Round and Round
Imagine Dragons Lyrics


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We are all living the same way
We are escaping the same way
Circling
We are a part of the same play
We think we're making our own way
Circling

You don't have to hold your head up high

Round and round
I won't run away this time
Till you show me what this life is for
Round and round
I'm not gonna let you change my mind
Till you show me what this life is for

We are afflicted by fiction
Building a case for eviction
Circling
Guarding a tower of ancients
Shooting down arrows of patience
And patiently circling

You don't have to hold your head up high

Round and round
I won't run away this time
Till you show me what this life is for
Round and round
I'm not gonna let you change my mind
Till you show me what this life is for

All the emptiness inside you
Is hard enough to fill
Without a sense of purpose
We're setting up to fail
You don't have to make it right
Just hold your head up high

Round and round
I won't run away this time
Till you show me what this life is for
Round and round




I'm not gonna let you change my mind
Till you show me what this life is for

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Imagine Dragons’ song Round and Round describe a feeling of being stuck in a cycle or routine that we can’t seem to break out of. The repetition of the phrase “circling” reinforces this sense of being trapped, as if we are all moving around and around without any clear direction or purpose. The lyrics also touch on the idea of conformity, with lines like “we are all living the same way” and “we are a part of the same play”. These phrases suggest that we are all following the same script, living out the same patterns of behavior, and that we need something or someone to show us what this life is actually for.


In the second verse, the lyrics shift to focus on the ways in which we guard ourselves and our beliefs. We build up our own mental fortresses, shooting down any ideas or thoughts that might challenge our established worldview. This reminds us that we all have a tendency to cling to our beliefs, even in the face of evidence that suggests we may be wrong. The song ends on a hopeful note, with the repeated refrain “just hold your head up high”. This is a message of resilience and perseverance, encouraging listeners to keep moving forward even when they are feeling lost, confused, or uncertain about the path ahead.


Overall, Round and Round is a powerful exploration of the human condition, touching on themes of conformity, purposelessness, and the search for meaning in life. The repeated chorus phrases and the consistent use of the image of circling create a sense of unity and shared experience among listeners, drawing them into the song and encouraging them to reflect on their own lives and experiences.


Line by Line Meaning

We are all living the same way
We all go through the same struggles in life


We are escaping the same way
We all have the same desires to escape our problems and challenges


Circling
We keep going through the same cycles of behavior without change


We are a part of the same play
We are all part of the same existence, with similar circumstances


We think we're making our own way
We believe we have control over our lives, but we are subject to external factors


You don't have to hold your head up high
It's okay to feel down and overwhelmed


Round and round
We can't escape our problems, we must confront them


I won't run away this time
I won't avoid my problems again


Till you show me what this life is for
I need guidance and understanding of the purpose of life to move forward


I'm not gonna let you change my mind
I won't let others influence my decisions without evidence or reason


We are afflicted by fiction
We create false narratives or stories that affect how we perceive reality


Building a case for eviction
We make arguments against ourselves or others to justify negative behavior


Guarding a tower of ancients
We protect and become attached to things that hold no value or relevance


Shooting down arrows of patience
We act impulsively and don't consider the consequences of our actions


And patiently circling
We continue through the same patterns of behavior without change, waiting for something to change


All the emptiness inside you
There is a void or emptiness in our lives that needs to be filled


Is hard enough to fill
It's difficult to find fulfillment in life


Without a sense of purpose
Without understanding why we do what we do, we feel lost


We're setting up to fail
Without purpose, we are not able to reach our full potential


Just hold your head up high
Even though we may feel lost, we can still be confident and hopeful




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@VERZUL

CONTEXTO:

La canción hablar sobre un joven que no sabe hacia donde va en su vida, o su propósito para vivir, al que parece que todo le sale mal.
Al preguntar a su familia sobre eso, le responden que "no debe hacer las cosas bien, solo mantener la cabeza en alto".
Sin embargo, el protagonista no está de acuerdo en esto, pues piensa que si todos nos comportamos así, seremos clones viviendo la misma vida, destinados al fracaso.
"Dando vueltas, (está vez) no voy a dejar que cambies mi forma de pensar, hasta que me muestres para que es esta vida".
La canción es una crítica a las generaciones pasadas, que no se cuestionan por qué las cosas se han hecho de la misma forma siempre, y por qué nadie está persiguiendo sus sueños en esta vida.
"Todo el vacío que siente no se llenará con ese vacío en tu interior".
La canción termina aclarando que la única razón para mantener la frente en alto es para defender tus ideales y no para aguantar una vida que te deja insatisfecho.



