The Killers: Jenny Was a Friend of Mine Meaning
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Jenny Was a Friend of Mine Lyrics
We had a fight on the promenade out in the rain
She said she loved me, but she had somewhere to go
She couldn't scream while I held her close
I swore I'd never let her go
Tell me what you...
anonymous Jan 17th, 2008 1:15pm report
The song is about the movie The Outsiders. Jenny really means Johnny.
"We took a walk that night..." When Ponyboy and Johnny run away.
"We had a fight..." The rumble
"She said she loved me..." Cherry Valance
"I know my rights, I've been here..." Dallas Winston.
Theres many more connections, I recommend you read the book or watch the movie.
HottBeeotch Nov 4th, 2007 11:18am report
There really isn't much to say about the last part of the Murder Trilogy. But here's a summary.
The boyfriend is being interrogated on the whereabouts of Jenny-the police assuming that she's missing. He tells them that he and Jenny had a fight on a promenade and she just left him out on the rain. Then saying that he didn't and to add on for you all to understand," Why would I do such a thing to a nice person like that" is pretty much said in any crime movie are detective show-there for, he is saying why would he do it if he doesn't have a motive, the alibi he has it that, along with the fact the words he keeps on repeating are:"Jenny was a friend of mine". He wants to leave and he's freaking out saying that he gave them all the information that he had and then repeating his story again. With the rest of the song lyrics ending with "Oh come on, Oh come on, Oh come on" probably saying that the police are not letting him out and he's begging for then to let him out.
Ugh, these interpretations are making my hands sore.
I heard somewhere that there's a murder trilogy: "Leave The Bourbon On The shelf," (to be on their 3rd album,) is the 1st part, then "Midnight Show" is about the actual murder and "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine" is the interrogation. But when I listen to "Mr Brightside" I seem to think that fits in somewhere...?
anonymous Sep 26th, 2007 9:02pm report
Seems to me the whole song is about the singer speaking with the cops after Jenny is found murdered. I don't see much indicating that he is guilty, it seems that he is innocent. He's explaining that the police don't have a motive, because Jenny was his "friend".
anonymous Apr 11th, 2007 4:04pm report
My friend Andy and I were talking about this the other day, and we finally settled on a theory.
The singer (Brandon) and jenny were having an affair,
For some reason they were hiding their relationship. Jenny said she was sick of hiding, and I think she was choosing to leave him for someone else. Then Brandon reacted angrily. I think that at this point he shoves her or something. He was so angry he killed her accidentally. He never meant to kill her, he just wanted to hurt her. He clutches her lifeless body to himself, Not realizing that she isn't screaming because she's dead.
He realizes that she is dead, and horrified at what he has done, probably abandons her body somewhere. The police find the body, people are questioned. Brandon is the last person seen with Jenny before her body is discovered, so of course he is the main suspect. Since he has a guilty conscious he freaks out under interrogation. The police don't know about his relationship with Jenny, so he's trying to convince them, "there is no motive for this crime" because Jenny and him were just friends. Hence, "Jenny was a friend of mine."
anonymous Feb 11th, 2007 2:35am report
To me the song is mainly about a boy and girl. The girl suspects he is cheating with a girl named Jenny, and the girl is trying to leave, and he won't let her leave, the crime was him... Supposedly cheating on her, but yet, Jenny was just a friend of his.. He swore he tells the girl it's the truth. Tell me what you wanna know... and then what you whispered in my ear, I know what your doing here, she suspects him cheating the *crime* he's basically proving his innocence to his girlfriend... That Jenny was only a friend of his.
That's what I think, could be wrong...
anonymous Nov 9th, 2006 11:50pm report
He must kill her, 'i held her close... Etc' and also 'there ain't no motive for this crime4'
anonymous Jul 4th, 2006 7:05pm report
Jenny is not dead. If you hear the song it says: "there is not motive for this crime, jenny was a friend of mine, so come on, oh come on, oh come on. LET HER GO".
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