Imagine Dragons - Real Life Lyrics




She says that the world is a broken mess
It's always on her mind
She cries at the news when the shots ring out
Every single time

And no, I cannot fix it
No, I cannot make it stop
So I said...

Turn your phone off, only look me in my eye
Can we live that real life, real life? Oh hey
Turn your phone off, won't you look me in my eye?
Can we live that real life, real life?

She prays on her knees as the towers' fall
To a god she does not know
She's beggin' him to stop the mess
As the Boston bombs blow (Ooh)
She says, "How could I, oh, ever believe
In somethin' that would step aside and watch?"
And I got no words to say
'Cause I think I lost my faith
But I fake it for the day
Oh, everything will be okay

But no, I cannot fix it
And I cannot make it stop
So I said...

Turn your phone off, only look me in my eye
Can we live that real life, real life? Oh hey
Turn your phone off, won't you look me in my eye?
Can we live that real life, real life?

I wish I had the answers
Something you could hold to
The only thing that's real to me is
You

Turn your phone off, only look me in my eye
Can we live that real life, real life? Oh hey
Turn your phone off, won't you look me in my eye?
Can we live that real life, real life? Oh hey
(Real life, hey)
Real life, real life, oh hey
Real life, real life, oh hey





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Imagine Dragons Real Life Comments
  1. B L I T Z

    i LOVE this sone but i have to say it, ok boomer

  2. Ольга Коломейцева

    IT'S AMAZING!!!!!!¡!!!!!!¡

  3. Kohala King

    who else is just going through the songs of this album like a boss

    Alden & Noah Films

    Kohala King guilty as charged😅

  4. • b á r b a r a

    cade os brs apreciadores de música boa assim?

  5. martyna waloch

    She says that the world is a broken mess
    And it's always on her mind
    She cries at the news when the shots ring out
    Every single time
    And no, I cannot fix it, no, I cannot make it stop
    So I said, "Turn your phone off, only look me in my eyes
    Can we live that real life, real life?"
    Oh, hey, "Turn your phone off, only look me in my eyes
    Can we live, yeah, real life, real life?"
    Prays on her knees as the towers fold
    To a God she does not know
    She's begging him to stop the mess
    As the Boston bombs blow (ooh)
    She said, "How could I ever believe in something
    That would step aside and watch?"
    And I got no words to say 'cause I think I lost my faith
    But I thank you for the day when everything will be okay
    But no, I cannot fix it, and I cannot make it stop
    So I said, "Turn your phone off, only look me in my eyes
    Can we live that real life, real life?"
    Oh, hey, "Turn your phone off, only look me in my eyes
    Can we live, yeah, real life, real life?"
    I wish I had the answers
    Something you could hold too
    Only thing that's real to me is
    You
    "Turn your phone off, only look me in my eyes
    Can we live that real life, real life?"
    Oh, hey, "Turn your phone off, only look me in my eyes
    Can we live, yeah, real life, real life?"
    Oh, hey (real life, hey)
    Real life, real life
    Oh, hey
    Real life, real life
    Oh, hey

    Salome Bunturi

    I want that in top pleeeaaase

  6. Ryan Stewart

    Real life has songs like this, fake life is a place with-out Imagine Dragons

  7. Κωνσταντίνος Πολυχρονόπουλος

    I made a music video for "Real Life". 💚
    Check it out if you want! 🙏

    https://youtu.be/bnrdGoGWzEs

  8. Icup

    Imagine a long drive and listening to this. I feel like the song is meant for that lol

  9. 05 Street

    Thus ist a nice Song "

  10. mod mod

    What real life
    🗽⚔️🗡

  11. johaita4679

    I love this song, is so pretty and clever and really gives Night Visions vibes! 💖

  12. Ella Smith

    This song has such a deep meaning, it makes you realize how this is how we live our life

  13. Sarah S

    Anyone notice that the prechorus sounds an awful lot like Rise Up's prechorus?

  14. Lexie Dragon

    Jeez. I've listened to this so many times but never really the lyrics until now. Ouch :(

  15. GameSize

    People only like Imagine Dragons for songs like *Demons*, *Radioactive*, and *Believer*. It's sad that some people don't realize that this band has over 100 songs they've made, and each one of them are amazing. It's just sad to know some people will never understand the true potential of this band.

    Sarah S

    Agreed. I really like Amsterdam and It's Time, but also February just makes me sad for some reason. Other songs like Starlight I can't stop listening to, and The Pit is just impossible to not feel drawn into. Cover Up is also one of my favorites, but I really like Clouds 2008 and Volume Drops. OH NO I'M STUCKKKK *punny* Oops

    Lydia L

    I mean,those songs aren't *BAD*,but people need to realize the true potential of their other songs.

