The Killers condemn police brutality in new version of "Land Of The Free"

Publish Date
Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 11:56AM

Some individual members of The Killers have posted content to their personal accounts in the wake of George Floyd's death, but the band as a whole has not addressed Black Lives Matters, protests, or racial inequality until this weekend.

On Sunday (June 7), The Killers' main account posted a new live version of their 2019 stand-alone single “Land Of The Free” with updated lyrics about the senseless murder of George Floyd.

The acoustic version of the song starts off as normal but singer Brandon Flowers changes the last half of the second verse.

“How many killings must one man watch in his home / Til he sees the price/ Eight measured minutes and 46 seconds / Another boy in the bag / Another stain on the flag.”

He continues: “Father in heaven hear our plea / Father in heaven help us see how to lose our hatred/ How to break these cycles and change our nature / That we may walk underneath your banner / In the land of the free.”

Fans have commented appreciating the new lyrics and are also urging the band to post donation and petition links on their huge platform of 1.1 million followers.

“Land Of The Free” was originally released in protest of the president's proposed Mexico border wall as well as gun violence in the United States.

The release of the band's new album, Imploding the Mirage, has been delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic after originally slated for release last month.

This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission