Imagine Dragons: Hear Me Meaning
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Song Released: 2012
Hear Me Lyrics
You can leave, now it's your choice
Maybe if I fall asleep, I won't breathe right
Maybe if I leave tonight, I won't come back
I said it before, I won't say it again
Love is a game to you, it's not pretend
Maybe if I...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 18th 2014 report
This song is about dealing with anxiety and depression. I too have dealt with this before, and can completely relate to the lyrics. It's like people just don't understand, even if you tell them, they don't really "hear" or fully grasp what you are saying. He can't "breathe" because of the pressure he feels from the anxiety.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jan 15th 2015 report
I think the song is about trying to cope with Anxiety, feeling alone, panic attacks, and feeling like no one understands what you're saying, even when you try to make out what you mean. As well as looking for anyone that truly understands the problems you deal with. "Can you hear it, too?" Is a good example of such. Maybe about someone he loved, but broke up with due to Anxiety about the girlfriend's feelings. For Anxiety: "Maybe if I fall asleep, I won't breathe right." And "Maybe if I leave, tonight, I won't come back." Demonstrates the extreme worry of "what if" with anything out of your own control, heck even IN your own control. That's scary. It can be interpreted as: "What if I don't wake up in the morning?! What if I die in my sleep?!" And "If I go outside, what if a car hits me? What if I get in a car accident, and die in it?!". I have to cope with ADD, Insomnia, and Anxiety Disorder. I have had such extreme worries, I curl up in a ball and cry. Every day I go out in a car, I can't help but focus on whether that van is stopping quick enough or not, or if I can pass a test even if I study for weeks. These can make me have panic attacks, and when my dog died, I felt like (and still feel) no one could possibly understand what I felt. The first time death had happened in front of my eyes, I was scarred. My Anxiety Disorder sprung within the month, and I was paranoid for a while. I didn't want to talk to anyone because my feelings would cause an outburst of emotions that I knew no one would want to hear. I felt connected with this song the first time I heard it, and I feel demonstrates what life is like for me with this dang Disorder. At age 14 I have a 130 IQ, so I guess Disorders can bring out the true smarts in people. Count your blessings, I guess. This whole page I wrote can be applied to the song. Thanks for reading, Reach me at email@example.com for any further questions. Have a wonderful day.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 11th 2013 report
The lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds, has suffered from a lot of depression and anxiety throughout his life. I feel this so is based around his emotions at a low point in his life, when he feels as if no one is listening to him, or as if no one can see/hear him. As if he's alone and trying to get someone to hear him, to listen to his problems.
anonymous Sep 11th 2019 report
According from the lyrics, the writer is asking someone if they can hear them. For the recent interpretation, talk to your parents and friends honestly. About being happier, it's easy for others to be happy. Some say others can make them happy or some say just think happy thoughts and be happy, and you will be happy. However, having joy is better than being happy. Happiness is external but Joy is internal. I don't think being happy is really important because life is not about being happy. Life is more than that.
Anyway, may you find someone who will listen to you. It's not easy to find someone who will listen. Nowadays, technology does the talking and humans don't know how to talk to other human anymore.
anonymous Sep 9th 2019 report
My interpretation of this song is very similar to most people, I feel the pressure of anxiety and feel the darkness of depression. Anxiety is something that eats you up from the inside and not many people know if your diagnosed with a anxiety disorder or as it's only when your stress is at a peek you break down. So people don't see it until it's too late. I relate so much too this song as i feel as though my parents have neglected me, i tried telling about how I'm feeling but as soon as I said words relating to being sad or stressed they shut me down. They told me it's my own fault when I did nothing wrong, they didn't listen to the whole story only the beginning and my friends won't listen to me because they end up talking about there own problems but I just want someone to listen. I just hope that someone will appear and make my life a little happier.
