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On Top of the World
Imagine Dragons Lyrics


If you love somebody
Better tell them why they're here 'cause
They just may run away from you

You'll never know what went well
Then again it just depends on
How long of time is left for you

I've had the highest mountains
I've had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but not til you move it

Now take it in but don't look down

'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world

I've tried to cut these corners
Try to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something

I coulda gave up then but
Then again I couldn't have 'cause
I've traveled all this way for something

Now take it in but don't look down

'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world

'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child

And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now

And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now

'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Alexander Junior Grant, Benjamin Arthur McKee, Daniel Coulter Reynolds, Daniel Wayne Sermon

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Siddharth Sharma

Hi All,
Lyrics guy here,

If you love somebody
Better tell them why they're here 'cause
They just may run away from you
You'll never know what went well
Then again it just depends on
How long of time is left for you
I've had the highest mountains
I've had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but not til you move it
Now take it in but don't look down
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world
I've tried to cut these corners
Try to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something
I coulda gave up then but
Then again I couldn't have 'cause
I've traveled all this way for something
Now take it in but don't look down
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now
And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world



Margaux

If you love somebody
Better tell them why they're here 'cause
They just may run away from you
You'll never know what went well
Then again it just depends on
How long of time is left for you
I've had the highest mountains
I've had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but not til you move it
Now take it in but don't look down
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world
I've tried to cut these corners
Try to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something
I coulda gave up then but
Then again I couldn't have 'cause
I've traveled all this way for something
Now take it in but don't look down
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now
And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world



Edgymnerc Officialled

If you love somebody
Better tell them why they're here 'cause
They just may run away from you
You'll never know what went well
Then again it just depends on
How long of time is left for you
I've had the highest mountains
I've had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but not til you move it
Now take it in but don't look down
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world
I've tried to cut these corners
Try to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something
I coulda gave up then but
Then again I couldn't have 'cause
I've traveled all this way for something
Now take it in but don't look down
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now
And I know it's hard when you're falling down
And it's a long way up when you hit the ground
Get up now, get up, get up now
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world



Benjiman Gates

I'VE BEEN WATCHING THIS VIDEO FOR YEARS, AND THIS IS EVERY REFERENCE I'VE FOUND.

