🎵I'm sorry, mother I'm sorry, I let you down
🎵Well, these days I'm fine
🎵No these days I tend to lie
🎵I'll take the West train, just by the side of Amsterdam
🎵Just by my left brain, just by the side of the Tin man

🎵I'm sorry, brother I'm sorry, I let cha down
🎵Well, these days you're fine
🎵No these days you tend to lie
🎵You'll take the West train, just by the side of Amsterdam
🎵Just by your left brain, just by the side of the Tin man

🎵Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
🎵It's hard, believe me I've tried
🎵But I keep coming up short

🎵I'm sorry, lover You're sorry, I bring you down
🎵Well, these days I try and these days I tend to lie
🎵Kinda thought I was a mystery and then I thought I wasn't meant to be
🎵You said yourself fantastically, "Congratulations you were all alone"

🎵Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
🎵It's hard, believe me I've tried
🎵Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
🎵It's hard, believe me I've tried

🎵But the rain won't fall for the both of us
🎵The sun won't shine on the both of us
🎵Believe me when I say, that I wouldn't have it any other way

🎵Your time will come if you wait for it, if you wait for it
🎵It's hard, believe me I've tried
🎵But I won't wait much longer 'cause these walls they're crashing down
🎵And I won't wait much longer 'cause these walls they're crashing down
🎵And I keep coming up short
Imagine Dragons
Amsterdam

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Is Amsterdam a song of apologies? Apologies are addressed to mother, brother, and lover.
And the narrative ends with talking about trying but coming up short.
Pretty consistent from the writers of Shots which opens Smoke and Mirrors with the words, "I'm sorry for everything, oh, everything I've done." Also there literally is a song called I'm So Sorry by Imagine Dragons!

Dan has said the music came from a dark place. I think just writing the song and singing it was a great way to be honest and heal at the same time. Sing it out. Let it go!

Amsterdam is a jam! The live versions are particularly animated! In this video, Dan talks briefly about writing Amsterdam before he got to visit the city. Then a great performance of the song!

Imagine Dragons - Amsterdam - Lowlands 2014 - YouTube