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Killers’ Singer: “People Think ‘Human’ Is Nonsense”

Sensitive lyricist Brandon Flowers continues to insist hit single "Human" is about "dancer," not "denser." Read more!

Quick tip for anyone looking to get on frontman Brandon Flowers’ good side: The correct chorus for the Killers’ new tune “Human” is, “Are we human, or are we dancer.” And yes, smartypants, he knows it’s not grammatically correct — so you can quit swapping in “denser.”

“That sucks a bit,” Flowers recently told The Daily Star [via gigwise.com] of the lyrical confusion. “I don’t like, ‘Are we denser?’ as an alternative…. I really care what people think but people don’t seem to understand ‘Human.’ They think it’s nonsense. But I was aching over those lyrics for a very long time to get them right.” [Via Rollingstone.com]

Come on people, we’ve already been through this — it’s an allusion to the Hunter S. Thompson line, “We’re raising a generation of dancers.” Get with the culture!”It’s a mild social statement, and that’s all I’m gonna say,” Flowers said of the line. “I guess it bothers people that it’s not grammatically correct, but I think I’m allowed to do whatever I want.”

It could be worse: Look at Creedence Clearwater Revival. They’ve probably never played a show in their career where at least one person didn’t sing “There’s a bathroom on the right,” during “Bad Moon Rising.” Imagine that hell.