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Friday, 12 December 2008

Dance like a human reindeer

I have had one pressing question on my mind all week:

Are we Human? Or are we Dancer?


This question sure puzzled Brandon Flowers from the Killers. So much that he sang a song about it.

He is on his knees, looking for the answer in fact. He is pretty fucking floored by this question.

Dude. It is not that pressing is it? How do we stop the Polar icecaps from melting? Is it possible to eliminate poverty? Will AIDS ever have a cure? Can a badger dance on a spoon? All these questions are more pressing than the one above.

I mean, sure, dancers can be a bit odd sometimes, perhaps they do seem like a different species. But we aren't all dancers now are we? Or is he asking if we are all "Dancer" the reindeer? Is there a reindeer called Dancer?

Whatever. This ponderation does not warrant a song being written about it either way. The only explanation I can come up with as to why airwave time was dedicated to this garbage was that there was a typo. On the day of recording, the typist had one too many swigs from their hipflask and typed it up wrong.

You see the only way it makes sense that the Killers would have written a song like this, is if the real words are:

Are we Human? Or are we Hamster?


You see? It all becomes much clearer when I put it like that. Now that is a question worth asking. I have often wondered myself, and would be prepared to go down on my knees to look for the answer.

So the next time you hear this song with the ridiculous lyrics but distressingly catchy tune, please make sure to sing along using the correct words. People will thank you for it.


If you have no idea what I am babbling on about, click here (they won't let me embed the real video).

12 comments:

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

did you get the email about your tarot reading?

it's done....

http://cosmictarotthrills.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/reading-for-po/

LadyFi said...

Oh Po, you make me laugh! Of course, we are all hamsters running around around on our little wheels...

And yes - Dancer and Prancer are reindeer!

I don't know the song and your link is not working, so I am thankful not to have to listen to what sounds like another ear worm...

Being Brazen said...

i vote hamster...

unless i can be rudolph the reindeer - then im going with the reindeers

po said...

Thanks Exmi! Will check it out as soon as I get home

Rox said...

Sounds hell. I'll stick to my Motley Crue thanks, at least you know what you're getting with cheese.

6000 said...

It' a great song. As is a lot of their stuff.
Have you heard the new one? Also nice.

I am a human. Your DNA test showed me that. Thanks.

po said...

ladyfi: link not working, crap you are missing out! it is actually a cool song despite the silly lyrics

BB: I know you have certain hamster theories of your own!

Rox: I am sure you will here it on the radio some time!

6000: I love the killers. I like this song a lot if I ignore the lyrics, or sing the REAL ones. In fact I play it over and over.

The music video is craaaap though

sass said...

i vote hamster all the way!
thanks for the giggle.

Louisa said...

I vote hamster too!

Have you seen how much stuff they can squirrel away in their cheeks?! It's amazing...I must practice that over the festive season, or I'll be a very bad hamster indeed.

po said...

sass: hmaster it is

Louisa: yeah I wish I could learn that trick!

Moe Wanchuk said...

I think bands/singers are just like bloggers. You want to write, but you just sit there...and sit there and the dumbest things go through your mind. And at some point, you just say...."Fk it"..and just write complete Bullsh*t.

Like me.

po said...

moe, so long as it is amusing bullshit, we will kep reading!