“The Dustland Fairytale begins

With just another white trash county kiss in ’61.
Long brown hair, and foolish eyes.
He’d look just like you’d want him to
Some kind of slick chrome American prince.

Blue Jean serenade
Moon river what you do to me?
I don’t believe you.

Saw Cinderella in a party dress, she was looking for a nightgown.
I saw the devil wrapping up his hands, he’s getting ready for the showdown.
I saw the minute that I turned away, I got my money on a pawn tonight.

Change came in disguise of revelation, set his soul on fire.
She said she always knew he’d come around.
And the decades disappear
Like sinking ships but we persevere.
God gives us hope but we still fear, we don’t know.

Your mind is poisoned.
Castles in the sky, sit stranded, vandalized.
The drawbridge is closing.

Saw Cinderella in a party dress, she was looking for a nightgown.
I saw the devil wrapping up his hands, he’s getting ready for the showdown.
I saw the ending where they turned the page, I threw my money and I ran away.
Sent to the valley of the great divide
Out where the dreams all hide.
Out where the wind don’t blow,
Out here the good girls die.
And the sky won’t know
Out here the bird don’t sing
Out here the field don’t blow
Out here the bell don’t ring
Out here the bell don’t ring


Out here the good girls die
Now Cinderella don’t you go to sleep, it’s such a bitter form of refuge.
Why don’t you know the kingdoms under siege and everyone needs you?
Is there still magic in the midnight sun, or did you leave it back in ’61?
In the cadence of a young man’s eyes?
Out where the dreams all hide…”
~The Dustland Fairytale
The Killers, Day &Age

Not a horrible CD, but not mind-blowing either. The songs are theatrical and dramatic, lots of do or die attitude and really powerful parts and choices. But that kind of sound doesn’t always do it for me, so it’s not an album that’s going to get much repeat listen once i’m over it (which’ll be about 2 more minutes). This song was cool, really like the chorus. “I saw the devil wrapping up his hands/he’s getting ready for the showdown”–such a good line! Couple other cool spots like that on the album,one verse in the single that’s got some good lines, and Neon Tiger is catchy as hell. But I still like Hot Fuss better.

What it comes down to? The Killers think they’re a more important band than they really are in the scheme of things.

But I think that’s kind of their charm–what’s wrong with dreaming big?