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Demons Lyrics Meanings
by Imagine Dragons

Alternative
2013
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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 wanna hide the truth
I wanna 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

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've made

Don't wanna let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don't wanna 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 wanna save that 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

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I have to admit that despite being a musician myself (and therefor, one would think I knew my basics), it took me two years to realize, what (in my opinion) this song is about. Yes, this song is about inner demons in it's truest form. Be it drug abuse, be it dark, suicidal thoughts or (my personal interpretation, emphasis is on "personal") self-doubt. Basically, it touches me personally to see that I create music out of pure passion, and the only thing that the outside worls is interested in is "Can you sell it?" THese "Saints [...] made of gold" is our personal struggle for wealth and (being a musician) fame! And in my personal case, this struggle, this self-doubt...this demon I try to hide inside, is leashing out, hurting people around me. Even if I try to run away, "with the beast inside, there's nowhere we can hide". And then there's my significant other. A person I rely on, I would confide my life to. She is the one who's getting hurt while I (self-doubting) want to plunk everything down. Because many people around you may not tell you the truth, or tell it too late, their "masquerade" is preventing you from getting a "pure view" of what they really think. This fuels my self-doubt even further, because I can trust no one. Are they honest or not? My personal problem: My significant other is psychologically abused. She is suffering from my self-doubt. And if I want to keep here eyes sparkling, I need to let you go, or I need her to show me a way to deal with the self-doubt, because I myself can't get over it. I can't find a way to excorcise these "demons" inside.. I iknow that this interpretation may be far-fetched (and very personal), but it is partially backed by the offical video, so yeah... I hope you appreciated my soul striptease :)

The beauty and frustration in a love affair, that's the first thought that is crossing my mind. How much we want to keep safe our partner, away from anything that could hurt them, away from "demons" that surround us all every day, but, how can we combine this with the fact that we all have our inner demons?Should we keep them close or far?What's the safety distance and away from what?

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