Demons - Imagine Dragons



Experience: Don't get too close. It's dark inside. You're flawed. There's a beast inside of you that can take you places you don't want to go, and destroy the people and things you love. It drags at you. Is life worth living and loving?

Music Video: The music video switches back and forth between Imagine Dragons in concert, and different fans' struggles and hurts, and ends with a tribute to cancer victim Tyler Robinson.

Meaning of Demons: When the days are cold and the cards all fold, and the saints we see are all made of gold... Demons doesn't shy away from the fact that the world - and your own heart - is often a terrible place:  made of greed, with a beast inside and no saints in sight. That's a nasty truth that all of us struggle with - epitomized in the song by the off kilter beat that starts off right with Dan Reynolds defines evil as a selfish "my kingdom come". But Demons also keeps alive the flicker of rebellion that we all feel.  Your eyes they shine so bright, I want to save their light... You want to crush that evil, protect the people you love, and never let them down. You just need someone to show you how...


Ask Yourself:
 Have you found someone to show you how to make your heart a better place? Or have you given in to your demons?  


LYRICS:

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

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

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 made

Don’t want to let you down

But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don’t want to hide the truth

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

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

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

by Benjamin O'Loughlin