Believer By Imagine Dragons And What It Means To Me

I heard this way cool new song

I’ve been listening to this super cool song by Imagine Dragons on the radio called Believer. As of right now, I’d say it’s my favorite song.

The music itself and the way it’s sung is so cool, but what I really love… the lyrics!

Believer is a song of passion and intricate lyrics that speak a clear message, and in this post I’d like to look at the lyrics closely and talk about what they mean to me.

“I’m fired up and tired of the way that things have been”

This is the third line of the song, and we directly hear that the singer is passionate and wants to change things.

This is a major thing for me and I love it! The singer is “fired up” and ready to change things to be how they want them to be. This line is bold and passionate. What better way to start a song then by saying that you’re going to change things?

“Don’t you tell me what you think that I can be”

Just two lines later, we get another life-changing quote about self-confidence and choosing your own path. Who knew that inspirational quotes also come in the songs you hear on the radio every day?!

This concept of choosing your own path is HUGE! You can’t let anyone else dictate where you go in life. There’s this quote I love: “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” -Anonymous. Choose your own path! If there’s one life lesson that I could choose for everyone to know it would be exactly this one.

I love everything so far about the singer! Passionate, self-confident, and chooses own path? Sounds like a life role model to me.

“Seeing the beauty through the PAIN! … My life, my love, my drive, it came from PAIN!”

This is part of the song’s chorus, which we hear three times, and I can see why the singer wants us to really hear this message. Pain can help us.

This isn’t the only song that teaches us this. There’s Stronger by Kelly Clarkson as well! This lesson is certainly a very big one.

Pain helps us by motivating us. Instead of writing a whole entire post right now, I’ll try to cram it into one sentence. You can let pain discourage you, or make it motivate you, but you have to choose.

“You’re the face of the future, the blood in my veins”

This is the last line I’ll share with you. In this line, which is in the bridge/verse 3, I think the singer is talking directly to pain.

This line is a little bit hard to decipher, but I like to look at it this way: Pain is the motivation of the future and pain is a part of humans like blood is a part of us.

I think that this could be true. Pain is a part of living, no doubt. And pain could be the motivation of tomorrow, but we’ll have to wait and see to find that out.

So maybe take a second listen

Maybe next time you hear Believer by Imagine Dragons, take a second listen and really listen for the amazingly profound lyrics in this song.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

-Emily

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