Imagine Dragons

American pop rock band

Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist and keyboardist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Imagine Dragons, Roundhouse, London (2017)

Song lyrics


All songs written and produced by Imagine Dragons (Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon), except where noted.

Imagine Dragons (2012)
  • 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,
    Checking out on the prison bus.
    This is it, the apocalypse – whoa.

  • 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.

  • In the morning light
    Let my roots take flight.
    Watch me fall above
    Like a vicious dove.
    They don't see me come.
    Who can blame them?
  • I don't ever wanna let you down;
    I don't ever wanna leave this town.
    'Cause after all,
    This city never sleeps at night.

    It's time to begin, isn't it?
    I get a little bit bigger, but then I'll admit
    I'm just the same as I was.
    Now don't you understand?
    That I'm never changing who I am.

  • 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 want to hide the truth, I want 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.

    • Demons, written by Imagine Dragons, Alexander Grant, and Josh Mosser
  • 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.
    • Demons
  • 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 want to save their light.
    I can't escape this now, unless you show me how.
    • Demons
  • 'Cause I'm on top of the world, hey;
    I'm on top of the world, hey.
    Waiting for this for a while now,
    Paying my dues to the dirt.

    I've been waiting to smile, hey;
    Been holding it in for a while, hey.
    Take it with me if I can,
    Been dreaming of this since a child.

  • Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it.
    It's hard, believe me, I've tried,
    But I keep coming up short.
  • Try to hear my voice.
    You can leave, it's your choice.
    Maybe if I fall asleep, I won't breathe right.
    Maybe if I leave tonight, I won't come back.
  • I'm bleeding out.
    So if the last thing that I do
    Is bring you down,
    I'll bleed out for you.
    So I bare my skin
    And I count my sins,
    And I close my eyes,
    And I take it in.
  • When the day has come
    That I’ve lost my way around
    And the seasons stop
    And hide beneath the ground,
    When the sky turns gray
    And everything is screaming,
    I will reach inside
    Just to find my heart is beating.
    • Bleeding Out
  • Am I out of touch? Am I out of my place?
    When I keep sayin' that I'm lookin' for an empty space.
    Oh I'm wishin' you're here, but I'm wishin' you're gone.
  • First comes a blessing of all that you've dreamed,
    But then comes the curses of diamonds and rings.
    Only at first did it have its appeal,
    But now you can't tell the false from the real.
    • Gold, written by Imagine Dragons and Alexander Grant
  • So you gotta fire up, you gotta let go.
    You'll never be loved till you’ve made your own.
    You gotta face up, you gotta get yours.
    You never know the top till you get too low.
  • I know I took the path
    That you would never want for me.
    I know I let you down, didn't I?
    So many sleepless nights
    Where you were waiting up on me.
    Well I'm just a slave unto the night.
  • I've been around the world,
    And never in my wildest dreams
    Would I come running home to you.
    I've told a million lies, but
    Now I tell a single truth:
    There's you in everything I do.
    • I Bet My Life
  • There's something about the way that you always see the pretty view
    Overlook the blooded mess, always lookin' effortless.
    And still you, still you want me
    I got no innocence, faith ain't no privilege
    I am a deck of cards, vice or a game of hearts
    And still you, still you want me.
    • Next to Me, written by Imagine Dragons and Alexander Grant
  • Falling too fast to prepare for this,
    Tripping in the world could be dangerous.
    Everybody circling, it's vulturous,
    Negative, nepotist.
    Everybody waiting for the fall of man,
    Everybody praying for the end of times,
    Everybody hoping they could be the one,
    I was born to run, I was born for this.
  • Whatever it takes.
    'Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins.
    I do whatever it takes.
    'Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains.
    • Whatever It Takes
  • I was broken from a young age
    Taking my sulking to the masses
    Writing my poems for the few
    That look to me, took to me, shook to me, feeling me
    Singing from heartache from the pain
    Taking my message from the veins
    Speaking my lesson from the brain
    Seeing the beauty through the...

    You made me a, you made me a believer, believer.
    You break me down and build me up, believer, believer.

  • Do you feel the same when I'm away from you?
    Do you know the line that I'd walk for you?
    We could turn around and we could give it up,
    But we'll take what comes, take what comes.
    Oh, the storm is raging against us now.
    If you're afraid of falling, then don't look down.
    But we took the step, oh, we took the leap,
    And we'll take what comes, take what comes.
    • Walking the Wire, written by Imagine Dragons, Robin Fredriksson, Mattias Larsson, and Justin Tranter
  • Just a young gun with a quick fuse,
    I was uptight, wanna let loose.
    I was dreaming of bigger things
    And wanna leave my old life behind.
    Not a yessir, not a follower,
    Fit the box, fit the mold.
    Have a seat in the foyer, take a number,
    I was lightning before the thunder.
    • Thunder, written by Imagine Dragons, Alexander Grant, and Jayson DeZuzio
  • Kids were laughing in my classes,
    While I was scheming for the masses.
    Who do you think you are?
    Dreaming 'bout being a big star.
    They say you're basic, they say you're easy,
    You're always riding in the backseat.
    Now I'm smiling from the stage,
    While you were clapping in the nose bleeds.
    • Thunder
  • Took your heart, took your hand,
    Promise you all that I had
    Hoping that you understand
    Far from a perfect man
    Cause honey it’s been a hard year
    Seems like we’re going nowhere
    • ‘’ I’ll make it up to you’’
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