Amsterdam
Imagine Dragons Lyrics


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I'm sorry, mother I'm sorry, I let you down
Well, these days I'm fine
No these days I tend to lie
I'll take the West train, just by the side of Amsterdam
Just by my left brain, just by the side of the Tin man

I'm sorry, brother I'm sorry, I let cha down
Well, these days you're fine
No these days you tend to lie
You'll take the West train, just by the side of Amsterdam
Just by your left brain, just by the side of the Tin man

Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
It's hard, believe me I've tried
But I keep coming up short

I'm sorry, lover You're sorry, I bring you down
Well, these days I try and these days I tend to lie
Kinda thought I was a mystery and then I thought I wasn't meant to be
You said yourself fantastically, "Congratulations you were all alone"

Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
It's hard, believe me I've tried
Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
It's hard, believe me I've tried

But the rain won't fall for the both of us
The sun won't shine on the both of us
Believe me when I say, that I wouldn't have it any other way

Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
It's hard, believe me I've tried
But I won't wait much longer 'cause these walls they're crashing down




And I won't wait much longer 'cause these walls they're crashing down
And I keep coming up short

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Imagine Dragons' song Amsterdam are a reflection of the singer's struggles with life and relationships. The first stanza expresses the singer's remorse for disappointing his mother and brother, and how he tends to lie and hide the truth. He takes the West train to Amsterdam, where he feels that he is close to the Tin man and his left brain, indicating that he wants to escape from his emotional side and focus on logic and reason. In the second stanza, the singer apologizes to his lover and admits to trying and lying, he also finds it difficult to understand his own identity and the fact that he may have been better off alone. The chorus talks about waiting for the right moment in life, which is often elusive and difficult to find. Despite trying hard, the singer finds himself coming up short, indicating his frustration with not being able to move forward in his life.


The bridge of the song talks about how the singer and his lover are going through different issues in their lives, and that the rain won't fall and the sun won't shine on them both. The singer expresses his love and acceptance of this difference and wants to stay true to himself, even if it might mean that he has to face the consequences of his actions. The final chorus talks about his determination to break free from his limitations and move forward in his life. Despite struggling and coming up short a number of times, the singer is optimistic about his future and is willing to fight for it.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm sorry, mother I'm sorry, I let you down
Apology for a mistake made to the mother


Well, these days I'm fine
The present situation is good


No these days I tend to lie
A habit of lying has been acquired


I'll take the West train, just by the side of Amsterdam
Preparation to travel towards a specific direction


Just by my left brain, just by the side of the Tin man
The thought process behind the decision-making


Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
Success can be achieved through patience


It's hard, believe me I've tried
The process of waiting is difficult


But I keep coming up short
Fulfillment of expectations is not occurring


I'm sorry, brother I'm sorry, I let cha down
Apology for a mistake made to the brother


Well, these days you're fine
The present situation of the brother is good


No these days you tend to lie
A habit of lying has been acquired by the brother


You'll take the West train, just by the side of Amsterdam
Preparation to travel towards a specific direction by the brother


Just by your left brain, just by the side of the Tin man
The brother's thought process behind the decision-making


Kinda thought I was a mystery and then I thought I wasn't meant to be
Uncertainty about oneself


You said yourself fantastically, "Congratulations you were all alone"
Confirmation of loneliness


Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
Success can be achieved through patience


But the rain won't fall for the both of us
Not all things can happen for both individuals simultaneously


The sun won't shine on the both of us
Not all things can happen for both individuals simultaneously


Believe me when I say, that I wouldn't have it any other way
Content with the situation


But I won't wait much longer 'cause these walls they're crashing down
The walls of obstacles are breaking


And I keep coming up short
Fulfillment of expectations is not occurring


Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
Success can be achieved through patience


It's hard, believe me I've tried
The process of waiting is difficult




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

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@VERZUL

CONTEXTO:

Está canción es una despedida. El protagonista parece que le manda mensajes a las personas que quiere mientras está en su viaje.
"Lo siento Madre, los siento Hermano, Lo siento amor, los decepcione, elegí el camino que no querían para mí".
Al igual que It's Time, habla sobre cómo el cantante sintió que nadie lo apoyó en el camino para hacerse músico (ya que su familia era muy religiosa y querían que su vida tomara otro camino).
Y a pesar de dolor que se siente en la canción, explica que no se arrepiente de haber abandonado a todos para cumplir su propósito.
"Creeme cuando te digo, que no pudo ser de otra manera".
"Tu momento llegará si esperas por el, si por él.
Es difícil, creeme yo lo intenté.
Pero ya no puedo puedo esperar mucho más, por qué estás paredes se están cayendo encima de mi y yo nunca tuve suficiente".



@mileneoliveira707

I'm sorry, mother I'm sorry, I let you down
Well, these days I'm fine
No these days I tend to lie
I'll take the West train, just by the side of Amsterdam
Just by my left brain, just by the side of the Tin man

I'm sorry, brother I'm sorry, I let you down
Well, these days you're fine
No these days you tend to lie
You'll take the West train, just by the side of Amsterdam
Just by your left brain, just by the side of the Tin man

Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
It's hard, believe me I've tried
But I keep coming up short

I'm sorry, lover You're sorry, I bring you down
Well, these days I try and these days I tend to lie
Kinda thought I was a mystery and then I thought I wasn't meant to be
You said yourself fantastically, "Congratulations you were all alone"

Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
It's hard, believe me I've tried
Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
It's hard, believe me I've tried

But the rain won't fall for the both of us
The sun won't shine on the both of us
Believe me when I say, that I wouldn't have it any other way

Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
It's hard, believe me I've tried
But I won't wait much longer 'cause these walls they're crashing down
And I won't wait much longer 'cause these walls they're crashing down
And I keep coming up short ❤❤❤❤



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@finalaleks.6663

One of their most criminally underrated songs imo.

@Pyepr

It sucks that these older Imagine Dragons songs never took off. This song is full of passion and emotion

@user-golos

True

@that_sun_guy6527

Night Visions is an underrated masterpiece of an album, imo

@Pyepr

@@that_sun_guy6527 for sure

@ar1a.luvs.nirv4na.

@@that_sun_guy6527 fr

@ar1a.luvs.nirv4na.

Facts

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@asfdsa183

This song is so nostalgic, and makes you feel the nostalgia even if it is the first time you hear it

@kodamarcos8

True

@asfdsa183

@Don't Read My Profile Photo okay then, go away

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