"Prize Fighter" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer and Ronnie Jr. Vannucci....
She's a pillar by the day, a fire by the night
She's a famous architect, like Frank Lloyd Wright
When it comes to tightrope walkin', she's world renowned

Her elegance and charm are worthy of praise
And I heard she used to throw for the Oakland A's
She works two hundred and sixty eight hours a week, I've yet to meet her match

A marvel of modern science
She's a natural born pioneer
I can't make up my mind,
Should I put her on display or hide her?

I'm gonna be her prize fighter
I know that she's out of my league
I'm gonna be her prize fighter
My uniform has been decreed

She's a daughter of the gods, got a lot of clout
If she's ever in a bind, I'll get her out
And sometimes I have these nightmares, in the middle of the day
Where a hay-makin' gypsy steals her away

There ain't no doubt about it (no doubt about it)
I'm a slave to her shade of love
One day her majesty the Queen, unprovoked and unforeseen
She's gonna fly her over to England, put that sword on her shoulder,
And knight her!

I'm gonna be her prize fighter
No label's gonna change where she's from
I'm gonna be her prize fighter
And I'm dancin' to the beat of her drum

She's always on my side, rich or poor
And she's with me all the way to the Golden Door
My lioness, my pièce de résistance
My only way

I'm gonna drive me an El Dorado
The color of her marbly eyes
With twin bullet tail lights
And plates that we desire

I'm gonna be her prize fighter
Though the weather may be foul
I'm gonna be her prize fighter
Though the wind and the wolves may howl

(Prize fighter)
Through the sunshine, through the rain
I'm gonna be her prize fighter
Over and over again


Lyrics submitted by phoebe9261

"Prize Fighter" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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  • +6
    My InterpretationI think this a step away from the typical love song, its more a song about respect, respect for someone you love, they work hard, their near perfect as a human being can be (daughter of the gods) and the lyric states that they'll fight her battles for her and defend her endlessly bringing home the prize. They're under her control because of the love and admiration they have for her. etc
    missatomicon September 12, 2012   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningPretty basic- just a song about how much he loves his wife by saying that she's literally the best at everything and defies science (e.g. working a 268 hour week)

    I absolutely love this song! it's hilariously tongue-in-cheek and adorable.
    phoebe9261on September 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe colour of her [Monterey] eyes. It could be a different Monterey but he is probably referring the Monterey of Steinbeck fame in Central Cali not the one in Mexico.
    mellman88on September 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationUsing a sports metaphor, I think this song is just about being enamoured with a girl. And this guy is just in awe of her - she seems to have it all, and be doing it all, and he wants to be there for her in any way he can. He's also a little afraid that he's going to lose her.
    historicallineon October 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about being in admiration for someone.
    Emeleeon November 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, I'm going to have to agree missatomic here about the song meaning. Just a beautiful quirky boarder line love song. To me, this is one of the best tracks on the album. And it's kinda sad how it's not apart of the standard album. But brilliant regardless
    Deciveron April 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis music reminds me of one of the songs of Alphaville in the album Afternoons in Utopia, which was my favourite album of Alphaville!
    Forgiveforgeton January 20, 2014   Link
  • 0
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    Killersliston May 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my dear boyfriend Bee. He is incredibly talented, and clever, he's kind, he's everything I ever wanted, he's perfect!
    GodandIon July 27, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAll these new Killers songs, I didn't know them! I'm looking forward to getting the new album. Please don't tell me it's out already and I didn't know!
    happy7on September 12, 2012   Link

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