This bombastic track finds Dan Reynolds apologizing for some unnamed action. He utilizes a gun metaphor to portray his regrettable behavior:I'm sorry for everything, no, everything I've done
From the second that I was born and since I had a loaded gun
And then I shot, shot, shot a hole through everything I loved
Oh I shot, shot, shot a hole through every single thing that I lovedSmoke + Mirrors
lead single "I Bet My Life
" has a similar theme of Reynolds saying sorry for his mistakes. In that instance he apologizes to his parents for the "hell through all the years," that he put them through.