Smoke and Mirrors Album Lyrics by Imagine Dragons


Imagine Dragons Lyrics

Smoke + Mirrors Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)
  1. Shots
  2. Gold
  3. Smoke And Mirrors
  4. I'm So Sorry
  5. I Bet My Life
  6. Polaroid
  7. Friction
  8. It Comes Back To You
  9. Dream
  10. Trouble
  11. Summer
  12. Hopeless Opus
  13. The Fall
  14. Thief (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
  15. The Unknown (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
  16. Second Chances (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
  17. Release (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
  18. Warriors (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)


Shots

I'm sorry for everything, no, everything I've done

Am I out of touch? Am I out of my place?
When I keep sayin' that I'm lookin' for an empty space
Oh I'm wishin' you're here, but I'm wishin' you're gone

I can't have you and I'm only gonna do you wrong
Oh, I'm gonna mess this up, oh, this is just my luck
Over and over and over again

I'm sorry for everything, no, everything I've done
From the second that I was born and since I had a loaded gun
And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I loved
Oh I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I loved

Am I out of luck? Am I waiting to break?
When I keep sayin' that I'm lookin' for a way to escape
Oh I'm wishin' I had what I'm takin' for granted

I can't have you and I'm only gonna do you wrong
Oh, I'm gonna mess this up, oh, this is just my luck
Over and over and over again

I'm sorry for everything, no, everything I've done
From the second that I was born and since I had a loaded gun
And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I loved
Oh I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I loved

In the mean time, we let it go
At the road sign we used to know
We can let this drift away
Oh we let this drift away
At the bay side, we used to shore
In the moonlight, we let it go
We can let this drift away
Oh we let this drift away
Cause you've always got to change your mind
Cause you've always got to change your mind
Oh love, can you hear me?
Oh let it drift away

I'm sorry for everything, no, everything I've done
From the second that I was born and since I had a loaded gun
And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I loved
Oh I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I loved

In the mean time, we let it go
At the road sign we used to know
We can let this drift away
Oh we let this drift away
At the bay side, we used to shore
In the moonlight, we let it go
We can let this drift away
Oh we let this drift away
Cause you've always got to change your mind
Cause you've always got to change your mind
Oh love, can you hear



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Gold

First comes the blessing of all that you've dreamed,
but then comes the curses of diamonds and rings.
Only at first did it have its appeal, but now you can't tell the false from the real.
Who can you trust
(Who can you trust)

When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold, gold.
When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold
(Ooh, gold, woah
Ooh, gold, woah
Ooh, gold, woah
Ooh, gold, woah)

Statues and empires are all at your hands,
Water to wine and the finest of sands.
When all you have's turnin stale and its cold,
Oh you'll no longer fear when your heart's turned to gold.
Who can you trust
(Who can you trust)

When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold, gold.
When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold
(Ooh, gold, woah
Ooh, gold, woah
Ooh, gold, woah
Ooh, gold, woah)

I'm dyin to feel again,
Oh anything at all,
But I don't feel nothin, nothin, nothin, nothin

When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold, gold.
When everything, everything, everything you touch turns to gold, gold
(Ooh, gold, woah
Ooh, gold, woah
Ooh, gold, woah
Ooh, gold, woah)



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Smoke And Mirrors

This is my word
This is my way
Show me a sign
Sweep me away

This is my word,
Heartbreaker, gatekeeper
I'm feeling far away, I'm feeling right there

Deep in my heart, deep in my mind
Take me away, take me away
This is my word
Dream maker, life taker
Open up my mind

[Chorus:]
All I believe
is it a dream
that comes crashing down on me
All that I hope
is it just smoke and mirrors
I want to believe ohh oh oh oh oh oh oh
But all that I hope
is it just smoke and mirrors

All that I've known
buildings of stone
Fall to the ground
without a sound
This is my word
Heart breaker, gatekeeper
I'm feeling far away, I'm feeling right there

I'm starting to cave
I'm losing my flame
I wanted your truth
but I wanted the pain
to disappear
Dream maker, life taker
Open up my mind

[Chorus]

Believe
I want to believe...

