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Hi everybody

Do you know the song "Mr Brightside" sung by the Killers? Anybody wants to explain me the meaning of the chorus?

Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it’s just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
‘Cause I’m Mr Brightside


I don't understand particulary "turning saints into the sea" and why he says "‘Cause I’m Mr Brightside"

Thanks

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Hi Francesca,

The song is about a guy who is hurt and jealous because he is watching his girlfriend going out with another guy.Yet, he takes his own destiny in hand and sees the bright side of his future.

Jealousy, turning saints into the sea

this line means that he is jealous that the girl is with another guy. turning saints into the sea would depict that he is losing his senses watching the two. (sainthood getting drowned)

Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
‘Cause I’m Mr Brightside


He decides to become optimistic and sees the bright side of life. Nothing can put him down, even if it's losing his girl.

Savvy
Hi Savvy

you are my saviour, another time! Thank you very much, now it's clear

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Hi franny, well, here is another interpretation of the song Mr Brightside. Okay, i think it is about a married/commited girl who is having an affair with Mr Brightside. Here is some evidence:

Gotta gotta be down: he has to lay low because its not his girlfriend/wife

It started out with a kiss, it was only a kiss, how did it end up like this: they only kissed one time and then they started sleeping with each other

Now i am falling asleep while shes taking a cab: she is leaving after they have slept together and returns to her boyfriend/husband

Now there going to bed, and my stomach is sick but its all in my head but shes touching his chest, now he takes off her dress: He is thinking about her going home to her boyfriend/husband and what they are doing, and he is getting sick from just thinking about it

and i just cant look now its killing me and taking control: he looks at them together, and he is just so overwhelmed it all, its all he can think about

Choking on your alibis but its just the price i pay: she has to say that she was out somewhere else, while she was with him and it makes him sad but thats what he has to deal with if he wants to be with her
Ok, thank you Anonymous, whoever you are!Emotion: smile

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The line "Open up my eager eyes 'cause I'm Mr. Brightside" feels really wry and ironic, so I don't think he's very optimistic about things in the end. It's more like he was saying to himself "OK, things got fucked up again, not much of a surprise though, gotta move on". That's what makes the song special for me, there's no denial, just sickening hope/hopelessness.

Of coure it's all a question of interpretation.
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Ok guy, I understand your point of view! ThanksEmotion: wink
I AGREE WITH THE ENTERPITATION THAT HE HAR REALIZED HES MESSED UP AGAIN .....HES BASICALLY SAYING TO HIMSELF OPEN UP YOUR EYES .

...YOURE NOT GONNA TAKE THIS GUYS PLACE ...SO ITS JUST NOT DESTINES TO BE .....IM MR BRIGHTSIDE
i liked your meaning of the song but what about the ending when he says i never
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