Imploding the Mirage Album

Artist(s): The Killers

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Tracklist

My Own Soul’s Warning

length: 4:35
producer: Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado
piano: Jonathan Rado
mixer: Shawn Everett and Ariel Rechtshaid
engineer: Ivan Wayman and Robert Root
recording engineer: Shawn Everett
organ: Jonathan Rado and Brandon Flowers
guitar: Jonathan Rado and Bobby Lee Parker
acoustic guitar: Brian D’Addario
percussion: Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
cello: Jonathan Rado
glockenspiel: Brandon Flowers
strings: Rob Moose
drums (drum set): Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
bass guitar: Jonathan Rado
synthesizer: Brandon Flowers and Jonathan Rado
keyboard: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
writer: Brandon Flowers

I tried going against my own soul's warning
But in the end, something just didn't feel right
Oh I tried diving even though the sky was storming
I just wanted to get back to where you are

If you could see through the banner of the sun
Into eternity's eyes
Like a vision reaching down to you
Would you turn away?
What if it knew you by your name?
What kind of words would cut
Through the clutter of the whirlwind of these days?

I tried going against my own soul's warning
And in the end, something just didn't feel right
Oh I tried diving, even though the sky was storming
Thunderheads were forming

But man I thought I could fly
And when I hit the ground
It made a messed up sound
And it kept on rattling through my days
And cutting up my nights
Like a goddamned knife
And it got me thinking, no matter how far
That I just wanted to get back to where you are

I tried going against my own soul's warning
But in the end, something just didn't feel right
Oh I tried running from the memory and the mourning
But the penalty kept on pouring

And now I think I know why
'Cause when I hit the ground
It made a messed up sound
And it kept on rattling through my days
And cutting up my nights
Like a goddamned knife
And it got me thinking, no matter how far
I just wanted to get back to where you are

Blowback

producer: Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado
writer: Brandon Flowers, Shawn Everett, Jonathan Rado, Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
She's reachin' for her backpack
Puts out a cigarette and gets on the bus
She's sittin' on a secret
She didn't ask for, no girl ever did
But there's a whisper in her heartbeat
And she can hear it just enough to keep her alive
When she's breathing in the blowback
There's nothing you can offer she ain't already tried

But she's breathing in the blowback
Born into poor white trash and always typecast
But she's gonna break out, boy, you better know that
It's just a matter of time she fights back
(Breathing in the blowback)
Breathing in the blowback

She's sucking on a Tic Tac
A good man is a mystery, she's looking for clues
Whoa, you'd better check that, buddy
'Cause the blacktop's burning up what's left of the fuse
And she knows where she comes from
Doesn't need you draggin' her all through it again
It's like breathing in the blowback
It's a hijack, now how much are you willing to spend?

But she's breathing in the blowback
Born into poor white trash and always typecast
But she's gonna break out, boy, you better know that
It's just a matter of time she fights back
(Breathing in the blowback)
Breathing in the blowback

(Breathing in the blowback)
Pinwheels spinning, roller skates, and red flags
(Breathing in the blowback)
But she's gonna breakout, boy, you better know that

Can you cast out a demon?
Can you wrangle the wind?
Will you stay when she's breathing the blowback again?

Dying Breed

length: 4:06
writer: Brandon Flowers, Jonathan Rado, Alex Cameron, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Damo Suzuki, Klaus Dinger, Michael Rother, Mike Crossey
There's gonna be opposition
Ain't no way around it
But if you're looking for strong and steady
Well baby, you found it
We'll weather the coldest night
Baby, we're a dying breed

When everyone's compromising
I'll be your diehard
I'll be there when water's rising
I'll be your lifeguard
We're cut from a stained glass mountain
Baby, we're a dying breed

Na na na na, na na na na
Na na na na, na na na na

When facing the wind got wicked
We rallied and raised up
So now if she comes back kicking
We'll know what we're made of
There's gonna be opposition
But we've got everything we need
Ooh, baby, we're a dying breed

From the coveted touch of a girl in love
I was lifted by the sound of a spirit in need
Baby, we're a dying breed

I don't know what you want from me
Sometimes I don't know what to do
It's like I'm screaming in a dream
It's like I can't get through
What if we're not prepared for this?
What if we just can't find the trail?
Then I remember the promise I made
And the way that I fell

For the coveted touch of a girl in love
I was taken by the sound of a spirit in need
Baby, we're a dying breed

We've got everything we need
Baby, we're a dying breed

(Na na na na na)
(Na na na na na)
(Na na na na na)
(Na na na na na)
(Na na na na na)
(Na na na na na)

