The Killers - Sam's Town lyrics

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  1. Sam's Town
  2. Enterlude
  3. When You Were Young
  4. Bling (Confession Of A King)
  5. For Reasons Unknown
  6. Read My Mind
  7. Uncle Jonny
  8. Bones
  9. My List
  10. This River Is Wild
  11. Why Do I Keep Counting?
  12. Exitlude




Sam's Town

Nobody ever had a dream round here,
But I don't really mind that it's starting to get to me
Nobody ever pulls the seams round here,
But I don't really mind that it's starting to get to me

I've got this energy beneath my feet
Like something underground's gonna come up and carry me,
I've got this sentimental heart that beats
But I don't really mind that it's starting to get to me

Now..Why do you waste my time?
Is the answer to the question on your mind
And I'm sick of all my judges
So scared of what they'll find
But I know that I can make it
As long as somebody takes me home,
Every now and then...

Oh, have you ever seen the lights?
Have you ever seen the lights?

I took the shuttle on a shockwave ride
Where people on the pen pulled a trigger for accolades
I took a bullet and I looked inside
And it's running through my veins
An American masquerade

I still remember grandma Ditzy's wake
I've never really known anybody to die before,
Red white and blue upon a birthday cake,
And my brother, he was born on the fourth of the July...and that's all

So why do you waste my time?
Is the answer to the question on your mind
And I'm sick of all my judges
So scared of letting me shine
But I know that I can make it,
As long as somebody takes me home...

Wooooooo!
(every now and then) [x2]

You know I see London, I see Sam's Town
Pulls my hand and let's my hair down
Rolls that world right off my shoulder
I see London, I see Sam's Town now




Enterlude

We hope you enjoy your stay
And it's good to have you with us,
Even if it's just for the day
We hope you enjoy your stay
Outside the sun is shinin'
It seems like heaven ain't far away
And it's good to have you with us,
Even if it's just for the day




When You Were Young

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch him now, here he comes

He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young

Can we climb this mountain, I don’t know
Higher now than ever before, I
Know we can make it if we take it slow
That's thinking easy, easy now, watch it go

We’re burning down the highway skyline on the
Back of a hurricane that started turning
When you were young
When you were young

And sometimes you close your eyes
And see the place where you used to live
When you were young

They say the devil's water, it ain’t so sweet
You don’t have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once and a little while

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch him now, here he comes

He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young

(Talks like a gentleman, like you imagine)
When you were young

I said he doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus

But more than you’ll ever know




Bling (Confession Of A King)

When I offer you survival,
You say it's hard enough to live,

It's not so bad,
it's not so bad

How do you know that you're right?

I awoke on the roadside,
In the land of the free ride,
And I can't pull it any longer,

The sun is beating down my neck
So I ran with the devilLeft a trail of excuses,
Like a stone on the water,
The elements decide my fate,
Watch it go...(bling)

When I offer you survival,
You say it's hard enough to live,
Don't tell me that it's over,
Stand up! Poor and tired but
More than this.How do you know that you're right?
If you're not nervous anymore

It's not so bad,
it's not so bad

I feel my vision slipping in and out of focus,
But I'm pushing on for that horizon,
I'm pushing on,
Now I've got that blowing wind against my face
So you sling rocks at the rip tide,
Am I wrong or am I right?
I hit the bottom with a "huh!"
Quite strange,
I get my glory in the desert rain,
Watch it go...(I offer you survival!)

When I offer you survival,
You say it's hard enough to live,
And I'll tell you when it's over,
Shut up! Poor and tired but
More than this.
How do you know that you're right?
If you're not nervous anymore,
It's not so bad,
it's not so bad...

Higher and higher,
We're gonna take it,
Down to the wire,
We're gonna make it,
Out of the fire,
Higher and higher
Higher and higher,
We're gonna take it,
Down to the wire,
We're gonna make it,
Out of the fire,
Higher and higher
Higher and higher,
We're gonna take it,
Down to the wire,
We're gonna make it out,
Whoa-oh-oh Higher and higher...

It ain't hard to hold,
When it shines like gold,
You'll remember me.




