Twenty One Pilots: Cancer Meaning
Song Released: 2016
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If you could get me a drink
Of water 'cause my lips are chapped and faded
Call my aunt Marie
Help her gather all my things
And bury me in all my favorite colors
My sisters and my brothers, still
I will not kiss you
anonymous Jul 6th, 2017 7:57pm report
This song isnt literally talking about someone who has cancer hes talking about himself him being something horrible and uncurable and how he "will not kiss you"meaning that he will never love himself and he maybe has suicidal thoughts because hes saying that "the hardest part of this is leaving you" so hes implying that the hardest part of him commiting suicide is leaving the people he loves behind.
anonymous May 9th, 5:54pm report
It says "I'm counting down the days to go" so he must have cancer and knows he won't make it. This so is so touching. ❤
anonymous Apr 3rd, 4:40pm report
This is actually a cover of MCR's Cancer. The song is part of the Black Parade trilogy, and it is about a patient who is suffering through cancer, and dies. When he wants the person "to be true" he may be referring to a girlfriend/spouse. He doesn't want them to leave him until he does die, and to always remember him throughout her life/
anonymous Jan 31st, 1:43pm report
anonymous Jan 15th, 1:05pm report
I think first it means if he kisses her he will be saying goodbye and doesn’t want her to remember him that way, another way you can interpret when he says I will not kiss you - he can be talking about the cancer itself, turn away, not accepting that cancer will be his death, then saying kiss you, accepting that cancer will defeat them.
anonymous Jan 8th, 1:58pm report
my Mamaw Rudell went though cancer but didnt make it, so to me, this song means that this person is going through cancer and everyone left them, except for one person, so theyre telling them that the hardest part of this is leaving them, and they want water and theyre just waiting for death, idk im stupid, and this song just made me cry on the inside.
anonymous Nov 21st, 2017 11:54pm report
Its not because by saying that
anonymous Nov 21st, 2017 11:11am report
This song IS about cancer. Its stated in the song, ''And all my hair abandon all my body all my agony'' ..
anonymous Nov 8th, 2017 11:09pm report
I think this song is about someone who has cancer. They are telling someone to get ready and pack their things because they know that they will not make it. And that he will not kiss her because it is difficult for him. He doesn't want to do anything because he knows he won't be able to have the future with her.
anonymous Sep 20th, 2017 9:07am report
I've seen a music video for this and it is just pics and quick videos of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. I feel like cancer is like depression. "I will not kiss you " kissing is for love and eventually everyone leaves tjaey don't wanna be the one to get hurt.
anonymous Sep 13th, 2017 9:30am report
I bet a 15 year old girl going through cancer myself. My dad just happens to also being going through cancer with me. This song has so many interpretations for me. This song touches deep down because it basically describes what I have been going through. I like ve this song. It's my go to song when I just wanna curl up in a ball and die. I listen to it everytime I'm sad.
anonymous Aug 18th, 2017 8:36pm report
Well just because 21 pilots sang the same song as my Chemical romance dosent mean that they cant have a different meaning to it. After all, they are different singers with different ways of thinking.
anonymous Aug 6th, 2017 8:54pm report
Actually it is about cancer if you read into the original creator of the song, My Chemical Romance.
anonymous Jun 17th, 2017 6:04am report
I love this song. I have a member that is going through cancer. I hope if I play this song it will make her feel better. And if I have a chance I will sing it to her and shave my head so I will make them feel special enough. That I care
anonymous Jun 2nd, 2017 6:08am report
This song is honestly feckin awesome. It has a very good melody and is very catchy. the original song by My Chemical Romance is good but 21 pilots made it even better in my opinion. cancer (the song and actual disease) is very heavy and makes you think. the song makes you feel a bit down about it.
anonymous May 18th, 2017 5:51pm report
Originally by My Chemical Romance, but I think Tyler might have chosen this song because one of his family members have gone through or are going through cancer, or maybe just because he thought it was a meaningful song, which it is.
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