@MiguelAngel-so6nd

Lyrics :3

We are all living the same way, the same way
We are escaping the same way, the same way
Circling
(Ooh-oh-oh, ooh-oh-oh)
We are a part of the same play, the same play
We think we're making our own way, our own way
Circling
(Ooh-oh-oh, ooh-oh-oh)
You don't have to hold your head up high
Round and round
I won't run away this time
'Til you show me what this life is for
Round and round
I'm not gonna let you change my mind
'Til you show me what this life is for
We are afflicted by fiction, by fiction
Building a case for eviction, eviction
Circling
(Ooh-oh-oh, ooh-oh-oh)
Guarding a tower of ancients, of ancients
Shooting down arrows of patience, and patiently
Circling
(Ooh-oh-oh, ooh-oh-oh)
You don't have to hold your head up high
Round and round
I won't run away this time
'Til you show me what this life is for
Round and round
I'm not gonna let you change my mind
'Til you show me what this life is for
All the emptiness inside you
Is hard enough to fill
Without a sense of purpose
We're setting up to fail
You don't have to make it right
Just hold your head up high
Round and round
I won't run away this time (hold your head up high)
'Til you show me what this life is for (hold your head up high)
Round and round
I'm not gonna let you change my mind (hold your head up high)
'Til you show me what this life is for



@insaneattitude23

We are all living the same way, the same way
We are escaping the same way, the same way
Circling
(Ooh-oh-oh, ooh-oh-oh)
We are a part of the same play, the same play
We think we're making our own way, our own way
Circling
(Ooh-oh-oh, ooh-oh-oh)
You don't have to hold your head up high
Round and round
I won't run away this time
'Til you show me what this life is for
Round and round
I'm not gonna let you change my mind
'Til you show me what this life is for
We are afflicted by fiction, by fiction
Building a case for eviction, eviction
Circling
(Ooh-oh-oh, ooh-oh-oh)
Guarding a tower of ancients, of ancients
Shooting down arrows of patience, and patiently
Circling
(Ooh-oh-oh, ooh-oh-oh)
You don't have to hold your head up high
Round and round
I won't run away this time
'Til you show me what this life is for
Round and round
I'm not gonna let you change my mind
'Til you show me what this life is for
All the emptiness inside you
Is hard enough to fill
Without a sense of purpose
We're setting up to fail
You don't have to make it right
Just hold your head up high
Round and round
I won't run away this time (hold your head up high)
'Til you show me what this life is for (hold your head up high)
Round and round
I'm not gonna let you change my mind (hold your head up high)
'Til you show me what this life is for



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@joshuashaffer9637

All time favorite

@ar1a.luvs.nirv4na.

It’s mine too

@juana1483

Boring

@user842n

​@@juana1483then why are you listening to it and entering the comments section

@graysonscarr-yo4by

@@user842n lol true why is he?

@justinholland312

round and rounds probably my top favorite but the whole album "night visions" is just amazing. ik a lot of people hate on imagine dragons but i love just ab everything they've put out. they are just so wholesome and that album takes me back to summer 2013 when life was simple and me my brothers and dad would all listen to it looking at the stars by a fire just talking.. miss it.

@juana1483

Boring

@paullehobbit1964

Who say that ? All people around me loves Imagine Dragons !! Also on my favorite game League of legends ! =D​@@TheRandomGuyInYourWalls229

@andyb.8519

I usually blast your songs and sing at the top of my lungs. Thanks Imagine Dragons for making my life better, a big fan here from Guatemala. Many more blessings for you guys. ❤️

@einarsjekabsons9614

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