Have you been singing The Killers' Mr Brightside wrong?

  • 04/02/2017
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The revealing image (The Killers / Facebook)

US dance-rock group The Killers have exposed an alleged misconception about their hit song 'Mr Brightside' - claiming that the world has been singing the opening line wrong since 2003.

In a somewhat gory drawing shared on Facebook, the band have revealed the words aren't "Coming out of my cage and I've been doing just fine," but actually refer to bursting out of Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage's stomach.

"Coming out of Nic Cage and I've been doing just fine," it says in the artwork, with the caption: "You've been singing it wrong."

But is the band - which hasn't released an original album since 2012 - just trolling?

Upon close listening, we're certain the correct lyrics are "Coming out of my cage".

Witty fans commented with reinterpretations of other lines in the song, like: "Jealousy, turning sex into disease."

In 2008 Killers frontman Brandon Flowers was upset after the release of the band's song 'Human', in which he sings: "Are we human, or are we dancer?" Some listeners claimed it sounded more like, "Are we denser?"

The rocker had apparently slaved over the line, which was inspired by a Hunter S. Thompson quote.

"That sucks a bit. I don't like, 'Are we denser?' as an alternative," he said.

"I really care what people think but people don't seem to understand 'Human'.