Imagine Dragons: Battle Cry Meaning
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Song Released: 2014
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Battle Cry Lyrics
I'll let you know
That all this time I've been afraid
Wouldn't let it show
Nobody can save me now, no
Nobody can save me now
Stars are only visible in darkness
Fear is ever-changing and evolving
And I, I...
anonymous Jan 11th, 1:13am report
I think it's that it's about a soldier who is trying to do what he thinks is right; fighting for it. When a "king is crowned", I think it means that an evil ruler has been appointed and the soldier has no choice but to fight and destroy the "king".
anonymous Apr 5th, 2018 4:23pm report
He’s battling himself there’s somethin in his head or his life choices and he can’t make da right decisions or he knows he’s gonna fail.
anonymous Nov 11th, 2017 11:04am report
its about how transformers can't cry cause there robots so instead of normal crying they battle cry michael bay explosions, pew pews and loud noises
anonymous Mar 15th, 2017 3:24pm report
I think Battle cry means like someone has on a war and he has been named as a king. "Do or die," I think this means do what I tell you or die. That he is facing his fears, but handling terriably.
"Stars are only visible in darkness
Fear is ever changing and evolving
And I, I feel poisoned inside
But I, I feel so alive"
That he's proud to be who he is. The stars and darkness represent Good v.s. Evil and he has chosen Evil. He has declared battle on his enemy. No one can save him now. He has too much bad in him. But has a little bit of good left. That he is still human.
anonymous Feb 28th, 2017 2:15pm report
This song is from Transformers and it's basically about how the conflict between the enemy and the hero is dwindling down to their last battle. "Nobody can save me now, it's do or die" is saying that the hero is losing, and it's fight to victory or give up and let the enemy kill him. "The king is crowned" is the enemy gaining the upper power, so the hero has to fight back or will die. "The only sound is the battle cry" is literally their battle cry as they fight their all into trying to win over the enemy.
anonymous Jan 11th, 2017 1:39pm report
I believe this song is about a hero/soldier losing the battle to an enemy faster them he ever won.
kooljohn176 Mar 9th, 2015 3:47pm report
From the perspective of a soldier in battle that can be interpeded as a personal battle of the mind or a soldier's battle in a war that he is fighting in. i think no matter what kind of battle he is in , it comes down in him realizing that his ''pride in the false ego'', wanting to win at all cost, but he is loseing the war that he is in and his true self is calling out of fear for help to his troops as a ''battle cry'', knowing that he is loseing his pride to the false ego of his mind in tears as a ''narssisstic mortal wound'' by this war that he is in and there is nobody there to help him now. ''it's do or die'', anotherwords ''its all or nothing'' to the monster of the false ego who wants to win at all costs that he has to say goodbye to, because it wants to make him fight for somebody elses crown to make him feel like a king.
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anonymous Jan 12th, 2015 1:47pm report
The lyrics and the fact that the song is featured in transformers 4 shows that it is the final and last stand. The hero is losing faster than he ever reigned victorious to evil as it slowly preys on what little hopes and dreams still exist
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