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Imagine Dragons – Radioactive lyrics

[Verse 1]
I'm waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I'm breathing in the chemicals
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

[Chorus]
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age

Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!

[Verse 2]
I raise my flags, don my clothes
It's a revolution, I suppose
We're painted red to fit right in
Whoa
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

[Chorus]
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
!

[Bridge]
All systems go, sun hasn't died
Deep in my bones, straight from inside

[Chorus]
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!



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  • Crimson-Prophylaxis
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    Crimson-Prophylaxis
    Everyone is interpreting it as something like fighting cancer, but they forget that sometimes can tell a story as well.
    I think the song is just about a person living in a post-apocalyptic era after a nuclear war, where radioactive ash clouds fall on the earth and one can't even see the sun. Survivors are fighting each other for survival and dominance. The speaker is learning to survive in the chaos of the apocalypse. The part about the "sun hasn't died" means he hasn't lost hope yet. He is asserting that he will live on in the "New Age."
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    kirby
    It means communism, they talk about red, and revolution, and a new age. What do they equal: Communism. Just like in animal farm, except they are dragons, but imaginary dragons, which is what the animal farm characters want so they can have power and mollie the horse is the bourgeoisie. Also great song.
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    PixieNewt
    I completely agree with Carla Van Ess! I was diagnosed with cancer at age 12, and (I'm approaching 14) and I perceived the song to be about cancer. I could see parallels with having PET scans, in which one has to inhale a radioactive tracer (in actuality I had the tracer administered intravenously, yet I witnessed people inhaling the tracer). "Breathing in the chemicals"
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    Carla Van Ess
    I had Limited Small Cell Lung Cancer and I interpreted it to be having chemo and radiation for that. I am now in remission. I listened to this song every time I had to go in for treatment. My friends and even my doctor knew I was coming when they heard it playing.

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