Bad Liar
Imagine Dragons Lyrics


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Oh, hush, my dear, it's been a difficult year
And terrors don't prey on
Innocent victims
Trust me, darling, trust me, darling
It's been a loveless year
I'm a man of three fears
Integrity, faith and
Crocodile tears
Trust me, darling, trust me, darling

So look me in the eyes
Tell me what you see
Perfect paradise
Tearing at the seams
I wish I could escape
I don't wanna fake it
Wish I could erase it
Make your heart believe

But I'm a bad liar, bad liar
Now you know
Now you know
I'm a bad liar, bad liar
Now you know, you're free to go (go)

Did all my dreams never mean one thing?
Does happiness lie in a diamond ring?
Oh, I've been askin'
Oh, I've been askin' for problems, problems, problems
I wage my war, on the world inside
I take my gun to the enemy's side
Oh, I've been askin' for (trust me, darling)
Oh, I've been askin' for (trust me, darling)
Problems, problems, problems

So look me in the eyes
Tell me what you see
Perfect paradise
Tearing at the seams
I wish I could escape
I don't wanna fake it
Wish I could erase it
Make your heart believe

But I'm a bad liar, bad liar
Now you know
Now you know
That I'm a bad liar, bad liar
Now you know, you're free to go

I can't breathe, I can't be
I can't be what you want me to be
Believe me, this one time
Believe me

I'm a bad liar, bad liar
Now you know
Now you know
That I'm a bad liar, bad liar
Now you know, you're free to go

Oh




Please believe me
Please believe me

Overall Meaning

In Imagine Dragons' song Bad Liar, the lead vocalist delivers a message of honesty and vulnerability. The song is about someone who is in a relationship, but they have been dishonest about their feelings. The lyrics start with the singer acknowledging that it has been a difficult year for both of them. The individual admits that they have not been feeling the love and that they have three fears: integrity, faith, and crocodile tears. By mentioning the three fears, the person is saying that they do not want to be fake and dishonest anymore.


As the lyrics continue, the singer wishes that they could escape reality and stop pretending everything is perfect. They admit their struggles to make their partner believe that everything is okay. They are a "bad liar" and cannot continue to live this way. The person is asking their partner to trust them and to believe what they say now, even if they have lied in the past.


The chorus of the song repeats the phrase "bad liar" multiple times, indicating how much the person has been struggling with telling lies. The singer, once again, reassures their partner that they are free to go now that they know the truth. In the final verse, the individual pleads with their partner to believe them, stating that they cannot be what the other person wants them to be.


Overall, this song is about admitting one's faults and being honest with yourself and others. It can be challenging to admit when things are not going well in a relationship, but being truthful and open can help to repair the situation.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, hush, my dear, it's been a difficult year
Let's not make noise; we had a tough year where we faced a lot of difficulties.


And terrors don't prey on Innocent victims
Danger doesn't care whether we are innocent or not; it can strike anyone.


Trust me, darling, trust me darling
Believe in me; rely on me.


It's been a loveless year
We didn't share love throughout the year.


I'm a man of three fears Integrity, faith and Crocodile tears
I'm afraid of losing my honesty, my beliefs, and being deceived by false tears.


So look me in the eyes Tell me what you see Perfect paradise Tearing at the seams
Look at me and describe what you observe: a supposedly perfect place that's falling apart.


I wish I could escape I don't wanna fake it Wish I could erase it Make your heart believe
I desire to break free, not pretending and obliterating memories to convince you.


But I'm a bad liar, bad liar Now you know Now you know I'm a bad liar, bad liar Now you know, you're free to go (go)
Unfortunately, I'm not good at keeping secrets, and now that you know you can leave if you want.


Did all my dreams never mean one thing? Does happiness lie in a diamond ring? Oh, I've been askin' Oh, I've been askin' for problems, problems, problems
Were my aspirations insignificant? Is fulfillment contingent upon material possessions? My curious behavior always brings me trouble.


I wage my war, on the world inside I take my gun to the enemy's side Oh, I've been askin' for (trust me, darling) Oh, I've been askin' for (trust me, darling) Problems, problems, problems
I confront my internal demons and sometimes take questionable measures, but it's for the best. Nevertheless, I always ended up bringing more problems.


I can't breathe, I can't be I can't be what you want me to be Believe me, this one time Believe me
I feel breathless and can't act the way you expect me to. Trust me; it's only temporary.


Oh Please believe me Please believe me
Oh, I beg you; have faith in me.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Aja Volkman, Benjamin Arthur McKee, Daniel Coulter Reynolds, Daniel James Platzman, Daniel Wayne Sermon, Jorgen Michael Odegard

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@Dirvinator

Imagine Dragons is one of those bands who will release 3 different videos for a song before dropping the [Official Music Video]

@CarlSigeback

Dirvinator sellouts?

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and I agree with you 🤙🏽🙏🏽😔

@rechedel4

At least they make good songs that can hit and relate to anyone

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Is this song about rape

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