SNOGARD is DRAGONS backwards.
The kid and his Big Wheel represent Danny from the Shining. 
His SNOGARD shirt is inspired by Danny's Apollo 11 sweater in The Shining
The name of the TV store written on the window is "Stan & Brick Appliances"  (Stanley Kubrick)
The brand/model of the TV is Monolith (2001 Space Odessa reference. Another Kubrick Movie)
1960s wall hanging behind Dan’s family is the carpet pattern from The Shining
Dan's wardrobe and hair look inspired by Steve McQueen's character in the 1968/69 movie Bullitt.
Dan is Driving a 1968 Mustang GT Fastback, same model as Steve McQueen in Bullitt
The number on Dan's house is 2001 from Kubrick's movie "2001 a Space Odyssey"
Upper left corner of Dan's house reads Renting Morals which is an anagram for Neil Armstrong.
Wayne's scene is a representation of Woodstock and the hippie culture of 1969
Written on the bus is Strange Love, a reference  to Kubrick's film "Dr. Strangelove".
Written on the bus is "Nu Blizzard" an anagram for Buzz Aldrin
The painting on the easel is a wooded area with lake and yellow bug. Inspired by opening shot of The Shining.
There is a small ax in one of the stumps, another reference from The Shining
Wayne's jacket has multiple triangle patches (Kubrick, Masonic, Illuminati symbolism)
Wayne drives a yellow VW bug, same car as in The Shining
Wayne's car has a window sticker that reads "Ragged Insomnia" an anagram for Imagine Dragons
There is a teepee which is a triangle and also represents the abundance of Native American imagery in The Shining.
Ben’s character represents the “Paul is Dead” conspiracy theory about The Beatles.
Ben has the Beatles "Mop Top" hair style and inspired British wardrobe.
He steps in front of a picture of Paul McCartney in an astronaut uniform with a decorative gun pointed at his head.
When Ben steps in front of the picture he now has the gun pointed at his head and is surrounded by symbols of death.
Along with various 1960s artwork the wall contains:
Framed Beetles - the actual bugs
Various Jesus images representing death and resurrection (Paul is Dead)
Eagle picture and plaque, a symbol for Apollo 11 "The Eagle" and Illuminati symbol.
Various masonic plaques and wall hangings
Triangle painting with star symbol (All Seeing Eye, Illuminati)
Buddha and Devil masks (Represents the battle between good and evil)
Beethoven busts (Reference from A Clockwork Orange)
Calumet Baking Powder on shelf (Shining Reference)
Typewriter on shelf (Shining Reference)
Sculpture of man losing his mind on shelf (Shining Reference)
Selection of 1960s children's science books with astronaut and space references.
Leather mask hanging on shelf ( "Eyes Wide Shut" Kubrick movie reference).
Black bowler hat on umbrella ("A Clockwork Orange" reference)
Black and White checkered floor ("A Clockwork Orange reference")
Milk on table in Mushroom glasses ("A Clockwork Orange" reference)
Ball and toy cars on table ("The Shining" reference)
Life Magazine on table features John Glenn on cover.
Twin boys represent the twin girls from The Shining with nods to The Beatles and Danny from The Shining with their haircuts.
Ben drives a British car (Beatles)
Platzman looks like Peter Fonda's character in the 1969 movie "Easy Rider"
Platzman wears the trademark "Captain America" helmet and jacket and rides a 1960s era Chopper
Platzman passes two road signs that say Route 237 and Scenic Overlook. Represent Room 237 and The Overlook Hotel in "The Shining".
The crosswalk scene looks just like the Beatles Abby Road album cover and another nod to the "Paul is Dead" conspiracy theory.
Ben is walking in Paul McCartney's spot and has no shoes on.
The license plate on Ben's car changes from the normal number to "Ben is Dead" between Dan and Platzman.
The license plate on the yellow bug reads "Lolita" when turned upside down, another Kubrick movie.
The military Jeep that drives by is a nod to "Full Metal Jacket" a Kubrick movie.
The Jeep has writing over the front wheel that reads Organism Gained, another Imagine Dragons anagram
Security camera has a pulsing red light and reads 0009LAH (Representing Hal 9000 the computer in "2001 A Space Odyssey".
Sign on door reads Restricted Area with another triangle.
Security camera time code reads 07/20/1969 for a few frames, which is the date of the moon landing
Security time code starts with Luna (Spanish for Moon).
While Aja watches TV, there is a black triangle (Pyramid) candle on the TV (Monolith/Illuminati)
When the song stops, Dan says "One FALSE step for man, one giant DECEIT for mankind"
TV flickers showing SNOGARD logo. One frame of the SNOGARD logo actually says REDRUM instead.
Stanley Kubrick and Richard Nixon are both represented on set.
Camera that pulls back has 1002 on it (2001 backwards)
The Native American test pattern on the TV has KDK12 written on it (The radio call letters for The Overlook Hotel in "The Shining")
Eagle on Guitar (Apollo 11/ Illuminati)
Ben playing Paul McCartney style bass.
When girls run through security camera the time code reads 23,8900 for a few frames (Miles from earth to the moon)



All comments from YouTube:

Peter Hollens

My absolute favorite band right now.  My dear friend Lindsey Stirling told me about them, and I've been hooked ever since.  Already did two covers of their songs, and I would do an entire album if my audience would love it enough.  Can't wait until they come out with a new album.  If you haven't bought this album GO GET IT.  LOOOOVE THIS!!  Thanks for the inspiration guys!!!!

somebody

7 fucking years ago...damn

Gilsz WARRIOR

Yoooo

Simon_Krencha King

Today they are very famous

I Hate John Abraham

Peter Hollens are they still your favourite band?

Pedro Almeida

It kinda makes me sad to watch this comment 7 years ago...

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Cormack Bell

I used to be a fan, but after listening to this masterpiece I'm a full air conditioner.

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@Cormack Bell hahaha

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Yes

JenJen Tube

Lmaoo

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