I said I'd only heard a couple songs off the album so she started streaming it and we listened to it in the background. She had to leave for a bit so I was alone listening to it for a while, tuning it in and out as my attention vacillated depending on the site I was at.
Slowly the familiar strains of Mr. Brightside played across my thoughts and I noticed they included a remix of it as the last song on the album. Mr. Brightside is a deep mixed bag of emotions for me. It represents awakening, fear, friendship, pain, and potential.
Awakening to a new way of looking at the world and the fear associated with that. The song came out at roughly the same time I was leaving the church and rebuilding my worldview. It represents the friendship of the people I met online at this time and whom I still call friends. We can't throw a party without this song coming up on the playlist resulting in a rush to the dancefloor and everyone singing along with it TO me. It represents the pain of losing "Mrs. Brightside." Nowadays it represents destiny, my potential, and what I'm capable of when I put my mind to things.
God I love music.
|a2 - the killers-mr brightside (thin white duke remix)|
|Found at skreemr.com|