Alright, my mind has been blown.
So I just found out that some of my favorite Killers songs, Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf, Midnight Show, and Jenny Was a Friend of Mine, with Miss Atomic Bomb and Mr. Brightside being possible prologues/epilogues, respectively are all a part of this thing called the murder trilogy, which describes the murder of a girl named Jenny,
Miss Atomic Bomb starts off with how they (Jenny and her boyfriend, the singer) met and how in love they were. LTBOTS then goes into how he caught her cheating and began drinking. Midnight Show describes how he murdered her, having taken her out to the ocean on a date, and, in a fit of jealous rage, strangling her, then throwing her body into the ocean. JWAFOM is the policemen’s interrogation of him, where he accidentally admits to killing her (the line “she couldn’t scream when I held her close” can be construed as “she kicked and screamed when I held her throat”). Mr. Brightside is when he’s sitting in prison, reliving her betrayal and what he did.
I’ve kind of been freaking out about this. How Brandon Flowers is so brilliant and can weave a story like this through multiple albums/years. I just think it’s cool that he can make such an in depth story, and I never realized the darker meaning to these songs.
Anyway, this may just be a theory. I’m not sure if he’s confirmed it or not. Still. It’s pretty cool.
I’m not quite sure on Miss Atomic Bomb and Mr. Brightside being the prologue/epilogue. I know they fit together on their own, but maybe it’s a separate story…