Smoke and Mirrors - Imagine Dragons


The ExperienceIs my world just an intricate allusion? Am I myself just a part of this allusion? Is there something solid beneath it all that I can believe in or is it all just smoke and mirrors?


Music video: Stay tuned...


The Meaning: In Smoke and Mirrors Imagine Dragons asks two challenging questions that burn deep inside of each of us, demading an answer. 1) Who am I? Am I a heart breaker or gatekeeper? Am I helping solve the challenges of my world or am just I contributing to its problems? 2) Is this world just an allusion or is there something solid that I can grasp onto in the midst of the chaos? Not finding a ready answer to either of these inescapable desires Imagine Dragons cries out open up my mind, begging for someone to hear and answer their plea for guidance. For someone to give them something to belive in. As the song fades out they continue to repeat this plea and the musical interlude which closes the song challenges the listener to stay tuned, asking themselves the same question as the song fades away.


Ask yourself: What do I believe in? What is the source of my strength before the challenges of daily life?


LYRICS:

This is my word
This is my way
Show me a sign
Sweep me away

This is my word,
Heartbreaker, gatekeeper
I’m feeling far away, I’m feeling right there

Deep in my heart, deep in my mind
Take me away, take me away
This is my word
Dream maker, life taker
Open up my mind

All I believe
is it a dream
that comes crashing down on me
All that I hope
is it just smoke and mirrors
I want to believe ohh oh oh oh oh oh oh
But all that I hope
is it just smoke and mirrors

All that I’ve known
buildings of stone
Fall to the ground
without a sound
This is my word
Heart breaker, gatekeeper
I’m feeling far away, I’m feeling right there

I’m starting to cave
I’m losing my flame
I wanted your truth
but I wanted the pain
to disappear
Dream maker, life taker
Open up my mind

All I believe
is it a dream
that comes crashing down on me
All that I hope
is it just smoke and mirrors
I want to believe ohh oh oh oh oh oh oh
But all that I hope
is it just smoke and mirrors

Believe
I want to believe…

All I believe
is it a dream
that comes crashing down on me
All that I hope
is it just smoke and mirrors
I want to believe ohh oh oh oh oh oh oh
But all that I hope
is it just smoke and mirrors

(Instrumental Solo)

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