Caution

length: 4:30
writer: Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer, Alex Cameron, Shawn Everett, Jonathan Rado, Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
And there is nothing
I want to
There is nothing
I wwouldn't give
There is nothing
Come my way

Let me introduce you
To the featherweight queen
She's got Hollywood eyes
But you can't shoot what she's seen
Her momma was a dancer
And that's all that she knew
'Cause when you live in the desert
It's what pretty girls do

I'm throwing caution
What's it gonna be?
Tonight the winds of change are blowing wild and free
If I don't get out
Out of this town
I just might be the one who finally burns it down
I'm throwing caution
I'm throwing caution

Never had a diamond
On the sole of her shoes
Just blacktop white trash
Straight out of the news
Doesn't like birthdays
They remind her of why
She can go straight from zero
To the Fourth of July

I'm throwing caution
What's it gonna be?
Tonight the winds of change are coming over me
If I don't get out
Out of this town
I just might be the one who finally burns it down
I'm throwing caution
I'm throwing caution
I'm throwing caution
I'm throwing caution

'Cause it's some kind of sin
To live your whole life
On a might've been
I'm ready now

Lightning Fields

length: 4:19
writer: Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., Shawn Everett, Jonathan Rado
Last night I saw you dressed in white
Nothing around you
You were standing in the lightning field of love
You were waiting for the lightning to come
And I didn't want to wake up
I just wanted to run my fastest
And stand beside you

I just wanted to run my fastest and stand beside you
In the lightning field of love
I didn't want to wake up
I just wanted to run my fastest and stand beside you
In the lightning field
Press your face to mine, name and raise again
Take the car out for a drive

Run my fastest and stand beside you
In the lightning field of love
Name and raise again, press your face to mine
Run my fastest and name and raise again
Hold your hand again, speak your name again
Over heels again, tell you everything

Late at night, I lie in bed
And think about things left unsaid
And all the things that I'd do different
If I just had the chance

Don't beat yourself up, you laid good ground
Look at 'em walk from scratch to sundown
You put the work in and then some
Where is this all coming from?
There's no end to love
There's no end to truth
There's no end to me
There's no end to you

I just wanted to run my fastest and stand beside you
In the lightning field of love
Press your face to mine, name and raise again
Take the car out for a drive
(Take me with you to the other side)

Run my fastest and stand beside you
In the lightning field of love
Name and raise again, press your face to mine
Run my fastest and name and raise again
Give my name again, speak your name again
Bring myself to just tell you everything
Tell you everything
Everything

Fire in Bone

length: 3:54
writer: Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., Stuart David Price
(Fire in bone)
Felt fire in bone
(Fire in bone)
I felt fire in bone
(Fire in bone)

I felt cast out
I felt eighty-sixed
I felt darkness
But I felt fire in bone
I felt no good
I felt lowdown
And I felt alone
I felt unknown

I felt fire in bone
I felt fire in bone
Wrongly accused and disowned
I felt fire in bone

I felt big time
I felt major league
I felt weird sin
I felt fire in bone
I felt ripped off
Run down, wrung out
Empty, unseen
And preyed upon
I felt fire in bone
I felt fire in bone

When I came back empty-handed
You were waiting in the road
And you fell on my neck
And you took me back home
After all that I took from you
After all that I put you through
Here I am

I felt fire in bone
I felt washed up
I felt tempest-tossed and seasick
But I felt fire in bone
I felt mislead
I felt chained up, unclean, unknown
I felt unknown

I felt fire in bone
I felt fire in bone

They say no one's gonna save you
You've gotta make it on your own
But I called from the dark
And you picked up the phone
On my back in the raging blue
I looked up, and you cut right through

And when I came back empty-handed
You met me in the road
And you fell on my neck
And you took me back home
After all that I took from you
After all that I put you through
Here I am

(Here I am)
(Here I am)
(Here I am)

Running Towards a Place

length: 4:14
writer: Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., Ariel Rechtshaid, Tommy King
Give me the eyes that I may see
The good in my people, the trouble in me
Give me the hands that I may lift
The weight of another who's starting to drift

And if we're running towards a place
Where we'll walk as one
Will the hardness of this life
Be overcome?
If I lay with you in love
Will you meet me there?
And shake the lighting from the locks
Of your unbound hair
Can two become one?

Give me a song that I may sing
That cuts like a canyon and rides on a wing
And give a heart that I may stand
For what I believe in

And if we're running towards a place
Where we'll walk as one
Will the hardness of this life
Be overcome?
If I walk the wild blue
Will you meet me there?
And shake the lighting from the locks
Of your unbound hair
Can two become one?

