It's Time
Imagine Dragons Lyrics


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So this is what you meant
When you said that you were spent
And now it's time to build from the bottom of the pit, right to the top
Don't hold back
Packing my bags and giving the Academy a rain check

I don't ever want to let you down
I don't ever want to leave this town
'Cause after all
This city never sleeps at night

It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

So this is where you fell
And I am left to sell
The path to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell right to the top
Don't look back
Turning to rags and giving the commodities a rain check

I don't ever want to let you down
I don't ever want to leave this town
'Cause after all
This city never sleeps at night

It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

This road never looked so lonely
This house doesn't burn down slowly
To ashes
To ashes

It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was




Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of the song "So this is what you meant, when you said that you were spent" express a sense of familiarity, almost as if the listener has been expecting something like this to happen. As the song progresses, we learn that the singer is leaving a toxic relationship, where the other party has given up on trying to work things out. The line "The path to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell right to the top" speaks of the struggle and perseverance required to come out of a tough situation.


As the singer sets out on their new journey, they express their desire to not leave anything behind and to give everything their best shot. The reference to the Academy points towards a career in the arts, which the singer is willing to put on hold to focus on their emotional healing. The chorus, "I'm never changing who I am" emphasizes that despite the challenges and changes, the singer will always remain true to themselves.


The final lines of the song, "This road never looked so lonely, This house doesn't burn down slowly, To ashes, To ashes" are a metaphor for letting go of what's toxic, and moving on to something new, even though the path ahead might be lonely and challenging. The singer is ready to start over, to build from the bottom and work their way up to the top.


Line by Line Meaning

So this is what you meant
I finally understand what you were going through


When you said that you were spent
When you said you couldn't handle it anymore


And now it's time to build from the bottom of the pit, right to the top
It's time to start from the very bottom and work our way up


Don't hold back
Don't hesitate, give it your all


Packing my bags and giving the Academy a rain check
I'm leaving and putting a hold on my academic pursuits


I don't ever want to let you down
I never want to disappoint you


I don't ever want to leave this town
I never want to leave this place behind


'Cause after all
Because in the end


This city never sleeps at night
This city is always alive and vibrant


It's time to begin, isn't it?
It's time to start over, right?


I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm growing and changing, but I recognize that


I'm just the same as I was
I'm still fundamentally the same person I always was


Now don't you understand
Don't you see?


I'm never changing who I am
I will always be true to myself


So this is where you fell
This is where you stumbled and faltered


And I am left to sell
I'm left to pick up the pieces and move forward


The path to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell right to the top
The road to success is difficult and filled with obstacles, but we have to push through


Don't look back
Don't let the past hold you down


Turning to rags and giving the commodities a rain check
I'm abandoning my materialistic pursuits and priorities


This road never looked so lonely
This path is isolating and desolate


This house doesn't burn down slowly
This situation is rapidly deteriorating


To ashes
Until everything is destroyed




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

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This song helped me through a hard part in my life, and I still love it.

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Me too:)

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same it keeps me going

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Same goes on me

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proud of you for pushing through the tough times, you're amazing

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@justab9538

This , This song right here is one of the best songs in history of music

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100%

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It certainly is!!!😃👍

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