About four years ago, after a party, good friend of mine, who also happens to be one of the most popular DJs in Latvia, introduced me to Andy, You’re a Star by the Killers from their 2004 album Hot Fuss. Somehow he felt that it was related to me then. I still like to listen to it sometimes, although it’s not in my regular song rotation.
Thank you, Toms. Whatever you meant when you did it.
Well, today is my name day (yes we celebrate those in Latvia) and I sent a tweet to the radio station where the friend is doing morning show, asking to play first song that came to his mind in relation to my name. I already knew what it would be and, sure enough, it was this one.
After the song was over, I decided to look up the actual meaning of following lyrics:
In a car with a girl, promise me she’s not your world
Cause Andy, you’re a star
In nobody’s eyes but mine
Andy, you’re a star
— The Killers
Apparently the Andy mentioned in lyrics was one of those high school bullies, according to this:
A guy named Andy Messersmith went to school with Brandon Flowers. They went to Juab High School in Nephi, Utah, and Andy was the popular sports star, and he tortured Brandon and made his time there miserable. So Brandon wrote this song sarcastically.
Hopefully, the lyrics can be attributed to me without sarcasm and perceived in a positive connotation.
Oh, by the way, my real name in Latvian is Andis but I choose to introduce myself as Andy to English speakers as it is easier to remember and I don’t mind being a star.