pick you up
later on
what to do?
it doesn't matter 'cause you get
what you want
through and through and if you shatter everything
that we've got
will you call me on occasion
if you like it or not, oh no

so turn it up, take me down
from the wall, it doesn't matter
'cause you get what you want after all
and now you've shattered everything that we had
and you call me on occasion just to see how I am
I'm hanging in

but now time teaches me to pretend it doesn't matter
'cause you get what you want in the end
and now you've shattered everything
he looks a bit like me

replaceable
it's cynical
call me useless; just you wait
put me down and call it fate
broken bridges, wasted hate
so just stand beside your man
double A-ron
act like I never turned you on
all I do is cry

and soon you'll find you're all alone
you call me on the telephone
who'd have thought that you'd regret
all those evil things you said
now as friends, we say goodbye
I think there's something in my eye

replaceable
it's cynical
call me useless; just you wait
put me down and call it fate
broken bridges, wasted hate
so just stand beside your man
double A-ron
act like i never turned you on
all I do is cry

and you watched me die
at least a thousand times
but it's great to hear you're doing fine
tonight, too late to fight
but you've got inside this naive head of mine
now time goes by
you knew you would
you knew you would
I need to understand
replaceable



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  • +1
    General CommentYeah, its DEF brandon/killers. It just sounds a bit different cos its a demo and so not produced as well as the songs & b-sides from hot fuss, just like the other demos (oh yeah by the way, waiting for love etc.) Also, it was probably recorded before hot fuss so their voices/sound might've changed, deliberately or otherwise.

    About the song, I agree with loveisblind, its unusually easy to decipher unlike many of their other songs which are open to various interpretations. One thing though; is the line 'its great to hear you're doing fine' said with a hint of sarcasm?

    Agree with ricardo too, the vocals, lyrics, music, everything about this song is brilliant, and its so emotionally sung. 'Replaceable' is such an apt word in these situations. I was gonna say its one of their best but seeing as I'd say that about 20 of their songs, let's just say the Killers are one talented, amazing band. God I love them.
    citizenerased19on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the lyrics are
    "double a ron" like aaron
    not "the boy ain't wrong"
    killing_spreeon September 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLet's talk weird. This song has been on my iPod for over a year, I never really listened to it. Today, getting ready for work, it randomly came on. It blew me away, not because it's great (which it is) but because it completely describes my current situation.

    My girlfriend and I split in Feb, but remained roomies and friends due to financial shortcomings. She uses my car and I pay most of the bills. We promised to be honest about future relationships. 3 days ago I found out she's been seeing someone for a month, and everything came flooding back. I've been a wreck thinking about how I've been used and lied to.

    I hate her and love her, this is what Flowers is describing. He's not over her, and barely is able to hide his disappointment when "talking to her," but will refuse to admit it. He goes from disgust to longing instantly. he's confused and wants answers ("I need to know"). He's defiant ("time teaches me to pretend it doesn't matter" & "call me useless, just you wait") calling her out (act like I never turned you on), sarcastic (i'ts great to hear you're doing fine) and secretly hurting inside (all I do is cry). Even the guitars carry angry riffs throughout.

    You can actually hear his voice quiver ever so slightly at several points, just like someone trying to keep it together. I should know, I've been like that for a few days.

    It hurts to know you're replaceable.
    MizzouGypsyon June 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love it when he says "i think theres something in my eye" ahh best song ever i love love love them
    OhSweetArsenicon October 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthis song makes me think of how my bf felt when we broke up and he wanted me back. its about a guy who loves this girl and they had a relationship but she doesnt want to be with him anymore so he is trying not to lose her but he does which breaks his heart and she gets with someone else easily but he is still hung up making him feel replaceable

    pick you up
    later on
    what to do?
    it doesn't matter 'cause you get
    what you want - reminds me wen my bf was tryin to win me back he worried about where to take me cos he wanted to inmpress me so its about a guy worrying bout impressing the girl he is losing
    through and through and if you shatter everything
    that we've got
    will you call me on occasion
    if you like it or not, oh no - she wants to break up and hes devastated and asks if they can still talk cos theyve obviously been together a while n she is a big part of his life, this makes me think of my bf wanting me to still chat now n again even if we didnt get bak togehter

    so turn it up, take me down
    from the wall, it doesn't matter
    'cause you get what you want after all - take me or leave me cos im so in love with you il do anything u want even if your treating me bad and having me when u wnt rather that always
    and now you've shattered everything that we had
    and you call me on occasion just to see how I am
    I'm hanging in - she is trying to hav a friend ship and he is coping badly with the breakup, before in the previous verse they were talkin bout break up cos it says "IF you shatter everything WILL you call me..." now it says you do call me so now theyve broken up

    but now time teaches me to pretend it doesn't matter
    'cause you get what you want in the end
    and now you've shattered everything
    he looks a bit like me - she always got what she wanted which was to break up (for anohter guy) and he is having to move on in time because she got what she wanted but he is starting to see her badly cos he did everything for her cos she got wat she wanted

    replaceable
    it's cynical - she moved on easily from him cos hes replacebale
    call me useless; just you wait
    put me down and call it fate - said they wernt meant to b
    broken bridges, wasted hate - because she got with someone else it has ruined there friendship and what they had
    so just stand beside your man - shes with someone else
    the boy ain't wrong
    act like I never turned you on - pretend you didnt love me
    all I do is cry - he is still hung up on it and is more so that she isnt n that she moved on n possibly liked this new guy before they broke up

    and soon you'll find you're all alone - wot uv done to me will come back round and youll b in my position
    you call me on the telephone - she will then miss him
    who'd have thought that you'd regret
    all those evil things you said - but its too late this time
    now as friends, we say goodbye
    I think there's something in my eye - he is still gutted but cos she did the whole friends thing with him before now thy actually cnt b any more

    and you watched me die
    at least a thousand times - he took the break up rlly badly n she new he felt like that
    but it's great to hear you're doing fine - is happy she is hapy
    tonight, too late to fight
    but you've got inside this naive head of mine - naive thinking theyd b togethet always n tht she wouldnt hurt him but she has n is with soeone else
    now time goes by
    you knew you would
    you knew you would
    I need to understand
    replaceable
    kimbo99on June 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Killers are amazing and brandon flowers is SO HOT!
    2Vnight2on October 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, the new album should be top class if this is anything to go by :)
    Scottish_Lionon July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about a woman that he feels is using him and then the minute something beter comes along she dumps him, then her new guy leaves her and she wants back with her old bf.
    Scottish_Lionon July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with scottish lion but i think that while shes with her new bf the ex tries to play it cool like she doesnt matter to him while its killing him. when she wants him back he stays strong and doesnt give in even though he wants to and cries about it, then finally she moves on again
    screenplay215on July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm pretty sure this song wont be on the new album, as its just a demo.

    damn good song, though. brandon's voice in the demos seems almost slightly more delicate than on the album. i love it.
    the_mimeon July 29, 2005   Link

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