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Song Released: 2014

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As a child you would wait
And watch from far away.
But you always knew that you'd be the one
that work while they all play.

And you, you'd lay awake at night and scheme
of all the things that you would change,
but it was...


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    Oct 29th, 2014 10:52pm report

    Riot and imagine dragons worked together on this song so yeah, the basics are the meaning of league of legends but even so it does not just mean league of legends. I think this is one of the most inspirational songs i have heard in my life. Even if you do not play league it basically says follow your dreams you might fail at some spots but you should never give up your dream. So don't turn away and fight for what you think is right and build your dreams from dust and never give up!


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    Oct 1st, 2014 10:24pm report

    I believe that this song's about a person who has always dreamed big, always wanted to do great things, and feels as though he/she is separated from the rest of the crowd because he/she wants something different out of life . ("But you always knew that you'd be the one that work while they all play.") And when, in the song, it says "Here we are, don't turn away now,
    we are the warriors that built this town" I think that the song's talking about how the person has finally succeeded and is coming back to the people who he had separated from to be re-united, and to show them that he/she is no longer a little child, and that he/she is stronger now, and has done great things.


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    Apr 10th, 2015 4:04pm report

    Heads up: My Interpretation is religious based.

    So, here's what I think it's talking about.
    When the song talks about being a child seeing everyone from a distance, I think of Jesus with his Father in heaven watching the world. The song says "Scheme"... I think its referring to the plan to restore earth and resurrection. When Jesus came to earth obviously he had perfect recollection of his past in heaven, but maybe the song is saying it was like a dream. Everything Jesus did while on earth was a very serious job,
    but he did it with great joy and love knowing it was his fathers will and it would help mankind. So thus the "But you always knew that you'd be the one that works while they all play". I'm thinking the term "Play" is used as an expression of one not being mature and handling responsibility. If so, Id think that refers mainly to the Sadducees of that time, false religion,and pretty much all of humanity since we are all imperfect. I'm by NO means saying the bible ever refers to "playing" as a bad thing. This is also NOT saying that Jesus was any sort envious of others. Rather, it was that he was proud of the work he was doing. The song talks about having to "rise Above the best, improve yourself, Your spirit never dies." Here I think this line, and the expression "Warriors", are the same. Not "warrior" as in warfare. During Jesus time on earth and onward, he told his followers that they would be tested and put on trial just like he was, by not just neighbor, false religion, and by the people governments. But those that studied his fathers word, improved themselves by closely follow his teaching, and example, were never to retaliate or be violent, just brave and vigilant preaching his message knowing that we would remain in gods memory, to be resurrected in the future. The song goes on "farewell, Ive gone to take my throne above". Jesus died on earth and was brought to heaven to be with his father where, not too long ago actually, Jesus took on the throne as King. The song says "don't wait for me". Jesus commands are pretty awesomely clear that there's a work that's to be done. It started way back when he was on earth, faded a bit, and then became strong again when he took on the throne, and we aren't to wait for him to come to earth in order to do the work. The Song says " the labor of my love." I feel that this is referring to both his on sacrifice and physical work while on earth, the current preaching about Jesus, his sacrifice, Gods Kindom, and how all of it a a loving arrangement for mankind and for those who have lost their lives, not to mention all those who have lost a loved one.

    *I can picture Imagine Dragons going "Aaaaand.. NO!" lol*


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    Jun 11th, 6:58pm report

    It reminds me of Annabeth from the Percy Packson series. "You always knew that you'd be the one that work while they all play." Annabeth as she plans for her future or as she study's for a test, shuting out the outside world.

    "And you, you'd lay awake at night and scheme
    of all the things that you would change" Annabeth thinking of how she would redesign the world if she got the chance.


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    Feb 26th, 2:34pm report

    i think this song is about how you feel separated from the rest, and while your working hard and tirelessly, nothing fits in and you are not noticed. Its also about how you have to chase your dreams until you finally catch it, and never let go of it. The more your work, the easier it will get


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    Jan 29th, 1:26pm report

    I think this song is about a person who knows that they don't fit in. They wish they could change things so they could be accepted. As they get older, they find where they belong and will do whatever it takes to protect it. Basically, for those who feel like they don't belong, you're never alone...


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    Dec 18th, 2017 12:27am report

    in my interpretation, this song is about a legend - FAKER!!!!!!!!!! he is chewing ass and kicking gum out on the rift with his buds bengi and huni, fuck bot lane they lost the 2017 worlds --- ANYWAYS ----. this song is just for faker and his buds bc they're fucking legends ayyy


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    Jul 8th, 2017 7:43pm report

    I think the song is just kinda saying you need to start growing up. And in the universe I Imagine it happens in,(No pun intended) it is a rough world, like around the time of the Holocaust,and you must fight for what's right


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    Apr 3rd, 2017 4:59am report

    Pretty sure it's about spongebob


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    Mar 16th, 2017 3:56pm report

    I think this song is the story of the Russian Revolution like you have the Bolsheviks who basically built Russia and not to turn back is like overthrowing Czar Nicholas II it's like here we are don't turn away now means not to turn back and we are the ones that built this town they built Russia. So I think like they went the historical way making this song very good song in the Russian Revolution is a very good thing to learn. I think that's what it's about and as a child they knew that they would be the ones working because when Czar Nicholas was overthrown all these other people like Trotsky and Stalin. This also reminds me about the book Animal Farm is also based on the Russian Revolution with animals instead. So that's why I think this song is about please comment if you think it's true


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    Jan 11th, 2017 1:46pm report

    What this song means is how today's older generation is criticizing the new generation for ruining this world, even though the older generation were the ones who left us with this mess to deal with. The younger generation(Warriors) have accomplished so much (Here we are, don't turn away now) to fix the many mistakes (Built this town) that the world is dealing with(From dust). "Farewell, I've gone to take my throne above, But don't weep for me 'Cause this will be The labor of my love" represents the author, in the through the point of view of the new generation, passing away but happily because he knew he beat the odds that society had place in front of him and changed the world


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    Nov 5th, 2016 11:32am report

    It can go anyway you want. But i definitly know its a mason song. Imagine Dragons wrote a song that influence off of the record deal which like expected went viral. -VG

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    Nov 1st, 2016 11:30pm report

    Well in the song " farewell I've gone to take my throne above but don't weep for me cause this will be the labor of my love " is either saying that person he/she has died and leaving their great accomplishments to the people or its a religious references to Christian belief of Jesus I could be wrong tho I think it's the first thing I typed


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    Oct 25th, 2016 10:16pm report

    It's about Sparta in Greece probably

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    Oct 12th, 2016 10:45am report

    In my opinion this song is all about kids/teens (maybe adults) getting bullied. "We are the warriors that built this town" What they are trying to say by that phrase is "We suffered enough you have no right to judge us!"

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    Oct 4th, 2016 10:40am report

    its from insurgent (Divergent series movie 2) and its about the protagonist (tris prior) trying to defeat the antagonist (Jeanine Mathews) and saving there civilisation from going beyond solvable.

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    Sep 4th, 2016 9:10pm report

    You know. You read all these hear felt descriptions of what people think it means when it's really about League of Legends. Not even kidding. Look it up. It's about League of Legends characters.


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    Aug 30th, 2016 8:31pm report

    I feel like it's someone who serves in the military. Like as if their family was so poor they practically had no choice. They dreamed big from a young age but as they matured they realized that have to, and faces the enemy head-on

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