"Can't Deny My Love" as written by and Brandon Flowers Darren Andrew Beckett....
Open up, till the night our bed is
Underneath a heavy moon
Cast a doubt like a shadow walking
Through the corners of the room
I always thought I have a full tank to go
(But not tonight, you're not alone)
I always thought I'd find my own way

What's going on in your head now?
Was it something I said?
I know that you've been living in the past
What's going in your head now?
Maybe something I said

It's driving me crazy, and you can try to lie

But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love
And you can run to the hillside
And you can close your eyes
But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love
You can't deny my love

The eyes of God are watching over us
So we don't break the golden rules
The seven seas, have we learned or
Are we sailing on a ship of fools?

I always thought I had a full tank to go
(But not tonight, you're not alone)
I always thought we'd get there someday

It's driving me crazy, and you can try to lie
But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love
And you can run to the hillside
And you can close your eyes
But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love
You can't deny my love

When you close your eyes, tell me what you see
Locked up in your room is there any room for me?
In the spoils of your mercy
In the reverence of your bed
In the cradle of the morning
What was it that you said?

What's going in your head now?

You're not gonna, not gonna deny
No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love
And you can run to the hillside,
And you can close your eyes
But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love
You can't deny my love, my love


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"Can't Deny My Love" as written by Brandon Flowers Darren Beckett

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    General CommentThese are the lyrics I hear and my interpretation:

    Open up, to the night our bed is
    Underneath the heavy moon.

    He's praying, asking God's help. Open up(help me) to the night (to the disbelievers) our bed (his faith/holy communion) is underneath the heavy moon--cast a doubt like a shadow walking through the corners of the room(is being questioned or doubted)

    I always thought I'd have a full tank to go(he thought he would be strong enough to withstand these attacks on his beliefs)

    'But not tonight, you're running low' (but he's not)

    I always thought I'd find my own way (again he thought no one would be able to make him unable to fight back for his beliefs, but he'd failed as he's only human or was caught off guard.) This kinda makes me think of the interview he did with Richard Dawkins, where his faith was questioned and he was caught off guard and you could see the struggle and hurt on his face.

    What's going on in your head now?
    Maybe something I said?
    I know that you've been living in the past.
    What's going in your head now?
    Maybe something I said

    This sounds to me like the devil is mocking him knowing that he'd hit a nerve.

    It's driving me crazy, and you can try to lie
    But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
    No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love.
    And you can run to the hillside,
    And you can close your eyes
    But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
    No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love.
    You can't deny my love

    He is saying that he is tired of the onslaughts, the devil (known in the Bible as the father of lies) can try his best but he won't deny/take away his beliefs. The devil can instead (as in the Bible Christians were told to run to the hills to save themselves) run to the hills or close his eyes if he doesn't like his beliefs, but he won't deny him them.

    The eyes of God are watching over us
    So we don't break the golden rules.
    The seven seas, have we learned or
    Are we sailing on a ship of fools?

    He is saying that God exists, and is protecting him, but the world is non the wiser.

    I always thought I'd have a full tank to go
    (But not tonight, you're running low)
    I always thought we'd get there someday

    He thought that one day the world would acknowledge the beliefs that he has, but it's not happened as their still questioning them.

    It's driving me crazy, and you can try to lie
    But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
    No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love.
    And you can run to the hillside,
    And you can close your eyes
    But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
    No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love.
    You can't deny my love

    When you close your eyes, tell me what you see.(This again is the devil mocking him, asking him what he sees when he prays, because you can't see God so then there must not be a God.)
    Locked up in your room is there any room for me?(he wants him to stray from God)
    The devil knows that:
    In the spoils of your mercy (he's got no sympathy for the devil)
    In the reverence of your bed(and highly regards his faith/communion with God)
    In the cradle of the morning(Jesus is known as the Bright Morning Star, and he is in is protection)

    What was it that you said?
    What's going on in your head?

    The devil can't get to him anymore.

    You're not gonna, not gonna deny
    No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love.
    And you can run to the hillside,
    And you can close your eyes
    But you're not gonna, not gonna deny
    No you're not gonna, not gonna deny my love.
    You can't deny my love, my love.
    sirenneon June 12, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is actually about temptation, more specifically about the temptation of sex. I just listen to the song and there are alot of lyrics which seem to suggest that these temptations are overwhelming him - especially:
    "The eyes of God
    are watching over us so
    we dont break the golden rule"

    This ties in which the religious themes we've seen throughout Brandon's solo career and how pre-marital sex is a sin.

    Just my personal interpretation of the song, debate me please ;))))))
    benhunter1111on June 19, 2017   Link

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