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The Murder Trilogy
The Killers
The Murder Trilogy

The songs that saw The Killers living up to their name, The Murder Trilogy is a collection of three songs spread across both their debut album Hot Fuss and their B-Side Album Sawdust. The songs detail the process of the protagonist loosing, killing and excusing themselves from the fate of their former girlfriend, Jenny. It remains ambiguous as to whether or not the protagonist is held accountable for their crimes.

First track - Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf (the breakup)

Oh, Jennifer, you know I always tried / Before you say goodbye / Leave the bourbon on the shelf / And I’ll drink it by myself / And I love you endlessly, / Darling don’t you see I’m not satisfied

Second track - Midnight Show (the murder)

I took my baby’s breath beneath the chandelier / Of stars and atmosphere / And watch her disappear / Into the midnight show 

Final track - Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine (the conviction)

Tell me what you wanna know / Oh come on, oh come on, oh come on / There ain’t no motive for this crime / Jenny was a friend of mine /  So come on, oh come on, oh come on

Romeo & Juliet
The Killers
Romeo & Juliet
I can't do everything but I'd do anything for you
I can't do anything 'cept be in love with you
And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be
And all I do is keep the beat and the bad company
And all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme
Juliet, I'd do the stars with you any time
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