Somebody Told Me

Album: Hot Fuss (2004)
Charted: 3 51
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Songfacts®:

  • A band composition, the was the second single The Killers released, following "Mr. Brightside." With lyrics by lead singer Brandon Flowers, the song is a look inside the mind of a young man laden with testosterone and libido. "We were going out to clubs a lot at the time," he told Entertainment Weekly. "It speaks to a young man's frustration, the difficulty of picking up girls."
  • Flowers recalled to NME in 2013: "I was 20, 21, and just trying to write about what I was doing and seeing in these indie nightclubs in Vegas. I was listening to Pulp and David Bowie, trying to channel all of that stuff."

    "It's one of Mark (Stoermer)'s greatest moments on the bass, too," he added. "It's a really great collaboration."

Comments: 2

  • Y’know from TexasI like to think that “boyfriend who looks like a girlfriend” means she’s a lesbian dating his ex and he’s in denial about her sexuality because it would mean he doesn’t so much as have a chance of her cheating with him.
  • Litz from Sao PauloAm I the only one that thinks that sometimes the bass line is too similar to "Boys & Girls" by Blur, also the lyrics?
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