"Here with Me" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer, Ronnie Jr. Vannucci and Francis Healy....
Wheels are turning
I remember when you were mine
Now just to reach you
Baby, I'd stand in line

But there's another world
We're living in
Tonight

And there's another heart
That's fading in
The light

Don't want your picture
On my cell phone
I want you here with me
Don't want your memory
In my head now
I want you here with me

Spent the summer, just laying out in the sun
Time seems to move so slow
When you're taking it as it comes
Maybe we were just too young

Your body was tanned and your hair was long
You showed me your smile and my cares were gone
Falling in love filled my soul with fright
You said "Come on babe, it'll be alright"
I must have been a fool to the bitter end
Now I hold on to hope to have you back again
I'd bargain and I'd fight

But there's another world
We're living in
Tonight

Don't want your picture
On my cell phone
I want you here with me
I don't want your memory
In my head now
I want you here with me

Well I saw you in a restaurant
The other day
And instead of walking towards you
I ran away
And I'll keep on waiting for you
Till you'll come around
Come around and say

Don't want your picture
On my cell phone
I want you here with me
Don't need those memories
In my head now
I want you here with me

Ooh!
Ooh!
Here with me
Ooh!
Ooh!
Ooh!
Here with me


Lyrics submitted by phoebe9261, edited by Mellow_Harsher, GeoHall, BobTheRhino

"Here With Me" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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  • +2
    General CommentLove this one. Hoping to get back with someone.
    Emeleeon November 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove lost
    awakening 09on September 18, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthe narrator is wishing for his girlfriend back after they had a fight (mentioned in "The Way it Way)
    saangerson September 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA Tim Burton's video. I love the man!
    freerun02on January 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    MemoryWhen I was in high school, I dated a boy for almost exactly 2.5 years; pretty much until the last month of our senior year. Hearing this song and looking at the lyrics, it makes me imagine his point of view.

    ~Wheels are turning
    I remember when you were mine
    Now just to reach you
    Baby, I'd stand in line~
    Our relationship is pretty dang rooted into our memories, and I bet sometimes he thinks of what we used to be (Wheels are turning = recalling those old, good memories). Within a year after the breakup, I kissed 6 guys and dated 3 because, honestly, I felt like I needed to go find that stability that I lost. I'm not sure if he knows that, but anyhow he'd be standing in line.

    ~But there's another world
    We're living in
    Tonight~
    One reason we broke up was because we were going to college and he didn't want to be the reason I go to a certain college or be the reason I'm distracted while we're there. Well, we ended up going to the same school anyway. So this other world that we're living in--the same new world that we came to separately, the new adult world we're experiencing--is our first year of college. Another reason we broke up was because we hit another human growing phase (we were becoming adults), and we were growing apart, realizing that we didn't fit and growing further from fitting.

    ~And there's another heart
    That's fading in
    The light~
    The other "heart that's fading in the light" is his heart, and he's possibly giving up on us ever getting back together. The other heart could also possibly be mine because forever ago he said I had a rainbow heart. Well, rainbows are made of light (and I'm pretty sure water helps create rainbow, and water could be made of tears, but that's besides the point). My rainbow heart is fading away--kind of like how light makes a rainbow depending on the way the light is shining; as soon as you change the direction of that light, the rainbow disappears--the light slowly changed its direction, so my heart is no longer rainbow, just like our relationship.

    ~Don't want your picture
    On my cell phone
    I want you here with me
    Don't want your memory
    In my head now
    I want you here with me~
    He still has pictures of me on his phone and his computer. I'm not sure if he wants me back or not (for better or for worse) because neither of us have been trying. It's just a little bit easier on the heart to assume that he wants what we used to have. Plus, he's a shy boy.