[Chorus]



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I'm So Sorry

About time for anyone telling you off for all your deeds
No sign the roaring thunder stopped in cold to read
No time
Get mine and make no excuses waste of precious breath
No time
The sun shines on everyone, everyone love yourself to death

So you gotta fire up, you gotta let go
You'll never be loved till you've made your own
You gotta face up, you gotta get yours
You never know the top till you get too low

A son of a stepfather
A son of a
I'm so sorry
A son of a stepfather
A son of a
I'm so sorry

No lies and no deceiving, man is what he loves
I keep tryin' to conceive that death is from above
No time
Get mine and make no excuses waste of precious breath
No time
The sun shines on everyone, everyone love yourself to death

So you gotta fire up, you gotta let go
You'll never be loved till you've made your own
You gotta face up, you gotta get yours
You never know the top till you get too low

A son of a stepfather
A son of a
I'm so sorry
A son of a stepfather
A son of a
I'm so sorry

Life isn't always what you think it'd be
Turn your head for one second and the tables turn
And I know, I know that I did you wrong
But will you trust me when I say that I'll
Make it up to you somehow, somehow

So you gotta fire up, you gotta let go
You'll never be loved till you've made your own
You gotta face up, you gotta get yours
You never know the top till you get too low

A son of a stepfather
A son of a
I'm so sorry
A son of a stepfather
A son of a
I'm so sorry

I'm so sorry [x3]



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I Bet My Life

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



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Polaroid

I'm a reckless mistake
I'm a cold night's intake
I'm a one night too long
I'm a come on too strong

[Pre-Chorus:]
All my life I've been living in the fast lane
Can't slow down
I'm a rollin' freight train
One more time
Gotta start all over
Can't slow down
I'm a lone red rover

I'm a hold my cards close
I'm a wreck what I love most
I'm a first class let down
I'm a shut up sit down

I am a head case
I am the color of boom
That's never arriving
At you are the pay raise
Always a touch out of view
And I am the color of boom

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus:]
Oh
How did it come to this?
Oh
Love is a polaroid
Better in picture
But never can fill the void

I'm a midnight talker
Oh I'm an alley walker
I'm a day late two face
I'm a burn out quick pace

I am a head case
I am the color of boom
That's never arriving
At you are the opera
Always on time and in tune
And I am the color of boom

[Pre-Chorus]
[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
(Series of oh's)
I'm gonna get ready
For the rain to pour heavy
Let it fall, fall
Let it fall upon my head

[Pre-Chorus]

oh
How did it come to this?
oh
Love is a polaroid
Better in picture
But never can fill the void

Love is a polaroid [x4]



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Friction

Get down with the victim
We both know you need them
You're stuck in the middle
Of all irrelevance
And your heart is beating
Cause you know that you gotta
Get out of the middle
And rise to the top now

[Pre-Chorus:]
When you've made it
Won't ya tell me what to do
Cause I'm playin' it all wrong
When you made it, when you made it
Won't ya tell me what to do
Cause I'm playin it all wrong

[Chorus:]
You can't fight the friction
So ease it off
Can't take the pressure
So ease it off
Don't tell me to be strong
ease it off
You can't fight the friction
So ease it off

And get into the system
We both know you need one
The tip of the needle
Is taking over you
And your heart is beating

Cause you know that you gotta
Get out of the middle
And rise to the top now

[Pre-Chorus]
[Chorus]

Ohhh why can't you let go
Like a bird in the snow
This is no place to build your home

[Chorus x2]



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It Comes Back To You

4am beside myself
And what I think of mental health
All the things that worry me
All the things you don't believe
I've been told just what to do
Where to look and point my view
All the things that I could be
I think I learned in therapy
Am I just a shadow you drew?

[Chorus:]
It comes back to you, it comes back to you
All the things that you had lost will find their way to you
It comes back to you, it comes back to you
Looking back into the past and I can see it through
It comes to back you oh oh [x3]

It comes back to you
Mocking birds and diamond rings
Oh I have thought of greater things
All the things that fly by me
All the lives that I could lead
Maybe I was born for that
Or maybe I was first to last
You could call it cowardess
But leave me to my studied bliss
Am I just a shadow you drew?

