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Imagine Dragons – Dream lyrics

[Verse 1]
In the dark, and I'm right on the middle mark
I'm just in the tier of everything that rides below the surface

And I watch from a distance seventeen
And I'm short of the others dreams of being golden and on top

It's not what you painted in my head
There's so much there instead of all the colors that I saw


[Chorus]
We all are living in a dream
But life ain't what it seems
Oh everything's a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything's a mess


[Post-Chorus]
But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream


[Verse 2]
In the eyes of a teenage crystallized
Oh, the prettiest of lights that hang the hallways of the home
And the cries from the strangers out at night
They don't keep us up at night
We have the curtains drawn and closed


[Chorus] + [Post-Chorus]

[Bridge]
I know all your reasons
To keep me from seeing
Everything is actually a mess
But now I am leaving
All of us were only dreaming
Everything is actually a mess


[Chorus]
We all are living in a dream
But life ain't what it seems
Oh everything's a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything's a mess


[Post-Chorus]
But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream

But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream



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  • u
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    This states the narrator's sudden realization that the world around him is not what people claim it to be. When he learns about "all the sorrows I (he) has seen", he begins to realize that "everything is a mess." The singer (Dan) does not want to face the world upon learning the truth, and believes that his dream (imagination) is better than the real world.
    In short, this song is about the huge gap between the people who have great troubles and the ones who live a good life. This is supported by the phrase "And the cries from the strangers out at night; They don't keep us up at night;
    We have the curtains drawn and closed." The "cries from the strangers" represents the sorrow of the less fortunate, and the phrase "we have the curtains drawn and closed" symbolizes the shunning of them because those who don't have to think about them don't usually do due to personal preference. We leave the unfortunate (probably the ones in poverty or those with serious illnesses) behind because we choose to.
    Thus, the narrator no longer wants to face the real world, saying that "I (he) wanna dream." The song states the horrors of reality and escape to a "dream".
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  • s
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    From the teenage perspective he feels only average, however, his parents try to encourage him without selling him a Pollyannaistic view of the world. As the position of many parents, they fail to find the middle ground and he leaves the safety of his childhood home and awakes in life to find that all of our dreams have the ability and. Potential of being a mess. Reality sucks. Love this song.
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