Where the White Boys Dance
The Killers Lyrics


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Take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Take me to the place where they run and play.
My baby is gone, you might have a chance.
Just take me to the place where the white boys dance.

They hug in silence,
As the sun sets.
On their empty street,
Their suspicions where they rise and hide.
And then who sweeps them off she doesn't leave.
She walks inside and
Pours a strong one.
Put her mind at ease.
It's the calm before another storm.
And the friendships from the whiskey to the keys.

Take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Take me to the place where they run and play.
My baby is gone, you might have a chance.
Just take me to the place where the white boys... dance.

Her heart is racing.
She phones a friend to say

I'm in an awful place.
That fools been messin' around on me
I've seen it in his eyes and on his face
Hold on a minute.
You're talking crazy
Don't be that jealous girl.
Just tell him you need an hour or two.
Cause we're going go and change somebodies world.

Take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Take me to the place where they run and play.
My baby is gone, you might have a chance.
Just take me to the place where the white boys dance.

It's the calm before another storm...
It's the calm before another storm
And the friendships from the whiskey to the keys.

Take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Take me to the place where they run and play.




My baby is gone, you might have a chance.
Just take me to the place where the white boys... dance.

Overall Meaning

"Where the White Boys Dance" by The Killers is a song that portrays a story of a young woman who is looking for an escape from her problems. She wants to go where the "white boys" are, who dance and have fun. The song is almost hypnotizing in a way, with a strong beat and repetitive lyrics. The first verse sets the scene for the rest of the song as the listener begins to picture where the "white boys" dance and play. The chorus repeats twice, emphasizing the woman's desire to go to this place and forget her recent breakup.


The second verse provides more insight into the woman's situation, hinting at a potential love triangle. The woman's friends encourage her not to confront her cheating partner but to go have a good time with them instead. The lyrics suggest that going to where the "white boys" dance is a symbol of freedom, where she can forget her problems and be in the moment.


The overall theme of the song is escaping reality and finding freedom through dance and music. The "white boys" are symbolic of this freedom, and the woman wants to be a part of it. The music video for the song further emphasizes this theme, portraying young people dancing in a nightclub-like atmosphere.


Line by Line Meaning

Take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Bring me to the spot where young, privileged men indulge in lighthearted activity.


Take me to the place where they run and play.
Escort me to the area where they move and enjoy themselves.


My baby is gone, you might have a chance.
My lover is absent, so you may have an opening with me.


Just take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Simply direct me to the location where the white boys are dancing.


They hug in silence,
They embrace without speaking,


As the sun sets.
As the day comes to a close.


On their empty street,
Along their deserted avenue,


Their suspicions where they rise and hide.
Their doubts arise and are concealed.


And then who sweeps them off she doesn't leave.
And then the individual who takes them away doesn't depart.


She walks inside and
She enters the building and


Pours a strong one.
Mixes a potent drink.


Put her mind at ease.
Relieve her anxiety.


It's the calm before another storm.
It's the tranquility prior to another disturbance.


And the friendships from the whiskey to the keys.
And the companionship that comes from alcohol and playing music.


Her heart is racing.
Her heart is beating quickly with excitement or anxiety.


She phones a friend to say
She calls a companion to express that


I'm in an awful place.
I feel terrible.


That fools been messin' around on me
That foolish individual has been cheating on me.


I've seen it in his eyes and on his face
I've detected it in his gaze and expression.


Hold on a minute.
Wait a moment.


You're talking crazy
You're speaking irrationally.


Don't be that jealous girl.
Don't be that envious woman.


Just tell him you need an hour or two.
Just inform him that you require some time alone.


Cause we're going go and change somebodies world.
Because we're going to modify another person's life.




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

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