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Imagine Dragons – It Comes Back To You lyrics

4 am, beside myself
And what I think of mental health
All the things that worry me
All the things you don't believe

I've been told just what to do
Where to look, and point my view

All the things that I could be
I think I learnt in therapy


Am I just a shadow you drew?

It comes back to you, it comes back to you
All the things that you had lost will find their way to you
It comes back to you, it comes back to you
Looking back into the past and I can see it through


It comes back to you
It comes back to you
It comes back to you
It comes back to you

Mocking birds and diamond rings
Oh I have thought of greater things

All the things that fly by me
All the lives that I could lead
Maybe I was born for that
Or maybe I was first to last
You could call it cowardess
But leave me to my studied bliss

Am I just a shadow you drew?

It comes back to you, it comes back to you
All the things that you had lost will find their way to you
It comes back to you, it comes back to you
Looking back into the past and I can see it through

It comes back to you
It comes back to you
It comes back to you
It comes back to you



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  • Hila
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    Hila
    In my view this song it's about a person obsessed by bad thoughts, it doesn't matter how badly this person tries to shake them away or how hard he tries to think something positive they keep coming back. Even when he thinks that he is finally free they return. He can't understand why he is affected by these obsessions and for this reason he's not able to explain them to the people that he loves.
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  • u
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    I think that this song represents all the things that we experienced when we were younger. Sometimes our life becomes so complicated and shrouded by inconsequential or trivial things that we lose sight of the things that matter or maybe we lose the childish contentment that we found in the smallest and seemingly unimportant things. I'm a teenage girl in high school, and for me I always remember riding the school bus everyday to and from school. I usually didn't have to, but I just wanted to. I would wake up early just to catch it. And I remember me and other kids staring out the window at the high school kids in their own cars listening to their own music. We thought they were so cool and we often tried to get their attention. The other day I was driving home from school in my Red Beetle Bug convertible, with the top down, with my music on a little to loud, like usual. And I stopped next a school bus at a red light, and they kids looked at me and I turned my music down because I was curious about what they were saying. They started screaming "turn it back up!" and I would look at them and laugh and they just loved it. It reminded me that finding happiness out of little encounters like that is always something important to hold on to. My childlike happiness came back to me.
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  • u
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    I think the song relates to the craziness of young adulthood, finding out who you are and what you believe. The stupid decisions and actions that most of us go through to lead us to understand who we want to be. I think we all have a good sense of this when we're teenagers, but we have to go out and live life on our own outside of where we grew up and the influences of our environment, experiment with alcohol, sex or drugs maybe, go through not really understanding who we are, but in the end, no mater what we've been told to be and believe, and no matter how of kilter we were for a while, the peace of knowing who you are and who you want to be comes back to you.
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  • u
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    Imagine Dragons only slept 2 or 3 hours some days on the road when writing this album. That shows the 4 am, some members struggle with depression, witch is a lot of the song. I think the song means everything Imagine Dragons is. Hardships, weaknesses, pain, it comes back to you, even after success. Or it could mean the good times come back after hardships. This is Imagine Dragons.
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    I think it represents someone who has gone through the therapy process or has done a lot of inner work to get away from parental or familial or outside world influences. Luckily with good therapy It does come back to you. The real you starts to remember who you really are before the outside influences. 4 am is kinda funny because I have awakened about that time and my brain is going crazy processing stuff from my past. It is nice to know that it does come back to you. You can be your true self again once you can let go of the other influence. Very freeing! Great song! Wonderful lyrics.
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