Sunday, October 25, 2009

Song of the Week #17 - The Killers "Smile Like You Mean It"

I like The Killers because they write melodic pop/rock songs. I became so bored with grunge bands in the nineties. When The Killers emerged at the beginning of this decade, their sound seemed like a throwback to New Wave. I also like Brandon Flower's singing and fashion sense.

Here's a great song for vintage lovers. "Smile Like You Mean it" is all about the ghosts of past relationships and places. I still think of the house I spent my childhood in and kind of resent the fact that strangers had taken over the space and done things to it. My grandmother lived on the bottom floor and I have a recurring dream that she's still alive and living in that big old brick house in North Toronto.

I'm less attached to the house in Scarborough that we moved to when I was a teenager, but I completely associate that house with my teenage friends and boyfriends. Aren't those memories powerful?
Great song. Great lyrics.

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