Daughtry performs Demons in The Passion

Andy Heathershaw · 28th September 2017 · Entertainment, Reflections

Earlier this week, I couldn’t sleep. So I did what I normally do when I can’t sleep – I watch music videos on YouTube.

The first video in my “here’s what YouTube wants you to watch” list caught my eye. I immediately thought I had missed a piece of new music from one of my favourite artists of the last 10 years: Chris Daughtry.

However, as I watched it, I quickly realised two things:

  1. It’s Chris Daughtry performing the Imagine Dragon’s hit – Demons (one of my current favourite songs)
  2. It’s a musical special that the American TV channel Fox broadcast in March 2016

Wikipedia describes The Passion as “a contemporary retelling of the Passion of Jesus Christ set to popular music with a mixture of live and pre-recorded segments.

Daughtry portrays Judas in the musical. He gives an emotional, convincing performance of Judas’ turmoil of his betrayal of Jesus. This combines perfectly with the lyrics to Demons to create a powerful and emotional scene that – despite my lack of religious beliefs – I can’t stop watching!

Check it out for yourself in the video below. Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

Imagine Dragons – Demons – Lyrics

When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold

When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood’s run stale

I wanna hide the truth
I wanna shelter you
But with the beast inside
There’s nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

At the curtain’s call
It’s the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl

So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you made

Don’t wanna let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don’t wanna hide the truth

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

They say it’s what you make
I say it’s up to fate
It’s woven in my soul
I need to let you go

Your eyes, they shine so bright
I wanna save that light
I can’t escape this now
Unless you show me how

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

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