"My Fault" as written by Daniel Coulter Reynolds, Daniel Wayne Sermon, Benjamin Arthur Mckee and Alexander Junior Grant....
I took a walk on a Saturday night,
Fog in the air,
Just to make my mind seem clear
Where do I go from here?
I see my breath pushing steam through the air,
Shaking hands run through my hair,
My fears, where do I go from here?

Is it my fault, is it my fault?
We’ve been missing each other,
We’ve been missing each other.
My fault, is it my fault?
We’ve been missing each other,
We’ve been missing each other.

Walking down to the waters edge,
Asking why I’m here instead of home,
Now I stand alone.
I stop to stare at the ocean side
I'm breathing in just to feel it’s side
With his
Like you were here with me.

Is it my fault, is it my fault?
We’ve been missing each other,
We’ve been missing each other.
My fault, is it my fault?
We’ve been missing each other,
We’ve been missing each other.

Oh it's on the wall, it's loud,
It's in the brightest light,
It's when the world is moving.
Oh it's in the faintest cry,
It's in the lovers' eye,
It's when I need you most,
And don't you know,

Is it my fault, is it my fault?
We’ve been missing each other,
We’ve been missing each other.
My fault, is it my fault?
We’ve been missing each other,
We’ve been missing each other.

Is it my fault, is it my fault?
We’ve been missing each other,
We’ve been missing each other.
My fault, is it my fault?
We’ve been missing each other,
We’ve been missing each other.


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"My Fault" as written by Benjamin Arthur Mckee Alexander Junior Grant

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    My InterpretationSo its about a love quarrel between to guys and is sung from one of the two's views, but can tell that the other is feeling the same pretty much.
    Anonimouson January 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a misunderstanding between two people and that one of them is reflecting on the misunderstanding and wondering if they are the one responsible for the lover's quarrel. The way you do when you fight with your loved one.
    vengeforon January 29, 2013   Link
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    General CommentFor the love of...it is NOT about a "love quarrel between to [sic] guys".....Dan Reynolds is an incredibly "spiritual" person....the song describes someone facing a life obstacle and is arguing with himself if it's HIS fault or "god's" fault that he keeps missing the message of what he's supposed to do now.
    BandOLeeron June 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think it is the writers guilt maybe, they are quite conscious whether or not it is their fault, but they want to know if it is their fault, as this problem clearly means alot to them and it involves someone that means alot to them
    imaginedragons'aremylifeon August 29, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about having messed something up that meant a great deal to you at one stage in your life.
    dan88leonon October 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure this was written while the band was far away from home for a really long time.

    I took a walk on a Saturday night,
    Fog in the air,
    Just to make my mind seem clear
    Where do I go from here?

    *He's got a day off and he's upset. He goes for a walk to go clear his head*

    I see my breath pushing steam through the air,
    Shaking hands run through my hair,
    My fears, where do I go from here?

    *He doesn't know what to do and it scares him. Running his hands through his hair implies that he's lonely (misses someone's touch)

    Is it my fault, is it my fault?
    We’ve been missing each other,
    We’ve been missing each other.
    My fault, is it my fault?
    We’ve been missing each other,
    We’ve been missing each other.

    *He misses someone a lot, and he's wondering if it's his fault, if he's the one to blame (more coming up)*

    Walking down to the waters edge,
    Asking why I’m here instead of home,
    Now I stand alone.

    *He walks to the ocean. Why is he here instead of home? Why isn't he with whoever it is he's missing? He feels alone. He's wondering if maybe this is all worth it, being so far away*

    I stop to stare at the ocean side
    I'm breathing in just to feel it’s side
    With his
    Like you were here with me.

    *He looks across the ocean, possibly towards home, towards whoever it is he's missing. He wishes he/she (i'm gonna assume it's a she) was with him. He wants her so badly.*

    Is it my fault, is it my fault?
    We’ve been missing each other,
    We’ve been missing each other.
    My fault, is it my fault?
    We’ve been missing each other,
    We’ve been missing each other.

    *And once again, he's asking whether or not it's his fault*

    Oh it's on the wall, it's loud,
    It's in the brightest light,
    It's when the world is moving.
    Oh it's in the faintest cry,
    It's in the lovers' eye,
    It's when I need you most,
    And don't you know,

    *He sees her in everything, and he misses her and needs her. More than anything.*

    Is it my fault, is it my fault?
    We’ve been missing each other,
    We’ve been missing each other.
    My fault, is it my fault?
    We’ve been missing each other,
    We’ve been missing each other.

    Is it my fault, is it my fault?
    We’ve been missing each other,
    We’ve been missing each other.
    My fault, is it my fault?
    We’ve been missing each other,
    We’ve been missing each other

    *And he's so desperate to know whether or not it's his fault*
    In my opinion, I think that this was written while the band was on tour. Maybe Dan was missing his girlfriend back home or something while they were far away, across the ocean. He's looking across the ocean and asking "Is it my fault?" because he can't see her because Imagine Dragons got famous enough to do concerts that were that far away from home. Just my take on it.
    meghanmcon January 26, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationIt is a song about love. Whether that's love of god or a man or a woman. When you love something you see that person or thing in everything. The singer is blaming himself for physical, emotional or spiritual distance. Either way it's a beautiful song.
    tmonzon March 13, 2014   Link
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    General CommentHe was just diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. He was wondering if he did something to cause this terrible disease.
    Sonarqueenon November 29, 2016   Link

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