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Imagine Dragons: Whatever It Takes Meaning

Song Released: 2017


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Falling too fast to prepare for this
Tripping in the world could be dangerous
Everybody circling it's vulturous
Negative, nepotist
Everybody waiting for the fall of man
Everybody praying for the end of times
Everybody hoping they could be...

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    anonymous
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    May 21st, 2017 5:13pm report


    If you've heard 'Believer' by Imagine Dragons, then you might realize that this song is a sort of "sequal" to it.

    Falling too fast to prepare for this
    Tripping in the world could be dangerous
    Everybody circling, it's vulturous
    Negative, nepotist

    This is basically saying "I'm messing up, and nobody's giving me slack."

    Everybody waiting for the fall of man
    Everybody praying for the end of times
    Everybody hoping they could be the one
    I was born to run, I was born for this

    He's saying "I'm ready, everyone's waiting for me to mess up, but it's not gonna happen."

    Whip, whip
    Run me like a racehorse
    Pull me like a ripcord
    Break me down and build me up
    I wanna be the slip, slip
    Word upon your lip, lip
    Letter that you rip, rip
    Break me down and build me up

    "Whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger" Plus the last line is a line from 'Believer'

    Whatever it takes
    Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
    I do whatever it takes
    Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
    Whatever it takes
    You take me to the top I'm ready for
    Whatever it takes
    Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
    I do what it takes

    "I'm willing to give my all, I love the thrill, I love the endurance..."

    Always had a fear of being typical
    Looking at my body feeling miserable
    Always hanging on to the visual
    I wanna be invisible

    "I don't wanna be average. But I don't wanna fail. I don't measure up... I'm not good enough"

    Looking at my years like a martyrdom
    Everybody needs to be a part of 'em
    Never be enough, I'm the prodigal son
    I was born to run, I was born for this

    "I've never given my best effort, but now I'm ready. I'm made for this."

    Whip, whip
    Run me like a racehorse
    Pull me like a ripcord
    Break me down and build me up
    I wanna be the slip, slip
    Word upon your lip, lip
    Letter that you rip, rip
    Break me down and build me up

    Same as before

    Whatever it takes
    Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
    I do whatever it takes
    Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
    Whatever it takes
    You take me to the top, I'm ready for
    Whatever it takes
    Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
    I do what it takes

    Same

    Hypocritical, egotistical
    Don't wanna be the parenthetical, hypothetical
    Working onto something that I'm proud of, out of the box
    An epoxy to the world and the vision we've lost
    I'm an apostrophe
    I'm just a symbol to remind you that there's more to see
    I'm just a product of the system, a catastrophe
    And yet a masterpiece, and yet I'm half-diseased
    And when I am deceased
    At least I go down to the grave and die happily
    Leave the body of my soul to be a part of me
    I do what it takes

    "I wanna be original, I don't wanna just follow the crowd. I'm a name, not a number. I'm worth more than I give myself credit for. I'm good enough right now, but I wanna be better"

    Whatever it takes
    Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
    I do whatever it takes
    Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
    Whatever it takes
    You take me to the top, I'm ready for
    Whatever it takes
    Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
    I do what it takes

    "I'm willing to give my all"

    I personally love this song, it's so catchy and encouraging.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 1st, 12:42pm report


    I think it's about Lucifer's fall from heaven. He is singing as Lucifer. Gives it a dark and fascinating twist when sang from Satan's lips.;o) I love the song btw



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    anonymous
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    Nov 15th, 11:36am report


    I see it as a sort of a Love song and needing the other person. Hence - The Adrenaline in My Veins.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 30th, 7:57pm report


    A song about wanting to be loved in my opinion... I think it’s more platonic than romantic though.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 25th, 7:31pm report


    For me its about BDSM as well :)



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    anonymous
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    May 8th, 2018 5:34am report


    Not much of an I.D. fan however this track appeals to me. It feels well constructed with wonderful imagery. In my view, I feel like the singer is giving the middle finger to a self-righteous and judgmental world, ready to take on any struggle and limitation to be the best, unique person he can be. My two cents.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 22nd, 2018 4:49pm report


    His goal of being one with thee and his drive and total commitment to that goal. It’s a goal that frees his spirit and energizes him even through all the trials . I think thee is referring to God.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 30th, 2018 3:24pm report


    He's on steroids.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 10th, 2018 3:15am report


    I think it’s about beating an internal demon. A goal he’s trying to achieve. The fight of his life.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 27th, 2018 2:31pm report


    BDSM~



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    singerstargirl
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    Jan 5th, 2018 1:55am report


    I think this is about some kind of appocyose or the end of rbe world (“the end of times”). I think it has to do with wanting to be someone’s last love “I wanna be the slip, slip, word upon your lip lip.”) He is saying he wants to be the word that skips from her lips. He wants to live life while they still can.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 4th, 2017 10:22pm report


    It's talking about the nature of time.




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