“Are we human? Or are we Dancer?” I just don’t get it. What ARE the Killers singing about? And are those our only choices? I mean, if we’re playing reindeer games, I’m usually Rudolf or sometimes Blixen. Never Dancer. Never Prancer. Now, some people have suggested that Brandon Flowers is, in fact, singing: “Are we human, or are we DENSER…” which possibly makes a bit more sense. Although not really. I’ve also heard that the lyric was inspired by a disparaging comment made by Hunter S Thompson about how America was raising a generation of dancers…. But what could have prompted him to make such an obsevation? And really, what’s WRONG with raising a generation of dancers? Unless by “dancers” he meant “homos”…. OH WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE JUST EXPLAIN THIS ALL TO ME BEFORE MY HEAD EXPLODES?
– James St James