For Reasons Unknown

I pack my case, I check my face
I look a little bit older
I look a little bit colder
With one deep breath, and one big step
I move a little bit closer, I move a little bit closer
For reasons unknown..

I caught my stride, I flew and flied
I know if destiny's kind, I've got the rest on my mind
Well my heart, it don't beat, it don't beat the way it used to
And my eyes, they don't see you no more
And my lips, they don't kiss, they don't kiss the way they used to
And my eyes don't recognize you no more

For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown

It was an open chair
We sat down in, the open chair
I said if destiny's kind, I've got the rest on my mind
But my heart, it don't beat, it don't beat the way it used to
And my eyes, they don't see you no more
And my lips, they don't kiss, they don't kiss the way they used to
And my eyes don't recognize you at all

For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown

I said my heart, it don't beat, it don't beat the way it used to
And my eyes, don't recognize you no more
And my lips, they don't kiss, they don't kiss the way they used to
And my eyes don't recognize you no more

For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown
For reasons unknown




Read My Mind

On the corner of main street
Just tryin' to keep it in line
You say you wanna move on and
You say I'm falling behind

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

I never really gave up on
Breakin' out of this two-star town
I got the green light
I got a little fight
I'm gonna turn this thing around

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

The good old days, the honest man
The restless heart, the Promised Land
A subtle kiss that no one sees
A broken wrist and a big trapeze

Oh well I don't mind, if you don't mind
'Cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you go, can you read my mind?

It’s funny how you just break down
Waiting on some sign
I pull up to the front of your driveway
With magic soaking my spine

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

The teenage queen, the loaded gun
The drop dead dream, the Chosen One
A southern drawl, the world unseen
A city wall and a trampoline

Oh well I don't mind if you don't mind
'Cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you jump,
Tell me what you find..
When you read my mind

Slipping in my faith until I fall
You never returned that call
Woman, open the door, don't let it sting
I wanna breathe that fire again

She said I don't mind if you don't mind
'Cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Put your back on me
Put your back on me
Put your back on me

The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds, cut out of the sun
Can you read my mind




Uncle Jonny

When everybody else refrained,
My uncle Jonny did cocaine
He's convinced himself right in his brain
That it helps to take away the pain
Hey Jonny...
Hey what you say Jonny?

I wanna go out tonight
Come a little closer to the city lights
Levitation ain't your only friend
Levitation coming back again

You feel the burning in your body's core
It's a yearning that you can't ignore
And I wanna go out tonight
So trust the superman and hold on tight
He's convinced himself right in his brain
That it helps to take away the pain
Hey Jonny...
Hey what you say Jonny?

My appetite ain't got no heart
I say my appetite ain't got no heart
Shocking people when you feel that pull
Shock 'em jump 'em when you know it's full
I feel a burning in my body core
It's a yearning that you can't ignore
And I gotta go out tonight
"Hey Jonny I've got faith in ya man!
I mean it, it's gonna be all right"
He's convinced himself right in his brain
That it helps to take away the pain
Hey Jonny...
Hey what you say Jonny?

Tell us what's going on
Feels like everything's wrong
Hey what you say Jonny?
If the future is real, Jonny you've got to heal
Hey what you say Jonny?

When everybody else refrained,
My uncle Jonny did cocaine




Bones

I've been through here many times but you've locked the door
You wanted more should have seeen this coming my
Pictures off the wall with no phone call.
I've been through here many times but the path is gone
There's something wrong
Didn't leave a letter when you wrote me off with no phone call.
Bones and broken homes nowhere to lie down bones and broken
Homes just rest my eyes now bones and broken homes
I'll be alrigt yeah bones and broken homes.
I've been through here many times




My List

Let me wrap myself around you
Let you show me how I see
And when you come back in from nowhere
Do you ever think of me?

