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Radioactive By Imagine Dragons: Song Analysis

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In the song “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons the band talks about prison, hope, depression, and an uprising. Throughout the song, the band explains some of the meanings that the song is about. Imagine Dragons explain why the composer Paul Rodgers wrote the song and how he did it. The main reason that the composer wrote the song was because Paul had a friend who went to prison and explained to him that prison is just hard and physical labor. In line 6 the band sings “I wipe my brow and sweat my rust meaning hard physical labor or work. Another line saying “All systems go, the sun hasn't died” (line 31) meaning that there is still hope left in a person through a tragedy. Lines 12 and 25 say “I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones” which means
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