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Street Poetry

There’s an infestation in my mind’s imagination. I hope they choke on smoke cuz I’m smoking them out the basement.

This is not rap; this is not hip-hop – just another attempt to make the voices stop. Rapping to prove nothing, just writing to say something cuz I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t rushing to say nothing.

This doesn’t mean I lost my dream, just right now I have a really crazy mind to clean. Knaw mean? No I didn’t understand a thing you said.

If I didn’t know better, I’d guess you’re all already dead. Mindless zombies walking around with a limp and a hunch, saying stuff like, “You only live once”. Yeah, once.

You got one time to figure it out. One time to twist and one time to shout. One time to think, and I say we start now.

Because death inspires me, like a dog inspires a rabbit.

Before You Start Your Day


If you're one of them, you're one of me

Open the slits in your face and start your day
You don’t have much time to make your slits look just right
I’m in your mind
I’m singing
I’m in your mind
I’m singing la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da da

Look in the mirror and ask your soul if you’re alright
Put out the glitter that your soul hides behind
You’re in my mind
I’m singing
You’re in my mind
I’m singing la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da da

Nowhere were they holy
Open up your eyes and see
The clouds above will hold you
The clouds above will sing

And in your mind
You’re singing la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da la-da da

Oh Ms. Believer

Oh, Miss Believer, my pretty sleeper
Your twisted mind is like snow on the road
Your shaking shoulders prove that it’s colder
Inside your head
In the winter of dead

I will tell you I love you
But the muffs on your ears will cater your fears
My nose and feet are running as we start
To travel through snow
Together we go

We get colder
As we grow older
We will walk
So much slower

Oh, Miss Believer, my pretty weeper
Your twisted thoughts are like snow on the rooftops
Please, take my hand, we’re in for inland
As we travel through snow
Together we go

We get colder
As we grow older
We will walk
So much slower

Johnny Boy

IMG_3682 Johnny Boy Because the world had left you lying on the groundHe stays home home for work this time

He never really told his wife
He never really told a lie but this time he decides that it’s alright.
It’s alright.
No one really knows his mind and no one knows behind his eyes.
The man deserves a medal
But he’s never really won a prize before.
He goes to lock the door.

He is falling
And though he knows it’s not
The world looks down and frowns.

Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy,
Get up cause the world as left you lying on the ground.
You’re my pride and joy, you’re my pride and joy.
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.

We all need you now.

Someone said where you going
Someone said to you goodbye
They deflect the disrespect when they say that they blame it on the times
They blame it on the time.
We all know you’re qualified to fix a chair and love your wife
They all know you’re qualified but they lie when they blame it on the times.
And we blame it on the times.

Oh he is falling
And though he knows it’s not
The world looks down and frowns.

Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy
Get up cause the world as left you lying on the ground.
You’re my pride and joy, you’re my pride and joy.
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.

We all need you now

I will carry all your names and I will carry all your shame
And I will carry all your names and I will carry all your shame
And I will carry all your names and I will carry all your shame

Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy
Get up cause the world as left you lying on the ground.
You’re my pride and joy, you’re my pride and joy.
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.
Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy
Get up cause the world as left you lying on the ground.
You’re my pride and joy, you’re my pride and joy.
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.

Addict with a Pen

 Hello

We haven’t talked in quite some time
I know
I haven’t been the best
Of sons
Hello
I’ve been traveling in
The desert of my mind
And I
Haven’t found a drop
Of life
I haven’t found a drop
Of you
I haven’t found a drop
Of water

I try desperately to run through the sand
As I hold the water
In the palm of my hand
Cause it’s all that I have
It’s all that I need and
The waves of the water
Mean nothing to me
But I try my best
And all that I can to
Hold tightly onto
What’s left in my hand
But no matter how
How tightly I will strain
The sand will slow me down
And the water will drain
I’m just being dramatic
In fact,
I’m only at it again
As an addict with a pen
Who’s addicted to the wind
As it blows me back and fourth
Mindless, spineless, and pretend
Of course I’ll be here again
See you tomorrow
But it’s the end of today
End of my ways
As a walking denial
My trail was filed as a crazy
Suicidal head case
But you specialize in dying
You hear me screaming
Father
And I’m lying here just crying
So wash me with your water

Hello
We haven’t talked in quite some time
I know
I haven’t been the best

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Hello
We haven’t talked in quite some time
I know
I haven’t been the best
Of sons
Hello
I’ve been traveling in
The desert of my mind
And I
Haven’t found a drop
Of life
I haven’t found a drop
Of you
I haven’t found a drop
Of water

