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Selene
Imagine Dragons Lyrics


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To the top of all the world
To the tasteless underworld
To the center of your heart, oh Cleopatra is the only one you loved
To the demonstrated smile
To the lonely love child
Destination desolation, tell me when you reach the brink of life
Just a picture on your wall
Thats nice, what a metaphoric fall
Typically, I was a validation on your sleeve
Oh what an indication
To the center of the pain
Through your tattered window pane
To the middle of your heart

Resolutions and lovers in the kitchen
Love is clueless and destiny is wishing
This is my heart, it's on the line, Selene

This is not what I expect, this is not what I expect
I can see it in your tears and now they're crowning me the Caesar
Typically, I was a validation on your sleeve
Oh what an indication
To the center of the pain
Through your tattered window pane
To the middle of your heart

Resolutions and lovers in the kitchen
Love is clueless and destiny is wishing
This is my heart, it's on the line, Selene

This is my heart, it's on the line, Selene

Resolutions and lovers in the kitchen
Love is clueless and destiny is wishing
This is my heart, it's on the line, Selene

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Imagine Dragons' "Selene" are full of poetic imagery and emotional depth. The song appears to be about a tumultuous and complicated relationship with someone named Selene. The singer metaphorically takes us to the top of the world, the underworld, and the center of Cleopatra's heart in an attempt to capture the intensity and complexity of his emotions. He talks about validation and being a picture on a wall, possibly signifying that he feels he is not truly appreciated or seen by Selene. He also touches on pain and heartbreak, mentioning how his heart is on the line.


The chorus seems to be the crux of the song, where the singer declares his feelings and puts his heart on the line for Selene. He acknowledges that love can be clueless and that destiny is just a wish, implying that the relationship may not have any clear direction or certainty. The final repetition of "this is my heart, it's on the line, Selene" underscores the vulnerability and rawness of the singer's emotions.


Overall, "Selene" is a powerful and intense song about love, heartbreak, and vulnerability. The poetic language and use of metaphor give the lyrics depth and complexity, making it a song that can be interpreted in various ways.


Line by Line Meaning

To the top of all the world
Moving towards reaching the highest level of success and achievement


To the tasteless underworld
Going down to the lowest point of despair and darkness


To the center of your heart, oh Cleopatra is the only one you loved
Referring to the intense feeling of love that exists in the heart for someone special, just like Cleopatra was to Julius Caesar


To the demonstrated smile
A smile that's shown to the world, despite the pain and suffering within


To the lonely love child
A person who was left alone despite having love or affection in their life


Destination desolation, tell me when you reach the brink of life
Reaching a point of complete emptiness and isolation, and questioning when it's the end of the road


Just a picture on your wall
A mere representation or memory of something or someone that once existed


Thats nice, what a metaphoric fall
Despite it being a nice or beautiful sight, it's a reminder of the fall and loss that occurred


Typically, I was a validation on your sleeve
Being used as a validation or source of approval for someone else's benefit


Oh what an indication
A realization of how much that validation meant


To the center of the pain
Reaching the core of the hurt and suffering


Through your tattered window pane
Despite the broken and worn state of the window, the view to the heart is still clear


Resolutions and lovers in the kitchen
A setting of new beginnings and love in the midst of everyday life


Love is clueless and destiny is wishing
Not understanding the unpredictability of love and hoping for fate to bring the right outcome


This is my heart, it's on the line, Selene
Expressing vulnerability and openness in matters of the heart, addressed to Selene


This is not what I expect, this is not what I expect
Feeling disheartened and let down by an unexpected turn of events


I can see it in your tears and now they're crowning me the Caesar
Recognizing the sorrow and regret in someone's tears and feeling like a ruler being given the crown of responsibility for that person's pain




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Daniel Coulter Reynolds, Benjamin Arthur McKee, Daniel Wayne Sermon

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@VERZUL

CONTEXTO:

La canción más criptica de Imagine Dragons.
La canción habla sobre una relación problemática padre e hija
Selene es el nombre de la hija de Cleopatra.
Cuando el imperio Egipcio cayó, y se supo que Marco Antonio y Cleopatra eran amantes, El futuro César, Octavio Augustus (La persona que canta la canción) mando a crear unas gigantescas cadenas de oro para colocarselas a su futura prisionera Selene.

Está relación de "desprecio familiar" es la que se explora en la canción. Dónde ella comienza a decirle que nunca la quiso a ella, si no a su madre y desde que los dejo a ambos, solo ha sido un cuadro en la pared, aunque en público sean una familia feliz.
El padre también Intenta explicar como vivió todas las injusticias, e intenta arreglar las cosas con su hija cuando ya son adultos a través de una llamada telefónica pero ella no le contesta.
"Este es mi corazón está en la línea, este es mi corazón, está llamandote"



@karmalevi3226

To the top of all the world
To the tasteless underworld
To the center of your heart, oh, Cleopatra is the only one you loved
To the demonstrated smile
To the lonely love child
Destination desolation, tell me when you reach the brink of life
Just a picture on your wall
That's nice, what a metaphoric fall
Typically, I was a validation on your sleeve
Oh, what an indication
To the center of the pain
Through the tattered window pane
To the middle of your heart
Resolutions and lovers in the kitchen
Love is clueless and destiny is wishing
This is my heart, it's on the line
Selene
This is not what I expect
This is not what I expect
I can see it in your tears, and now they're crowning me the Caesar
Typically, I was a validation on your sleeve
Oh, what an indication
To the center of the pain
Through your tattered window pane
To the middle of your heart
Resolutions and lovers in the kitchen
Love is clueless and destiny is wishing
This is my heart, it's on the line
Selene
This is my heart, it's on the line
This is my heart, it's on the line
This is my heart, it's on the line
Selene
Resolutions and lovers in the kitchen
Love is clueless and destiny is wishing
This is my heart, it's on the line
Selene



All comments from YouTube:

@blueaquarius22

literally one of the most underrated songs in night visions

@tinten_fisc1763

Yeah, It's such a beautiful song

@expressivedivision6894

Agreed

@isicko214

quiet woman

@MatBaconMC

This is in Night Visions?

@tinten_fisc1763

@@MatBaconMC Yep

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@killuaaahntr

this is probably my favourite song of all time, it has helped me get through tough times, i don't even have the words to describe how much i love it and how much it means to me

@ghostcatcherzzzzz

Me at my room at 5am:SEEELLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNEEE

@Sophiee231

me at any given moment throughout the day:

@moonseeker6657

Nah me when washing dishes, ID on blast

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