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Imagine Dragons – Monday | Lyrics Meaning Explained

“Monday” is the fourth track on Imagine Dragons’ 2021 album ‘Mercury – Act 1.’ The song is a sweet dedication to the love Dan Reynolds has cherished with his wife for 10 years. However, despite all conventional wisdom, Dan Reynolds calls ‘Monday’ the best day of the week!

Imagine Dragons released their fifth studio album ‘Mercury – Act 1’ on September 3, 2021. The album contained two singles “Follow You” and “Cutthroat.” Imagine Dragons Tweeted about the inspiration behind this album; “We spent the last three years working on this record. Life has been incredibly hard for everyone around the world. We have all felt the loneliness. We’ve all felt the solidarity. We’ve all felt the fear. This album is meant to be a source of happiness.”

Dan Reynolds spoke about the inspiration and meaning behind “Monday” with USA Today magazine; “That’s just a love letter to my partner and wife of 10 years. We’ve been through a lot together and she’s the lifeblood of everything I do. I wanted to create this song we could dance to and that was tongue-in-cheek. It started with (Wayne) putting together that Prince-esque guitar. I love the cheekiness of it. Every time I listen to (the song), I smile.”

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Imagine Dragons “Monday” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review

Verse 1

In the first verse of the song, Dan Reynolds sings about how he is there for his significant other in their times of need. When they are down and helpless, the singer promises to turn up the dials in their life and make them feel better. Will they do the same for him?

According to the interview above, Dan Reynolds’ partner has been there with him throughout his dark times. Throughout the album, Dan talks about how he dealt with drug addiction, anxiety, and severe depression.

Verse 2

In the second verse, the singer says how he can never get enough of her. A million calls from her and he still does not get tired of hearing her voice.

‘Pound-for-pound’ is a reference to being equals in a relationship. It also means either of the people carry equal weightage in a relationship, being the supporting arm for each other.


In these lyrics, Dan Reynolds sings;

You are my Monday, you’re the best day of the week
So underrated and a brand new start
Don’t care what all the kids say

The singer is aware of the fact that all the kids and people stuck in their 9-5 jobs hate Mondays. However, the singer puts a new spin on the day saying that it represents a brand new start every week. It is as if he gets to live a brand new life with his partner every week.

Verse 3

In these lyrics, the singer gets a little cheesy in confessing his love to his wife. He says that he never lets his wife’s calls keep ringing. He is eager to hear her voice every time.

After 10 years of marriage, it is both impressive and beautiful to see that Dan Reynolds is still in love with his wife.

Let us hear if you agree with Dan Reynolds’ interpretation of Mondays in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.

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