I try desperately to run through the sand
As I hold the water
In the palm of my hand
Cause it’s all that I have
It’s all that I need and
The waves of the water
Mean nothing to me
But I try my best
And all that I can to
Hold tightly onto
What’s left in my hand
But no matter how
How tightly I will strain
The sand will slow me down
And the water will drain
I’m just being dramatic
In fact,
I’m only at it again
As an addict with a pen
Who’s addicted to the wind
As it blows me back and fourth
Mindless, spineless, and pretend
Of course I’ll be here again
See you tomorrow
But it’s the end of today
End of my ways
As a walking denial
My trail was filed as a crazy
Suicidal head case
But you specialize in dying
You hear me screaming
Father
And I’m lying here just crying
So wash me with your water

Hello
We haven’t talked in quite some time
I know
I haven’t been the best

The Pantaloon

Your grandpa died
When you were nine
They said he had
Lost his mind
You have learned
Way too soon
You should never trust the pantaloon

Now it’s your turn
To be alone
Find a wife
And build yourself a home
You have learned
Way too soon
That your dad is now a pantaloon

You are tired
You are hurt
A moth ate through
Your favorite shirt
And all your friends fertilize
The ground you walk
Lose your mind

He’s seen too many stare downs
Between the sun and the moon
In the morning air
How he used to hustle all the people
Walking through the fairgrounds
He’s been around so long

He’s changed his meaning of a chair now
Because a chair now,
Is like a tiny island in the sea of all the people
Who glide across the very surface
That made his bones feeble
The end can’t come soon enough
But is it too soon?
Either way he can’t deny
He is a pantaloon

You are tired
You are hurt
A moth ate through
Your favorite shirt
And all your friends fertilize
The ground you walk
Lose your mind

You like to sleep alone
It’s colder than you know
Cause your skin is so
Used to colder bones
It’s warmer in the morning
Than what it is at night
Your bones are held together
By your nightmare and your frights

You are tired
You are hurt
A moth ate through
Your favorite shirt
And all your friends fertilize
The ground you walk
Lose your mind

Fake You Out


If you're one of them, you're one of me Ode to Sleep. I'll stay awake becasue the dark's not taking any prisoners tonightI want to drive away
In the night, headlights call my name

I, I’ll never be, be what you see inside
You say I’m not alone, but I am petrified
You say that you are close, is close the closest star?
You just feel twice as far, you just feel twice as far

And I’ll fall
And I’ll break
And I’ll fake
All I wanna

And I’ll fall down
And I’ll break down
And I’ll fake you out
All I wanna

I’m so afraid
Of what you have to say
Cause I am quiet now
And silence gives you space

I’ll never be, be what you see inside
You say I’m not alone, but I am petrified
You say that you are close, is close the closest star?
You just feel twice as far, you just feel twice as far

And I’ll fall
And I’ll break
And I’ll fake
All I wanna

And I’ll fall down
And I’ll break down
And I’ll fake you out
All I wanna

It’s the same game today as it always is
I don’t give these places fake my name explaining this
And the wrists of my mind have the bleeding lines
That remind me of all the times…
I have committed
Dirty dirty crimes that are perfectly form-fitted
To what I’ve done and what I’m doing
I’m brewing and losing and spewing infusing
And believe me that’s what all the kids are doing
What kids are doing are killing themselves
They feel they have no control of their prisoner’s cell
And if you’re one of them then you’re one of me

And you would do almost anything just to feel free…
Am I right? Of course I am
Convince me otherwise would take all night
Before you walk away, there’s one more thing I want to say
Our brains are sick but that’s okay

And I’ll fall
And I’ll break
And I’ll fake
All I wanna

All I wanna
Yeah, and I’ll fall down
And I’ll break down
And I’ll fake you out

All I wanna
Yeah, and I’ll fall down
And I’ll break down
And I’ll fake you out
All I wanna

I’m so afraid
Of what you have to say
Cause I am quiet now
And silence gives you space

 

Semi-Automatic

Night falls, with gravity.
The earth turns, from sanity
Taking my only friend I know,
He leaves a lot, his name is “Hope”.

I’m never what I like
I’m double-sided.
And I just can’t hide
I kinda like it
When I make you cry
Cause I’m twisted up, I’m twisted up, inside.

The horrors of the night melt away
Under the warm glow of survival of the day
Then we move on,
My shadow grows taller along with my fears
And my friends shrink smaller as night grows near

When the sun is climbing window sills
And the silver lining rides the hills
I will be saved for one whole day
Until the sun make the hills it’s grave

I’m never what I like
I’m double-sided.
And I just can’t hide
I kinda like it
When I make you cry
Cause I’m twisted up, I’m twisted up, inside.

I’m never what I like
I’m double-sided.
And I just can’t hide
I kinda like it
When I make you cry
Cause I’m twisted up, I’m twisted up, inside my mind.

