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Mummy says…. Oh goodness, I had no idea what to write for #NationalPoetryDay, I am no poet and couldn’t think of anything. Then, I had some inspiration from one of the greatest bands around today….

#NationalPoetryDay

‘twenty øne piløts’ will probably not spring to mind when you think of poetry, but their lyrics are absolutely awesome.

They are two young guys from Columbus, Ohio – Tyler Joseph and Josh Dunn on drums and the band was formed in 2009.

I know little about them really, and was introduced to them by my teen son Luke a couple of years ago.

What fascinates me about them are their song lyrics. Tyler in particular, as he suffers from mental health issues including anxiety and depression, and he is an absolute genius at expressing how he feels through his music.

So much so, that Lea is finding huge comfort in their songs as she struggles with her own severe anxiety and settling into Uni life in London.

This song, The Run and Go is one which is currently resonating with her, so I thought I would share this with you:

“The Run And Go”
twenty øne piløts

I can’t take them on my own, my own
Pa, I’m not the one you know, you know
I have killed a man and all I know
Is I am on the run and go.Don’t wanna call you in the night time
Don’t wanna give you all my pieces
Don’t wanna hand you all my trouble
Don’t wanna give you all my demons
You’ll have to watch me struggle
From several rooms away
But tonight I’ll need you to stay.Do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do…I am up against the wall, the wall
Pa, I hear them coming down the hall
I have killed a man and all I know
Is I am on the run and go.

Don’t wanna call you in the night time
Don’t wanna give you all my pieces
Don’t wanna hand you all my trouble
Don’t wanna give you all my demons
You’ll have to watch me struggle
From several rooms away
But tonight I’ll need you to stay.

Do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do…

Cold nights under siege from accusations
Cerebral thunder in one-way conversations
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh.

Don’t wanna call you in the night time
Don’t wanna give you all my pieces
Don’t wanna hand you all my trouble
Don’t wanna give you all my demons
You’ll have to watch me struggle
From several rooms away
But tonight I’ll need you to stay.

Tonight I’ll need you to stay! [4x]

And one of my favourites, ‘Migraine’

“Migraine”

Am I the only one I know,
Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat?
Shadows will scream that I’m alone.I-I-I 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’ll get some 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.
Yeah, yeah, yeah

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 to be, stop feasting lumber-down trees
Freeze frame please, let me paint a mental picture portrait,
Something you won’t forget, it’s all about my forehead,
And now it is a door that holds back contents,
That make Pandora’s Box’s contents look non-violent,
Behind my eyelids are islands of violence,
My mind ship-wrecked,
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 gotta kill your mind.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We’ve made it this far
We’ve made it this

Writer(s): TYLER JOSEPH
Tyler Joseph explained the pain metaphor of this song to Kerrang, “The hurt is your body telling you something else is wrong. Your body gets your attention through pain.”
About the actual migraine, Tyler Joseph said, “No, I didn’t really have a migraine when I wrote the song. I’ve had a migraine before. Actually, I’ve only had one, and it was awful.”
The meaning of the song was explained by the vocalist when he said, “I think that headache psychologically could indicate that there’s something wrong and that was ultimately what I was trying to express. There’s something wrong. I don’t know exactly what it is, but there’s something wrong with the world obviously, right?”
I urge you to check out their other songs, they are extremely powerful and incredible. Have you heard of twenty øne piløts before?

7 Comments

  1. I think songwriters are greatly underrated. They are indeed poets.

  2. Oh my days. I had never heard of these, but they are ace! Now listening to them on my echo as I type hehe! Thank you for sharing. #blogtober18

  3. Music got me through so much of my own grief and struggles back in the day. So glad your daughter has found a band which helps her to do the same. #blogtober18

  4. I love music, it has got me through some bad times in the past. Great post, thanks for sharing

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