"The Immortals" as written by and Jared Followill Caleb Followill....
The open road, the path of greatness
It's at your fingers
Go be the one that keeps on fighting
Go be the stranger
Just put your foot in front' the other
Crow like a rooster
We are allowed to get us something
Fear as a danger

I say

Spill out on the streets of stars
And ride away
Find out what you are
Face to face

The windows are
The perfect picture
They're always changin'
Go on get lost
Jump in the waters
When they are raging
I said

Spill out on the streets of stars
And ride away
Find out what you are
Face to face
Once you've had enough
Carry on
Don't forget to love
'Fore you're gone

Spill out on the streets of stars
And ride away
Find out what you are
Face to face
Once you've had enough
Carry on
Don't forget to love
'Fore you're gone


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"The Immortals" as written by Ivan Nathan Followill Anthony Caleb Followill

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    General CommentHead them play this at Bonnaroo, and there is absolutely no part of this song that I do not like. From the opening guitar riff, to Caleb's voice singing it. There is so much confidence he has singing this live.

    I know this is just my interpretation, but it is probably more about their confidence. Just like in the song Fans, they remind us all that they have hit it big but the insane thing about this is how the main verse ends.

    Thanks Kings of Leon for being the best band I've heard in my lifetime (that is a personal statement, don't think it means they are the best band of all time, but as far as I care? Yes, to me they are.)

    Don't forget to love before you're gone. Does that need any explanation? This song is love.
    DaveC2K9on September 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionBe all and all
    Together something
    Fear is a danger

    I say

    Spill out on the streets of stars
    Ride away
    Find out what you are
    Face to face
    mm_2108on October 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is incredible. The message as I take it is - risk everything. We have one life to live and we need sacrifice comfort to realize our potential. Be brave and challenge your comfort zone. The lyrics suggest this, "spill out on streets of stars, ride away.. Find out what you are face to face.. Once you've had enough, carry on.. Don't forget to love, before you've gone." Streets of stars = a poetic term for the cosmos, a metaphor for the infinite possibilities of our lives.
    Find out what you are = Test your limits, take risks.
    Once you've had enough = when sense of self is developed, that part of your life has been fulfilled. You've earned your stripes, carry on..
    Don't for get to love = general life advice, enjoy this go because its all we've got. Incredible sound to this track, each chorus gets a little bigger each time.. Mmmmm
    will145233on December 12, 2014   Link
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    General Comment*Heard them play this at Bonnaroo
    DaveC2K9on September 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentcompletely agree with you Dave. Best band of my lifetime, and only getting better.

    I also think this song is about being young and thinking you're invincible - going through life and making mistakes, riding the highs, because that's what being young is all about.

    "jump in the waters when they are ragin"

    get out there, be the stranger, the fighter, whatever - because you are entitled to experience the world. and in the process, you find out who you are and you have to face that.

    "don't forget to love before you're gone"

    WHY IS THIS SONG SO AMAZING aahhh. it makes me wanna go change the world. or just be really young and reckless for a while. also I LOVE Jared's (I think it's his) beautiful voice in the chorus with the little echo-y effect.
    coldfrontier6on September 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYea...in the interview Caleb says this is something he wants to say to his children - go out and be who you wanna be, but before it's all over, make sure you've loved.

    and I agree with Jared's opinion on this being one of the most beautiful songs and choruses I've ever heard. seriously when that line comes in..."I say.." and all the instruments sorta swell up together, I get goosebumps and tears in my eyes. every time.
    coldfrontier6on October 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentfavorite on the new album. :)
    beccamck26on October 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat do they mean with "Spill out on the streets of stars"?

    I'm brazilian and I don't quite catch that...

    Thanx!
    JessGoeson January 26, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think its about staying confidante in yourself and in your dreams, if you really want them, you will follow them
    musicxon November 08, 2010   Link

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