I’m semi-automatic,
My prayer’s schizophrenic
But I’ll live on, yeah I’ll live on, yeah I’ll live on
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By the time the night wears off,
The dust is down and shadows burn
I will rise and stand my ground,
Waiting for the night’s return.

I’m never what I like
I’m double-sided.
And I just can’t hide
I kinda like it
When I make you cry
Cause I’m twisted up, I’m twisted up, inside.

I’m never what I like
I’m double-sided.
And I just can’t hide
I kinda like it
When I make you cry
Cause I’m twisted up, I’m twisted up, inside my mind.

Migraine

I’ve got a migraine and my pain will range from up, down, and sideways,
Thank God it’s Friday ‘cause Fridays will always,
Be better than Sundays ‘cause Sundays are my suicide days,
I don’t know why they always seem so dismal,
Thunderstorms, clouds, snow, and a slight drizzle,
Whether it’s the weather or the letters by my bed,
Sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head,
Let it be said what the headache represents,
It’s me defending in suspense, it’s me suspended in a defenseless test,
Being tested by a ruthless examinant that’s represented best by my depressing,
Thoughts, I do not have writer’s block, my writer just hates the clock,
It will not let me sleep, I guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead,
And sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head.

Am I the only one I know,
Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat?
Shadows will scream that I’m alone,
But I know we’ve made it this far, kid.

I am not as fine as I seem, pardon,
Me for yelling, I’m telling you green gardens,
Are not what’s growing in my psyche, it’s a different me,
A difficult beast feasting on burnt down trees,
Freeze frame please, let me paint a mental picture portrait,
Something you won’t forget, it’s all about my forehead,
And how it is a door that holds back contents,
That make Pandora’s Box’s contents look nonviolent,
Behind my eyelids are islands of violence,
My mind’s shipwrecked, this is the only land my mind could,
Find, I did not know it was such a violent island,
Full of tidal waves, suicidal crazed lions,
They’re trying to eat me, blood running down their chin,
And I know that I can fight or I can let the lion win,
I begin to assemble what weapons I can find,
‘Cause sometimes to stay alive you got to kill your mind.

And I will say that we should take a day to break away,
From all the pain our brain has made,
The game is not played alone.
And I will say that we should take a moment and hold it,
And keep it frozen and know that,
Life has a hopeful undertone.

Holding On To You

I’m taking over my body, back in control, no more shotty,
I bet a lot of me was lost, ‘t’s uncrossed and ‘i’s undotted,
I fought it a lot and it seems a lot like flesh is all I got,
Not anymore, flesh out the door, swat,
I must’ve forgot, you can’t trust me,
I’m open a moment and close when you show it,
Before you know it I’m lost at sea,
And now that I write and think about it,
And the story unfolds,
You should take my life, you should take my soul.

You are surrounding all my surroundings,
Sounding down the mountain range of my left-side brain,
You are surrounding all my surroundings,
Twisting the kaleidoscope behind both of my eyes.

And I’ll be holding on to you.

Remember the moment you know exactly where you’re going,
‘Cause the next moment, before you know it,
Time is slowing and it’s frozen still,
And the window sill looks really nice, right?
You think twice about your life, it probably happens at night, right?
Fight it, take the pain, ignite it,
Tie a noose around your mind loose enough to breathe fine and tie it,
To a tree, tell it, “You belong to me,
This ain’t a noose, this is a leash,
And I have some news for you, you must obey me.”

Entertain my faith.

Lean with it, rock with it,
When we gunna stop with it,
Lyrics that mean nothing, we were gifted with thought,
Is it time to move our feet to an introspective beat,
It ain’t the speakers that bump hearts, it’s our hearts that make the beat.

Clear

I wish that I had two faces to prove which theory works,
Yelling on the street corner or cleverly masking your words,
I take my face off at the door ’cause I don’t know who they will take me for,
I wonder if I tell them what I did last night,
Whether or not I got caught, they just might,
Wage war on you, therefore it’s true,
That I shot my general on my side of enemy lines.

I’m the son of all I’ve done,
Impostor, been fostered, then my new father drained my dirty blood.

I’m not trying to be lying to you,
But it takes a clever guy to do what I do,
It takes some chivalry and well placed energy,
To subliminally get yourself inside you,
Introspection is the name of this session,
Spread this infection, reflect it on the next one,
The next one, the next one, and when we’re done,
We’ll all have made something new under the sun,
I’m not done, I’m not done yet, no,
Kick me off the stage and take my microphone,
Then you’ll walk up to me and when you get close,
I’ll look you in the face and say, “Where’s your home?
Where are you going and why are you here?”
Have you asked these questions? Have you been sincere?
Want to know what I believe, it’s right here,
Dig a little deeper and it’s crystal clear.

I will tell you what I can,
But your mind will take a stand,
I sing of a greater love,
Let me know when you’ve had enough.