    GameSize

    @Lydia L

    True, they are still good songs, but they still have a sh** ton more

  16. Jyrgal M

    1:32 Момент напоминает трек Imagine Dragons - Rise Up :D

  17. Tammy Higley

    my mom herd this song and now my phone is gone. lol

  18. Carole Farris

    ui love this song its my fav i lien to it evry day i love it

  19. yiğit bahçeci

    He/She says:
    -I cannot fix it, I cannot make it stop...
    So I said:
    -You can... Because no fate is not changeable.

  20. Tobias grip

    it's the worst song they've made i hate it

    Soccer Now

    Nope, the best ever

    Lydia L

    Why do you hate it?I actually like it

  21. Tobias grip

    samst music me ever here sow agly 1999-%

  22. Charles the dancer

    This album takes me back to Night Visions

  23. G L

    В ТОП!

  24. Ean Meloch

    The nostalgia is real...

  25. Malcolm Antonio

    This is definitely from Night Vision! Love it...

  26. São tempos difíceis para sonhadores

    Eu amo essa banda... mano do céu!
    LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! ♥

  27. Seu Zé

    BR TAMBEM OUVE MUSICA BOA!!!

  28. Franciszek Hajduk

    0:49 is quite simular to 1:32 in rise up

    johaita4679

    wow it really is!

  29. johaita4679

    That song will give a lil weird feeling while playing it on the concerts. You know, he sings "turn your phone off" when many people are recording with their phones.

  30. Vincent Vankeerberghen

    Beautiful album

  31. Swindle III

    I don't think anyone actually listens to the line "Turn you phone off, won't you look me in my eyes!"

    GameSize

    *Only look me in my eye. Sorry, just had to correct you on that. Not trying to be rude or anything :P

  32. Swindle III

    Anyone know how you get your voice to do this? 0:49

  33. Stijn Broekhuis

    Is this song about losing your faith in a god, after that you enter the "real life"?

    çok süper muhteşem montaj sdfjkşds

    i think his daughter spends so much time on phone and maybe not a believer xd

  34. Lato

    It reminds me of Night Visions :)

  35. RAFAEL OCHOA

    THANK UUU NIGHTLYYYY!!!!!!!!!! <3

  36. THE KENZ Vlogs

    I swear the origins album is so good, might even be my favorite on now than Evolve

    Charles Smith

    Try not to get those hopes on high on that, maybe their fifth album they will highly possibly make in the future might top Origins and then the sixth album will top the fifth album and so on and so on. Imagine Dragons naturally masterpieces every single album to the next making them better than the previous album released before it. I started figuring that out when Evolve came out.

  37. Tomi Virtanen

    I'm in love with this song's instrumentals 😍

    Lucas Antonio

    yes
    amazing

  38. Caitlin Oliva

    Imagine real life dragons

  39. Odeen Robinson

    Real life

  40. Marek Szkutnik

    Is this just fantasy?

    SuperSMT

    Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality...

    Eliot Summers

    Open your eyes, look up to the sky and see...

    Maelys Adamczak

    You're not with the right singer! XD

  41. fairys rule

    Yo he lu feer cool guy many wemo

  42. goddess of conquest

    i lovety this a ites great weow it cool yahxz hau iok

  43. Jekazami Meteora

    I get the same vibes in On Top Of The World when I listen to this

  44. Richar Thiam

    I love this song so much

  45. SpicyBacon

    I think this is the first song in existence to not have a million comments all saying the same thing:






    2018 anyone?

    Facundo Klobovs

    it still is 2018,so obviously everybody will here it on this year

    cry of the banshee

    2019 here

    It’s a Fake

    SpicyBacon I JUST REALIZED THAT

    5ore

    2019 anyone?

  46. Kot Kotowski

    Real life only with "real life"

  47. cheesecake

    *And, no I cannot fix it and I cannot make it stop*

  48. Marcus Aurelius

    We all need to care if we want to survive. Turn your phone off.

  49. The Johan8

    That's why i love imagine dragons <3

  50. magiczny dziobak

    This gives me Night Visions vibes

  51. France Levasseur

    Dan Reynold's voice is the most beautiful I've ever heard in my life. The beginning of this song is just incredible.

    Sonosomi

    ×2 :')

  52. Kimmy Hc

    This whole album is speaking out of my soul... ❤️

  53. 7NarutozBH .,

    God of music

  54. Josias Gauto

    RealG4Life :v <3

  55. Mariana Zuniga

    Every time I feel this world is a shit I always came back of this song! <3

  56. MedievalBearLina

    Uggggghhhh I love their music so much

  57. Ariel Gomes

    Real life, Stuck, Burn out and west coast are the best :D

    johaita4679

    For me too, but I'd also add Bullet in a gun here :D

  58. Rhamy Sama

    I*MAGI*NE DRAGONS . I felt magic.

