"Believer" as written by and Wayne Sermon Dan Reynolds....
First things first
I'ma say all the words inside my head
I'm fired up and tired of the way that things have been, oh ooh
The way that things have been, oh ooh
Second thing second
Don't you tell me what you think that I can be
I'm the one at the sail, I'm the master of my sea, oh ooh
The master of my sea, oh ooh

I was broken from a young age
Taking my sulking to the masses
Write down my poems for the few
That looked at me, took to me, shook to me, feeling me
Singing from heartache from the pain
Taking my message from the veins
Speaking my lesson from the brain
Seeing the beauty through the

(Pain)
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer
(Pain, pain)
You break me down, you build me up, believer, believer
(Pain)
Oh let the bullets fly, oh let them rain
My life, my love, my drive, it came from
(Pain)
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer

Third things third
Send a prayer to the ones up above
All the hate that you've heard has turned your spirit to a dove, oh ooh
Your spirit up above, oh ooh

I was choking in the crowd
Building my rain up in the cloud
Falling like ashes to the ground
Hoping my feelings, they would drown
But they never did, ever lived, ebbing and flowing
Inhibited, limited
'Til it broke up and it rained down
It rained down, like

(Pain)
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer
(Pain, pain)
You break me down, you built me up, believer, believer
(Pain)
I let the bullets fly, oh let them rain
My life, my love, my drive, it came from
(Pain)
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer

Last things last
By the grace of the fire and the flames
You're the face of the future, the blood in my veins, oh ooh
The blood in my veins, oh ooh
But they never did, ever lived, ebbing and flowing
Inhibited, limited
'Til it broke up and it rained down
It rained down, like

(Pain)
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer
(Pain, pain)
You break me down, you built me up, believer, believer
(Pain)
I let the bullets fly, oh let them rain
My life, my love, my drive, it came from
(Pain)
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer


Lyrics submitted by NintendoFanCS, edited by scassymacoo123

"Believer" as written by Daniel Coulter Reynolds Daniel Wayne Sermon

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  • +12
    Song Meaningthis is a song about how someone has gone through a lot of pain in his life, and sees good things through it, and how it made him who he is. it's a really powerful song.
    Ryleexxon March 15, 2017   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about how pain has created the writer and how the pain in their life has made them who they are.
    MusicGeek22on July 04, 2017   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFirst things first: I'm pissed off and I'm going to tell you all about it.
    Second thing second: Don't be trying to restrain me with dogma or anything else.
    Third things third: I'm tired of LGBTQ people killing themselves. And I'm tired of the people who can't accept them causing it.
    Last things last: You who have suffered this are fueling my purpose in life now.

    If you think I'm way off, try coming to the LoveLoud Festival with me next year.
    Yzermaneelyon September 21, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs far as I agree with the meaning people give to this song. I want to add that, This song is about the journey of dan Reynolds trying to make a change inside the church. (At least from what he has said on some interviews)

    He's been, for a long time, trying to make Mormon's accept the LGTB community.
    lcjuryon July 12, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"My life, my love, my drive"
    Not "my luck, my live, my God"
    Stealthhearton October 01, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it has to go with God in the way in the second verse he says "send a prayer to the ones up above." Apparently, the pain has shaped him and made him who he is right now. It has also made him a believer in God.

    It seems as if the whole song is just a prayer to God.
    arkhamgameron November 07, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis is my interpretation
    First verse: I’m gonna say everything I’m thinking because I’ve kept it bottled up for so long don’t tell me what i should be peoples stereotypes and expectations don’t define me
    Pre chorus : I had a lot of problems when I was younger and I would take my problems to people. I would write for the few people that looked at me and cared about me Singing about my heart ache I’m taking my message from inside/my heart talking about what’ve learned and seeing the best things from the worse
    Chorus:pain made me see the good things even in the worst of times somethings that break me down such as pain still build me up my love my life and my drive all came from pain
    Verse 2: send a pray to the people in heaven that are no longer with us and thank them for the impact the have had in your life and try to avoid all the hate you have heard and be peaceful like a dove (states in the about doves being the sign of peace
    Pre chorus:I was a regular person dreaming about a different life and I started falling down I was hoping my feeling would go away but the didn’t and then it caused me pain because I kept them bottled up
    Bridge: last thing the grace of the Holy Spirit (in the church they consider fire and flames a sign of the Holy Spirit) is the future and the thing that keeps me alive and my feelings being bottled up finally effected me
    SNH_143on December 27, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn aimless man meets, falls for and finds out about the facts life from a strong woman who's philosophy and criticisms are grounded in reality. He objects to her harshness but life prooves her right about everything. He's improving and he wants her but it's a backwards relationship and her interest in him fades with his inability to take charge.
    Love desire and pain are sometimes partners.
    JimTon January 01, 2018   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI interpret this song as from the view point of a mass shooter or school shooter. Especially the bullets flying in the chorus. And the first two verses imply heavily towards this premise.

    I just don't understand what making him a believer has to do with it.
    Xman51on January 25, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about someone who is let all the pain in their life get to them basically they were abused as a kid and the only people that he could share it with were people that were also abused i.e his brothers and when he grows up he meets someone who was so pure and tried to save him but he doesn't feel like she can
    jack108623on March 13, 2018   Link

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