Imagine Dragons: Hear Me Meaning
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Song Released: 2012
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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...
anonymous Jan 15th, 2015 1:21am 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions. Have a wonderful day.
anonymous May 8th, 2018 5:55pm 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 4:41pm 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 5:41am 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 4:27am 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 5:17pm 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 11:45pm 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.
OmegaAlpha Sep 4th, 2014 9:54am report
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 6:30pm 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 Feb 18th, 2014 2:19pm 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.
anonymous Jan 9th, 2014 1:05pm 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 10:40pm 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.
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anonymous May 27th, 2013 5:31pm 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.
anonymous Apr 11th, 2013 4:03am 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.
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