The Killers Share Updated Version of 'Land of the Free' With Lyrics Referencing George Floyd

'Another stain on the flag'

June 8, 2020

The Killers have shared an updated version of their single "Land of the Free," with new lyrics about the death of George Floyd.

"Eight measured minutes and forty-six seconds," frontman Brandon Flowers sings, referring to the amount of time now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held Floyd's neck under his knee.

They lyric continues, "Another boy in the bag/another stain on the flag."

You can watch The Killers perform the updated "Land of the Free" now via the band's Instagram page.

The original "Land of the Free" premiered in January 2019, and references issues including police brutality, racism, mass incarceration and xenophobia. It was accompanied by a Spike Lee-directed video, featuring footage of migrant families crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

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