While the lyrics are very politically volatile, the songs vocals, drum, and guitar are not terrible. This song follows the trend in the killers discography as they’ve been transitioning to a mellow-er sound. As opposed to their older tracks like “Somebody Told Me” and
“Mr. Brightside”. While many poor and excellent reviews are biased based on the aforementioned lyrics this song is more of a 3-3.5/5 for me. The song wasn’t made to sound really good it was made to send a message and raise awareness. Musically there really just isn’t anything noteworthy and the track comes of rather bland.
A song everyone needs to hear
Love the people saying they don't like this song because it's political but at the same time are probably big Dylan and U2 fans...
The song itself is good, but not great. I enjoyed the perfromance of it on Kimmel.
All the people saying music shouldn’t be political are ridiculous. Some of the greatest music written is political. Either they don’t know music or it’s a straight up tantrum.
The Killers Entry into the Cultural Wars
By F. DeGear
As political screed goes, this is truly a greatest hits song for the left. I don't think the Killers missed a campaign issue. I do wonder, however, whether they need to change the band's name; the "Killers" sounds awfully Trumpian to me.
By Godzilla Thrilla
The Killers are always a top notch act
It’s called paradox
By Karen's Art play
Land of the free AND a place where injustice, gun violence and prejudice are everywhere. Democracy - the worst form of government save all others. In other words loyalty to one’s country doesn’t mean closing one’s eyes or keeping one’s mouth shut, it means appreciating the gift and privilege of being American AND aspiring toward something better. Thanks to Killers for doing both in this song.
I am so tired of every band wanting to get on the virtue signaling band wagon just to be liked and stay relevent. Please just make music and leave out the politics.
Trumpers Get Butt Hurt
By Mister Burns
They need their safe space too. So they’ve resorted to trolling iTunes & writing walls of text of how hurt they are over words & music. Sad! Too bad both the Killers & this song are way better than their deplorable pettiness.
Bad bad idea
It don’t matter what anyone thinks politically it is a baaaaaad idea to involve politics in any sort of music/entertainment. These things just don’t match up ever, especially today. Personally to me the song doesn’t sound that good. It laid on the political message so thick it didn’t feel like a song in the end.