''I had seen a Hunter S. Thompson interview where he talks about America and says he fears that we’re raising a generation of dancers. And I adapted that, basically. The verse is about the decline in our values and our morals, but everyone just picked up on the chorus. I still love it.'' - Brandon Flowers
"I think we were at a weird festival in Germany. I was just trying to have it be a simple tune, with classic chord changes. The way I described it to Stuart was - I remember saying this to him at dinner - "I got this thing, it's like Johnny Cash meets the Pet Shop Boys. Let's go record it." - Brandon Flowers
''For me, it was a reaction to the criticism of Sam’s Town. That’s not to say it’s just a bubblegum pop song – it’s pretty subversive, and I’ve always thought of it as being very Bowie. But I specifically went in a certain direction with that song, and Stuart Price’s production is amazing on it. Dave’s guitar part, too – it’s genius, and I think it’s kind of gone under the radar, because people don’t realise it’s a guitar! It’s a really imaginative and unique guitar part.'' - Brandon Flowers
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