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The Killers: Shot At The Night Meaning


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Song Released: 2013

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Once in a lifetime, the suffering of fools
To find our way home, to break in these bones
Once in a lifetime (Once in a lifetime)
Once in a lifetime

Give me a shot at the night
Give me a moment,...


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    Jul 16th, 2014 7:54am report

    I have 2 interpretations of the lyrics. Could mean he wants someone Preferably (his crush) to spend the night with him. He wants to get to know this significant other very well. He sings " Give me a shot at the night,Some kinda mysterious" He wants to uncover this persons mysterious behaviour.

    "Once in a lifetime, we're breaking all the rules" This could Also mean he wants to have a crazy night out.

    "Look at my reflection in the mirror
    Underneath the power of the light" These words could mean his intoxicated looking at himself in the mirror of a bathroom realizing how wasted he has gotten.

    Brandon Flowers is Amazing because he writes his music in a way that it can be interpreted in many ways to different people.


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    Nov 5th, 2013 11:46pm report

    I think this song is about attacking your fears. Fear is represented by the night. More specifically however, the fear is not external, it is internal. "Look at my reflection in the mirror underneath the power of the light. Give me a shot at the night." Within you lies the night, lies fear. To attack this fear, to take a shot at the night is to enact the "breaking of the roof" as your home has "long been outgrown." Comfort and security both come with knowing and understanding. These things are associated with the home. However, there comes a point when you need to break free and draw your "life line" (the path you want your life to head in). The implications of courageously passing within the night is "mysterious" and you don't know what will happen. To sum it all up, reach a higher state of being by attacking your internal fear by doing the thing that most scares you (ex: starting up a business, quit your job to travel the country etc.). Take a shot at the night when the moment arises because it only happens "once in a lifetime."

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