"Exitlude" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer and Ronnie Jr. Vannucci....
Aggressively, we all defend the role we play
Regrettably, the time's come to send you on your way
We've seen it all: from bonfires of trust to flash floods of pain
It doesn't really matter; don't you worry, it will all work out
No, it doesn't really matter; don't worry, that ain't what it's all about

We hope you enjoyed your stay
And it's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day
We hope you've enjoyed your stay
Outside the sun is shining
It seems like heaven ain't far away
It's good to have you with us
Even if it's just for the day

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"Exitlude" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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  • +3
    General Commenti have to believe that this song is beyond just an exiltude of a concert or for the album itself... rather i would argue that this song is about death itself and how the living are trying to tell the recently departed that the time and influence that this person had on them was something that was greatly appreciated no matter how fleeting the moment was... now the living know this person has gone on because of the beautiful day that is going on outside and that they know they don't have anything to fear in death because their friend will be waiting for them their...

    on a personal note... i started thinking this when on the friday after this album was released i visited my 92yr. old grandfather in the hospital and this was the only song he enjoyed as he and i listened and contemplated life ... he passed away later on that night but not before telling me "i love when we listen to your music" (at the end of this song...) but maybe i am totally wrong....
    dyc6koon October 11, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOutside the sun is shining; seems like heaven ain't far away...

    So nice and simple...
    dayandage619on August 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song actually makes me feel sad that the album is over... kinda like saying goodbye to a friend you haven't heard from in a while after catching up with what's going on in their life.
    xinnerxon October 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this one better than the Enterlude
    Pink Angel Cakeon October 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commententerlude its like a welcome to a hotel in Sam's Town..
    and exitlude it's like a goodbye.. because the Cd is endind.. like their were closing.. and hoping you enjoyed sam's town..

    well that my opinion
    crow_hearton December 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI'd definitely agree with the comments about its meaning having something to do with death.
    I think that was the intent here.
    But I can also see it as just having to say goodbye to someone, having to let them go on. My best friends are all in the class above me, and they all just graduated. This song came on as I drove home from the graduation and it seemed so fitting a farewell to them.
    demonkitty0on June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAggressively, we all defend the role we play. Regrettably, the time’s come to send you on your way. We’ve seen it all: from bonfires of trust to flashfloods of pain. It doesn’t really matter, don’t you worry it will all work out. No it doesn’t really matter, don’t worry, that ain’t what it’s all about.

    We hope you enjoyed your stay. It’s good to have you with us, even if it’s just for the day. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Outside the sun is shining; seems like heaven ain’t far away. It’s good to have you with us, even if it’s just for the day.
    ultradirrtyon September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSame here, this is one of my favorites off of Sam's Town. The piano is the best part!
    Redlighton October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think dyc6ko sums it up pretty nicely. It's actually a really inspirational song.
    MartyGibbanson October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's like teh closing song in a concert... and then there's an encore, no?
    im_no_supermanon October 21, 2006   Link

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