"A White Demon Love Song" as written by Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci....
White demon love song down the hall
White demon shadow on the road
Back up your mind, there is a call
He isn't coming after all
Love this time
She likes the way he sings
White demon love song's in her dreams

White demon, where's your selfish kiss?
White demon sorrow will arrange
Let's not forget about the fear
Black invitation to this place that cannot change
While strangely holy, come for a rain

(Darling)

White demon, widen your heart's scope
White demon, who let your friends go?
White demon, widen your heart's scope
White demon, who let your friends go?

Let us be in love
(Let us be in love)
Let's do old and grey
(Let's do old and grey)
I won't make you cry
(I won't make you cry)
I will never stray
(I will never stray)
I will do my part
(I will do my part)
Let us be in love tonight

White demon, widen your heart's scope
White demon, who let your friends go?
White demon, widen your heart's scope
White demon, who let your friends go?

(Stand it anymore, darling)
(Stand it)

(I can't stand it anymore, darling)
(Stand it)


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"A White Demon Love Song" as written by Mark Stoermer Dave Keuning

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  • +4
    General CommentFirst, just to clarify: I am a fan of the whole twilight/new moon business, but this won't bias my opinion..
    second:
    this song shouldn't be based on New Moon. It is associated by being in a scene in the movie and on the soundtrack. relatable to New Moon, just not based from New Moon.

    I may be COMPLETELY wrong.. I am in a funny mood as i discuss this:

    I think this song is almost self-explanatory. Its about a girl who is in love (or strongly likes) a boy who maybe doesn't know her or notice her in the same way.

    she waits for him to notice, while changing herself in ways she thinks might make him like her more. This results in her becoming obsessed and depressed. Over this she loses her friends respect for being something she's not..

    The narrator is all the while trying to catch the girls attention "I'll never break your heart; lets do old and grey" etc.

    the chorus is essentially telling the girl to open up her eyes and heart; not to focus on one guy who doesn't feel the same towards her; to look to the guys who will treat her right and love her back..


    as i said this all maybe completely irrelevant, but its kinda where i see it going.. feel free to prove me wrong :) i want to know what you guys think. Great song, have always been a fan of the Killers
    mbeatz6on November 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song originally was not intended for the New Moon album. It just didnt make the cut for Day & Age.

    This is from an interview w/ Brandon.

    "They approached us. We had this song that didn’t end up making it onto the new album – the band’s a democracy, so it was a split decision. It’s called “A White Demon Love Song.” We thought [the soundtrack] was a good opportunity to get that song out there. It kind of fit perfectly with the movie."
    Zeratul001on November 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationwell first i would say that the song is about a person who wants someone who dosent want them so i would say that this song is pretty much coming from Jacob's heart, hes telling bella thats he love her he will never hurt and he will always be there and that hes the better man, and how he dosent understand how she can be in love with some one who is no good for her.

    ill break it down for all you guys imma put the meaning next to the lyrics check it out



    White demon love song down the hall- this is basically saying that bella so in love with this guys that jacobs feels it and hears it like you do with a song thats playing down the hall

    White demon shadow on the road- its tellings us about how edward is with bella in spirit were ever she goes

    Back up your mind, there is a call
    He isn't coming after all- these two lines are jacob telling bella wake up he not comming back

    Love this time
    She likes the way he sings
    White demon love song's in her dreams- this is saying that he left her and he hurt her but yet all this time she still loves him and shez still dreaming of him

    White demon, where's your selfish kiss?- i personally love this line i think its saying how edwards kisses are shelfish because he could never really kiss bella with passion, because everytime the poor guy gets near her he wants to drink her blood so he holds back

    White demon sorrow will arrange- meaning edwards sadness could never be as bellas sadness because hes cold so his sorrow is set to not feel like she does

    Let's not forget about the fear
    Black invitation to this place that cannot change- meaning that jacob is very fearfull of the fact that edward could turn bella into a vampire and once it done its done it cannot be changed

    While strangely holy, come for a rain- this part is jacob saying that even thou he wants bella and dosent agree with her loving some one no good he finds her detecation and love to edward sared like hes facinated in a way because he sees how much bella loves edward which its strange to him how he can respect that in a way

    (Darling)

    White demon, widen your heart's scope-
    White demon, who let your friends go?
    White demon, widen your heart's scope
    White demon, who let your friends go?
    okay now this whole part is jacob telling Bella open your heart give me a chance, hes telling her look you have no friends because of him

    Let us be in love- this is the obvious
    (Let us be in love)
    Let's do old and grey- jacobs saying lets grow old together we can grow old together unlike you and edward
    (Let's do old and grey)
    I won't make you cry- jacobs saying i will never make you cry the way he does
    (I won't make you cry)
    I will never stray- jacobs saying i will never leave you like he has
    (I will never stray)
    I will do my part- jacobs saying i will do what i gotta do ill be there for you and ill love you and all that good jazz
    (I will do my part)
    Let us be in love tonight- and hes saying bella lets just be in love lol

    White demon, widen your heart's scope
    White demon, who let your friends go?
    White demon, widen your heart's scope
    White demon, who let your friends go?

