Imagine Dragons: Warriors Meaning
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Song Released: 2014
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...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 7th 2018 report
I think it's about the traditional story of gifted kids, growing into teens and then adults. "As a child,you would wait, and watch from far away, but you always knew you'd be the one who'd work while they all played" explained the child (sometimes me) who would be off doing something productive in the corner while everyone else was watching TV or something, then the odd one out child would grow up thinking of all the things they should change, but it "was just a dream" meaning that they couldn't realistically do it. Then, they would grow older, smarter, rise above the rest, and accomplish their goals and change the world.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 29th 2014 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!
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 1st 2014 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.
anonymous Dec 1st report
I believe this song speaks of someone who has a physically deformity, thus being bullied and lacking opportunities which others got. He is shunned by the society, growing up as an outcast. His family is orthodox, believing its a "curse from above" or something. When he finally becomes successful, his childhood fears still inhibit him, thus the line "Here we are, don't turn away now,/We are the warriors that built this town, from dust." Truly inspirational
anonymous Jan 30th 2020 report
The song made me think of Lloyd from ninjago because he had to train to be the golden ninja instead of reading the comic book like he wanted to. (''but you allways knew you'd be the one that would work while they all play'') To all you who know what I am talking about think of the person saying this as Lloyd.
anonymous Oct 11th 2019 report
I think that this is actually being looked at from a prophetic prospective. I could explain, but, I'm not trying to be rude, but I don't think some people would understand it.
anonymous Sep 10th 2019 report
I think this song is subtly Christian and hints at Jesus’s death resurrection and ascension.
•“Farewell I’ve gone to take my throne above”(Heaven)
•“But don’t weep for me”(Stations of the. Cross station #8-comforting the women of Jerusalem)
•“Cuz this will be the labor of my love” (Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins because he loved us.)
I could go on to tie every line of this song to a moment in the New Testament but that would take forever and I ain’t got time for that so just look over the lyrics and really think about what they are saying.
(This could also be about someone mentoring a child who is destined to save the world or something cheesy like that)
anonymous Dec 18th 2018 report
I believe this story is about slavery and them rioting. At the beginning of the song it talks about them "working when they all played" and later in the song it also states, "we are the warriors that built this town"
anonymous Oct 16th 2018 report
I think that this song is about not being good enough in something, and how from "dust" you build your town, or in this case, success. Even though you work harder than other people (work while they all play), it's still not good enough. You'd spend long hours preparing or scheming and yet it still wasn't enough. The part where it says "the time will come when you have to rise, above the rest and prove yourself your spirit never dies" means that there will be a time for you to rise over everybody else, and show that despite not being good enough, and not matter what you face, your will or spirit is indestructible, meaning you don't give up and you continue to persevere. "Farewell, I've gone to take my throne above, but don't weep for me cause this will be the labor of my love" I think means that you've gone to Heaven to in a sense be above everybody else, but he's telling somebody not to weep for him because everything he did was out of his love for that certain thing. Finally, where he says don't turn away kind of ties to the whole idea of perseverance. No matter what situation you're in, and when it seems like you're not good enough, never turn back but continue forward and keep working. Eventually, you'll rise above the rest.
anonymous Aug 16th 2018 report
To me, it’s about a kid who dreams big. They’ve always stood out as more of a leader than a follower. They don’t know who they are, but then suddenly they find others like them. They work together to create a better world! It’s also maybe on a smaller note (no pun intended) about getting past loss and grief. Sorry, this is a bit all over the place!
anonymous Jun 11th 2018 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.
anonymous Feb 26th 2018 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
anonymous Jan 29th 2018 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...
anonymous Jul 8th 2017 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
anonymous Apr 3rd 2017 report
Pretty sure it's about spongebob
anonymous Mar 16th 2017 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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