Your heart is not able
Let me show you how much I care
I need those eyes to tide me over
I’ll take your picture when I go
It gives me strength and gives me patience
But I’ll never let you know
I got nothing on you baby
But I always said I try
Let me show you how much I care
'cause sometimes it gets hard
And don’t she know

Don’t give the ghost up just clench your fist
You should have known by now you were on my list
Don’t give the ghost up just clench your fist
You should have known by now you were on my list
Don’t give the ghost up just clench your fist
You should have known by now you were on my list

When your heart is not able
And your prayers they’re not fables
Let me show you (let me show you)
Let me show you (let me show you)
Let me show you how much I care oh




This River Is Wild

The leaves are falling down on the beautiful ground
I heard a story from the man in red
He said the leaves are falling down
Such a beautiful sound
Son, I think you better go ahead

But you always hold your head up high
Cause it's a long, long, long way down
This town was meant for passing through
Boy, it ain't nothin' new
Now go and show 'em that the world stayed round
But it's a long, long, long way down

You better run for the hills before they burn

Listen to the sound of the world
Then watch it turn
I just wanna show you what I know
And catch you when the current lets you go

Or I should I just get along with myself
I never did get along with everybody else
I've been trying hard to do what's right
But you know I could stay here
All night
And watch the clouds fall from the sky
This river is wild
This river is wild...

Run for the hills before they burn
Listen to the sound of the world
Then watch it turn but shake a little
Sometimes I'm nervous when I talk and shake a little
Sometimes I hate the line I walk

I just wanna show you what I know
And catch you when the current lets you go

Or I should I just get along with myself
I never did get along with everybody else
I've been trying hard to do what's right
But you know I could stay here
All night
And watch the clouds fall from the sky
Because this river is wild
Godspeed ya, boy
This river is wild

Now Adam's taking bombs
And he's stuck on his mom
Because that bitch keeps trying to make him pray
He's with the hippie in the park
Comin' over the dark
Just trying to get some of that little girl play

You better run for the hills before they burn
Listen to the sound of the world
Then watch it turn

I just wanna show you what I know
And catch you when the current lets you go

Or I should I just get along with myself
I never did get along with everybody else
I've been trying hard to do what's right
But you know I could stay here
All night
And watch the clouds fall from the sky
The pain is hell in me tonight
Because this river is wild
Godspeed ya, boy
This river is wild
This river is wild
Godspeed ya, boy
This river is wild

Now the cars are everywhere
Face the dust at the fairground
I don't think I've ever seen so many headlights
But there's something pulling me
The circus and their crew
Well they're just passing through
Making sure that merry still goes 'round
But it's a long, long, long way down




Why Do I Keep Counting?

There's a plane and I am flying
There's a mountain waiting for me
Oh these years have been so trying

I don't know if I can use them
Am I strong enough
To be the one
Will I live to have some children

Help me get down
I can make it
Help me get down
Help me get down
I can make it
Help me get down

If I only knew the answer
I wouldn't be bothering you

Father
Help me get down
I can make it
Help me get down
Help me get down
I can make it
Help me get down

If I only knew the answer
And if all our days are numbered
Then why do I keep counting

My sugar sweet
Is so atainable
This behaviour so unexplainable
The days just slip and slide
Like they always did
The trouble is my head
Won't let me forget

I took one last good look around
So many unusual sounds
I gotta get my feet on the ground

Help me get down
I can make it

Help me get down
I can make it
Help me get down
Help me get down
I can make it
Help me get down

If I only knew the answer
I wouldn't be bothering you

Father
Help me get down
I can make
Help me get down
Help me get down
I can make it
Help me get down

If I only knew the answer
And if all our days are numbered
I wouldn't be bothering you

Would you help me get down

If I only knew the answer
If I change my way of living
And If I pave my streets with good times
Will the mountain keep on giving

And if all of our days are numbered
Then why do I keep counting




Exitlude

Agressively
We all defend the role we play
Regrettably
Times come to send you on your way

We've seen it all
Bonfires of trust
Flash floods of pain

It doesn't really matter
Don't you worry it'll all work out
No, it doesn't even matter
Don't you worry that ain't what it's all about

We hope you enjoyed your stay
It's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day
We hope you enjoyed your stay
Outside the sun is shining
It seems like heaven ain't far away
It's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day

It's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day
Outside the sun is shining
It seems like Heaven ain't far away

It's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day
Outside the sun is shining
It seems like Heaven ain't far away
It seems like Heaven ain't far away
It seems like Heaven ain't far away