I Bet My Life Lyrics by Imagine Dragons


Imagine Dragons Lyrics

I Bet My Life Lyrics
I know I took the path that you would never want for me
I know I let you down, didn't I?
So many sleepless nights where you were waiting up on me
Well I'm just a slave unto the night

Now remember when I told you that's the last you'll see of me
Remember when I broke you down to tears
I know I took the path that you would never want for me
I gave you hell through all the years

So I, I bet my life, I bet my life
I bet my life on you
I, I bet my life, I bet my life
I bet my life on you

I've been around the world and never in my wildest dreams
Would I come running home to you
I've told a million lies but now I tell a single truth
There's you in everything I do

Now remember when I told you that's the last you'll see of me
Remember when I broke you down to tears
I know I took the path that you would never want for me
I gave you hell through all the years

So I, I bet my life, I bet my life
I bet my life on you
I, I bet my life, I bet my life
I bet my life on you

Don't tell me that I'm wrong
I've walked that road before
And left you on your own
And please believe them when they say
That it's left for yesterday
And the records that I've played
Please forgive me for all I've done

So I, I bet my life, I bet my life
I bet my life on you
I, I bet my life, I bet my life
I bet my life on you

So I, I bet my life, I bet my life
I bet my life on you
I, I bet my life, I bet my life
I bet my life on you

I Bet My Life Info:

• The song is about the relationship Lead singer Dan Reynolds has had with his parents throughout his life. He said:
"At times it's been strained and difficult, but in the end, 'I Bet My Life' celebrates the bond that we still hold on to."

He later expanded: "Like many teenagers, I really hit heads with my parents at times growing up, My mom and dad are from a really conservative background, so when I told them I wanted to be a musician, that obviously wasn't a thing that they particularly wanted to hear."

"But my entire life I've been the black sheep in my family and been in and out of trouble. So the song's about my relationship with my parents, but still celebrating through it all everything that we've been through. We try to see past our differences and celebrate the relationship that we have and that we still share today."

• It was used in commercials for Jeep, advertising their "Big Finish" holiday sales event, as well as commercials for Sprite featuring LeBron James (as he returns to his hometown of Akron)

From the Album:
Smoke + Mirrors (2015)

Released:
October 27th, 2014

Recorded:
2014 at Imagine Dragons Studio
(Las Vegas, Nevada)

Genre:
Indie folk, folk rock

Length:
3:12

Writers:
Ben McKee
Daniel Platzman
Dan Reynolds
Wayne Sermon

Producer:
Imagine Dragons

Music video:
"I Bet My Life" on YouTube

The video was released on December 12, 2014. It was directed by Jodeb and features actor Dane DeHaan (who starred in "In Treatment" and as Green Goblin in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2")

It was filmed at the Roosevelt Dam in Arizona. Dan Reynolds said: "As the first video on our new album, it was especially important that we capture the emotion of the song ... our director Jodeb had a powerful vision for how the feeling of the story could be portrayed"

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