I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow

from Imagine Dragons – Radioactive Lyrics on Rap Genius


This continues the trend of strong language to get the point across, similar to the usage of “apocalypse” to describe a drastic change. In this case the narrator describes his awakening with strong language to emphasize that he has finally come to a realization and is ready to change things. The narrator here is so overwhelmed by this new feeling that he can’t control it.

Also, similar to the “sweat my rust” line, he seems to be comparing humans to machines, considering he calls his body his “system”. Because before this awakening that is exactly what he felt like.

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