"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'm seeing a bunch of references to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’. Anyone else? Someone told me that some magazine said that brandon flowers references springsteen in 'when you were young', so i don't think this is too far out there:

    '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'
    'Thunder Road': 'It's a town full of losers and we're pulling out of here to win.'

    'The good old days
    the honest man'
    'the honest man' = Springsteen?

    'the restless heart
    the promised land'
    ‘Thunder Road’: 'Come take my hand
    we're riding out tonight to case the promised land'

    'it's funny how you just break down
    waitin' on some sign'
    ‘Thunder Road’: 'You can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain
    Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
    Waste your summer praying in vain for a savior to rise from these streets'

    'I pull up to the front of your driveway'
    ‘Thunder Road’: 'Screen door slams, Mary's dress waves
    Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays...
    Hey what else can we do now except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair?
    Well the night's busting open, these two lanes'll take us anywhere...'

    'with magic soakin' my spine'
    ‘Thunder Road’: 'Well show a little faith, there's magic in the night'

    'The teenage queen
    the loaded gun
    the drop dead dream
    the chosen one
    a southern drawl
    a world unseen'
    ‘Thunder Road’: 'There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
    They haunt this dusty beach road
    In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
    They scream your name at night in the street
    Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
    And in the lonely cool before dawn you hear their engines roaring on
    But when you get to the porch they're gone
    On the wind'

    'Slippin in my faith
    until I fall'
    ‘Thunder Road’: 'Well show a little faith, there's magic in the night'

    'woman, open the door'
    ‘Thunder Road’: 'Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks'

    'The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun'
    ‘Thunder Road’: 'It's lying out there like a killer in the sun'
    .powersuitinsnow.on December 18, 2006   Link

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