I know it’s been awhile since my last underrated song, but it’s back! Who gets the honor of being my first underrated song of 2017? The Killers!
“The Way It Was” is a beautiful, soaring song from The Killers’ fourth album Battle Born released in 2012. For some reason, it was never released as a single. I don’t know why — it’s unforgettable! Brandon Flowers’ voice is heart-wrenching, asking if his relationship with his girlfriend could ever return to the state it was before. He talks about the past, as though it were a drive in the desert at night. Dark, hot, endless.
Without a definitive conclusion, the singer simply wonders — Can we be what we were? Can we go back? Can we love like each other like we once did? Is it possible?
You know what is possible? That you’re going to love this song!
What’s your favorite underrated Killers’ song? Tell me in the comments.
This is the Pop Culture Grinch, signing off!