"From Here On Out" as written by and Brandon Flowers Dave Brent Keuning....
A little birdie whispered in my ear
You've been cooking up a world of fear
Put your hands in things you shouldn't have known
You was riding in the danger zone

Well you had us all fooled with your quarterback smile
And your crocodile tears there for a while
And my paradigm shifted, man you're making me shout

Hey, from here from out
Friends are gonna be hard to come by
Left us wonderin' what it all was about
He had it easy, man he chose the hard way
Walk that old, lonely road in the shadow of a doubt
From here on out

Should our paths ever decide to cross
You may wonder what the trouble cost
That don't matter now, life goes on
Hallelujah, the troubles' gone

No sense in holding purpose and it's better to forgive
These are things that I must learn, to practice while I live
And my paradigm shifted, man you're making me shout

Hey, from here from out
Friends are gonna be hard to come by
Left us wonderin' what it all was about
He had it easy, man he chose the hard way
Walk that old, lonely road in the shadow of a doubt

Hey, from here on out
Let the bugle blow a song of peace time
Left us wonderin' what it all was about
You may deny it but you carry it with you
Down that old lonely road in the shadow of a doubt
Yeah, from here on out


Lyrics submitted by mike, edited by lledyl

"From Here On Out" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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    My InterpretationThis song is about a relationship where one comes to their senses and realizes they have been manipulated by an addict. All those sweet tender moments experienced were only a facade in order to get more drugs. After all addicts really only want one thing - more drugs. The lifestyle of a drug addict leads them to do things any sane person would never consider, e.g., prostitution, stealing.

    No matter how hard you work you work with them to improve there life you can't. You have to accept you can't compete with drugs since they will always win out. I think this was what Brandon is telling us. I am on to your game and have accepted that I had a relationship with you but your relationship was only with drugs.

    You can not take people to places they don't want to go or help those who don't want help. There is hurt and pain sense you tried and thought you could make difference in their life but you couldn't. The person you rescued from a sinking ship jumped out of the life boat. You than realize this was not your fault and there are plenty of people who really want and have meaningful relationships.

    Life is meant to be good but no longer with you since I am rejoicing since I am now free from this albatross called addiction.
    rcdowdyon September 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBrandon had this to say of this song very recently... first time he's clarified a meaning:

    "Country is at it's best when there's a struggle, a couple of broken hearts, or a lot of pain... country is at it's best when there's a fly in the ointment, a serpent in the garden or a little piece of glass hidden in the grass [Morrissey reference]. Country is at it's best when somebody has done somebody wrong, and somebody did me wrong, and that's what inspired this next song."

    It's about a betrayal, the first verse is about the betrayal itself, the chorus is about the affect it had on him - making him more pessimistic, less trustworthy, shifting his paradigm of life. The latter verses are about looking back on it, "should our paths ever decide to cross, you may wonder what the trouble cost", and eventually letting go of it "Hallelujah, the troubles gone, no sense in holding grudges..."

    Lovely little song.
    jm92on April 27, 2014   Link

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