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Demons Lyrics

When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold

When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood's run stale

I wanna hide the truth
I wanna shelter you
But with the beast inside
There's nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide
Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

At the curtain's call
It's the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl

So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you made

Don't wanna let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don't wanna hide the truth

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide
Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

They say it's what you make
I say it's up to fate
It's woven in my soul
I need to let you go

Your eyes, they shine so bright
I wanna save that light
I can't escape this now
Unless you show me how

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide
Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

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Songwriter(s): Benjamin Arthur Mckee, Alexander Junior Grant, Daniel Coulter Reynolds, Joshua Francis Mosser, Daniel Wayne Sermon
Copyright: Songs Of Universal Inc., Imagine Dragons Publishing, Jmosser Music
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Meaning to "Demons" (26 meanings)
shae2wice 12/15/13,01:42
+65

This song is about like no matter what you are going through doesn't mean that you have to put yourself down because of it. I mean if you look at the video it shows a boy getting abused by his father, a man in the army risking his life for a friend and our country, an anorexic man, and a girl who lost somebody close to her. Also the song says "When you feel my heat look into my eyes, it's where my demons hide." so it's like on the surface to might be happy and laughing and smiling and stuff but inside you know that you are sad and if you look into that persons eyes it's like you can see all of their troubles and problems that they are dealing with.
Matthew 01/05/14,17:49
+38

The meaning of this song can easily be heard from the lyrics 'look into my eyes, it's where my demons hide'. Somebody may seem simple and happy and warm and outgoing, but their truth and their past is in their eyes; they won't want to get close to you as they don't want to reveal their struggles and pain that are on the inside.
Another meaning to this song is not to judge someone by how they look or act, because you don't know their story and things that have happened in their lives.
So these things and their history are their 'demons'.
Aviroz 04/13/14,01:05
+25

"when the days are cold" - things are dark and depressing
"the cards all fold" - everyone has given up
"the saints we see are all made of gold" - there isn't anyone truly good left
"when your dreams all fail" - life is getting hard and things aren't happening for people
"and the ones we hail are the worst of all" - the people who have the most influence are the people are are the worst influences (famous musicians, etc.)
"the bloods fun stale" - nobody has passion anymore
"I wanna hide the truth, I wanna shelter you" - he wants to hide the terrible world from someone he loves
"but with the beast inside, there's nowhere we can hide" - the things that make man fallen are inside of him, so he could cut her off completely from bad people and she would still have a beast inside her
"no matter what we breed, we still are made of greed" - same idea...man's fallen traits are engrained in him, and you can't make them go away
"this is my kingdom come" - this is my reality, i realize that now, and this is as good as it's getting

"when you feel my heat look into my eyes, it's where my demons hide" - I may seem like a better person on the outside, but in reality I'm just as bad as everyone else on the inside, I've got problems too
"don't get too close, it's dark inside" - you're too innocent for me

"when the curtain call is the last of all" - the show's over, now you see who the people really are, but they've still got smiles on their faces
"when the lights fade out all the sinners crawl" - but when your not looking anymore, the people are just humble sinners on their hands and knees just like everyone else
"so they dug your grave" - everyone is just waiting for you to fall too, because they know you will
"and the masquerade" - like I said before, everyone is just a fake
"will come calling out at the mess you made" - even though they're just fakes, they are just looking for their chance to criticize you and pull you down, which s why they've dug your grave
'don't wanna let you down, but I am hell-bound" - I really don't want to hurt you, but even though I know you trust in my, I'm gonna have to burst your bubble cuz I'm as bad as everyone else
"don't wanna hide the truth, know this is all for you" - he wanted to hide he truth earlier, but now he knows he can't keep deluding her, she needs to know who he really is, who people all really are, and it may hurt her but it's all for her in the end
"they say it's what you make, I say it's up to fate" - some people say that what you do and how hard you work determines the outcome of life our a relationship, but he thinks it't just gonna happen like it happens and there's nothing he can do to change it: people will always have demons inside them
"it's woven in my soul" - his demons are a part of him, he's never going to shake them
"I need to let you go" - she's innocent, and he doesn't want to ruin that and since he's stuck with his demons forever, he needs to separate himself from her
"your eyes they shine so bright, I want to save that light" - again, he wants to preserve her innocence
"I can't escape this now" - again, he thinks he's stuck with his demons forever
"unless you show me how" - here's the note of hope in this song. He thinks he's pretty much stuck like he is forever, but whoever he is talking to is so innocent and 'her eyes shine so bright' that he thinks just maybe possibly she might be able to show him the way out
Hard*Abs 12/14/13,23:16
+10

I like the song.! True friend!! I should say its one of my favorite song. Reminds me of my GRANDPA.. He fought cancer for a while. But he didn't made it. But he was happy when he passed away. Keep doing inspirational song guys! You guys ROCK!!!!
Hello 02/06/14,22:34
+8

It's funny how everyone relates the song to what they are going through. I believe it's talking about how when everything that we assume and hold to be true falls apart to reveal that at the heart of everything greed rules, that the only thing that is truly true and "gold" is what we find in death which is the angels in Heaven the only pure people.
I believe the song tries to highlight the fact that there are innocent people that are lost to greed and that no matter how hard we try to protect the innocent, greed is inherently inside everyone so eventually it bursts out binding us to hell. Shown by the end where he says "eyes so bright".
I also think that the protector is like a fallen person as he exclaims don't come to close but he wants to protect her but must distance himself in order not to spread the greed/beast.
Mike 03/14/14,18:33
+5

I would love to hear what the song writers were thinking!! The song always brings tears to my eyes... Not sure why! Could be some of the lyrics but the WAY it is delivered by the singers is gut wrenching!!
hollymlp 12/19/13,11:26
+2

the meaning of this song (great song) is that you might have a secret (demons) that could hurt someone so don't risk getting too close. i may seem OK on the outside but i'm hurt inside and my secret lays in my eyes. enjoy the song!
Love this song!! 07/30/14,07:41
0

I think that the meaning of this song is that everyone has their own secret demons that they try to hide, some people more than others. I can really relate to this song.
imaginemyheartbeat 02/11/14,08:36
0

for anyone ever feeling even just a little sad. because this song will make you want to listen to imagine dragons' whole album and then play it on repeat and you'll feel so much better you'll want to hug me :)
hana 02/06/14,03:36
0

Life is like a play people are the players or playing tools whatever this all about their kinds and heart nature where every one has a kingdom inside him some have carnivores in their kingdom others have herbivores but this song is marvellous as it describes the real world which day by day is full of hate and black colors that one day the painting will be completely black but a very small pecentage are mild
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