This is really impressive imo.
And I really enjoyed HYD, 5 years ago.
Honestly, everything about this series.
I believe this is gonna be a really long post because The Killers to me, have been by far, a most admirable existence.
Er, first and foremost, thanks to wereallthesameandloveisblind for being the propelling force in this penning down of my journey as a Victim thus far.
I have also truly enjoyed reading all the posts of the other Victims about how they were killed (this is really punny, I like it a lot haha). I haven’t read all of them but I will finish someday (hopefully soon)!
Well then, on to my story.
It was 2004 when I first heard Mr. Brightside. The circumstances surrounding me liking the song are quite fuzzy now, but I think it would have been the lyrics that captured me, and especially, the instrumentation of Mr. Brightside. Beautiful, beautiful, how all it was weaved together, with the double bass included.
I think The Killers were and are for me, the liberation of my poor existence, every single time I listen to any of their songs. It’s like that feeling of being slowly filled with a sense of grounding, but turning bubble-like so that you start to float up into the clouds of more than existence. It’s a very beautiful feeling that I have never experienced with any other bands but The Killers, and it happens every single album I listen to.
I didn’t have any contact with The Killers from 2004 until 2008, I believe. Around 2008, that period of my life, growing up, was truly insufferable and painful. I was on the verge of committing suicide every single day, fighting all those emotions that threatened to swallow me up. I remember a day mostly clearly, when I suddenly fell back into that mood of utter bleakness and darkness. I was on an outing with the rest of a group of people, and while walking, I just kept thinking, I wanna just jump I wanna just jump. But I was listening to The Killers throughout that funk again and I somehow just wanted to get through. It wasn’t a miraculous pulling out of that mire but just maybe a slight desire to just stay there, staying in that moment.
I have always thought of The Killers as somewhat of almost a religious experience, listening to their songs makes me feel like I can surpass being.
I forgot about The Killers from 2008 until I think 2-3 years ago, when I suddenly found myself thinking about this song in my mind, tried so hard to recall it and realized it was Mr. Brightside from The Killers. It has always remained a special song to me, and from then there I followed more of The Killers and caught up on Sam’s Town and Day & Age.
Sam’s Town was just alright for me, don’t actually like When You Were Young, but I really love Read My Mind, For Reasons Unknown & Bling (Confessions of a King). Just some ol’ Killers magic.
Day & Age returned more to the meta-me feeling, This Is Your Life gave my life more than meaning and punch every time I heard it. Neon Tiger was also really beautiful, even more after I read interpretations of it. The Killers’ lyrics are always somehow magical, disturbing when you feel like you don’t get a thing, and then fulfilling when you realize you can interpret them in such a way that applies to only you.
Battle Born now is such an amazing hear. New The Killers’ songs, but just so familiar. I realized I’ve missed The Killers so much. I just can’t emphasize how much greater than life I feel when I listen to them. Living my life, living more than my life.
The highlighted albums and songs are kind of like a list of my favourite songs, I have lots more. Seems like plain sorcery when I think I didn’t quite like some songs but have ended up loving all of the three Killers’ albums.
As a side note, to my friend and to those who seem to think that The Killers’ lyrics are quite nonsensical as a whole, I think beauty lies in the sudden - when you suddenly see the connection between The Killers’ lyrics and what you have experienced or are going through right now; then it enriches the beauty of your life, magnifies the meagerness of your existence, making you gasp for more life.
That is The Killers for me and the love story of how I was killed.
Once a Victim, always a Victim.
OH MAMA YADECH IS SUCH A CUTE COUPLE OMG
ok sO IT WAS MY PARENT’S ANNIVERSARY AND I THOUGHT I WOULD SURPRISE THEM WITH NICOLAS CAGE THIS YEAR
I JUST HID THEM AROUND THE HOUSE, I HOPE I FREAK THEM OUT
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THIS IS HILARIOUS SHIT!
Death by exile!
I’ve seen that expression. On someone before.
Cillian Murphy’s eyes. God, please.