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Twenty One Pilots: Car Radio Meaning

Song Released: 2014


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I ponder of something great
My lungs will fill and then deflate
They fill with fire
Exhale desire
I know it's dire
My time today

I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought
'Cause somebody...

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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 2014 6:21am report


    Here comes the true meaning behind Car Radio. This person was addicted to some hard core drugs. Im talking like meth, crack, speed, ice, all the chemist creations. He was smoking this stuff cause he mentioned that his lungs would fill then deflate. Now he is trying to kick this addiction which is the empty slot but keeps thinking about filling that slot with the drugs he once bought. The Car Radio he speaks of is his Brain and not an actual Car Radio. Now his brain is not running 100 MPH and has turned off without the drugs and forced back into his reality that he was trying to mask with what he once bought.Now over time he beet this addiction and wants everyone who is addicted to these drugs to relize that their killing their dreams like he once did. Then tells them the path they should take so they can be alive instead of dead. Dark song but an Insperational song. Now with what you just read listen to the song right now then let me know if thats not the meaning. #THETRUEMEANING



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    anonymous
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    Jun 19th, 2014 6:14am report


    I believe this is one of the most moving songs I've ever heard. Maybe it means that his car radio was stolen while in college and it gave him inspiration. I know that I'd be pissed if someone stole my stereo! :) and then it was a blessing in disguise.. to remind him that life is short & time is running out.. We need to dream & live & do what we wanna!:) Music is our medicine & it keeps us from coming undone. Anything else that might distract us from the hard reality of life keeps our minds closed to dream & to truly live. Silence brings out our deepest, most inner thoughts & feelings to the table. It often makes us angry and/or depressed. It makes us realize our lives. He wants us to know we can live without worry or fear of what we don't know,to break the rules, to wake up & be alive! ;)
    What would we ever do without our car radios?! :D

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    anonymous
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    Jun 18th, 2014 6:53pm report


    When I first heard It I thought it was about a girl like his girl left him and now he is sad so he sits in silence and his car radio being gone is her. When he says he must fill the slot with what he once bought means that he needs to fill his heart because without her he feels empty.

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    anonymous
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    Jun 16th, 2014 6:26pm report


    I think it means that someone stole his heart because he basically says that he now sits by himself because he has no one to be with. Also he says "exhales desire" which means that he wants the person who stole his heart back.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 16th, 2014 6:02pm report


    I think this song means that without his car radio there was no music to listen to and he was trapped with his thoughts. I know when i go to bed i lay at night with my thoughts and my anxiety comes in because when you have nothing to do or listen to you just think and sometimes thinking isnt fun, "theres so sound to hide behind", he cant mask his problems through songs anymore because he doesnt have his radio, all he wants to do is listen to music and forget about the world, if you listen to the lyrics closely, "I ponder of something great, my lungs will fill and then deflate" hes trying to find good to think about but he cant because of his lack of thinking he use to just listen to music, "i have these thoughts so often I ought to replace that slot with what I once bought" he wants to replace all his thoughts with what he once bought, which was the car radio, theres an empty slot and instead of music being in it its all his thoughts, he also says,"sometimes quiet is violent", if you think about it quiet is violent. Noise distracts, especially music singing words you want to hear and need to hear. This song is amazing to me cause my life would not be the same if i didnt have music to listen to.



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    anonymous
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    May 28th, 2014 5:15pm report


    Means someone stole his radio as in someone shut him out so he dosent try anymore so just sits in silence, sits and ponders somthing great - as he sits in silince he ponders ideas in his head. Sick of this car I drive- sick of this life I'm living. He just wants to change his life and be somthing



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