Hot Knives

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"Hot Knives"
Single by Bright Eyes
from the album Cassadaga
Released July 9, 2007
Genre Indie rock
Folk rock
Country rock
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Conor Oberst
Producer(s) Mike Mogis
Bright Eyes singles chronology
"Hot Knives"
"I Must Belong Somewhere"

"Hot Knives" is the second song to be released by the indie/folk-rock band Bright Eyes, from their album Cassadaga.[1] The song was released on July 9, 2007, on a strictly-limited 7" double A-side record.

Conor Oberst, the band's frontman, allegedly said "Hot Knives is a song.. um, sort of about a woman that kind of discovers that her life is a sham and can't really exist in her reality any longer and has to transform completely into a new, uh, species. It sounds crazy, but it's not that crazy. It could happen to you, too" on the NME Track-by-Track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Hot Knives
  2. If The Brakeman Turns My Way



Bright Eyes played "Hot Knives" on July 4, 2007, on Late Show with David Letterman.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Hot Knives" was directed by Patrick Daughters, who also directed "Title and Registration" (Death Cab for Cutie), "Stockholm Syndrome" (Muse), and the video for the previous Bright Eyes single, "Four Winds".


  1. ^ "Bright Eyes Bio". Saddle Creek Records. 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-21.