Demons (2013) – Imagine Dragons

I believe my daughter Katherine found this song on YT and we played and sung it all the time. There was an endearing video of a kid with a horse on a beach with this song played, but I can no longer find it, which is a bummer. Demons is another one of those songs that just sounds better each listen and I have never grown tired of. My daughter and I still like to sing it on occasion. Demons is a song by American rock band Imagine Dragons released in 2013 and spent twelve weeks in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. Within two years of its release, more than 4.1 million copies were sold in the United States, making it the eighth most downloaded song in rock history at the time.

I wanna hide the truth, I wanna shelter you
But with the beast inside, there’s nowhere we can hide
No matter what we breed, we still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come, this is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat, look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide, it’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close; it’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide, it’s where my demons hide

Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of lead singer Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman. Imagine Dragons has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Despite their popularity and large social media followings, reception towards Imagine Dragons from other musicians and music critics has been mixed since their breakthrough to the mainstream. The band’s music has been criticized for its repetitive lyrics, “overblown” arena rock production, overemphasis on reverberation effects, sticking to formulas, and genre-hopping.

A fellow music blogger Jeff at Eclectic Music Lover whose opinion I hold in high esteem wrote to me about Imagine Dragon in my article In Reverse by The War on Drugs: ‘Imagine Dragons are good, but don’t measure up to the quality of songwriting and musicianship of The War on Drugs‘. The band has frequently been compared to Canadian rock band Nickelback by critics, referring to Nickelback’s own negative public perception. Despite all that I’m going to let Imagine Dragon bask in the sun because this song brought my Baby and I so much joy.

1. Demons (Imagine Dragons song) – Wikipedia
2. Imagine Dragons – Wikipedia

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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4 comments on “Demons (2013) – Imagine Dragons
  1. Thanks for the mention. I liked this song a lot, but boy it was overplayed on the radio back in 2013-14.

  2. Actually, I should say thanks for the compliment!

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