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Thunder
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Thunder

Imagine Dragons
Album:
Evolve

Song Meaning and Background of Thunder by Imagine Dragons


The underlying assumption is that Dan Reynolds is transporting us to his youthful and idealistic years. He didn't let his peers (who didn't bother to dream) hold him back back then because he dreamed of the fantastic things he wanted to do.


The name "Thunder" refers to the fact that, as a young child, he was "lightning before the thunder." Although there was a brief flash of light to indicate that he was dreaming, success was on the way.


On the US Billboard Hot 100, "Thunder" peaked at number four. The song followed "Radioactive," "Demons," and "Believer" as the group's third top ten singles in that nation. Additionally, it made it into the top 10 in Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Austria. The track received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.


Lyrics of Thunder by Imagine Dragons


Just a young gun with a quick fuse

I was uptight, wanna let loose

I was dreaming of bigger things

And wanna leave my old life behind

Not a yes-sir, not a follower

Fit the box, fit the mold

Have a seat in the foyer, take a number

I was lightning before the thunder

 

Thunder, thunder

Thunder, thun-, thunder

Thun-thun-thunder, thunder, thunder

Thunder, thun-, thunder

Thun-thun-thunder, thunder

 

Thunder, feel the thunder

Lightning then the thunder

Thunder, feel the thunder

Lightning then the thunder

Thunder, thunder

Thunder

 

Kids were laughing in my classes

While I was scheming for the masses

Who do you think you are?

Dreaming 'bout being a big star

They say you're basic, they say you're easy

You're always riding in the back seat

Now I'm smiling from the stage while

You were clapping in the nosebleeds

 

Thunder

Thunder, thun-, thunder

Thun-thun-thunder, thunder, thunder

Thunder, thun-, thunder

Thun-thun-thunder, thunder

 

Thunder, feel the thunder

Lightning then the thunder

Thunder, feel the thunder

Lightning then the thunder

Thunder

 

Thunder, feel the thunder

Lightning then the thunder, thunder

 

Thunder, feel the thunder

Lightning then the thunder, thunder

Thunder, feel the thunder

Lightning then the thunder, thunder

Thunder, feel the thunder

(Never give up, never give up)

Lightning then the thunder, thunder

(Never give up on your dreams)

Thunder, feel the thunder

(Never give up, never give up)

Lightning then the thunder, thunder

(Never give up on your dreams)

 

Thunder, thunder, thun-, thunder

Thun-thun-thunder, thunder

Thunder, thunder, thun-, thunder

Thun-thun-thunder, thunder

Thunder, thunder, thun-, thunder

Thun-thun-thunder, thunder

Thunder, thunder, thun-, thunder

Thun-thun-thunder, thunder


Release Date

2017

Songwriter/s

Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Alexander Grant, Jayson DeZuzio, Frederick Hansen

Producer/s

Alex Da Kid, Jayson DeZuzio

Label/s

Interscope, Kidinakorner

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