    (Stand it anymore, darling)
    (Stand it))- this is basically jacob saying damn it i cant take it i cant stand it i cant stand you loving him i cant stand seeing you guys together i cant satand how it hurts to love you and you not love me

    (I can't stand it anymore, darling



    And thats it guys im a big twilight fan and i think this is what the song means this is jacobs song to bella and i would say this song hit the nail on the head its a great song i love the killers its amazing iight you guys lata hope you guys listen to the song and agree with me on this one ...
    chinky1487on December 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me, this song seems like it would be from Jacob's point of view.

    The whole "White Demon" meaning could be directed towards Edward.

    "He isn't coming after all" Refering to how Edward left Bella and never plans to come back.

    "She likes the way he sings white demon love songs in her dreams" Refers to how Bella still loves Edward.

    "White demon, where's your selfish kiss? White demon sorrow will arrange Let's not forget about the fear
    Black invitation to this place that cannot change" Refers to what would happen to Bella if Edward was still with her: selfish kiss-biting to change someone into a vampire, a place that cannot change-being a vampire, they never age.

    "Let us be in love, Let's do old and grey, I won't make you cry, I will never stray, I will do my part, Let us be in love tonight" Refers to how Jacob feels for Bella: He loves her unconditionally and never wants to hurt her, even though he knows that she's inlove with Edward and doesn't feel the same way about him.

    I really, really like this song, and that is my interpretation. I am very much a Twitard, and I have always loved the Killers, so I was extremely pleased that they made it onto the soundtrack with such an awesome song. =]
    AlysiaLoveon November 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti forgot to mention that i really love the semi-beatles vibe that the Killers have in this song.. the echo part is where i think it is the strongest.. i love it; its brilliant ;)
    mbeatz6on November 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI seriously doubt the Killers would write a song revolving solely around Twilight; their music is so much deeper.
    xshazmatazzxon April 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis fucking song is way too fucking good for new moon. i cant believe the killers have stooped so low. they (brandon flowers)must be really to conqeur america and be the biggest band in the world. i feel so betrayed but i still love this song (lol) and even thought it kills me to say it it does fit in with the theme of the movie really well. i think the meaning new moon gives the song is correct and the killers have written about lust and longing and hard bitten love before. either that or its to do with drugs 9white demon-cocaine). and the killers have written about cocaine in the past too. just my opions thought.
    lullabybrightsideon January 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's
    "He HEARS IT coming after all
    All this time"
    instead of "he isn't coming after all"

    anyway, such an awesome song can't wait
    to see where it ends up in the movie

    tns0359on October 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti luv this song...

    ''Let's do old and grey''
    Den558on October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank you Zeratul001 for letting everyone see the quote from the interview. I'm getting kinda annoyed with people thinking they wrote the song for the movie.

    Anyway, I think this song is about two people in a relationship and maybe he's away a lot because of the "on the road" part. And then they break up and she's waiting for him to come back but "he isn't coming after all of this time." So then I think they're both upset about it and she's constanting thinking and dreaming about him "she likes the way he sings white demon love songs in her dreams"
    Not really sure about the "wheres your selfish kiss" line. Maybe he broke up with her and kissed her before he did it as a sort of goodbye kiss and he thought it was selfish to do that when he was just going to leave her. But then I think he's saying that even though they love each other they can't be together because of them constantly being apart. That's what I think the line "lets not forget about the fear" is about. He's saying they both want to be together, but he doesn't want to get back together because he remembers the fear of worrying if she's cheating on him or something like that while they're together. So basically, that part won't change. "Black invitation to a place that cannot change."
    Then I think he realizes he's being stupid and it can work even if they'll be apart a lot. "Widen your hearts scope." As for the "Who let your friend go" I think maybe when they broke up their friends kind of took sides well not necessarily took sides, but stopped being friends with either her or him so he's saying he didn't mean for that to happen, so he's saying "who let yor friend go" as in, was that my fault? So since he realizes he doesn't want to be apart anymore despite them having to be away from each other, he is asking for her to get back with him. "Let us be in love, let's do old and gray I won't make you cry, I will never stray. I will do my part. Let us be in love tonight." So that is obviously him asking her to get back with him because he's telling her he'll never leave her and he'll always love her and do anything for her. And then the line "I can't stand it anymore, darling." Is just him saying he can't stand being away from her any longer so that's just another way of him trying to get her back.

    I could be wrong, but I think it's more important what the song means to you individually rather than what the person who wrote the lyrics actually wrote it about. =)
    ilovethekillers21on November 16, 2009   Link

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