"Where the White Boys Dance" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer and Ronnie Jr. Vannucci....
Take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Take me to the place where they run and play.
My baby is gone, you might have a chance.
Just take me to the place where the white boys dance.

They hug in silence,
As the sun sets.
On their empty street,
Their suspicions where they rise and hide.
And then who sweeps them off she doesn't leave.
She walks inside and
Pours a strong one.
Put her mind at ease.
It's the calm before another storm.
And the friendships from the whiskey to the keys.

Take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Take me to the place where they run and play.
My baby is gone, you might have a chance.
Just take me to the place where the white boys... dance.

Her heart is racing.
She phones a friend to say

I'm in an awful place.
That fools been messin' around on me
I've seen it in his eyes and on his face
Hold on a minute.
You're talking crazy
Don't be that jealous girl.
Just tell him you need an hour or two.
Cause we're going go and change somebodies world.

Take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Take me to the place where they run and play.
My baby is gone, you might have a chance.
Just take me to the place where the white boys dance.

It's the calm before another storm...
It's the calm before another storm
And the friendships from the whiskey to the keys.

Take me to the place where the white boys dance.
Take me to the place where they run and play.
My baby is gone, you might have a chance.
Just take me to the place where the white boys... dance.


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"Where the White Boys Dance" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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    General CommentGod! Retards, Brandon Flowers is married
    HalfaMatton July 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok so the song is about a girl who knows tht her boyfriend is cheating on her (don't know if with a girl or guy, and to tell the truth, does it really matter?) and she goes to get a drink. as this is happening, you can tell she's about to do something crazy, or something she might regret. An idea began hatching, and her thoughts shifted "from her whiskey to her keys." She calls her friend to get reassurance, and to get her to keep her from do doing whatever it is she's half-planning to do. But instead, her friend eggs her on. So they do out to the city and hook up. She tells the random guy that he "might have a chance" if he takes her around town to clubs, etc. I think the man who she doesn't meet is either the man he's cheating on her with or the friend/boss/whatever that he's using as an excuse to get away. Just because Brandon sings about stuff like that doesn't mean anything. People can write about anything they can imagine. I don't think the Decemberists were ever eaten by a whale, or JK Rowling went to a ~*magical*~ school... and if he is gay or bi or whatever, why does that matter?

    ps what are the songs in the Murder Triology? Ive never heard of this...
    randomRANCORon March 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion singers have all freedom to "tell stories", people tend to identify these foretold stories as if they were part of artist's life for real, that might not be the case sometimes. it could be based on some real fact, heard from friends, or maybe the ambiance he recalls from a film, so on. singers are creative spirits, they have this freedom to do much things even personify other genders, represent characters, so in my opinion that shouldn't be taken as if they're necessarily talking about themselves (indeed most do, but that's not necessary the case always) - that restricts one creative potential somewhat, in my opinion.

    to conclude, whether it's about Brandon sexuality or not isn't important for me, I wouldn't dislike or like his musics better if it was the case.
    beitbeon August 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i love the bass especially. he wants to find his son (Who is, of course, a white boy). he wants to go to the place where they play.
    lbr21891on October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is so obvious that it is about a guy cheatong on his girl with another guy. I think the place where the white boys dance could be a gay bar or a gay strip club.
    Pink Angel Cakeon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is so obvious that it is about a guy cheatong on his girl with another guy. I think the place where the white boys dance could be a gay bar or a gay strip club.
    Pink Angel Cakeon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo, is this part of the Murder Trilogy? I'm not sure what other song it could be, honestly, and this one fits well.

    Yeah, he's obviously gay and messing around on her with another guy, but at the same time he could be in some kind of denial (I used to rent a basement apartment from someone in the very same mindset, ohoho fun times). "She" (Jenny?) tries to go somewhere to get her mind off things, and "He" has kind of a panicked double-thought running in his head: "She knows I'm gay / She's cheating on me because of it." Thus follows Midnight Show and Jenny Was a Friend of Mine.

    I could be 100% wrong. After all, I thought the final murder trilogy song was supposed to be called Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf. I'm kind of a casual Killers fan, but the trilogy had me intrigued.
    woekittenon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree (if the lyrics are correct) that this is about a guy cheating on his girl with another guy. But, I don't think we are hearing anything from the guy. The parts of the song in first/second person are either her or her friend except for the chorus. I think "Where the white boys dance" means a club/bar/scene where __she__ can find a one night stand to get some revenge/comfort for her situation. Her girlfriend is saying how they are going to change somebodies world or more likely rock somebodies world (one night stand).

    Opinions?
    Aztechyaon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt has nothing to do with Jenny, she was killed. Nor is this part of the Murder Trilogy, the third song is Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf.

    It's obviously about a a man cheating on a woman for another man, and she wants to go out and find a man to take off her mind, and she goes where the white boys dance.

    This song is so funky...and I find the vocals quite sexy.
    ShotgunXXWeddingon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh...and i just thought of this. who's levon? is it her ex or someone else?
    ShotgunXXWeddingon October 04, 2006   Link

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