[Chorus]

It comes to back you oh oh [x3]
It comes back to you



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Dream

In the dark
And I'm right on the middle mark
I'm just in the tier of everything that rides below the surface
And I watch from a distance seventeen
And I'm short of the others dreams of being golden and on top
It's not what you painted in my head
There's so much there instead of all the colors that I saw

We all are living in a dream,
But life ain't what it seems
Oh everything's a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything's a mess

But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream

In the eyes
Of a teenage crystallized
Oh the prettiest of lights that hang the hallways of the home
And the cries from the strangers out at night
They don't keep us up at night
We have the curtains drawn and closed

We all are living in a dream,
But life ain't what it seems
Oh everything's a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything's a mess

But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream

I know all your reasons
To keep me from seeing
Everything is actually a mess
But now I am leaving
All of us were only dreaming
Everything is actually a mess

We all are living in a dream
But life ain't what it seems
Oh everything's a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything's a mess

But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream

I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream



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Trouble

Oh quiet down, I've had enough
I guess it's now or never
Iv been around, I've settled up
I'll bolt soon or later

[Pre-Chorus:]
I took a photograph of me
When I was only nineteen
I looked a little lost at sea
I keep trying to find me

[Chorus:]
So pray for me brother
I need redemption
I'm just a man
A man on a mission
I want no trouble [x4]
Pray for me sister
Give me a mention
I got no faith
And oh did I mention
I want no trouble [x4]

Oh pack it up and hit the road
And only take my lighter
I've seen glitz, I've seen the glam
but I prefer the pay dirt

[Pre-Chorus]
[Chorus]

Maybe you could save my soul
Cause of all the things that I don't know
Maybe you could save my soul
Cause of all the things that I don't know

[Chorus]



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Summer

If only for a second
Let me have you
Tell me all your secrets
Let me know you

Paint me all your pictures
Hang them on my wall
Show me all your colors
Show me all

Open up your eyes
Open up your mind
Fall in love with what you mean to me [x2]

A fire burns into you purifying gold
But what I saw was opulence
And that's not for me
That's not for me
No, that's not for me

Only in summertime
Only in summertime
Things will change with time
But only in summertime

Open up your eyes
Open up your mind
Fall in love with what you mean to me [x2]

Only in summertime
Only in summertime
Things will change with time
But only in summertime



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Hopeless Opus

Hey Mr. cage man let me get a fresh breath
Cherry bomb head strong I could fake my own death
Hey Mr. fate man shuffle me a ninth life
I've been wrong, go long
throwing me a sharp right
It's not a picture perfect life
Not what I had in mind
Let me write my own line

[Chorus:]
I've got this place
That I've filled with empty space
Oh I'm trying not to face what I've done
My hopeless opus
I'm in this race and I'm hoping just to place
Oh I'm trying not to face what's become of me
My hopeless opus

Hey Mr. safe man hustle me an okay
I could slide take a dive take it for the home team
Hey Mr. postman slip me one more green note
I've been low hit the floor looking just to make broke
It's not a picture perfect life
Not what I had in mind
Let me write my own line

[Chorus]

Hey Mr.
Hey Mr.
Hey Mr. cage man
Cherry bomb
Let me get
Cherry bomb
Cherry bomb

[Chorus]



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The Fall

Maybe I'm broken
Maybe I'm wrong
I could've spoken sooner than I should have
Only the good die old
That's what they told me
But I don't know

Maybe I'm breaking up with myself
Maybe I'm thinking I should just keep to the things that I've been told
Wait for the colors to turn to gold

[Pre-Chorus:]
Do you know?
Do you know?
You're all I know
You're all I know
When everything
Comes crashing down
You're all I know
You're all I know

[Chorus:]
I'm ready for the fall
I'm ready for everything that I believed in to drift away
Ready for the leaves
Ready for the colors to burn to gold and crumble away

Maybe I'm destined to be distraught
Always a reason
Breaking me down to my knees in the dead of night
I keep on praying to see the light
Maybe I'm breaking up with myself
Maybe I'm thinking I should just keep to the things that I've been told
Wait for the colors to turn to gold

[Pre-Chorus x2]
[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
You were the one [x3]
Who helped me see

You were the one [x2]
Oh you gave it all to me

[Repeat Bridge x6]

