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Are we human or are we dancer? (not denser)

“Are we human or are we dancer?

There is a little controversy and question about this lyric. Does Brandon Flowers sing “are we dancer” or “are we denser”? At first everything I could find yielded “denser,” however, a comment from reader Blue turned me to the proof found here:

Are we human, or are we dancer?” He says the lyrics were inspired by a disparaging comment made by Hunter S. Thompson about how America was raising a generation of dancers.

Song (click for full lyrics): Human

Artist: The Killers

Album: Day & Age

Year: 2008

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