Gold - Imagine Dragons




The Experience: Only at first did it have its appeal. But now that statues and empires are all at your hands, who can you trust? We think we'll finally feel satisfied, but you no longer feel when your heart's turned to gold...



Music video: An amazing play of light and darkness, reflecting the battle portrayed in this song between lasting, though blasted truth, and passing, though glittering gold. 

The Meaning of Gold: It's an old message that doesn't get old. King Midas thought he'd have it made when he was granted the wish that all would turn to gold at his touch, but this turned out to be his ruin when he embraced his beloved daughter and his touch left her a cold, golden statue. Money can't by everything, and can even be our downfall. When we're hurting we find who our true friends are, the ones we can trust who aren't there just because of what I have. Imagine Dragons also seems to be critiquing our consumerist society that lives for the external show of diamonds and rings but can no longer tell the false from the real: the things that really matter from the things that are passing. 

Ask yourselfDo I place my hopes for happiness in things that are passing or things that last? Do I have true friends I can trust who stand by me when I've no gold left? 


LYRICS:

Fast comes the blessing of all that you 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

Who can you trust?
Who can you trust?

When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold, gold
Everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold

ooh, gold
ooh, gold
ooh, gold
ooh, gold

Statues and empires are all at your hands
Water to wine and the finest of sands
When all that you have's turnin' stale and it's cold
Oh, you no longer feel when your heart’s turned to gold

Who can you trust?
Who can you trust?

When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold, gold
Everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold

ooh, gold
ooh, gold
ooh, gold
ooh, gold

I’m dying to feel again
Oh, anything at all
But, oh, I feel nothing, nothing, nothing,
Nothing

When everything, everything
Everything you touch turns to gold, gold, gold
Everything, everything
Everything you touch turns to gold, gold

ooh, gold
ooh, gold
ooh, gold
ooh, gold

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