September 2, 2008

song/lyrics of the day

"i wanna stand up, i wanna let go
you know, you know - no you don't, you don't
i wanna shine on, in the hearts of men
i want a meaning from the back of my broken hand

another head aches, another heart breaks
i'm so much older that i can take
and my affection, well it comes and goes
i need direction to perfection, no no no no

help me out, yeah
you know you gotta help me out, yeah
oh don't you put me on the back burner
you know you gotta help me out, yeah"

--the killers
"all these things that i've done"

All These Things That Ive Done - The Killers
this is probably one of my favorite songs by the killers. the tune popped up on my itunes earlier today while it was playing on shuffle.

it's just so well written and arranged. the beginning where brandon flowers goes, "you know, you know," like he's asking, you feelin me? know what i mean? but then immediately he retracts in that very same line and goes "no you don't you don't,' saying actually, no you have no idea where the hell i'm coming from with this! brilliant. and then there's that simple line leading up to the chorus - "i need direction to perfection, no no no no help me out". so easy and direct. why can't i write shit like that all the time!

and of course nike, being the evil sports geniuses they are, making all these great commercials left and right, used this song in their recent ad for the olympics with the tag line - everything you need is already inside - which is now my quote of the moment featured on the right side of the page. all these god damn brilliant people! :-)

peep the commercial here. now get off your ass and do something. :-)

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