"Read My Mind" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer and Ronnie Jr. Vannucci....
On the corner of main street
Just tryin' to keep it in line
You say you wanna move on, and
You say I'm falling behind

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

I never really gave up on
Breakin' out of this two-star town
I got the green light
I got a little fight
I'm gonna turn this thing around

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

The good old days, the honest man
The restless heart, the Promised Land
A subtle kiss that no one sees
A broken wrist and a big trapeze

Oh well, I don't mind, you don't mind
Cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you go, can you read my mind?

It's funny how you just break down
Waiting on some sign
I pull up to the front of your driveway
With magic soaking my spine

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

The teenage queen, the loaded gun
The drop dead dream, the Chosen One
A southern drawl, the world unseen
A city wall and a trampoline

Oh well, I don't mind, you don't mind
'Cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you jump
Tell me what you find
When you read my mind

Slipping in my faith until I fall
He never returned that call
Woman, open the door, don't let it sting
I wanna breathe that fire again

She said, I don't mind, you don't mind
Cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Put your back on me
Put your back on me
Put your back on me

The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun
When you read my mind


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"Read My Mind" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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    General CommentI think it is about a relationship.
    "on the corner of main street
    just tryin' to keep it in line"
    he just left her house

    "you say you wanna move on and
    you say I'm falling behind"
    she just broke up with him, saying she wants to move on.
    "I got the green light
    I got a little fight
    I'm gonna turn this thing around"
    he wants to go back to her, and he is going to turn the relationship around, (and the car).

    "The good old days,the honest man, the restless heart, the promised land
    a subtle kiss, that no one sees"

    he is thinking about the beginning of the relationship.
    "before you go
    can you read my mind"
    he doesnt want it to end, and he wonders if she knew that.

    "it's funny how you just break down
    waitin' on some sign
    I pull up to the front of your driveway
    with magic soakin' my spine"
    he was waiting for a sign before he went back to her place, as he pulls up he feels the urge inside him to go to her.

    "Slippin in my faith until I fall
    you never returned that call
    woman, open the door
    don't let it sting I wanna breathe that fire again"
    he has faith in thier relationship but he contiues to make mistakes (slippin).
    he comes to the door and doesn't want to feel the pain of being away from each other and he wants to 'breathe that fire again'-which can mean several things.
    "She said I don't mind
    if you don't mind cuz I don't shine
    if you don't shine "
    she takes him back, because she isn't happy if he isn't and they are not happy without one another.

    but all that other stuff, i dont know...it is brandon flowers, his lyrics are open for interpretation. But this was my idea....
    Bernadettebluon October 21, 2006   Link

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