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Whatever It Takes - Imagine Dragons

Falling too fast to prepare for this
Tripping in the world could be dangerous
Everybody circling is vulturous
Negative, Nepotist

Everybody waiting for the fall of man
Everybody praying for the end of times
Everybody hoping they could be the one
I was born to run, I was born for this

Whip, whip
Run me like a race horse
Hold me like a rip cord
Break me down and build me up
I wanna be the slip, slip
Word upon your lip, lip
Letter that you rip, rip
Break me down and build me up

Whatever it takes
Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do whatever it takes
Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
Whatever it takes
Ya take me to the top, I'm ready for
Whatever it takes
Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do what it takes

Always had a fear of being typical
Looking at my body feeling miserable
Always hanging on to the visual
I wanna be invisible

Looking at my years like a martyrdom
Everybody needs to be a part of 'em
Never be enough from the particle sum
I was born to run, I was born for this

Whip, whip
Run me like a race horse
Hold me like a rip cord
Break me down and build me up
I wanna be the slip, slip
Word upon your lip, lip
Letter that you rip, rip
Break me down and build me up

Whatever it takes
Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do whatever it takes
Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
Whatever it takes
Ya take me to the top, I'm ready for
Whatever it takes
Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do what it takes

Hypocritical, egotistical
Don't wanna be the parenthetical
Hypothetical, working onto something that I'm proud of
Out of the box an epoxy to the world and the vision we've lost
I'm an apostrophe, I'm just a symbol to reminds you that there's more to see
I'm just a product of the system, a catastrophe
And yet a masterpiece, and yet I'm half diseased
And when I am deceased
At least I go down to the grave and I happily
Leave the body of my soul to be a part of me
I do what it takes

Whatever it takes
Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do whatever it takes
Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
Whatever it takes
Ya take me to the top, I'm ready for
Whatever it takes
Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do what it takes

Interpretation of Whatever It Takes

Whatever It Takes is an ode to your own ambitions. The lead singer of Imagine Dragons Dan Reynolds sings of his personal life and of his desire to achieve something and never give up. However, he draws a negative world in which one has to fight for everything and which makes it difficult for him to reach his goals. He thinks everyone is waiting for him to fail. After his hard work, he also wants to be spoiled with the fruits of success.


He is ready to give "whatever it takes" to be successful. It is not fame or money that drives him, but the thrill of pushing oneself to the limits and beyond. This feeling gives him fulfillment, challenges him again and again and makes him feel alive. But sometimes he realizes that shame and lack of self-confidence almost overwhelm him. He calls himself the "product of the system" that insists on mediocrity and equality, which is a "catastrophe" to him, so he is perfect in his imperfections, and his uniqueness gives him a special ability or position that strengthens him.

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