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When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold


When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood's run stale


I wanna hide the truth
I wanna to shelter you
But with the beast inside
There's nowhere we can hide


No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come


When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide

It's where my demons hide

When the curtain's call
Is the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl


So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you've made


Don't wanna let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don't want to hide the truth


No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed

This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come


When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide


They say it's what you make
I say it's up to fate
It's woven in my soul
I need to let you go


Your eyes, they shine so bright
I wanna save that light
I can't escape this now

Unless you show me how

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide
Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide
(Hide hide hide)



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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    I think when he says " look into me eyes, it's where my demons hide", I think he's battling problems. As if he has depression. And there's almost a monster in him. Only showing himself now and then, but you can see how broken he is in his eyes.
    Also, I think he wants this girl to understand,.
    Hey, don't get to close. I have a lot of issues that you probably don't care about, and probably shouldn't.
    But I can't be happy without you.
    So he's trying to tell her that he needs her, to help him with the demons, and when they become too much, he has her to look into his eyes and make it all alright again.
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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    I believe this song is about a man who knows he has darkness inside of him. He is trying to hide the truth of what the world is like to someone he loves. As said in the first lines that the saints we see are all made of gold means the only good we see are people in the past like saints. He knows what the world is like and wishes to shelter the one he loves from knowing. But at the same time his soul is turning dark and wants to protect the person from what he has become.
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    UnregisteredNov 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    Imagine Dragons, bravo. They've realized all the greed of the world, and they want everyone to realize it. So, the song means that they are greedy - we all are - on the inside, and he wants to protect the one he loves from greed. He wants to hide the truth from her to protect her. He wants to keep her safe from himself, and from all greedy people. But the truth is, he's trying to protect herself from not only him, but he's protecting her from everyone - including herself. And he believes the only way to "save" her is to let her go. Sorry, Imagine Dragons, but beep! Wrong. But near the end of the song, where he says "I can't escape this now, unless you show me how". He finally realized that everyone is made of greed and that no matter what he does or what he tries, he just can't protect her. So the best he can do is keep her, until she shows him if she does or does not love him. "No matter what we breathe, we are still made of greed" is exactly the definition of this song. And no, it is not "breed", it's "breathe". Hope this helped, and Imagine Dragons, I hope you keep making awesome songs!
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    UnregisteredNov 14, 2014 at 8:44 am
    That he has 2 sides good and dark. He want to protect his loved ones but his dark sides will not accept it so he cannot protect loved ones and people will learn about it dark sides there a crying soul in his heart and its trapped almost woven and destroyed the soul in his heart actually is love to protect his loved ones. And he is trapped in a very torturing place like hell he doesn't want people to know about his pain.
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    UnregisteredNov 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm
    The song is about how a person is facing so many problems in life. These are the demons in which the song talks about. The chorus is just about how if the eyes are the window to the soul then the soul holds demons. Fears, problems. Things like being abused, having a family member fatally ill or dead. The demons in which people face.

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