"MY KZ. UR BF" as written by Jonathan Joseph Higgs, Jeremy Joseph Pritchard, Alexander Kaines Robertshaw and Michael David Spearman....
Lucifer you're landing, cross-hairs on the kitchen sink
Barb-wire in the bathroom, I can't make new memories since

Flashbacks to the time, this shell-shocked apartment was the place
I met with your boy, it's a mortal thing, yeah it's a mortal thing
"Oh!" He looked at me funny and I, "Oh! Oh! think our secret's out and a
"Oh-ooh-oh!" I try to explain
But then munitions rain, and we're the epicentre

It's like I'm watching the A4 paper taking over the guillotine
It's like I'm watching the A4 paper taking over the guillotine

And I wanna know what happened to your boyfriend, 'cause he was looking at me like "Whoa!"
Yeah right before the kitchen was a dust bowl, and tossing me the keys and I can't forget how
Everything just coming through the windows, and half the street was under my nails
It's like we're sitting in the Faraday cage, when the lights all failed

I fly through the walls, all pieces colliding and I
See Raymond apart, he's a-frowning now, wagging a finger at me
"Boy!" his knees bend the other way and, "Boy! Boy!" are you guys together honey?
"B b boy!" Oh but now I can't find his torso, I guess you're separated

It's like I'm watching the A4 paper taking over the guillotine
(Monica I just wanna know)
It's like I'm watching the A4 paper taking over the guillotine

And I wanna know what happened to your boyfriend, 'cause he was looking at me like "Whoa!"
Yeah right before the kitchen was a dust bowl, and tossing me the keys and I can't forget how
Everything just coming through the windows, and half the street was under my nails
It's like we're sitting in the Faraday cage, when the lights all failed
Lights all failed

Lucifer, you're landing ([six cars in the driveway oh] I do believe it will be business inside)
Cross-hairs on the kitchen sink (it's a real spanner into my works I think I kicked the bucket)
Baby's on the bull's-eye (do believe it will be business inside)
I can't make new memories since, ries since, ries since

And I wanna know what happened to your boyfriend, 'cause he was looking at me like "Whoa!"
Yeah right before the kitchen was a dust bowl, and tossing me the keys and I can't forget how
Everything just coming through the windows, and half the street was under my nails
It's like we're sitting in the Faraday cage, when the lights all failed

And now everybody gotta go hungry, and everybody cover up their mouths
And I haven't seen the body count lately, but looking at your faces it must have been bad!
And if everybody answered their phone calls, but people say the army's on fire
It's like we sitting with our parachutes on, but the airport's gone


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"My Kz Ur Bf" as written by Jeremy Joseph Pritchard Alexander Kaines Robertshaw

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  • +5
    Song MeaningIn an interview, they say clearly the intention of the song is to juxtapose the TV drama style "He says, she says, he's checking her out, she's not interested, blah blah blah" self-importance with being inside a building as it's being bombed in a war field. My Killzone, Your Boyfriend. Their lives are in danger, but they're still all contentious and socially selfish.
    NewOrleansSwimTeamon May 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe song starts out describing as a man is standing in a blown-out apartment (or pub according to their video). A flashback starts when the verse begins. The man remembers walking into an apartment (or pub) and seeing the girl he’s been with, but she’s with her boyfriend. (The man reflects during this flashback how minute such a thing is in the grand scheme of things, despite how important that moment seemed to him when it happened) A fight erupted and the boyfriend hits the man with a chair. Then an explosion occurs. A bomb goes off and blows everyone and everything through the windows of the apartment (or pub). The boyfriend who was fighting the man earlier pushes him away from the epicenter of the explosion, saving his life. In the catastrophe, their dispute no longer mattered. It was about then about life. The girl survives as well and throws the man the keys to his car as her boyfriend lays on the hood, severed with his knees broken the other way, dying. He sacrificed himself to save the man he was ready to kill just minutes before. All of a sudden, the disgustingly futile little dramatic problems of relationships become so minute. This song is about how teenagers of the Western world are so caught up in their relationships and personal drama, despite the atrocities happening across the world. The two worlds collide and the man realizes that it’s like he’s been living in a barricaded vault that has separated him from the rest of the world, and as he’s in there, the lights outside of this secure vault go out. The world is full of destruction and horror, and so many of us spend our time fighting over relationships and material goods. This song is about looking beyond yourself and your petty problems, because people are going hungry, suffering, and dying while you complain that your girlfriend cheated on you. The song ends with the man going back to what’s left of the apartment (or pub) and seeing things differently, seeing barbed wire in the bathroom, crosshairs on the kitchen sink. He hasn’t been able to make new memories since, because all he can think about are the destructive things and the bigger picture of human suffering. It’s a mortal thing to suffer and cause pain, but that doesn’t mean we should just ignore it as if it isn’t happening right outside our apartment window.

