In an interview with Rolling Stone , Brandon Flowers said: "This is the story of trying to meet someone in a club. When the Killers first started out, their music was little noticed by music buyers and the media, which is why "Somebody Told Me" has been released twice in slightly different forms. The first, with the pink background cover, is the rarer version of the single as it was their first release of it; due to poor sales, not as many were produced.
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The speaker in the song is hitting on a girl in a club. That's it. Let's Look at the lyrics: "Breaking my back just to know your name Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game" He's been talking to the girl for what seems like 17 songs it is a dance club and she still won't even tell him her name Believe me, I have BEEN there. This happens. Normally he can play it off but she's reall persistant with it and won't give him an inch. It's sets the tone of the line as sarcastic. HE's responed to the aformentioned "player" accusation by saying some ridiculous rumor he suposedly heard about her. This is a common trick to hitting on girls, turn something they say about you around on them to make it seem silly. It's like if someone says "I met Michael Jordan" you say "Oh yeah, well my brother's cousin's sister's boyfriend once had a milkshake with Shaquille O'Neill" "It's not confidential"- adding to the joke 'everybody knows about it' I've got potential- can either mean he's starting to break the ice and get somewhere, or he's trying ot convince her to give him a chance. The setting of this song is at a nightclub.
After that he tries to move on, but its taking its toll on him. I was just able to run with it, and the band supplied a wonderful backing track. Around the world the song reached the top 10 charts in Denmark and Ireland.