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Imagine Dragons – Demons lyrics

[Verse 1]
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


[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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


[Chorus]
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


[Bridge]
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

[Chorus]
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



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  • u
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    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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  • u
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    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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  • u
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    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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  • u
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    I think this song is about a man that has darkness inside him. That darkness is a secret that he doesn't want that girl she loves to know. He wants to protect that girl from him and to those people with darkness inside. He wants to hide the truth to protect that girl but the beast, that darkness inside of him makes it possible. No matter how he want to protect that girl, there's nowhere that they can hide from the darkness. No matter what they breed (meaning: no matter where they came from), they are still made of greed. He is one of those that are made of greed that's why he said that it's his kingdom come, it's where he came from. He tried to tell the truth to the girl by her, to look in his eyes to know that it's where his demons hide, it is the darkness inside of him that hide. He wants to tell the truth and wants her to know that it's dark inside so she must not get close. It's his way to protect her. I think, in the verse 2, it means that because of him that loved her, he made a mess maybe reason for his fellow to come calling out to him. He don't want the girl down but he can't do something because he is hell bound. He has limits because of his secret. Though it's all for the protection of the girl he loves, he can't always hide the truth from her forever. He doesn't want to hide the truth now. In the bridge part, they say it's what you make but for the girl, it's up to fate. Fate is what making it, not the man. Maybe the girl finally understand that maybe they're really not for each other. The girl was hurt, the scar and the truth that they're not meant for each other is woven in her soul so she needs to let him go. The man wants to protect the light he saw in her eyes but he can't escape the darkness unless the girl will fight and give a reason for the man how to escape it so that they can be together.

    This song, indeed make a story. I don't know if that's what it truly means. For me, I just shared how I understand this song. From the very first time I listened to this song, I think I already know what this song is trying to express. I learned something from this song. Hope you'll find out and learned to know what I am talking about.
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  • a
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    abusesurvivor
    This song is telling all of us that there is things in our past we are not proud of an also that we put on a smile even when we are struggling with something going on that know on knows. Whether it is abuse in the home, a lose, memories of the past that we survived yet ashamed to share with any one. Afraid that others may think different of us because of it. As a survivor of abuse I can tell you that when your dealing with it you are afraid to tell any one out of fear that they will blame you instead of the abuser for why it is happening, there is a lot of people in this world that are cruel an don't seem to understand as they are not in your shoes so you keep it bottled up on the inside thus "demons" hiding it from the ones you love. Afraid of rejection from others around us. But if you watch the video you will understand there is meaning behind the song as it is in memory of a young man fighting cancer yet he still manages to put a smile on his face despite the disease that is trying to take him down. All ways remember that there is always someone to turn to that can help you through any situation that's when you find out who your true friends are.
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