Demons chords & lyrics

by Imagine Dragons

  • Demons was written by the band Imagine Dragons and Alex da Kid. It was recorded at Westlake Recording Studios, West Hollywood, California, 2011 - 2012. The single was released on the 28th January, 2013 from the album Night Visions.
  • Music: Key of E♭ Major in 4/4 time at 90 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: E♭, B♭, Cm, A♭ OR E♭5, B♭add4, Cm, A♭5
  • Easier: Capo on 3 and play in C major (capo only necessary if playing with video)
  • Chords with Capo on 3: C, G, Am, F OR C5, Gadd4, Am, F5

Demons by Imagine Dragons

Capo on 3rd fret if playing with video

Intro: 4/4 
             C                          G
1. When the days are cold___  And the cards all fold         
            Am                       F
   And the saints we see___ Are all made of gold       
                C                        G
   When your dreams all fail___ And the ones we hail
            Am                       F
   Are the worst of all___ And the blood's run stale

           C                     G                         Am
Pre Chorus: I want to hide the truth___ I want to shel-ter you
                                   F                               C
            But with the beast in-side___ There's no-where we can hide
                                 G                            Am 
            No mat-ter what we breed___ We still are made of greed
                                 F                           C
            This is my king-dom come___ This is my king-dom come

                          G                     Am
Chorus: When you feel my heat___ Look in-to my eyes
                               F                             C
        It's where my de-mons hide___ It's where my de-mons hide
                        G                    Am
        Don't get too close___ It's dark in-side
                               F                             C
        It's where my de-mons hide___ It's where my de-mons hide

           C                         G
2. At the cur-tain's call___ Is the last of all
              Am                        F
   When the lights fade out___ All the sin-ners crawl
            C                         G
   So they dug your grave___ And the mas-que-rade
             Am                      F
   Will come ca-lling out___ At the mess you made

           C                       G                     Am
Pre Chorus: Don't want to let you down___ But I am hell bound
                                    F                              C
            Though this is all for you___ Don't want to hide the truth
                                 G                            Am    
            No mat-ter what we breed___ We still are made of greed
                                 F                           C
            This is my king-dom come___ This is my king-dom come

                          G                    Am
Chorus: When you feel my heat___ Look into my eyes
                                F                            C
        It's where my de-mons hide___ It's where my de-mons hide
                        G                    Am
        Don't get too close___ It's dark in-side
                               F                             C
        It's where my de-mons hide___ It's where my de-mons hide

                                G                        Am  
Bridge: They say it's what you make___ I say it's up to fate
                           F                        C
        It's wo-ven in my soul___ I need to let you go
                                  G                            Am  
        Your eyes they shine so bright___ I want to save that life
                              F                          C
        I can't es-cape this now___ Un-less you show me how

                          G                    Am
Chorus: When you feel my heat___ Look into my eyes
                               F                             C
        It's where my de-mons hide___ It's where my de-mons hide
                        G                    Am
        Don't get too close___ It's dark in-side
                               F                             C
        It's where my de-mons hide___ It's where my de-mons hide

C Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes:

  • Level of Ease: Easy in C Major or with a capo. We have used the version in C Major so that beginners can play... no barre chords.
  • For more advanced players there is the option to play in the original key of E♭Major and also the option to play power chords esp. for anyone wanting to use distortion.

    If you are playing in the original key, you will notice the B♭add4 chord option (formula 1-3-4-5)... not to be mistaken for a B♭sus4 (1-4-5). There are 2 versions (barre chords) to choose from depending on your preference... 011331 OR 668766. It can also we written as B♭(4)
  • The same applies to capo users with Gadd4 replacing G... sounds great.
  • Here is the transposition for both keys:
E♭ Major E♭or E♭5 B♭Or B♭(4) Cm A♭or A♭5
C Major C or C5 G OR G(4) Am F or F5
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