First heard this song back in 2006. Made a cover last May 2013. Yup, this is a throwback.
If this song was a drug it would be my upper, I would listen to it whenever i need to enter hyper mode (my degree, and now my job is physically and mentally demanding). Years ago, I stumbled upon a write up regarding the song:
“Killers guitarist Dave Keuning wrote this about lead signer Brandon Flowers’ ex-girlfriend who cheated on him. Flowers recalled to Q magazine March 2009 how he discovered her with another man at the Crown and Anchor pub in his hometown of Las Vegas: “I was asleep and I knew something was wrong. I have these instincts. I went to the Crown and Anchor and my girlfriend was there with another guy.” Flowers added that the song was “born” at the Crown and Anchor.” – (thanks, Hannah – East Kilbride, Scotland)
The song became one of my all-time favorites, not just because of the up beat melody and creative lyrics, but also because of the story behind it. So if you are a fan of The Killers or like this song or both, throw your fists to the air and sing at the top of your lungs “I’m Mr. Brightside!”