Imagine Dragons – No Time for Toxic People | Lyrics Meaning Explained

“No Time for Toxic People” is the twelfth track on Imagine Dragons’ 2021 album ‘Mercury – Act 1.’ The song talks about cutting off toxic people from your life who bring you down. Life is too short to deal with bad energy.

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.”

In an interview with USA Today, Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds explained the meaning behind the song; “The theme of the record was facing the finality of life, and it’s scary to think about it. And it’s why we don’t spend every day talking about death because it’s a scary, open-ended conversation. I wanted (this song) to be a celebration of life and knowing that one day, it’s going to be OK. Even if that’s not true, that is the perspective that I have to keep in mind because I have kids who will go into the world and I want it to be a fantastic place for my four kids and I want them to know there is always tomorrow to rid yourself of toxic people.”

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Imagine Dragons “No Time for Toxic People” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review

Imagine Dragons sing about the kind of people who love to hate on everything everyone does. Some people have a mission in their lives to be critics of everything around them. The band tells them that they have no place in their lives.

Every day is a beautiful day if you let it be. There is no need for them to let anyone change it. Being a world-famous celebrity does not help in this mission for the band. But they shall try.

The band’s frontman has opened up about his experience in dealing with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. These issues are likely results of such toxic people who spread negative energy.

The singer is mesmerized by these people who make it their objective to trash things/people they don’t like. The band’s music is not shoved down their throats. They click on it and listen to it. They can easily move along if they don’t like what they hear. It is not difficult to let something go, especially something that is not mandated.

I want to spend my life
With those who’ve done me right

Imagine Dragons choses to separate them from these toxic people and surround themselves with positive people. The world does not need any more negative energy. Life is too short to be worrying about people who have nothing better to do with their lives.

Always surround yourself with people who lift you up and don’t let anyone put you down.

Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.

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