The Unknown - Imagine Dragons



The Experience: Everything's a mess. But I wanna dream. I wanna dream. You want something better. You want it so bad. But is it just a dream? And if it's a dream, is there a way to make it real?



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The Meaning of Unknown: The Unknown is about happiness - purple. Happiness that's missing - hopefully then I will see...you will come back, you will come back to me, to me, to me. Happiness that's unknown. In a world that's often full of sorrows, that's a mess, you want happiness, you hope for happiness. And they tell you it's just a dream. Then let me dream. The only question is: is it just a dream? Can it be real? Imagine Dragons leave that question hanging in the air along with the last note of The Unknown. It's a tragic note, even with the hope that pervades the song. Happiness shouldn't be unknown to anyone.

Ask yourself: Is it better to "wise up" and get real? Or to dream, and hope that dreams become reality?

LYRICS:

Woman help me
You turn my head in circles

Mama blessed me
With magnet eyes for purple
Oh so let me show you something good

Pastor, Preacher
I want to say I'm sorry
Nice to meet ya
I think my eyes are starry
Pledge allegiance to my only

Sooner or later it all comes around
Hopefully then I will see
After the people and places are gone
You will come back, you will come back to me, to me, to me
You will come back to me, to me, to me

Auntie Mara I think you know my reasons
I was a product of everything in season
Oh so heavy
Set me free again

Oh my papa
If all the world could know you
You could stop a thousand wars across the globe
Oh I miss ya
Show them something good

Sooner or later it all comes around
Hopefully then I will see
After the people and places are gone
You will come back, you will come back to me,
To me, to me
You will come back to me, to me, to me
To me, to me

We all are living in a dream
But life ain't what it seems
Oh everything's a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything's a mess

But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream

I know all your reasons
To keep me from seeing
Everything is actually a mess
But now I am leaving
All of us were only dreaming
Everything is actually a mess

We all are living in a dream
But life ain't what it seems
Oh everything's a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything's a mess

But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream

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