What does It's Time mean?

Search Login

Imagine Dragons: It's Time Meaning

Song Released: 2012

It's Time Lyrics

So this is what you meant
When you said that you were spent
And now it's time to build from the bottom of the pit, right to the top
Don't hold back
Packing my bags and giving the academy a rain check
I don't ever wanna let you down
I don't...


    click a star to vote
    Jun 8th, 2013 6:21am report

    This song is about the leader singer leavening college and going out into the real world. Giving the academy a rain check. College=academy. I don't ever wanna let you down, he is talking to his parents. He's afraid he will let his parents down. He doesn't wanna leave this town, this means he doesn't want to leave his home town again. The city never sleeps at night, most universities are in a good sized city. Finally the chorus its time to begin, he's starting his real life out in the real world. I get a little bit bigger but than I'll admit I'm just the same as I was, this means he is getting ahead of himself he thinks that he is different because he is in the real world, meaning he had to get a real job. Finally I'm just the same as I was I hope you understand I'm never changing who I am, means just because he is in the real world the working world that doesn't mean he's completely changed. Its easy to be so involved in the world around that you lose sight of who you are. So that final part of the chorus means he may get wrapped up in life sometimes but he will never forget who he is. So he will never change.


    click a star to vote
    Oct 24th, 18:44 report

    Ooooohh now it makes a lot of since but what about "this road never looked so lonely this house doesn't burn down slowly to ashes to ashes"


    click a star to vote
    Feb 27th, 2014 2:27pm report

    They are saying they are taking a new step in life and do not want disappoint God.


    click a star to vote
    Feb 17th, 2014 2:55pm report

    To me this song seems like a guy who is basically done. He saying I won't change and
    you can't make me. I've messed up butt he's trying again. he's fighting for who he is. He's try to not dissapoint. butt he is who he is. Like we all are.



    click a star to vote
    Feb 17th, 2014 2:02pm report

    ( I'll admit, I'm just the same as I was
    Now don't you understand
    That I'm never changing who I am?) it's like a brokenhearted person trying to stand what he is, and moving on. Leaving all the mistakes and start over again for being good.

    (I don't ever want to let you down
    I don't ever want to leave this town
    'Cause after all
    This city never sleeps at night... )

    every time his/her sad. he/she will fight for life!


    click a star to vote
    Oct 7th, 2013 10:24am report

    it makes a lot of sense as if he were working through depression or addiction. an inner monologue at the start,
    "so this is what you meant? when you said that you were spent?" as if he is talking to himself. whatever he was doing is no longer working and he's left at the bottom.

    the chorus really reminds me of coming out a depressed fog. the fact that it's still a question, "It's time to begin, isn't it?" the uncertainty is really easy to relate to, because when you're at that rock bottom point nothing seems certain, and you know you have to go somewhere,but you have no clue where.But it probably is whatever wild dreams your 12 year old self wanted to go, which finishes the chorus.


    click a star to vote
    Apr 18th, 2013 4:20pm report

    I think he is singing to his girlfriend and (I just noticed this) he is sending mixed messages that confuse me.

    In one part of the song, he says "I don't ever wanna let you down" but in another part, it says, "I'm never changing who I am". There's like a good side and a bad side to this song what is it muchacho yo no comprendo!!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


    click a star to vote
    Apr 9th, 2013 4:18pm report

    For me the song is about a person who is doesn't want to let someone who they care for down and prays for his or her growth but also has been through so much in life and returning to his or her base (their anchor and support of their friends, family,town) and the other person is not going to be a part of it. She, (or he) is saying their spent with the other person already grounded and wants them to participate in their journey-hell, drama, whatever that might be. It's hard for both people but he sounds healthy in his expression to her and she doesn't sound at all healthy. I think it's also very spiritual. (As in, she will figure it out later whether he's a part of it or not and he still prays for her best)


    click a star to vote
    Mar 26th, 2013 3:43pm report

    I had heard this song before.. But I didn't really like it until it was on glee. I actually love both versions, and I think the way they used it on the show was a good interpretation

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


    click a star to vote
    Feb 20th, 2013 2:21am report

    I think this song is about someone who is helping his friend who is having a hard time. He's telling him to start over and also saying that he will never let him down. He telling them to start and that even though he got bigger, he is still the same person. So, he is telling his friend to just go and don't hold back.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


    click a star to vote
    Feb 18th, 2013 2:10pm report

    I feel this song is about always staying to who you are. And saying that you can do what ever you want and you will receive help. This song is also in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower . That is where I got my conclusion .


    click a star to vote
    Feb 11th, 2013 2:51pm report

    I feel like this song is a kind of a letter to his parents and his choices to leave college and the mormon church to do music.....


    click a star to vote
    Dec 28th, 2012 12:49pm report

    This comes straight from Dan Reynolds an interview conducted by Jon Chattman. Read the rest here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-chattman/imagine-dragons_b_1468394.html

    "I wrote it during a very hard time in my life. I had dropped out of college, and I was just sitting down at my computer, and I came up with this rhythm. And the words just wrote themselves. I knew I had something special coming."

    Later, Dan says this: "It's a song that people can interpret in so many ways. I hate it when artists say what it exactly means. It really compartmentalizes it. I always like to leave art and music open to interpretation."


    click a star to vote
    Oct 31st, 2012 10:34pm report

    You're Both Right.. according to an interview with Dan he stated he was going through a bad time and was in college. However he did point out he wants the song to be interpreted by the listener not by his reasons for writing it.

    None the less its an inspirational song.
    It has a spiritual ora for me...


    click a star to vote
    Sep 24th, 2012 9:18pm report

    I feel the song is about wanting to hold onto your old life. However, you know it's time to start a new adventure or chapter in your life, i.e. college or moving out on your own.


    click a star to vote
    Aug 29th, 2012 8:11pm report

    Its about the singer supporting someone who is going through a tough time and feels like giving up. "build from the bottom of the pit right to the top" (start over). dont hold back (pursue go for it). "i dont want to let you down (i will support you). Just my opinion, but i could be wrong.

More Imagine Dragons song meanings ยป


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Powered by sweet Captcha

Just Posted

Lies anonymous
Come to Me anonymous
Goodbye My Lover anonymous
Somewhere Only We Know anonymous
Elastic Heart anonymous
We Will Rock You anonymous
Iris anonymous
Beautiful Stranger anonymous
Up All Night anonymous
Your Eyes Open deckerrekcer
Happily anonymous
What Hurts the Most anonymous
The Rooster anonymous
Video Games anonymous
Always Be Together anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Cigarette Daydreams
Cage the Elephant
Drunk Americans
Toby Keith
You're Not Alone
Owl City
Everybody Hurts
Jasmine Thompson
All of Me
Jasmine Thompson
Say Something
Jasmine Thompson
I See Fire
Jasmine Thompson
Drop Your Guard
Jasmine Thompson