Dancing in the Dark
Imagine Dragons Lyrics


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Don't throw my name 'round here like that
You could get us in some trouble
Talking that way and
Monday you got me that's a fact
You could get me in some trouble
Talking that way and
I don't need nobody
If you ever want to join me, baby
I'll be dancing in the dark
If you ever want to join me, baby
I'll be dancing in the dark

Dancing in the
Join me
Dancing in the
Join me baby
Dancing in the
Join me baby

Most days I'm keeping to myself
Living in my little bubble
Throwing my weight and moving my body through the sea
You could come join me
Moving like the weekend
I don't need nobody

If you ever want to join me, baby
I'll be dancing in the dark
If you ever want to join me, baby
I'll be dancing in the dark

Dancing in the
Join me
Dancing in the
Join me baby
Dancing in the
Join me baby
Dancing in the
Join me baby

If you ever want to join me, baby
I'll be dancing in the dark
Dancing in the
Join me baby

If you ever want to join me baby




I'll be dancing in the dark
(Baby) Dancing in the (baby)

Overall Meaning

In "Radioactive in the Dark," Imagine Dragons and Fall Out Boy are asking their lover to join them in their escapism from reality. The song conveys a sense of danger and excitement as the chorus urges the listener to join in the thrill of the moment. The opening lines suggest that the situation is also risky, as the singer warns his lover not to use his name recklessly. He acknowledges that talking about him in a particular way could cause trouble, but the excitement is too potent to resist. The first verse sets the tone for the rest of the song- reckless and carefree.


The chorus is an invitation to dance with the singer. He is welcoming his lover to join him in the dance, and he doesn't need anyone but his companion. The chorus is repetitive and has a hypnotic quality, adding to the idea of escapism. The singer is living in his little bubble, and he is inviting his lover in. He is also urging his lover to move with him, mimicking the weekend's free and unrestrained lifestyle.


Overall, the song describes the thrill and the danger of escaping from reality, and the singer is inviting his lover to join him in this experience.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't throw my name 'round here like that
Please don't mention my name in that way, it could implicate and get us into trouble.


You could get us in some trouble
Your actions or words have the potential to cause us problems and consequences.


Talking that way and
If you continue to speak in that manner, it may lead to negative outcomes.


Monday you got me that's a fact
You have my attention and I am willing to listen to you.


I don't need nobody
I am content and happy with being alone, and do not require anyone else's company.


If you ever want to join me, baby
If you are ever interested in being with me, I am open to it.


I'll be dancing in the dark
I will be enjoying myself, expressing my freedom and living my best life.


Dancing in the
As I dance in


Join me
You are welcome to come and be with me.


Join me baby
You, specifically, are welcome to come and be with me.


Most days I'm keeping to myself
Typically, I prefer to be alone and not interact with others.


Living in my little bubble
I am content and happy with being in my own world, separate from others.


Throwing my weight and moving my body through the sea
I am exerting myself and persevering through any obstacles or challenges.


You could come join me
It is possible for you to come and be with me, if you so choose.


Moving like the weekend
I am enjoying myself and feeling free, like I do on weekends.


(Baby) Dancing in the (baby)
Enjoying myself fully and expressing my freedom, to the point where it is almost like being born again.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Alexander Junior Grant, Benjamin Arthur McKee, Daniel Coulter Reynolds, Daniel James Platzman, Daniel Wayne Sermon

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