Birds
Imagine Dragons Lyrics


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Two hearts, one valve
Pumpin' the blood, we were the flood
We were the body and
Two lives, one life
Stickin' it out, lettin' you down
Makin' it right

Seasons, they will change
Life will make you grow
Dreams will make you cry, cry, cry
Everything is temporary
Everything will slide
Love will never die, die, die

I know that, ooh, birds fly in different directions
Ooh, I hope to see you again

Sunsets, sunrises
Livin' the dream, watchin' the leaves
Changin' the seasons
Some nights I think of you
Relivin' the past, wishin' it'd last
Wishin' and dreamin'

Seasons, they will change
Life will make you grow
Death can make you hard, hard, hard
Everything is temporary
Everything will slide
Love will never die, die, die

I know that, ooh, birds fly in different directions
Ooh, I hope to see you again
Ooh, birds fly in different direction
Ooh, so fly high, so fly high

When the moon is lookin' down
Shinin' light upon your ground
I'm flyin' up to let you see
That the shadow cast is me

I know that, ooh, birds fly in different directions
Ooh, I hope to see you again
Ooh, birds fly in different directions
Ooh, so fly high, so fly high




Ooh, so fly high, so fly high
Ooh, so fly high, so fly high

Overall Meaning

"Two hearts, one valve/Pumpin' the blood, we were the flood/We were the body and/Two lives, one life/Stickin' it out, lettin' you down/Makin' it right" - The opening verses describe a deep and intense relationship between two people depicted as the body ("pumping blood") and the flood. The couple might be struggling, but they both work together as one and aim to make things right.


"Seasons, they will change/Life will make you grow/Dreams will make you cry, cry, cry/Everything is temporary/Everything will slide/Love will never die, die, die" - This chorus describes the ups and downs of life, how everything is temporary, and how love is the only constant. Seasons change and so do people; life will have its challenges and heartaches, but love will never truly die.


"I know that, ooh, birds fly in different directions/Ooh, I hope to see you again" - The chorus moves into a more hopeful tone, as the singer acknowledges that people change, but they hope to reconnect with the person they're addressing, even if their paths take them in different directions.


"Sunsets, sunrises/Livin' the dream, watchin' the leaves/Changin' the seasons/Some nights I think of you/Relivin' the past, wishin' it'd last/Wishin' and dreamin'" - These verses describe memories of the past, and how the singer wishes their time with their loved one could have lasted longer. The imagery of nature portrays the passage of time and how everything changes.


"When the moon is lookin' down/Shinin' light upon your ground/I'm flyin' up to let you see/That the shadow cast is me" - The final verses suggest that the singer is trying to connect with their loved one despite their physical distance. The shadow is the singer's metaphorical extension, a part of them that will always be with their loved one, even when they're apart.


Line by Line Meaning

Two hearts, one valve
We were two people with only one goal, pumping our love through the same beat


Pumpin' the blood, we were the flood
Our love was so strong that it felt like we were the flood itself, overflowing with passion


We were the body and
We were inseparable, like two parts of the same body


Two lives, one life
We may have had separate lives, but our love made us feel like we were living the same life


Stickin' it out, lettin' you down
Even though there were times when we disappointed each other, we stayed committed and remained by each other's side


Makin' it right
We did our best to fix our mistakes and make amends for any hurt we caused


Seasons, they will change
Just like the seasons come and go, change is a natural part of life


Life will make you grow
The challenges and experiences that we go through in life help us to grow and mature


Dreams will make you cry, cry, cry
Sometimes our dreams don't come true, and that can be a painful experience


Everything is temporary
Nothing lasts forever; everything in life is fleeting


Everything will slide
Everything in life is constantly changing; we can't always hold onto the things we love


Love will never die, die, die
Despite the impermanence of life, love is something that can last forever


I know that, ooh, birds fly in different directions
Just like birds fly in different directions, people go their separate ways in life


Ooh, I hope to see you again
Despite going separate ways, there's always a chance that we might reunite someday


Sunsets, sunrises
The passing of time is marked by the cycles of the sun rising and setting


Livin' the dream, watchin' the leaves
Living life to the fullest, taking in the beauty of nature and enjoying the journey


Changin' the seasons
The changing of the seasons symbolizes the passage of time and the inevitability of change


Some nights I think of you
Even though we've gone our separate ways, I still think about you sometimes


Relivin' the past, wishin' it'd last
Thinking back on our memories together and wishing that things hadn't changed


Wishin' and dreamin'
Hoping that someday we might have another chance


Death can make you hard, hard, hard
Experiencing loss and grief can make you emotionally hardened and guarded


When the moon is lookin' down
The moon has a mystical quality that can evoke feelings of love and longing


Shinin' light upon your ground
The moonlight is a symbol of hope and guidance, shining a light on our path forward


I'm flyin' up to let you see
I'm reaching out to you, hoping that you'll remember our love and the good times we had


That the shadow cast is me
Even though we may be apart, my presence will always be with you, like a shadow that never fades


Ooh, so fly high, so fly high
Even though we may be separated, we should both strive to live our best lives and pursue our dreams




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Benjamin Arthur McKee, Daniel Platzman, Daniel Wayne Sermon, Daniel Reynolds, Joel Little

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@reyahdalida2364

Two hearts, one valve
Pumpin' the blood, we were the flood
We were the body and
Two lives, one life
Stickin' it out, lettin' you down
Makin' it right
Seasons, they will change
Life will make you grow
Dreams will make you cry, cry, cry
Everything is temporary
Everything will slide
Love will never die, die, die
I know that, ooh, birds fly in different directions
Ooh, I hope to see you again
Sunsets, sunrises
Livin' the dream, watchin' the leaves
Changin' the seasons
Some nights I think of you
Relivin' the past, wishin' it'd last
Wishin' and dreamin'
Seasons, they will change
Life will make you grow
Death can make you hard, hard, hard
Everything is temporary
Everything will slide
Love will never die, die, die
I know that, ooh, birds fly in different directions
Ooh, I hope to see you again
Ooh, birds fly in different direction
Ooh, so fly high, so fly high
When the moon is lookin' down
Shinin' light upon your ground
I'm flyin' up to let you see
That the shadow cast is me
I know that, ooh, birds fly in different directions
Ooh, I hope to see you again
Ooh, birds fly in different directions
Ooh, so fly high, so fly high
Ooh, so fly high, so fly high
Ooh, so fly high, so fly high



All comments from YouTube:

@josuearias4291

Director: How many hearts do you want to touch?
Imagine Dragons: Yes

@fishmunchin

Yes???

@aloowarrior1634

why would a director ask something like that

@smriel8274

It’s Russian joke. You guys can’t understand it.

@smolensk_witch

Алипбек Шихшабеков, ехехе)

@mosesblunt9366

Definitely 🌼💕🌼

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@ayamuos2298

Imagine dragons's lyrics : " So fly high, so fly high "
Me, listening that song : " So cry hard, so cry hard "

@Isobel201

yep I lost a good friend to cancer earlier this year, this song just reminds me of our partnership

@honeymoon9848

Kkkk me : fly hard fly hard

@micaharpomis7000

I think it was the goal

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