Can you see the world
In a grain of sand?
Can you find heaven in a wildflower
Hold it in the palm of your hand?
The moment we met
Burst like a star
Onto the canvas of the skyline, purple and gold
We're in this together, I ain't never letting go

Because we're running towards a place
Where we'll walk as one
And the sadness of this life
Will be overcome
If I lay with you in love
Will you meet me there?
And shake the lighting from the locks
Of your unbound hair

My God

length: 3:39
writer: Brandon Flowers, Jonathan Rado, Shawn Everett, Natalie Mering
Mirage after mirage
Crawling back to your arms
Stay, stay
From your mouth to my heart
Stay, stay
From your mouth to my heart
Stay, stay

Don't talk to me about forgiveness
My God, just look who's back in business
That weight that dragged you down
It has been made light
And I'm at the top of my lungs
'Cause big love cannot be understated
Don't push, control is overrated
I know that if we stick together
My God, it's like the weight has been lifted

Wipe the dust from my eyes
Wash my feet with your tears
My God, my God
From your mouth to my heart
Stay, stay

Don't talk to me about forgiveness
My God, just look who's back in business
That weight that dragged you down
It has been made light
And I'm at the top of my lungs
'Cause big love cannot be understated
Don't push, control is overrated
I know that if we stick together
My God, it's like the weight has been lifted

The weight has been lifted
We finally let go
We let go of what holds our hearts in the cold
The weight has been lifted

Don't talk to me about forgiveness
My God, just look who's back in business
That weight we lugged around
It has been made light
And I'm at the top of my lungs
'Cause big love cannot be understated
Don't push, control is overrated
I know that if we stick together
My God, it's like the weight has been lifted
(My God) it's like the weight has been lifted
(My God) it's like the weight has been lifted

When the Dreams Run Dry

length: 4:43
writer: Brandon Flowers, Jonathan Rado, Alex Cameron
Can't hear myself think
Through the crashin' of the rain
I'm passin' judgment in the fast lane
And smoothin' out a rough stone
Guess it comes with age
You start to wonder 'bout the time theft
How much of it you've got left
Comes in with the age now

But when the dreams run dry
I will be where I always was
Standin' at your side
Letting go of the reins

(We're all gonna die)
And when they're closin' up the door
Nobody wishin' that they worked more (ha)
Don't bother with your suitcase
And we'll beat the birds
Down to Acapulco Bay
Or Honolulu on hearsay
Running at our own pace

And I'll be on your side
When the dreams run dry

When the dreams run dry
I will be where I always was
Standin' at your side
Letting go of the reins

Reach for the summit
Of an ancient design
On the verge of eternal
On the heels of divine
If you stumble and fall (if you stumble and fall)
If the way can't be found (if the way can't be found)

We'll just follow the moon, to the stars
To the sun, to the ground
And around, and around
And around
In the light, in the heat
Through the folds and the bends
And again, and again
And again
To the moon, to the stars
To the sun, to the ground
And around, and around
And around
In the light, in the heat
Through the folds and the bends
And again, and again
And again
And again

Imploding the Mirage

length: 4:08
writer: Brandon Flowers, Jonathan Rado
I was a timid, Rockwellian boy
She was tattooed and ready to deploy
Gave me reservation and the like
For she could be the dangerous type
But I threw caution 'cause something about that
Yin and the yang was pushing my boundaries out
Beyond my imagining

While you were out there chewing on fat
For probable cause, I let go
While you were out there weighing odds
I was imploding the mirage
While you were out there looking like that
I struck my name from the camouflage
I wasn't lost in the collage
I was imploding the mirage
I was imploding the mirage

I had to do it, I had no other choice
You've got to listen to the inside voice
A bullet train will get you there fast
But it won't guarantee a long last
Sometimes it takes a little bit of courage and doubt
To push your boundaries out
Beyond your imagining

While you were out there chewing on fat
For probable cause, I let go
While you were out there weighing odds
I was imploding the mirage
While you were out there looking like that
I struck my name from the camouflage
I wasn't lost in the collage
I was imploding the mirage
I was imploding the mirage

I was spellbound by the show
The matchless power of the glow
I was bound by golden shackles
Getting by
She tripped the breaker, blew the fuse
Doesn't need no pair of shoes
Her wings have come
And she's ready for the sky

While you were out there chewing on fat
For probable cause, I let go
While you were out there weighing odds
I was imploding the mirage
While you were out there looking like that
I walked right out of the camouflage
I wasn't locked in no collage
I was imploding the mirage
I was imploding the mirage