The Killers wrote “Mr. Brightside” about a jealous guy, but in a new viral video, their 2004 hit has taken on a new form of heartache.
Back on March 24, a group of mourners headed to a pub in County Kerry, Ireland for a wake to send off their friend Ger “Farmer” Foley, who had died at age 45 of cystic fibrosis. A charismatic fellow named Brian O’Sullivan pulled himself on top of the bar and led the congregation in a rousing sing-along of “Mr. Brightside” -- apparently the go-to anthem to hail Mr. Foley.
“[Ger] is salt of the earth, he will never be replaced, but we will remember him forever in our lives,” O’Sullivan declares.