"Jilted Lovers and Broken Hearts" as written by and Stuart Price Brandon Flowers....
Hah hah hah hah hah hah
Is there anyone out there?
Somewhere I can belong
Man the city just ain't so kind tonight

I need a place to take refuge
See I been loving you blind
And I guess that made it hard for me to find

That we were caught up in the middle of a worn out dream
I knew we were in trouble but baby I almost screamed
When I saw you dancing
On the moon now
I watched him spin you round and round
Why did you roll your dice, show your cards?
Jilted lovers and broken hearts
You're flying away, while I'm stuck here on the ground

Is there anyone out there?
Somewhere I can belong
Man the city just ain't so kind, tonight

And if I had my suspicions
I kept them out of my heart
Just wished I would of known right from the start

That you'd be speaking in riddles and you'd never confide
You know I knew we were in trouble, but honey I almost cried
When I saw you dancing
On the moon now
I watched him spin you round and round
Why did you roll your dice, show your cards?
Jilted lovers and broken hearts
You're out on the wind and I'm still waiting to be found.

You did a fine job of hiding
That crooked ace up your sleeve
You doubled down my direction
You kiss me on the cheek and leave
I followed you through the darkness
I followed you through the cold
Woman I can tell you one thing
You're gonna wish you could go back and fold

Why did you roll your dice, show your cards?
Jilted lovers and broken hearts
You're flying away, while I'm stuck here on the ground

Why did you roll your dice, show your cards?
Jilted lovers and broken hearts
You're out on the wind and I'm still waiting to be found.

Yeah! Will I ever win?
Only time will tell
You got to suffer to remember how well
That are our ideals never really marched in time
That's the bottom line
Jilted lovers and broken hearts


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"Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts" as written by Brandon Flowers Stuart Price

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song on the album AND probably the only song by Brandon or The Killers that I can find a very obvious meaning for.

    I see it, basically, as a man being cheated on.
    "See, I've been loving you blind." He's been loving his wife without really seeing what's going on.
    "Caught up in the middle of a worn out dream." Their marriage is getting tiresome.
    "I knew we were in trouble, But baby I almost screamed when I saw you dancing..." He catches her cheating on him with another man.
    "Why did you roll your dice? Show your cards?" Why would she gamble what they have together?
    "Jilted lovers and broken hearts." Obvious.
    "You're gonna wish you could go back and fold." She's going to wish she could go back before she gambled with their relationship.

    Etc, etc...The rest is easy to figure out.


    xXxNuncaxXxon November 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI like this track after Only the Young and Crossfire. It definitely sounds like Killer-esque.

    As for a meaning I think the title is kind of obvious. The possible end of a relationship and maybe the guy remembering the times they had good and bad, and he feels kinda bad about it.
    littlequeenon September 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI hear "that you'd be speaking in riddles and you'd never confide" and at the end he says "Will I ever win?" rather than well i will win
    kbb02on September 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionLove this song, the lyrics are so true to heart for me. It's also very catchy and almost sounds like the Killers music. Some of the lyrics are wrong though...

    Is there anyone out there?
    Somewhere I can belong
    The city just ain't so kind tonight

    I need a place to take refuge
    See, I've been loving you blind
    I guess I made it hard for me to find
    That we were caught up
    In the middle of a Worn out dream

    I knew we were in trouble
    But baby I almost screamed

    When I saw you dancing
    On the moon now
    I watched him spin you round and round
    Why did you roll your dice?
    Show your cards?
    Jilted lovers and broken hearts
    You're flying away
    While I'm stuck here on the ground

    Is there anyone out there
    Somewhere I can belong
    Man, the city just ain't so kind tonight

    And if I had my suspicions,
    I kept them out of my heart.
    Just wish I would have known right from the start
    That she'd be speaking in riddles
    And you'd never confide

    You know I knew we were in trouble
    But honey I almost cried

    When I saw you dancing
    On the moon now
    I watched him spin you round and round
    Why did you roll your dice?
    Show your cards?
    Jilted lovers and broken hearts
    You're out on the wind
    While I'm still waiting to be found

    You did a fine job of hiding
    That crooked ace up your sleeve
    You doubled down my direction
    You kissed me on the cheek and leave

    I followed you through the darkness
    I followed you through the cold
    Woman I can tell you one thing
    You're gonna wish you could go back and fold

    Why did you roll your dice?
    Show your cards?
    Jilted lovers and broken hearts
    You're flying away
    While I'm stuck here on the ground

    Why did you roll your dice?
    Show your cards?
    Jilted lovers and broken hearts
    You're out on the wind
    While I'm still waiting to be found

    Will I ever win
    Only time will tell
    You gotta suffer to remember how well
    Our ideals never really marched in time
    That's the bottom line
    Jilted lovers and broken hearts
    les25on October 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of a guy i knew growing up, due to circumstances we never dated, but we did have feelings for each other. Apparently he thought we would get together when we got older, but i met someone in college and got married. Ten years later he is still single and blames me for not pursuing something with him. We come from different worlds, his family is wealthy, mine is blue collar, so i love the line, "our ideals never really marched in time, that's the bottom line." it sums up the feelings i had about us being out of sync and never really getting together.

    I do agree it is probably more about cheating than unrequited love.
    Honey2004on March 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's perhaps my favorite song in the Flamingo album.
    Irisflowerson November 16, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song makes me think of a guy i knew growing up, due to circumstances we never dated, but we did have feelings for each other. Apparently he thought we would get together when we got older, but i met someone in college and got married. Ten years later he is still single and blames me for not pursuing something with him. We come from different worlds, his family is wealthy, mine is blue collar, so i love the line, "our ideals never really marched in time, that's the bottom line." it sums up the feelings i had about us being out of sync and never really getting together.

    I do agree it is probably more about cheating than unrequited love.
    Honey2004on March 01, 2011   Link

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