Do you ever get the feeling that you have a mission on this planet? Do you want to distinguish yourself form the rest and leave behind a legendary legacy? Are your ideas unicorn-worthy?

Ode to ambition

Hold up! We’ve found the perfect track, an ode to ambition! The guys from Imagine Dragons have managed to fit a lot of motivation and dedication into the lyrics of Whatever It Takes. Their message? Aim for the moon and just keep going, regardless of the obstacles in your path.

[Verse 1]
Falling too fast to prepare for this
Tripping in the world could be dangerous
Everybody circling is vulturous
Negative, nepotist
Everybody waiting for the fall of man*
Everybody praying for the end of times
Everybody hoping they could be the one
I was born to run, I was born for this

Whip, whip
Run me like a race horse
Pull me like a ripcord
Break me down and build me up
I wanna be the slip, slip
Word upon your lip, lip
Letter that you rip, rip
Break me down and build me up

Whatever it takes
‘Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins

I do whatever it takes
‘Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
Whatever it takes
Yeah, take me to the top
I’m ready for whatever it takes
‘Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do what it takes

[Verse 2]
Always had a fear of being typical
Looking at my body feeling miserable
Always hanging on to the visual
I wanna be invisible
Looking at my years like a martyrdom
Everybody needs to be a part of ’em
Never be enough, I’m the prodigal son
I was born to run, I was born for this


Hypocritical, egotistical
Don’t wanna be the parenthetical, hypothetical
Working hard on something that I’m proud of, out of the box
An epoxy** to the world and the vision we’ve lost
I’m an apostrophe

I’m just a symbol to remind you that there’s more to see
I’m just a product of the system; a catastrophe
And yet a masterpiece, and yet I’m half-diseased
And when I am deceased
At least I’ll go down to the grave and die happily
And leave the body and the soul to be a part of thee
I do what it takes

Whatever It Takes – Imagine Dragons

YES! The latest single by Imagine Dragons is your new go-to soundtrack when you’re fighting to turn your ambition into a reality. #workethic

More music for Game Changers

Did you like this song? Then you’ll probably also like High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco. Curious about what the greatest hits of Imagine Dragons is about? Or what they’re motivational message is with their newest album Origins? Follow the links!

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*Imagine Dragons literally uses the words ‘Fall of Men’. This is a term for the first sin spoken of in the Bible. This term refers to man’s failure to listen to God, which results in wrath and illness.

**Epoxy is a kind of chemical glue 🤓

Have you seen the music video of Whatever It Takes yet?

– Whatever It Takes is written by Benjamin Arthur McKee / Daniel Coulter Reynolds / Daniel James Platzman / Daniel Wayne Sermon / Joel Little © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 2017.
📸: Agnieszka Boeske