"All Eyes" as written by and Daniel Coulter Reynolds Benjamin Arthur Mckee....
Everything you say
Is just a lie
And now I'm leaving
To the city where the people
Are awake to chase a dream
That isn't real
And we 'posed to be somethin'
That we're not
Just wanna change a lot
And sign our name after the dot

Everything you see
Is just a century of anarchy
All my corresponding colors
That symbolize the things
We can attest, arrange
We can assess, we can attain
We are the entry for entities
To entice and entertain

All eyes
They're on you
Don't deny
You've got to
This is a call
That's all
You'll ever get from me
This is a call
That's all
You'll ever get from me

Take my side
Take my side
Don't look back
I'm easy
And that's a fact
You're on my mind, oh

Everything you say
Is just a lie
And now I'm leaving
To the city where the people
Are awake to chase a dream
That isn't real
And we 'posed to be somethin'
That we're not
Just wanna change a lot
And sign our name after the dot

All eyes
They're on you
Don't deny
You've got to
This is a call
That's all
You'll ever get from me

Now will the sun come up tonight?
Because your eyes they burn so bright
I'm all you've got
When you say
That you want it all
You want it all

All eyes
They're on you
Don't deny
You've got to
This is a call
That's all
You'll ever get from me
This is a call
That's all
You'll ever get from me

All eyes
They're on you
Don't deny
You've got to
This is a call
That's all
You'll ever get from me
This is a call
That's all
You'll ever get from me


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"All Eyes" as written by Daniel Coulter Reynolds Benjamin Arthur Mckee

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    General CommentI think this song is about a person who has this view of the world and no one is truly listening. Here's my interpretation:

    "Everything you say is just a lie
    And now I'm leaving to the city
    Where the people are awake"

    Everything this person is told isn't true and now he realizes everything. Whether it's conspiracy or brutality of people, he's decided he's had enough.

    "To chase a dream that isn't real
    And we 'posed to be somethin' that we're not
    Just wanna change a lot
    And sign our name after the dot"

    He thinks that people are following dreams that won't come true. These dreams could be becoming famous or successful. But he thinks in order to get contracts, "signing after the dot," people have to be something their not. Like the quote "nice guys finish last" this person thinks that people must change to be successful.

    "Everything you see
    Is just a century of anarchy
    All my corresponding colors
    That symbolize the things
    We can attest, arrange
    We can assess, we can attain
    We are the intrical entities
    To entice and entertain"

    This I think basically says that he knows that everything is wrong in the world and that what ever you do and wear will affect you. He says that you can do things to be important, rich and famous but he says that in reality we are all alone to bribe and entertain others to get higher up. We all cheat to become powerful.

    All eyes
    They're on you
    Don't deny
    You've got to
    This is a call
    That's all
    You'll ever get from me
    This is a call
    That's all
    You'll ever get from me

    He says that he wants nothing to do with anything. He knows people are watching him. He doesn't want to be like them but tells them that he knows what their doing and that it's wrong. All eyes are on him because he isn't doing what they want him to do.

    Take my side
    Take my side
    Don't look back
    Now I'm easy
    And that's a fact
    And you're on my mind, oh

    He tells them to follow him. All eyes are on him since he's doing his own thing but he's trying to make a change.

    Now will the sun come up tonight?
    Because your eyes they burn so bright
    I'm all you've got
    When you say
    That you want it all
    You want it all

    Now this guy is wondering if there is any hope at all. He thinks everyone can change and that he can help them but they want more and won't want any of his help. They want more power so they won't change.


    So quick summary:
    A person realizes that the world is a lie and that he wants to go leave. He goes to a place where everyone is chasing a helpless dream by lying. Everyone notices him since they know he knows that they are all lying. He tries to help but they don't listen. So all in all, a person who is a good person is trying to help the bad change. The bad don't like him and stay bad since they want more.
    mim2000on July 27, 2014   Link
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    General CommentWHY DOESN'T THIS HAVE ANY MOTHERFUCKING COMMENTS????? This is hands down my absoloute favorite song by Imagine Dragons (and trust me, I love them all) but this song I like listening to when I feel down. I think it's because I relate this amazing song to pressure. Lots of pressure, all the time, which I constantly have to deal with and it actually feels like all eyes are on me and this song just helps me and sort of calms me down.
    okaywowon April 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo kidding, I've been searching for insightful comments all over and haven't found any for this song! And it's such an awesome one!
    ImagineDragonon April 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see this as a story of somebody ignoring the advice given to them to stay out of the music industry to chase their dreams. However, once they reach "the city where the people are" they are treated as an object to make into something desirable. They have all eyes on them.
    funbunon July 18, 2015   Link

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