    ~Spent the summer, just laying out in the sun
    Time seems to move so slow
    When you're taking it as it comes
    Maybe we were just too young~
    We broke up just before summer happened. He doesn't play any sports or work or do any outdoor hobbies, but he does go outside just to sit on the porch and relax. With pretty much nothing going on for a whole summer, doing anything to do that comes up, time does seem to move so slow. And when there's nothing going on, I'm pretty sure he got to thinking that, yeah, maybe we were just too young for this relationship. Because we did boatloads of planning and we believed that we'd stay together forever (he'd be a rocket scientist and I'd be an accountant, yadda yadda yadda, all that sappy stuff).
    That summer was kind of the same for me. I didn't do anything (besides working). I tried new things, literally like sunbathing, but those new things weren't very interesting or fun to me. The sunbathing really didn't help because the feeling of being overall warm just felt too much like the feeling of being in love.

    ~Your body was tanned and your hair was long
    You showed me your smile and my cares were gone
    Falling in love filled my soul with fright
    You said "Come on babe, it'll be alright"
    I must have been a fool to the bitter end
    Now I hold on to hope to have you back again
    I'd bargain and I'd fight~
    In this chunk of lyrics, Brandon Flowers talks about a specific girl. Putting Flowers' words into my ex's point of view: When we started dating, the girls tennis season just ended, so I got all tan, and my hair was long. On another note, I have dimples; a lot of people really like them for some reason (I just see them as weird holes in my cheeks). We also had a different kind of smiley in each text to show each other our emotions when we wrote the text. So, if we talked about something of concern, I'd send him a laughing face after an explanation just to show that everything's really alright. Falling in legit love (as in finding relationships) for him, I'd assume, is hard because he's shy. Before me, he'd only had one other (not-the-greatest) relationship; when he asked me out he was so nervous and unsure.
    Throughout the relationship, he regretted not doing a lot of things with me. Anything I wanted to do, he didn't want to do, and he didn't know what to do instead. Anything we planned to do, sometimes we didn't even do. I'm not sure if he feels this way, but maybe he felt like a fool for not doing much as a couple all the way to the end of our relationship. Maybe (dear god, just maybe) with whatever unfaded heart left, he still has some hope left to have me back with him again. Maybe he'd bargain and fight if he wasn't as shy as he is.

    ~Well I saw you in a restaurant
    The other day
    And instead of walking towards you
    I ran away
    And I'll keep on waiting for you
    Till you'll come around
    Come around and say [...]~
    I used to work at a bakery/cafe. His parents would come in sometimes and buy coffee and bagels, sometimes I'd even ring them up; however, he never came in with them or came to visit me. I continued working at the same place over the summer after we broke up, and he still never came. I'm not salty about it because I know he's a shy boy. Him being him, I bet he's waiting until I come around and say

    ~Don't want your picture
    On my cell phone
    I want you here with me
    Don't need those memories
    In my head now
    I want you here with me~
    Because neither of us wants that memory of us breaking up last year on prom night, in our nice clothes, sitting in his car, at 11:48 subtract 5 minutes because his clock was fast.
    WindsorAirlifton April 11, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFor me it's about my colleague. I have fallen in love with him very deeply but he doesn't realise about it, we have shared many moments together and he's the only one who makes me blush every time I see him, that kind of inocent and pure love which turns me into a shy person in front of him. It's a feeling of anger and impotence not to tell him my sincere feelings towards him :(

    And instead of walking towards you
    I ran away
    And I'll keep on waiting for you
    Till you'll come around
    Come around and say

    Don't want your picture
    On my cell phone
    I want you here with me
    Don't need those memories
    In my head now
    I want you here with me
    Isafanhpon February 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwe, this is soooo lovely! I love the passion in his voice!
    Cupsyon April 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Simple meaning, well expressed.

    Also, I think that it's meant to be "In my head, no!", rather than "In my head now".
    BobTheRhinoon November 11, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIs Brandon hinting that he's no longer interested in the big public? He's been talking a lot about loving doing his solo tour (smaller concerts).... and how frustrating the show business can be for him..... how he hates seeing his musicians go partying, drugs.... Man, I love the Killers I don't want them to end!
    grownon March 23, 2013   Link

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