So I’m always a little confused by the way a song’s lyrics relate to the rest of it. Some songs have lyrics that are so indelible that it seems almost sacrilege to put any other lyrics to that tune and vice versa (“New York New York”, for example). Other songs have wonderful tunes but awful lyrics that are so bad they almost make the rest of the song laughable in itself (“McArthur Park” is a good example here). And then there’s a third category, where the lyrics aren’t necessarily good, but rather…just weird. It’s easy in songs like that to get wrapped up in trying to figure out just what the heck a song means, and if the melody and rhythm aren’t good, the song just disappears.
Here’s a song whose lyrics make no sense to me at all. I haven’t the faintest idea what this song is trying to say, if anything. And you know what? Maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s just a rhyme that exists for no other reason to fit an incredibly catching melody and compelling dance beat. I dunno…but I know that I love this song.
Here are The Killers with “Human”.