The Killers - "Land Of The Free"

The Killers have released a new song called "Land Of The Free".

But the song assures listeners that illegal aliens are only, "People who just want the same things we do, In the land of the free". The video shows scenes of migrants' clashes with police, as well as US Border Patrol's controversial practice of firing tear gas at migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum from violence in their home countries. Lee had full creative rein for the video that takes aim at President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

The lyrics continue saying, "Down at the border, they're gonna put up a wall, concrete and rebar steel beams (I'm standing crying) high enough to keep all those filthy hands off of our hopes and our dreams".

"When I go out in my auto, I don't think twice/ But if you're the wrong color skin (I'm standing crying)/ You grow up looking over both your shoulders", Flowers sings on the piano-led song, which also features the stirring vocals of a gospel choir. "It started in my mind around when Sandy Hook happened and as a father, how that affected me, and then it just started stacking up. It was things like Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, things like what's happening at the wall". I would start the song and then I would put it away and I'd say, 'I'm not the guy to do this, ' or I'd feel inadequate, waiting, somebody's going to write this song. It's the band's first music since 2017's Wonderful Wonderful. And then it just piled up and I finally just, you know, Las Vegas, Orlando, Parkland and it just kept coming. "It was just like I've gotta, have to get this out".

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