Imagine Dragons: Amsterdam Meaning
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Song Released: 2012
Well, these days I'm fine - No these days I tend to lie
I'll take the West train, just by the side of Amsterdam
Just by my left brain, just by the side of the Tin man
I'm sorry, brother... I'm...
anonymous Dec 31st, 12:35am report
I think something so scarring happened, the people in the song blocked out their emotions. They'd felt enough pain and think that having no emotions is better than getting hurt. The man finally realized that he was at the point of no return and warned those around him to turn back and let the happiness back into their lives.
anonymous Oct 27th, 10:29pm report
He disappointed his family and is trying to do better.
anonymous Oct 3rd, 10:22am report
A young man dying from a serious illness, he goes to be alone he knows it is a bit heartless but what he believes to be logical heart/right thing to do/his own type of love, or a fuller life, because he knows so well what sadness can do someone.. he keeps it from his mother he loves so much. His brother seems to be okay with his sudden changes in decisions, behaviour, but he knows something is wrong, and he will have to use his own logical interpretation no matter how heartless keeping it from him will seem. He has a lover, as he wants nothing less than to live a longer life, but he comes up short of that, it isn't any longer in his hands.. the walls are crashing down, and his lover says the words better than he can, he is all alone now, almost as though she knew his secret. He says wait for death no matter how hard it may be to keep death waiting. Live as much as you can, because he can no longer wait/live, the walls are crashing down. But as long as the rain and and sunshine can no longer be felt together.. he is glad that he was able to say and make you understand his choices.. just by amsterdam, sitting next to heartless men, he expresses/feels love with his choices.. It is a sad thing, I read a message posted on the web about a boy who has found out that his older brother is dying but it was kept from him, he just happened to overhear a conversation, and is angry and sad. He received a reply to not be angry at his brother as he is dying and that it is painful thing to die young, a sorry thing it is..
could be better written/phrased.. but I prefer it a mess.. there is no right choices in death, especially when knowing and understanding one another completely is nearly impossible?
anonymous Aug 13th, 2013 8:16pm report
I actually think it means about someone self harming and you shouldn't do it because it says "your time will come if you wait for it" and me thinking that means when you die. Then it says "it's hard believe me I've tried" maybe they tried self harming and they realized that it wasnt the right thing to do & you just have to live life.
anonymous Jun 24th, 2013 6:57pm report
I believe that this song is about looking back at what you've done and realising that you screwed up. This causes you to apologise, but it's already too late. You've let the other person down, and you can't take it back. You then tell the other person that you know what they're going through, except that they'll get through it and you won't because you "keep coming up short". In total, though, it's a sad song
anonymous Mar 18th, 2013 3:20am report
For me...I think it is about how you feel that you are and never will be good enough for those around you. How you feel that you can only bring them down along with you. If you leave It might get better, and you have hopes that you will become better. "Your time will come, If you wait for it" but It's not so easy "believe me, I tried".
anonymous Mar 6th, 2013 3:10pm report
I think it has to do with love. "Just by my left brain, just by the side of the Tin man" This relates to mind and heart like the wizard of oz. The lion wanted a brain. The tin man wanted a heart. "your time will come" pretty straight forward, looking for love and all the feelings involved in it, losing love at different points in time, not being good enough "coming up short", the first line about letting his mother down, I think they just has to do with all moms dream of their kid amounting to something and falling in love with a girl that the mother likes too. Amsterdam is know for a crazy good time, so he goes back in forth between acting out and taking a load off (doing drugs) from all his stresses about amounting to something
anonymous Jan 19th, 2013 1:41pm report
The song is about a man who had lied to his family & friends about something serious
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