Human (4:05)

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“Human”, The Killers’ first single from their third studio album “Day and Age” was premiered on Zane Lowe’s show on “world famous” BBC Radio 1 at 7:30pm on 22nd September 2008.

This song has been the subject of much confusion, as the lyrics of the chorus include the questionable grammar “Are we human or are we dancer?”. Many mishear the word dancer as “denser”, which considerably changes the song’s meaning. However, Brandon Flowers himself said that “the lyrics were inspired by a disparaging comment made by Hunter S. Thompson about how America was raising a generation of dancers.”


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  • Hochulia

    I am a dancer

    Yesterday 5:02pm Reply
  • TheKejjo

    I love this band so much, I remember thanks to this song i get to know this band as well ♥

    28 Jun 4:23pm Reply
  • toormenta

    Ah the good old days. [3]

    23 Jun 11:45am Reply
  • LeoBis

    I love this song <3

    25 Apr 6:22pm Reply
  • CaMiHorris

    And I’m on my knees looking for the answer...

    21 Apr 8:40pm Reply
  • RaphaDonadio

    Are we human, or are we dancer?

    20 Mar 1:22pm Reply
  • kerouu

    Close your eyes, clear your heart

    19 Feb 5:27pm Reply
  • ixab_

    Ah the good old days. [2]

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Rodrigo_AT

    Por causa dessa música <3

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MinimalIllusion

    Ah the good old days.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Just great!!!

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • junkmanjimmy

    Again!!!.........................Enjoy This!!!........................................

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ASummerKiss

    ℒ◎❤ε ℒ◎❤ε ℒ◎❤ε

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • catherine_duc

    I also love the instrumental version of this :) This band sounds quite British I think.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
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  • eviemp

    There remains confusion and debate over the line "Are we human, or are we dancer? the lyrics said "dancer", "dancers" or "denser", a misunderstanding which invoked conflicting interpretations of the song's meaning.[11][12] On the band's official website, the biography section states that Flowers is singing "Are we human, or are we dancer?" and also says that the lyrics were inspired by a disparaging comment made by Hunter S. Thompson, where he stated America was raising "a generation of dancers".[13][14] If "dancer" is taken as a collective noun for that generation, it works without the "s" (just as "human" does in the first part of the question). In an interview with Rolling Stone, Flowers said that he was irritated over the confusion about the lyrics and also that fans were unhappy with the song's dance beat: "It's supposed to be a dance song, [the beat] goes with the chorus...If you can't put that together, you're an idiot. I just don't get why there's a confusion about it.

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • eviemp

    DANCER..... ;)

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    I'm not very good in English, and my hearing isn't very good but even I heard the word "dancer" right on the first time.

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • junkmanjimmy

    Great Track!!!.....................Lovin It !!!............................

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • gaby_beatie

    love =]

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
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