In which you are such beautiful people, and because of that I have an important message I wanted to share with you.
Today all I want to do is to share something that’s really inspirational and awesome. It kinda fits into this blog because it’s basically poetry, and poetry is literature, therefore…yes.
So I absolutely love Twenty Øne Piløts. I was introduced by my brother, and I didn’t expect to like them because they’re so popular (my logic is flawed, I know), but as soon as I heard some of the lyrics, I was sold. I am not ashamed to admit that some of their songs have made me cry. These lyrics are important.
But there is one part in “Holding Onto You” that I think is just really, especially important. So I’m going to talk about that for a bit today because I know I’m not the only one who is/has been at war with my mind.
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,
So first this part. Basically, it’s talking about thinking about ending your life. I just love the “right?” though, because it gives you the feeling that someone else understands. It just makes it very personal, as though you are being addressed directly.
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 news for you: you must obey me.”
There is nothing I don’t love about this. Because after expressing understanding for these feelings, he makes it clear that you need to fight them. You’re not a bad person for having them, but you have to do something about them. Notice the use of the imperative. You need to stay in control of your mind and make sure it knows who’s boss, especially when it’s not thinking in a healthy or stable way.
(Side note though, human brains are so complicated and beautiful, but so easily messed up. Like, they have this survival instinct hard-wired in, but sometimes they start telling us that we should probably die instead. Animals don’t have this problem.
Sometimes I feel like squirrels do when they run out in front of my car, but technically they don’t either.)
If you haven’t heard this song, you need to go find it and listen to it, because reading the lyrics is one thing, but hearing Tyler Joseph yell them at you is another.
And also you should totally just listen to Twenty Øne Piløts. Their music is so unique and has something for everyone and their lyrics are basically poetry.
That’s what I wanted to share today. (Technically, it was analysis.) You guys are all such beautiful people. Please make sure your brain knows who’s boss. ❤
Have a lovely day.