  59. nikoletta papaxatzi

    "Prays on her knees as the towers fall to a God she does not know"

    I cried

    GameSize

    *S* uper *h* appy m *e* aning, but it can a *l* so be k *i* nda sad, if you think about it, you know?
    I cri *e* *d* too

  60. Michał Masternak

    The most underrated song ever

  61. Sunil Wijesinghe

    Is there a fake life?

    çok süper muhteşem montaj sdfjkşds

    not fake but virtual

  62. Dora Kaźmierczak

    My favorites:
    Real life and West Coast.

    Sonosomi

    My favorites:

    Real Life, West Coast and Digital

    Swindle III

    Those are the two of this weird green album I listen to too!

    File Gamer

    My favorite: YOU!

  63. will watters

    It has a fallen vibe to it.

    M A

    I thought so tooo!

    7NarutozBH .,

    Ae ZzzzZ

  64. Ryan Morrissey

    Best song on the album

  65. The Great Wattinsky

    Has a strong Of Monsters and Men feeling to it, I love it

  66. Stephany Bravo Castillo

    💞🌎✌

  67. TheDopest

    Perfect way to end the album ♡

  68. Trinity Smith

    This is definitely one of my favorite songs

  69. Isabella

    Night visions vibes❤️🎵

  70. Jasmine McGarigle

    aw i think this song is about his daughter Arrow ❤️

    Maddie Patterson

    To be honest I think it might be about his wife, Aja (just because of the mentions of 9/11 and stuff). Whoever its about tho, its still an incredible song

    Purple egg gaming 2000

    @Maddie Patterson i think it was mentioning school shootins but im probably wrong

    Maddie Patterson

    @Purple egg gaming 2000 i mean there definitely is talk in the song abt mass shootings, but the line "she prays on her knees as the towers fall/to a god she does not know" seems to be a direct reference to the twin towers

    Purple egg gaming 2000

    @Maddie Patterson hmmm maybe its about both but that does make sense

  71. Nwsk Ea

    My top 7: Bullet in a gun, Only, Burn out, Digital, Bad liar, West Coast and Real Life

    What are your types?

    L Wiln

    My top 4 : Real life, West Coast, Birds, Only
    I like them all apart from digital

    Nostro

    My Top 3 : Birds , Real Life , Only :)

    양준석

    Bad liar, love ,cool out, birds

    Kinfasu

    I actually really like Machine

  72. Carleton Clements

    This has an old-Imagine-Dragons-song feel to it... 😮

    Marcelo Amaral

    "Origins" :D

    It’s a Fake

    Carleton Clements hence the album name! I love ID!

  73. El Lorax

    Ok this man got a sirious problem with people looking him eyes, isn't it? Xd

    Brooklyn Paulk

    Cream Vanilla he spelled one word wrong

    Lydia L

    @Brooklyn Paulk he also had grammar issues in the last part

    Brooklyn Paulk

    That happens, you don't have to point it out.

    Puran Singh

    Hahaha lol...😂

    Nixlo [GD]

    @Cream Vaniilla ok this man has a serious problem with people looking him in the eyes, doesn't he? XD

    Rewritten

  74. Sónia Veloso

    What a awesome song! Love it

  75. 100 subs with no video's challenge!!

    TipToe 2.0? i like it

  76. 100 subs with no video's challenge!!

    Here's what i think about the new album Origins, just like the group told us in the trailer its about the end of the cycle, evolve was like there's an amazing place on this world and Origins is when they arrive, more like chill songs and some are more heavyer like machine, see it as a storm flowing over bad times, and overall enjoy this music.

  77. Tália Noir

    For some reason this make me travell on time and go back to my High school times... Imagine Dragons are amazing!

    Valeriya Sh.

    i feel the same!!!

    Swindle III

    IS amazing idiot

    Tália Noir

    Huh, sorry. This is not my first idiom and I still learning .-. You don't have to be rude anyway

    johaita4679

    @Swindle III ARE amazing, word "Dragons" is plural. I think both versions are correct though, 'cause we can say Imagine Dragons thinking 'bout word BAND, so it would be IS. But I always write "Imagine Dragons are" because I think about band members, so plural. Sometimes it's hard to say about band in plural, e.g. Queen, I can't imagine saying "Queen ARE amazing", this sounds so weird, even thinking about band members. But Dragons of course. You don't have to be so rude anyway.

  78. Mariana Zuniga

    Excllenet song, I love Imagine Dragons forever!

    Lucas Antonio

    this a beautiful

  79. marinette dupain-cheng

    Vida real😍

  80. Moon Pilot

    It reminds me of Top Of The World and Tiptoe and I love it! This has to be my most favourite in the album 😍

    Salome Bunturi

    *On top of the world

  81. Chad NotChat

    Keeps reminding me of Tiptoe at the beggining this is probabably the best song in the album.

    Álvaro C.

    It reminds me of Tiptoe and Underdog, it just feels like timeless Imagine Dragons.

  82. Lyndsie Trawick

    Third comment

  83. Zey Nep

    🌟🖤