Digging Up The Heart

Album: The Desired Effect (2015)
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  • Brandon Flowers told NME about this honky tonk tune: "It's a real narrative song," he said. "It's about a guy who wants to be better. He's been born into certain circumstances and is trying to change, and I guess that's left pretty open. You don't know whether he ever turns it around, but you really want him to - and in the meantime, it's so much fun."
  • Flowers shares his truths via characters. He sings here of a down-and-out prisoner, Tony, whose mother forgives him because he's only human. Flowers explained: "My parents taught me that if people did something wrong they were bad. I'm less narrow-minded now."
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