"Mr. Brightside (Killers cover)" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer and Ronnie Jr. Vannucci....
I'm coming out of my cage
And I’ve been doing just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss
Now I’m falling asleep
And she’s calling a cab
While he’s having a smoke
And she’s taking a drag
Now they’re going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it’s all in my head
But she’s touching his—chest
Now, he takes off her dress
Now, let me go

I just can’t look its killing me
And taking control
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it’s just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
‘Cause I’m Mr Brightside

I’m coming out of my cage
And I’ve been doing just fine
Gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss
Now I’m falling asleep
And she’s calling a cab
While he’s having a smoke
And she’s taking a drag
Now they’re going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it’s all in my head
But she’s touching his—chest
Now, he takes off her dress
Now, let me go

I just can’t look its killing me
And taking control
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibi
But it’s just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
‘Cause I’m Mr Brightside


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"Mr. Brightside" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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    General Commenti cant believe mcfly redid this song its rubbish the killers version is so much better
    mrs floweron December 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI havent heard that version
    bossnineon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis cover is a bit beast. It's so cute.
    FrankiexCoreon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis cover is a disgrace. I feel sorry for The Killers.
    lesletyon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't really understand why people argue about the meaning of this song. Pixiestixs hit the nail right on its head in his post (one of the first posts in this thread).

    It's all in his imagination. It's all in his head. The keyword is jealousy.

    Oh, and about the kiss (might there be any doubt). The kiss was between the "singer" and the woman he is singing about. It was only a kiss, but damn his insane jealousy is taking control. And he can't control it, he can't stop it. Destiny is calling.

    I love the posts about the "homo sexuality". Sorry, couldn't stop laughing. But hey, if that's what the song means to you, go for it. To each their own.
    mudpieon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGuy meets a girl, it goes great and they kiss - he gets his hopes up. But turns out it was "only a kiss".

    She gets herself a new man. He finds out about this and feels heartbrokenly jealous. He plays out in his head what he knows is going on behind closed doors.

    It hurts right now but in the end he knows he'll be ok.
    e-liableon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, no matter who sings it.
    it's amazing whichever you look at it and plus dougie is sexy and i love him :D
    lulu08on February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGay. This song is about a teacher who had one brightside and one darkside. I heard on the radio it was going to be called brightside but they were under copyright with star wars. GAY.
    MANWITHHEAD THE 3rdon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love McFly but this is one of there worst songs and I would have probably liked it if I hadn't heard the original song (The Killers did an awesome job for that song) oh well...
    cat101on February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis to mean holds special significance. The first time I heard this was wjen me and a girl very close to me kissed for the first time, but she wanted to stay with her boy friend (my best friend). And the worst thing was they were always loved up in front of me ''I just can't look its killing me''
    In the end i got really depressed and started self harming ''It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this''
    about 2 months later, i saw that me and her were never going to be together ''open up my eager eyes''
    You may disagree with me but this song is amazing, and it somes up the beggining off 2006 in my life Mcfly suck so much.
    adammark74on May 15, 2006   Link

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