We all have different interpretations and best answered by people who actually made the song/ statement! We humans are a very complex being and trying to understand each individual is an unattainable goal. Feel your inner self and relate to the feelings that are disclosed when you listen to each song! Enjoy the feelings you express when listening! This is what music and artist present with there versions. We all have deep roots to things in our past! Use these to enhance what you feel today. We all have depression issues at some point in our life and feel this is a good trait to have. Keeps us level headed and looking ahead to better things. Yes depression has a dark side which can entangle us and draws up deep the wrong way! Sure i have depression and at times go dark and actually brings me happiness! I have a soul! Expressing feelings is a difficult venture and i prefer to keep mine in check for personal protection. Yes the world we live can be harsh and self preservation is one thing we all have in some form. We search for a purpose and send ourselves in a tizzy looking for this. Take what you have experienced in life and use those moments to complete yourself. You are your own interpretation and suggest you enjoy your self.The world is moving to fast for others to stop and figure your world out. I enjoy listening to songs i have to wonder what the meaning is so i can look at myself and figure my inner being out. Enjoy tossing yourself into yourself and discover you! We are all not perfect and seems life directs us too become something unattainable! Reading this and my thoughts should tell you im in no way perfect! Love yourself first so you can loves others! Yes im probably stealing that but thats why im not perfect. I feel for all previous comments and wish you all the best with the hurdles in your lives and yes am personally saddened for your moments. Life can extremely suck at times but you have a beautiful soul someone else will notice! Ive noticed and i never met you! Please take your life moments and enjoy you. Songs like Hear me make my heart feel life and yes i do love life even when i wish i didnt! My interpretation for the song is not truly valid as i dont know the circumstances that brought it about. Sorry for the ramble on moment
anonymous May 8th 2018 report
My ex-boyfriend was a seductor and a sex addict... he used to abuse me in my sleep, cheat on me and force me into all kind of sexual things. At the time I coulsn't get out of it, and I attempted to take my own life.
For some reason I feel like I could relate to this song's lyrics.
anonymous Apr 8th 2018 report
My opinion is that they are saying that you never know what is going to happen. You don't know whether a person is going to leave,die,or get sick. So, you have to listen to people and make sure they hear you. "Maybe if I fall asleep, I won't breathe right...." That is saying exactly that, if you don't say what is on your mind, then you might never get the chance. You might never say what is on your mind.
Overall, this song is about saying whatever is on your mind right when you think it. If you don't you might possibly never get the chance.
anonymous May 14th 2016 report
This is about wanting to be understood and heard. Like say depression, it's misunderstood a lot of the time unless the person helping has had it.
anonymous Apr 6th 2016 report
My son got into a car wreck two and half years ago. He finally told me, just today, exactly what happened during that moment that changed our life. He was severely depressed, and just wanted someone to understand him. He told me he was listening to "Hear Me" cranked up, singing and screaming the lyrics, just before he hit the jersey barrier. Depression is sad and lonely for the person experiencing it. I sadly never rknew, he acted so "normal". I hope and pray that people who are depressed go out and seek help, talk to someone..make sure someone at least tries to understand.
anonymous May 8th 2015 report
For me, this song's lyrics are an almost spot on description of how I feel in my marriage. My husband never hears my voice, he's entirely wrapped up in himself and believes that if he thinks it, it's right. There's no room in his world for other views or opinions. And nothing I ever do is right - at least, nothing I ever hear about. All I ever hear from him is all the things I do wrong (and yes, he's actually complained that I breathe too loudly in my sleep).
II've completely given up on trying to get him to see or understand my side or how badly I'm hurting. I don't think it would make a bit of difference to him if I simply vanished. Yet I cannot talk to others about all this, both because so many people fall for his facade and think he's this awesome guy, and because what would I say that didn't sound like I was just ungrateful and whining?
I feel trapped because we have children and on the outside looking in, things appear fine. Yet I've never been more lonely or miserable in my life, and eventually, something has to giv, or I'll suffocate.
anonymous Nov 3rd 2014 report
Personally I think it is about someone coping with OCD. When I hear it I feel like they are alone, and the voices in their head make sure it stays that way.
From what I think, the song is about depression and feeling alone, "Can nobody hear me, i got a lot that's on my mind" sounds like something that someone that is feeling very lonely or depressed would say (i know a few people that have had depression) and "If you're warm, then you can't relate to me" means that they feel like nobody is like them.
anonymous Jun 4th 2014 report
Its abaout not being understood, 'can nobody hear me?' means that people don't understand him 'Maybe if I fall asleep I won't breathe right' is something he/she said to make people pay attention on him
anonymous Jan 9th 2014 report
Its about a being in a coma and the frustrations of being consciously awake and knowing whats going on around you, but you cannot interact with anyone.
anonymous Oct 25th 2013 report
I belive that he is kinda wishing that if he fell asleep that he wont wake up and dies because he feels like no one can understand him. Also that no one wants too...
I feel like that's the point he his trying to get across.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous May 27th 2013 report
I think that this song is about someone who has a lot on his/her mind and a lot to get of their chest and no one will listen to them so they are trying to commit suicide. "maybe if I fall asleep I won't breathe right." That line is talking about how he/she doesn't want to directly commit suicide but they hope that they will die naturally through sleep but that if it doesn't work then they will directly commit suicide.
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