It was written by Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer. Despite not being a single, "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" is one of The Killers' most popular and critically acclaimed songs. It is particularly praised for Stoermer's powerful and melodic bassline. The song, which is written in the key of E-flat minoris told from the point of view of a boy who has been taken in for questioning about a girl's Jenny murder.
After explaining the incident from his perspective, the boy voiced by Flowersclaims that he is Show Me The Way To Your Heart - Sara Evans - Born To Fly by saying that "there ain't no motive for this crime, Jenny was a friend of mine. The song was inspired by the videotaped confession Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine - The Killers - Live From The Royal Albert Hall (DVD police that Robert Chambers made the morning after the death of Jennifer Levin.
It is a part of The Killers' alleged "Murder Trilogy", three songs detailing the murder of a girl named Jenny,  the other two being "Midnight Show", and "Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf". Both Flowers and Stoermer have highlighted it as one of their favourite songs from Hot Fuss. When the song is performed live, the line "she couldn't scream while I held her close", is often replaced by "she couldn't scream while I held her throat", or "she kicked and screamed while I held her throat", giving a more sinister feel to the song.
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