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Imagine Dragons: Believer Meaning

Song Released: 2017

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First things first
I'ma say all the words inside my head
I'm fired up and tired of the way that things have been, oh ooh
The way that things have been, oh ooh
Second thing
Second, don't you tell me what you think that I can be
I'm the one...


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    Jun 28th, 2017 6:09pm report

    I think that all the three individuals represent a time loop.....the very young age(confused) the middle age (started to experience pain.....but still very violent and very serious about his bubble reputation) and the later time ....before old age(mature and very experienced and knows how to deal with pain) ....... here we see the fight of the violent young with the experienced old man and guess what the old man always have a better hit....if u see d video carefully u will see that when ever the old man falls the video rewinds showing the fight from starting meaning that as d old man knows how to endure pain he strikes back again and again to get the best of life......but the young one after enduring considerable amount of pain says "I want to stop" (might indicate that the young boy unable to endure his first pain actually asks to suicide ) but the experienced old man says "we can't" (as I said it is a time loop type vide so by we he means him self and as a result his past young version ...... old man knows how to endure the pain thus said so that he can't die a lots of way to go on" ........ now that's my interpretation it can have many interpretations ...this is one


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    May 9th, 2017 5:59pm report

    I think that if you get deeper into interpretation and have watched the musicvideo, the song could be about a violent father who beats his son and that the pain made the son stronger, although of course he didnt want that. "I want to stop." "We can´t."
    But all in all I think that they are talking about the pain they experience in life, and that they can´t control the pain that everybody has to deal with.


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    May 11th, 2017 5:51pm report

    I think it is about using pain (emotional or physical) to grow and get better


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    Apr 23rd, 4:40pm report

    Well I think this song is meaning even though we go through pain we still get back up. And when he says “My Love my Life my God, it came from pain.” Me being a Christian thinks as, God will give you pain, He May take a family member, or something you love most dearly as a test if we would come closer to him.


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    Nov 23rd, 11:34am report

    A boy experiencing an extreme amount of pain. He has had some sort of childhood trauma and as the lyrics state”the master of my sail .” Saying that doesn’t let it define him all his pain and suffering has made him better and he is excepting that.


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    Aug 12th, 2018 8:17pm report

    I think this song is about how a young person experiences pain and how it makes him grow through it as he sees the beauty in the struggle. The pain made him to be stronger and somehow made him to know God. And hence he became a believer.


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    Jul 30th, 2018 7:00pm report

    I feel like this song is more about emotion and mental pain than physical. For me it holds kinda a being yourself thing... you must endure pain to believe in yourself?


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    May 12th, 2018 5:38pm report

    Believer is about someone who has another one controlling them into doing odd things and if they do not succeed in the one’s demands, they will be harmed. And the person being controlled realizes where he/she was wrong and stands up to the one controlling him/her.


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    Apr 12th, 2018 4:28pm report

    althought i agree a lot with the old/young age interpretation,i have another viewpoint atleast for myself
    the older man representing life
    the singer faces life after he is shown boxing the air,and being compared to his younger self(the kid)
    at first the singer is hyped and confident,taunting life and dodging the hits
    then he takes a couple of punches,a short scuffle brings him down from the clouds,into reality
    now looking more serious and angry, hiting life again shortly before being hit back harder

    implying on the fact that not only does the singer get hit more,and in succesion, but when he hits back at the older man,he doesn't flinch,taking the hits and showing no effect
    soon after life gets the best of him,knocking him down,the singer now weak and tired turns around,only to be knocked out instantly

    but he gathers his strenght,pulls himself together to face life again,shown as he jumps in fist first,ready to take it all

    he beats life down to the ground,and keeps on hitting with all the rage he has gathered ,but when the camera faces the old guy,instantly after getting hit he turn his head back to get up,showing no sign of being stopped,
    the singer now experienced and used To life and the fighting fares alot better in the next battle shown,but it keeps on going
    "i want to stop"as even if he can take all this,he can't do it endlessly,but he is reminded
    we can't
    because this is how things are
    after accepting the fact that this is a constant battle,and no matter how fierce or durable you are,you will fall and you will rise,but you will never win,and if you keep getting up-you also won't ever loose
    then the old fighter is shown lying down,defeated
    because the singer is now accepting to the nature of his life,and that
    is the true victory

    far fetched but its how i feel the song


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    Feb 15th, 2018 2:05pm report

    I think this song is pretty straight forward, it's about how pain made him stronger. I could go way deeper into it but that some the strait forward answer.


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    Dec 7th, 2017 12:29pm report

    The beginning is how the singer wants to kind of let out a lot of emotions they’ve been bottling up and how they don’t want their life to be controlled by someone else. The middle part is basically saying that he’s been going through depression since childhood and is letting it out through things like music and writing. “Seeing the beauty the pain” is him seeing that to get you need to go through pain the get to your goals. He is made a believer about that by experiencing it.


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    Nov 6th, 2017 11:50am report

    I think the reason why they made believer is because is telling you no matter what pain your going threw right now never to give up on life or what you love because it will just make you have more pain. It's making people stare at you or looking at you and thinking you don't care bout your self or anything else but I love this song by imagine dragons.


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    Sep 21st, 2017 9:28pm report

    I believe that the deeper meaning behind it is like no matter what life throws at you that you can still walk out of the situation. It is like the fight of america and how when something bad is thrown our way that we only come together and become stringer and doesn't let that one thing break us down. We alway will make it out and it will only make us stringer and believe in ourselves more than before.


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    Aug 2nd, 2017 8:20pm report

    I think that the song is about pain in life. All the way through life you are going to experience pain.And although we all want pain to stop we can't stop it like it says "I wanna stop, we can't".When you watch the video he is boxing a man I think that man I representing pain and is tryin to beat or defeat it.


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    Jul 30th, 2017 7:05am report

    I just k that when he sings "You made me a believer" is to show that he is coming to know God.


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    Jul 10th, 2017 7:09pm report

    This is really a elementary school essay and his mean teacher made him use corny transitions and rhyme.he is really mad his teacher is forcing him to do all this work. His mean teacher said he needs to focus and his brain and stuff but he said no you hater I want to be a Pokémon master like ash Ketchum.


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    Jun 28th, 2017 6:50pm report

    To me it's about self struggle and also a little about God and jesus


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    Jun 16th, 2017 6:22pm report

    Try to see this poem as a suicide note. It changed my point of view.

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