Are We Human, Or Are We Dancer?

Tim has written about Hunter S. Thompson before, both his writing and his philosophy. So what’s better than a modern synth/rock song based on something the man once said?

Brandon Flowers has said that this entire song by The Killers was inspired by a quote by Thompson, where he declared “we are raising a generation of dancers.” I find all the lyrics of this song moving (including the intentionally wrong grammar), and if we were a real church and had a baptism ceremony, I would commence each ceremony by saying:  Close your eyes, clear your heart, Cut the cord 

(then I’d dip the person’s head into a fountain of the 23 year old Ron Zacapa, in honor of The Rum Diary)

 

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