What is the meaning of "scheming" in the Imagine Dragons' song "Thunder"? The song is about the singer whose dreams about being a musical celebrity have been oppressed in his childhood.

I would guess "scheming for the masses" means in the context something like "I was planning big concerts" or "I was being formed to be a rock star" but I'm not really sure.

Kids were laughing in my classes

While I was scheming for the masses

Who do you think you are?

Dreaming 'bout being a big star

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    A different approach to the word scheming is here; it may help. – Maulik V May 19 '17 at 10:51

His usage probably means

scheming for the masses
planning/plotting on capturing the masses

since he wanted to be rock star

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