I'm ready for the fall
Ready for the leaves

Ready for the colors to burn to gold and crumble away



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Thief

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

If only you
You could see
The darkest place that you could be
Oh maybe then you'd understand
From desert heat to cobbled streets
From broken home to the city beat
There's so much more than you could know

[Chorus:]
So take me back
When I believed
Back when I was unafraid
Just like a thief
And all the heights
That I could reach
Back when I was unafraid
Just like a thief

If I could live a thousand times
If I could make a thousand tries
Maybe then I'd get it right
The more I see, the more I know
That everyone just wants a show
No we don't want to see the truth

[Chorus]

When the stars look down on me
What do they see
[x5]

[Chorus]



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The Unknown

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Woman help me
You turn my head in circles

Mama blessed me
With magnet eyes for purple
Oh so let me show you something good

Pastor, Preacher
I want to say I'm sorry
Nice to meet ya
I think my eyes are starry
Pledge allegiance to my only

Sooner or later it all comes around
Hopefully then I will see
After the people and places are gone
You will come back, you will come back to me, to me, to me
You will come back to me, to me, to me

Auntie Mara I think you know my reasons
I was a product of everything in season
Oh so heavy
Set me free again

Oh my papa
If all the world could know you
You could stop a thousand wars across the globe
Oh I miss ya
Show them something good

Sooner or later it all comes around
Hopefully then I will see
After the people and places are gone
You will come back, you will come back to me,
To me, to me
You will come back to me, to me, to me
To me, to me

We all are living in a dream
But life ain't what it seems
Oh everything's a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything's a mess

But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream

I know all your reasons
To keep me from seeing
Everything is actually a mess
But now I am leaving
All of us were only dreaming
Everything is actually a mess

We all are living in a dream
But life ain't what it seems
Oh everything's a mess
And all these sorrows I have seen
They lead me to believe
That everything's a mess

But I wanna dream
I wanna dream
Leave me to dream



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Second Chances

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Older than water, stubborn as stone
There'll be no forgiveness for all that you've known
Oh these days oh these days get heavy
Hotter than friction subtle as sound
There'll be no forgiveness for you to come around

Oh these days oh these days get heavy

I get older and life fades but you remain
Open up again I believe in second chances
Please let me in oh I believe in second chances
I won't break you
I will not let you down
Open up again I believe in second chances

Quicker than lightning, whiter than bone
If you can erase it then I can atone

Oh these days oh these days get heavy

I get older and life fades but you remain
Open up again I believe in second chances
Please let me in oh I believe in second chances
I won't break you I will not let you down
Open up again I believe in second chances

Forgive me
Forgive me

Open up again I believe in second chances
Please let me in oh I believe in second chances
I won't break you I will not let you down
Open up again I believe in second chances

Goodnight [x8]



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Release

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Twenty miles from anyone
Set my sights on the setting sun
Heaven talks but not to me
Cause heaven knows that nothing good comes free
Desolation tragedy
Is there nothing good in me [x4]
I've let me down down down down [x2]

Petty lies to everyone
In the hopes that I could be someone
Heaven talks but not to me
And now I wonder if it's meant to be
Desolation tragedy
Is there nothing good in me [x4]
I've let me down down down down [x4]

But I'll take your word
Cause after all you've never lied
Oh not at all
But look at me
Oh what a mess
I get caught up in the things that matter the least
Oh let me have release
I've let me down down down down [x4]



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Warriors

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

As a child, you would wait
And watch from far away.
But you always knew that you'll be the one
that work while they all play.

And you, you lay awake at night and scheme
of all the things you that would change,
but it was just a dream!

Here we are, don't turn away now,
we are the warriors that built this town.

Here we are, don't turn away now,
we are the warriors that built this town.
From dust.

The time will come, when you'll have to rise
above the best, improve yourself,
your spirit never dies!
Farewell, I've gone, to take my throne above,
don't weep for me
'Cause this will be the labor of my love

Here we are, don't turn away now,
we are the warriors that built this town.

Here we are, don't turn away now,
we are the warriors that built this town.
From dust.

[Instrumental break]

Here we are, don't turn away now,
we are the warriors that built this town.

Here we are, don't turn away now,
we are the warriors that built this town.
From dust.
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