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


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] 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]

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.