A Dustland Fairytale Lyrics - The Killers

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The Dustland Fairytale beginning
With just another white trash county kiss in '61.
Long brown hair, and foolish eyes.
He'd look just like you'd want him to
Some kind of slick chrome American prince.

Blue Jean serenade
Moon river what you do to me.
I don't believe you.

Saw Cinderella in a party dress, she was looking for a nightgown.
I saw the devil wrapping up his hands, he's getting ready for the showdown.
I saw the minute that I turned away, I got my money on a pawn tonight.

Change came in disguise of revelation, set his soul on fire.
She said she always knew he'd come around.
And the decades disappear
Like sinking ships but we persevere.
God gives us hope but we still fear, we don't know.

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Your mind is poisoned.
Castles in the sky, sit stranded, vandalized.
The drawbridge is closing.

Saw Cinderella in a party dress, she was looking for a nightgown.
I saw the devil wrapping up his hands, he's getting ready for the showdown.
I saw the ending where they turned the page, I threw my money and I ran away.
Sent to the valley of the great divide
Out where the dreams all hide.
Out where the wind don't blow,
Out here the good girls die.
And the sky won't snow
Out here the bird don't sing
Out here the field don't grow
Out here the bell don't ring
Out hear the bell don't ring
Out here the good girls die
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge.
Why don't you know the kingdom's under siege and everybody needs you
Is there still magic in the midnight sun, or did you leave it back in '61?
In the cadence of a young man's eyes.
Out where the dreams all hide

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Amazing song! | Reviewer: Kassidy | 7/5/11

I saw the video for this song, then got it off my brothers computer. I was a little confused about the meaning. So, one night I started singing and my brother started singing along. So I asked him what the meaning was. He told me: "It's a song about how a guy had a good thing and decided to throw his life away." When he told me this I thought of one of my friends who is having a hard time in school and with his parents. He told me he was tempted to do drugs and smoke and use alcohol. I told him about this song and how he was going to throw his life away. He wouldn't have gotten a good job, he'd probably drop out of school and most likely not get married, which is something he really does want. I explained that to him and used another guy as an example. He told me he didn't want to become that guy. He is still in school, he'll be graduating from high school in 2 years and plans to get a medical degree. I'm so proud of him! (I know I sound like his mom! =P) And he says every time I feel like I wanna use drugs, I listen to this song. Me and him share this as our life saying: "WHEN WORDS FAIL, MUSIC SPEAKS" And I didn't believe that...until now.

nice ring, nice sing, bling bling! | Reviewer: landon | 9/3/09

I like this song because of the fairytale like lyrics and how it's song and the orchestration. it's powerful and shows emotion to it. it has a lot to do with hope and what people fear for and what they take for granted until they don't have it. it's so good!

Especially the part when god gives them hope but they don't know because they fear it and when the town needs some help. cool...

like i said... ring, sing, and bling bling!

most beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/4/09

This is about Brandon's mom, her life, death and how she touched peoples lives. She is a princess (a Cinderella) and the Devil (cancer) takes what's good on earth. Nothing is right. . . the wind don't blow; the bell don't ring; the sky don't snow. The good girls die. . . alludes to the fact that nothing is right or explainable on this earth. This IS the most magical and powerful song I've ever heard. I have tattooed a part of the lyric on my body. . . the most amazing part of the song. . . "Change came in disguise of revelation, sets the soul on fire." I can't thank you enough Brandon for music like this.

Touching | Reviewer: small town Iowa | 5/28/09

I think this is a tribute to Dave's mom who passed away not too long ago. Not sure but some of the lyrics fit. I'm guessing his dad is the "slick chrome American prince" and his mom Cinderella. His guitar solo on Letterman was awesome.

Good song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/16/09

Good song but what I don't get is why English songs have always different lyrics... I mean.. different versions here and there on a different sites...which one is correct? I'm not the native English speaker so quite confused...

Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/13/09

The song is about Flowers's parents falling in love at a young age and their lives together, and less directly about how his mum is/was dying (if she hadn't already) of cancer.

It's a beautiful song. I didn't know what to make of it at first, but after I really caught the lyrics (which are a bit off here, by the way), it really struck a chord with me.

God gives us hope
But we still fear what we don't know

I think it's that we don't really know for sure what lies after death, which is why most people fear it... and/or that it's natural for people to be afraid of what we don't understand.

Now Cinderella, don't you go to sleep
It's such a bitter form of refuge
Oh, don't you know that the kingdom's under siege
And everybody needs you?

I always cry at that part...

Dead Marriage | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/7/08

A great song!
I think its about being stuck in a bad marriage / relationship. The courting, the passion, the innocent hope of a lasting fairytale story. The story is broken by that devil (whatever that is)and then Cinderella choosing sleep as a refuge to escape her life. I think the end of the song tells us to return to the magic we felt/ sensed when we were younger and innocent, sort of like that first magical kiss...that's my two cents

awesome | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/3/08

this is the best song.
question to anyone who wants to reply to this..
is this song about good and evil and like... how people are beginning to fear that god doesnt exist?
She said she always knew he'd come around
And the decades disappear
Like sinking ships but we persevere
God gives us hope
But we still fear what we don't know
Your mind is poison

saying like... we think god may not exist... so our mind is killing poisioning our beliefs and stuff?
even though we go to god for help.... we still fear he isnt there?

Friggin Awesome!!! | Reviewer: Aisha | 11/27/08

This is one of the most magical songs I've ever heard in my life. I just want to go dance in the street singing my lungs out to this sung. It strengthens my belief that magic can happen everyday for anyone!!!!

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