A couple of kids got hit by a Union Pacific train
Carrying sheet metal and household appliances through the pouring rain
In 1994, Tiffany JaNae Taylor and Raymond Leo Newton were killed in a grade-crossing accident with a Union Pacific train. The couple, who were both from Brandon Flowers' hometown of Nephi, Utah, were just 17 years old. The Killers frontman was in the eighth grade at the time of the tragic event.
During this country heartbreaker, Flowers laments the loss of the two seniors from his high school. He admitted to NME
that as he wrote the song he found himself still really affected by the train accident. "I had seen one of them that morning," Flowers said. "They had a baby. I didn't go to grief counseling, they weren't my best friends – but I was just shocked at how emotional I was when I started to write this verse."