Talk:All These Things That I've Done

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  1. Let's see sources for the interpretation ("The song reflects the struggle of being an effective positive force in society, particularly as a young person.") -- The citation of lyrics is good, but still not 100% authoratative.
         - How about it's use at Live 8? I'm pretty sure something was said about it there.
  1. Can there really be such a thing as an "unintended tribute"?

--AlanH 23:43, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

as for 1, yes, this is hardly songmeanings.com. I don't have anything to replace this with, or I'd delete the interpretations myself. At least this article doesn't post the whole lyrics like most of the other Killers ones do :). And for 2, no, I don't think so.. this (and again, the other Killers articles) really need some work Oreo man 17:10, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Just a quick question, and sorry if it's stupid because I'm kinda new at this, but what is wrong with posting the whole lyrics? It would be alot more covenient than just random quotes from the song.--Neucular 22:56, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

It's a violation of copyright. AnemoneProjectors (talk) 16:02, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
lol ok. I knew it was stupid. --Neucular 00:57, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
If it is a violation of copyright why are there so many websites that have them (like AZ Lyrics and the like). Just wondering, because from what I understand it wouldn't violate any copyright I know of -Cormacalian 18:35 19 June 2006
I guess other websites care less about violiating copyright laws. (To be honest, I don't know the answer.) -- AnemoneProjectors (talk) 19:33, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Let's just say that most websites posting lyrics without permission either have very good lawyers, are run by groups in countries with looser copyright laws, or are run by small fish the music industry doesn't care about.
RIAA is going mental these days, so it's not exactly a smart thing to violate their copyrights if you're a US organisation (like the Wikimedia Foundation running Wikipedia).
Generally, your best bet (unless you know the exact legal situation) is to assume posting the lyrics is a violation of copyright unless you have the copyright holders' permission. The exact legal situation varies from country to country AFAIK and there's still the whole "fair use" shtick, but as long as RIAA still is on their rampage, at least US American entities should be careful not to step on anyone's toes. — Ashmodai (talk · contribs) 11:17, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
There is not much point adding the lyrics anyway. It is better to add a link at the bottom to a page with the lyrics on, especially if it's the band's official site. Mahahahaneapneap 13:01, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

3. Brandon Flowers grew up in Utah and is a Mormon, or a member of The Church of Jesus christ of Latter-Day Saints. He wrote this song to describe his experience in the church and how he went back and forth between being inactive and active in it, but he always had a desire to stay in the church and do what was right, but didn't always feel that he could. Such lines as "I've got soul but I'm not a soldier" are examples. He also gives pleas for exceptance such as, "When there's no where else to run, is there room for one more son" and "You've got to help me out, Oh don't you put me on the backburner now you've got to help me out"