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Clouds is an unreleased song by Imagine Dragons. It was first written in 2008, and went through a series of lyric revisions until 2010. The first part of the song is in A major, and the second part is in C major.

History Edit

The earliest version and only studio recording of it is a demo from 2008 that was never released. The lyrics were then changed slightly, and the song was performed live in 2009 at a talent show. This performance was before their first official EP was released, but the song was not released on that EP. In 2010, the lyrics of the first half of the song were changed completely. This was the last revision to the song.

Lyrics Edit

2008 Version Edit

My calloused hands
My crippled wings
My calloused hands, my crippled wings
They bring you in

I've been taught
If I would just open my hands up to the sky
They'll turn to clouds, woah
Your crowded hair
Falls down a narrow hallway

Oh just forget it, just forget it
And close your eyes
I never said it, never said it
Oh surprise
Come on let it, let it move
Let it move, move
Let it, let it, let it move,
Let it move, move

Oh just forget it, just forget it
And close your eyes
I never said it, never said it
Oh surprise
Come on let it, let it move
Let it move, move
Let it, let it, let it move,
Let it move, move

Your scribbled masterpiece
And written poetry

Cause I've been taught
If I would just open my hands up to the sky
They'll turn to clouds, woah
A sky of hands that rains down heavy on us

Oh just forget it, just forget it
And close your eyes
I never said it, never said it
Oh surprise
Come on let it, let it move
Let it move, move
Let it, let it, let it move,
Let it move, move

Oh just forget it, just forget it
And close your eyes
I never said it, never said it
Oh surprise
Come on let it, let it move
Let it move, move
Let it, let it, let it move,
Let it move, move

Come out, I'm waiting on the front porch
You came in from the back door
And we drift along a flooded
Sea of muddy waters
Clouds above us crying
Tears of sins all dying
I'm begging for a reason
This year seems like a season
Believe in what we're living
A story with no ending
The storm is beating down

Come out I'm waiting on the front porch
You came in from the back door
Drift along a flooded
Sea of muddy waters
Clouds above us crying
Tears of sins all dying
I'm begging for a reason
This year seems like a season
Believe in what we're living
A story with no ending
The storm is beating down

We're sinking to the sky
Sinking to the sky
We're sinking to the sky
Sinking to the sky

2009 Version Edit

Oh, oh
Oh, oh
My calloused hands
My crippled wings
My calloused hands, my crippled wings
They bring you in

I've been taught
If I would just open my hands up to the sky
They'll turn to clouds woah oh oh oh
A sky of hands
That rains out heavy on us

Oh, just forget it, just forget it
Oh, close your eyes
I never said it, never said it
Oh, surprise
C'mon, let it, let it move
Let it move, move
Let it, let it move
Let it move

Oh, just forget it, just forget it
Oh, close your eyes
I never said it, never said it
Oh, surprise
Let it, let it move
Let it move, move
Speak, speak, speak, speak to me
Let it go

Your scribbled masterpiece
And written poetry
But I've been taught
If I would just open my hands up to the sky
They'll turn to clouds woah oh oh oh
A sky of hands
That rains out heavy on us

Oh, just forget it, just forget it
And close your eyes
I never said it, never said it
Oh, surprise
C'mon, let it, let it move
Let it move, move
Let it, let it move
Let it move

Oh, just forget it, just forget it
And close your eyes
I never said it, never said it
Oh, surprise
Let it, let it move
Let it move, move
Speak, speak, speak, speak to me
Let it go

Come out, I'm waiting your front porch
You came in from the back door
We drift along a flooded sea of muddy waters
Clouds above us crying
Tears of sins all dying
Begging for a reason

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

Oh, come out, I'm waiting your front porch
You came in from the back door
We drift along a flooded sea of muddy waters
Clouds above us crying
Tears of sins, all dying
Begging for a reason
This year seems like a season
Belief in how we're living
A story with no ending
Storm is beating down
We're sinking to the sky
Sinking to the sky
We're sinking to the sky
Sinking to the sky, oh

2010 Version Edit

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

Looking at the lonely telegram, I crept into your room
Listen to the breathing voices of the ones around the tomb
The radio is playing, but I can't hear them sing
The people are explaining, but they don't know a thing
Give me a sign, give me a sign
I wanna die tonight

They say that London sounds like a city of red
All the prisoners wait for their turn to be dead
You don't love me
You don't love me like you say you do

I can take a picture, you can be a picture
Stitched into my faded black
I can take you home, or I can be a home
We'll never look on back
The radio is playing, but I can't hear them sing
The people are explaining, but they don't know a thing
Give me a sign, give me a sign
I wanna die tonight

They say that London sounds like a city of red
All the prisoners wait for their turn to be dead
You don't love me
You don't love me like you say you do

Oh, London sounds like a city of red
All the prisoners wait for their turn to be dead
And I don't want to die
No I don't want to die
Tonight

Come out, I'm waiting on your front porch
You came in through the back door
We drift along the flooded sea of muddy waters
Clouds above us crying
Tears of sins all dying
We're begging for a reason

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

Now come out, I'm waiting on your front porch
You came in through the back door
We drift along the flooded sea of muddy waters
Clouds above us crying
Tears of sins all dying
We're begging for a reason
This year seems like a season
Belief in how we're living
A story with no ending
The storm is beating down
But we're sinking to the sky
We're sinking to the sky
We're sinking to the sky
We're sinking to the sky