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So this is what you meant
When you said that you were spent
And now it's time to build from the bottom of the pit, right to the top
Don't look back
Packing my bags and giving the 1___ a rain check

I don't ever want to let you down
I don't ever want to leave this town
Cause after all
This city never sleeps at night

It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

So this is where you fell
And I am left to sell
The path to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell right to the top
Don't look back
Turning to rags and giving the 2___ a rain check

I don't ever want to let you down
I don't ever want to leave this town
Cause after all
This city never sleeps at night


It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll 3___
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

This road never looked so lonely
This house doesn't burn down slowly
To ashes
To ashes

It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

It's time to begin, isn't it?
I get a little bit bigger but then I'll admit
I'm just the same as I was
Now don't you understand
I'm never changing who I am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Academy 2.commodities 3.admit

 

 


單字解析:


1.Academy

 

n. 名詞
學院; 大學; 研究院[C]
an academy of music 音樂學院
科學院; 藝術院[C]
專科學校[C]
【美】私立高級中學[C]
學會, 協會[C]
the Royal Academy of Arts 皇家藝術學會
高等教育[U]

 

2.commodities

 

n. 名詞 [C]
商品; 日用品[P1]
In Thailand rice is an important commodity for export. 米是泰國的一項重要出口商品。
有用的東西, 有價值之物

 


3.admit

 

vt. 及物動詞
承認[+v-ing][+(that)][O2]
You must admit the task to be difficult. 你得承認這個任務是艱鉅的。
We have to admit that he's a highly competent man. 我們必須承認他是個非常能幹的人。
I admitted breaking the window. 我承認打破了窗子。
准許進入; 准許...進入(或加入)[(+into/to)]
No one but ticket-holders was admitted. 只有持票者方可入內。
容許; 可容納
The theater admits 1000 people. 這劇院可容納一千人。
vi. 不及物動詞
承認[(+to)]
I must admit to feeling ashamed of my conduct. 我得承認因自己的行為而感到羞愧。
容許, 有餘地[(+of)]
This matter admits of no delay. 這事不容耽擱。
通向[(+to)]

 

 

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“Imagine Dragons” is one of the newest (mainstream) bands to get a following and a surge in popularity for more than a year — first, in the United States and only the last few months, here in the Philippines. When I first got to listen to their biggest hit to date, namely “It’s Time”, I thought it was a bit folksy–with their use of the mandolin, handclaps, and background style of singing. At first, the qualities of the song didn’t seem to fit in the bill of sounding anything like a modern rock band but instead, of a band that has a wide range of styles and not merely adopted to the latest music trends such as Electronic and Dub-step.

 

 


While the band has been active since 2008 and has released multiple EP’s already, it was only recently in mid-2012 that they finally got to release their major label debut titled ‘Night Visions’ under Interscope Records. Out of the 11 tracks, 6 of these tracks were taken from their previous EP releases.

 

 


Their lead single “It’s Time” is their biggest hit to date and the most commercialy succesful and has been used in numerous commercials and in a feature trailer for the movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and has likewise been covered in “Glee”. Their major label ‘Night Visions’ reached the Number 2 position in the Billboard 200 and received mostly positive reviews from critics who have cited their music to be refreshing and different and yet, still appealing to Pop music listeners.

 

 

 

This band also hails from Las Vegas, where it just happens that another band named “The Killers” debuted. So naturally, there would be comparisons and some similarities between the two bands but they aren’t of the same style and sound. The only other band to which I can compare the sound of “Imagine Dragons” is “One Republic” because of the former’s select acoustic-laden tracks and vocal style.
“Imagine Dragons” is one of the new batch of Indie acts that have crossed over to the mainstream scene and have received a lot of response already. Their music is radio-friendly and catchy.

 

 


Now, here below is my review of their lead single, “It’s Time”.

 

 


“It’s Time” is a mid-tempo song that has a lot of heart behind it, when you hear Lead singer Dan Reynolds’ verse as he croons … “So this is what you meant / When you said that you were spent / And now it’s time to build from the bottom of the pit.” The lyrics just glide along to the listener’s ears and does tell a story of what perhaps could be some struggle that he is experiencing and wishes to share with the listener. Plus, the mandolin loops and hand claps are a perfect touch to this song, which accompaniments make it folksy in some aspects. That is one of the experimental characteristics of this band–they aren’t afraid to utilize seldom-used instruments such as the mandolin, and they are proud of their indie roots by blending in some elements of folk.

 

 


The sound of these guys are somewhat a mix of “The Killers” and “One Republic”. At first listen, their influences do show up right away but as soon as you get through the whole song, you would then realize that they have their own identity which they are trying to establish. While their music is indeed somewhat of a different approach when it comes to straight-up modern rock, they are still categorized as a rock band due to the following–how they are composed as a band, their song structures, and their main influences. Being different does make “Imagine Dragons” one of the best new artists to have debuted in some time and under the banner of being labeled as a rock band.

 

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2008 年於美國內華達‧拉斯維加斯成立的獨立搖滾樂團 Imagine Dragons, 成立雖僅短短四年,但在音樂上的成績卻頗令人訝異。與個人一般在聽的搖滾樂團不同,Imagine Dragons 雖有主唱有吉他有貝斯也有鼓,但四位成員同時也都是樂團的主唱或合聲,因此除了必定好聽的旋律外,四人合聲也是該樂團的作品賣點之一。

 

 

 


Imagine Dragons 成立至今已發行四首單曲、四張 EP 及一張錄音室專輯,其中大部分作品多已收錄進錄音室專輯,所以就算單聽專輯也沒錯過什麼。

 

 

 

儘管如此, Imagine Dragons 真正為人注意的作品,是他們於 2011 年所發行的單曲 'It's Time', 這首單曲不僅待在 2012 上半年告示牌的非主流與搖滾二類型 Top 20 長達五週以上的時間,並獲得美國唱片業協會的白金單曲認證,同時,其 MV 也入圍 2012 MTV 最佳搖滾音樂錄影帶類型提名。

 

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參考資料:

歌詞
http://www.metrolyrics.com/its-time-lyrics-imagine-dragons.html
國際娛樂
http://entertainment.inquirer.net/78077/song-review-its-time-by-imagine-dragons
雅虎字典
http://tw.dictionary.yahoo.com/
部落格
http://einsparung-bo.blogspot.tw/2012/12/imagine-dragons-night-visions.html

 

 

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