
Time for towering sweet folk
Brother 'cause it hurts sometimes
You know it's going to bleed sometimes
Hold on

You know it's going to hurt sometimes
When you call me

Hold on
Hold on
Hold on

I'm going to climb that symphony home
And make it mine
And this pleasure is mine
Mark my way
See all these pessimistic sufferers
Tend to drag me down




So I could use it to shelter
What good I've found

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Killers song "Sweet Talk" express a plea for emotional support and guidance through difficult times. The vocalist asks to be lifted out of a state of burden and to be freed from the pressure and shackles weighing him down. He implores for a soothing touch and a feeling of safety, a shoulder to ease his worries and give him the strength to overcome struggles. The chorus touches on these intense emotions and the need for release, acknowledging that it will be painful but necessary to confront his personal demons. The bridge changes the tone slightly, as if to persuade or insist that he's not looking for just words of comfort but actionable steps towards healing. He desires time and patience to achieve a lofty, satisfying goal without being bogged down by pessimism or self-doubt. The lyrics hold a sense of vulnerability and honesty, declaring the raw feelings and pain of difficult times.


Overall, the song's lyrics appear to communicate an internal struggle with a desire for a partner, friend or family member to bring comfort and offer guidance. The words capture a cry for help and convey the search for an anchor in troubled times. The music itself helps to emphasize these themes with its heavy drums and prominent guitar riffs, although the chorus softens the intensity of the track with its haunting melody. A listener can find grounding in the song as both the tone and lyrics suggest that anyone who has experienced these difficult emotions can relate and will come to realize that they are not alone. Through the lyrics, the audience can acknowledge that when they find themselves feeling lost or in need of support, they too can cry out and receive the help they need.


Line by Line Meaning

Lift me up on my honour
Please lift me up and support me in an honorable way


Take me over this spell
Help me get over this difficult time


Get this weight off my shoulder
Please help me relieve myself of this burden


I carried it well
I've been handling things well, but I need support now


Loose these shackles of pressure
Please help me escape the burden of pressure


Shake me out of these chains
Free me from the things holding me back


Lead me not to temptation
Help me avoid temptation and stay focused


Hold my hand harder
Please support me even more firmly


Ease my mind
Help me to relax and feel at peace


Roll down the smokescreen
Remove the illusions and distractions in my life


And open the sky
Help me see the bigger picture and aim higher


Let me fly
Allow me to break free and pursue my dreams


Then I need a release from these troubles of mine
But I need help to move past my problems


Fix my feet when they're stumbling
Help me when I'm struggling and feeling lost


And well you know it hurts sometimes
I appreciate your support, but I'm still in pain


You know it's going to bleed sometimes
The road to success is often difficult and bloody


Dig me out from this thorn tree
Please rescue me from this painful situation


Help me bury my shame
Assist me in processing and moving past my mistakes


Keep my eyes from the fire
Protect me from harm and danger


They can't handle the flame
I can't handle the intensity of my situation alone


They've cut out from my brothers
My support system has abandoned me


When most of them fail
I need someone like you to help me succeed


Now hold on
Wait, let's take a moment


I'm not looking for sweet talk
I don't want empty promises, I need real help


I'm looking for time
I need time and patience to recover and heal


Time for towering sweet folk
Time to surround myself with kind-hearted people


Brother 'cause it hurts sometimes
I need your support, even though it's painful


You know it's going to bleed sometimes
We both know that the journey is going to be difficult


I'm going to climb that symphony home
I'm going to overcome my challenges and make progress


And make it mine
And I'm going to own my achievements


And this pleasure is mine
I'm going to find joy in my success


Mark my way
I'm going to find my path and stay the course


See all these pessimistic sufferers
I see those who are struggling like me, but maybe more negatively


Tend to drag me down
Their negativity can make me feel worse


So I could use it to shelter
But I can also use their struggle to find motivation and perspective


What good I've found
To see the positive in my situation




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BRANDON FLOWERS, DAVE BRENT KEUNING, MARK AUGUST STOERMER, RONNIE JR. VANNUCCI

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