    This is what I’ve gathered from listening to the song, watching the music video, and searching for any other sentence that exists that might shed light on the subject matter. Enjoy or debate.
    -ZombiesLoveHugs

    zombieslovehugson September 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is awesome--thank you soo much for posting the lyrics on here. The only diff is I hear 'Melinda" instead of "Monica" but thats probably just my ears.
    danessa27on October 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTtlab, i think you were closer the first time.

    I think… He lets himself in, meets the new bf, has an explosive fight, dies but doesn’t realise, then gauges peoples reaction.

    i think he let himself into his ex's apartment (obviously now someone elses girlfriend), where he met her new boyfriend. he's clearly been seeing her again ('think the secrets out')
    the army references start with 'the munitions rain' and carry on to describe the ferociousness of the fight that breaks out.
    'It's like I'm watching the A4 paper taking over the guillotine' i think this is a metaphor for how the tables have turned. he was the dominant figure for getting with the boyfriend's girlfriend, but now the boyfriend is beating the **** out of him. il admit thats, its a bit vague.
    kitchen dustbowl again describes how fierce the fight was. then the lines: 'everything just coming through the windows, and half the street was under my nails' either describes the same again or, and this is my preferred theory, that everything coming through the window is actually him being thrown through it, hence he ends up with pavement under his nails. He later mentions the cars in the driveway too.
    And the dead thing, I think that’s why Lucifer is mentioned. He says, I think ive kicked the bucket. Then everybody covers their mouths (in shock) and he thinks the body count is high because of the look on their faces, but their looking at him, a dead him.

    Theres loads more, but I can’t write anymore. My writings bad enough!
    Feel free to disagree.

    LOVE this song! Favourite new album of the year, along with The XX, and Foals new one.
    jhilbleyon September 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI heard them talking about the song with John Kennedy on XFM. It's actually about a group at a houseparty when the apocalypse strikes and yet the two guys are still arguing about one of them looking at the others girlfriend.
    jarvey8on November 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the clue to this song is the line:

    'It's like I'm watching the A4 paper taking over the guillotine.'

    Let's say the guillotine is the cutting off of the relationship, and the A4 paper is the people in it.
    Suddenly the reality of the people's lives becomes more important than what happens between them.
    Why 'A4'? This seems to deepen the contrast. 'Paper' has several possible meanings - newspaper, wallpaper, paperwork etc., but 'A4 paper' is just an everyday commodity, so a passive thing (peoples' lives) suddenly takes over from an active thing (the separation).
    'It's like I'm watching...' shows the speaker overwhelmed by the experience, unable to describe it without sounding contradictory.

    I like jhibley's 'Cover up their mouths' explanation, but the last verse seems to take us into a wider world ('Now they say the Army's on fire) which suggests that the 'munitions rain' is one terrorist incident in a campaign that gets worse for everybody ('I haven't seen the body count lately' etc.).

    'sitting with our parachutes on when the airport's gone' relates to its choral partner 'sitting in a Faraday cage when the lights all failed' - an illusion of safety (a Faraday cage protects you from lightning/wearing a parachute) in a disaster (the lights all failed/the airport's gone) though I still can't tie either directly to the rest of the song.
    hotratson May 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, its very catchy!
    Although im not too sure what its meaning is... :/
    GinaLovesMusicon May 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNo idea what this song means! But it's the most catchy thing in the world. I heard it on Xfm the other day and I can't stop listening.
    ilovethekillers21on July 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about infidelity.
    atomperishon August 21, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation is that he entered his ex-girlfriend apartment using his own keys, he met her current boyfriend and they had an awful fight. He got beaten and passed out and can't remember what happened with the guy. He probably thinks he killed the man, that's why he mentions Lucifer's name, he thinks or he actually did something really evil, like separating his torso. I didn't understand the last strophe.

    I saw EE on tv last night and I think they are one of my favorite bands :) Really impressive! Didn't know that "pop" (sorry if I am offending them) could be that good! I think they are the most pop alternative band that I have ever seen.
    ttlabon September 02, 2010   Link

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