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Imagine Dragons: Who We Are Meaning

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Song Released: 2013


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Who We Are Lyrics

Up in the morning
Up in the evening
Picking down talks
When the birds come out to eat
Oh to eat
Up in the mountain
Down in the kings lair
Pushing these blocks
In the heat of the afternoon
Oh afternoon
We were never welcome here
We...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2017 report

    I think it's about a group of people who are being persecuted or beaten down, but they still resist. Not only do they fight back, but they bear it and are proud of who they are, and taunt the people who try to "save them".

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2014 report

    It's a song about accepting who you are.
    "It's who we are. Doesn't matter if we've gone too far. Doesn't matter if it's all okay. Doesn't matter if it's not our day." It doesn't matter if you go too far in what you do. It doesn't matter whether or not everything turns out all okay. It doesn't matter if you have a bad day. Because you're who you are.
    "They say we're crazy." Other people might say you're crazy for whatever you do / have done, or say you're crazy for accepting yourself. But in reality you're not crazy at all, and you shouldn't care what they say. Because it's who you are.
    Simply get together with a couple friends like you, and then it's Who We Are!

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2017 report

    My interpretation of the song is that its about the exodous of the Jews from the end of WWI to a little after WWII.When it says "up in the morning,
    Up in the evening,
    Picking down talks when the birds get back to me.
    Oh, to me.
    Up on the mountain,
    Down in the king's lair,
    Pushing these boxes in the heat of the afternoon.
    Oh, afternoon." Its refering to the Nazi labour and concentration camps. Also when the song says: "We were never welcome here,
    We were never welcome here at all.
    No.
    It's who we are.
    Doesn't matter if we've gone too far.
    Doesn't matter if it's all okay.
    Doesn't matter if it's not our day.
    Save us,
    What we are,
    Don't look clear,
    It's all uphill from here.
    Ooh." I believe its about the Exodous of the Jews, when no country wanted to take them in, but they couldn't change who they were and what they believed.

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2020 report

    My interpretation of this song is about people beating down on a group of other people (it could be any kind of person who is not accepted). They cannot fit in because it is who they are. Depressing, I know, but that’s how Imagine Dragons songs are to me.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 16th 2018 report

    It's about human species.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. anonymous
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    May 22nd 2018 report

    this song is about accepting who you are no matter what anyone says. there is always room to change who you are too . when others call you crazy, your really just doing the right things. lastly when things heat up its up to you too fix them .

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2016 report

    Everyone can interpret a song in their own way. Truly, most singers and songwriters will say that it's "whatever you think it's about". ♡

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2015 report

    Most of ya'll are saying it's about not being able to change who you are, but that's not true. You're always able to change.

    I took it to a more Christian like meaning.
    It's about being one of the few who know the truth, whilst the whole world turns against who you are.

    "They say we're crazy." People often assume we're hypocrites, or hate homosexuals and stuff our beliefs down people's throats, while yes some people do that but that's usually just them. There ARE good Christians in the world, but there is also bad ones.

    "Up in the mountain
    Down in the kings lair
    Pushing these blocks
    In the heat of the afternoon
    Oh afternoon
    We were never welcome here
    We..."

    Influenced by the government like cattle, if you haven't noticed the schooling system treats kids like livestock. The physical exams, everything. Just a way of controlling us. Kids, and adults are being made to do work, allot of it might not even be worth doing.
    This world is not our home, you should not be attached to the things here, it is all a lie and we're all but pawns in a sick game.
    Wether you're Christian or not, the end is near. The signs are everywhere, and when Christians start vanishing... You'll know. You might not believe me now, but you'll know when the time comes.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 14th 2015 report

    I think that this is a song that means that you are who you are and that can't change you should be happy for who you are.

  10. anonymous
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    May 6th 2014 report

    This song is about how you can't change yourself so you need to be ok with who you are and how no matter what horrible things you do stay true to yourself


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