She had a girlfriend who looked like a boyfriend
The speaker in the song is hitting on a girl in a club. That's it. Let's Look at the lyrics: "Breaking my back just to know your name Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game" He's been talking to the girl for what seems like 17 songs it is a dance club and she still won't even tell him her name Believe me, I have BEEN there. This happens. Normally he can play it off but she's reall persistant with it and won't give him an inch.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: The Killers - Somebody Told Me LYRICS
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The speaker in the song is hitting on a girl in a club. That's it. Let's Look at the lyrics: "Breaking my back just to know your name Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game" He's been talking to the girl for what seems like 17 songs it is a dance club and she still won't even tell him her name Believe me, I have BEEN there.
This happens. Normally he can play it off but she's reall persistant with it and won't give him an inch. It's sets the tone of the line as sarcastic. HE's responed to the aformentioned "player" accusation by saying some ridiculous rumor he suposedly heard about her. This is a common trick to hitting on girls, turn something they say about you around on them to make it seem silly.
It's like if someone says "I met Michael Jordan" you say "Oh yeah, well my brother's cousin's sister's boyfriend once had a milkshake with Shaquille O'Neill" "It's not confidential"- adding to the joke 'everybody knows about it' I've got potential- can either mean he's starting to break the ice and get somewhere, or he's trying ot convince her to give him a chance. The setting of this song is at a nightclub.
The narrator sees a girl that some of his friends know and he is interested in her. But somebody told him that she is a lesbian but he isn't quite sure. You know he is at a nightclub bc there is music playing, "17 tracks and I've had it with this game" and "heaven aint close in a place like this. There are rumors that she might be a lesbian, "somebody told me, that you had a boyfriend that looked like a girlfriend that I had in february of last year.
We don't know, in fact, no one does bc it is a rumor. I got this from Rolling Stones. For the Killers' follow-up full-length, Sam's Town, Flowers consciously shifted to creating more compelling material. I like those more. I think, that this song is about a lady boy, as he is having trouble differentiating between the girl and the guy, who was a girl and is now a guy, with a penis. I was researching this song and I found that Brandon wrote it about a girlfriend of his who cheated on him with another girl.
Being that The Killers are Mormon, I interpret the song as being about a guy who is deperately searching for a girl who was seen dating a guy a girlfriend refers to the more feminate indiviual in a gay couple who he dated last Feb. He is hoping that if she could do something to make that guy attracted to women maybe she could do the same for him. Brandon had said in an interview it was about an ex girlfriend who cheated on him before he became famous.
Geez you guys read way too hard into lyrics. Well since he murdered Jenny in his 3 part murder trilogy, I don't think she's lived to have other relationships. And he was never in a relationship with Jenny because she didn't share his feelings. My uncle went to high school with Brandon and From what he says Brandon was Bisexual and very shy during classes but during lunch he would hang out with some loud punkers.
He had weird looking girlfriends and boyfriends. The guys he dated and hang out with looked like girls. They would wear make-up and had long black hair and looked very fem. He dated this guy and what happen was that the guy he was dating ended up dating his ex or a girl he liked. My Uncle was in water polo and he also says he dated a guy named Andrew.
He only knows about those two since they would talk during math. You have got to be a complete idiot not to realize what this song means. Hence the "Who looked like a girlfriend That I had in February of last year" But at the same time it might not be true "It's not confidential," There for he has "potential" to get her. She's a lesbian, duh. The strip clubs there have a huge mix of "boy girls". I think the singer is just suggesting that regardless if she is a "he or a she" she looks like a girlfriend that he had.
To me it seems like he's just saying that hes found this girl he likes, but he recognizes her. He goes to talk to her and he's like hey.. Look somebody told me that I dated.. Its not.. I think the girl he went out with was bi. Hence explaining the him going out with Jenny or whoever. Now his head is spinning because he does not know if this girl is toying with him or it is just a rumor. Login Register Login with Facebook. All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners.
All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. What does Somebody Told Me mean? Login Create Account. Tagged: Cross Dressing [suggest]. Breaking my back just to know your name Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game I'm breaking my back just to know your name But heaven ain't close in a place like this Anything goes but don't blink you might miss Cause heaven ain't This interpretation has been marked as poor.
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After that he tries to move on, but its taking its toll on him. I was just able to run with it, and the band supplied a wonderful backing track. Around the world the song reached the top 10 charts in Denmark and Ireland. In Australia, it was number 17, in France it reached number 24, in Italy it peaked at number 31 and in Switzerland it was number 16 on the Schweizer Hitparade charts. It was certified Gold in Italy.
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In an interview with Rolling Stone , Brandon Flowers said: "This is the story of trying to meet someone in a club. When the Killers first started out, their music was little noticed by music buyers and the media, which is why "Somebody Told Me" has been released twice in slightly different forms. The first, with the pink background cover, is the rarer version of the single as it was their first release of it; due to poor sales, not as many were produced. When re-released, the cover art sported a blue background color and is the more common version of the single.
When a small town girl Nora is on her way to her hometown "Lost Creek" to spend the summer with her Grandmother, fate intervenes with her plans. Her summer starts off roughly, and her plans change. Nora who is a firm believer of true love is tested in different ways but never gives up hope that one day she will find her soul mate. When she meets Colin, Nora wonders whether he could be the one but does he feel the same way?SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: The Killers - Somebody Told Me
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But his feelings for his friend Bernadette Luna keep getting stronger, so when an arrangement with his girlfriend-in-name-only enables him to date Bernadette, he grabs it with both hands. Unfortunately, he is soon faced with a heart-breaking choice: risk his uncle discovering his ruse and destroying the evidence, or risk losing Bernadette forever. Should Bernadette follow her heart or listen to her head? Bernadette Luna has been secretly in love with Derek McCarthy for ages. When Derek finally shows his attraction to her, she is ecstatic. He is truly the man of her dreams. So when she discovers that Derek might be keeping secrets from her, she has to make a decision: follow her heart or listen to her head. Problem is, her heart has misled her many times before, especially when it comes to Derek.