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Song Released: 2018


Nico And The Niners Lyrics

East is up!
I'm fearless when I hear this on the low.
East is up!
I'm careless when I wear my rebel clothes.
East is up!
When bishops come together they will know that DEMA don't control us!
DEMA don't control!
East is up!

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 24th report

    Thank you to those that have posted! I’m new to TOP (I’m old, what can I say)and have been very confused til now since I didn’t listen to them in order nor did I realize there even was an order . Off to reorganize my playlist!

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2020 report

    Well this song comes hand in hand with jumpsuit, and levitate, and heathens, and heavy dirty soul.

    The story starts out with Levitate. clancy is part of a group called the banditos but just when everything seems alright he is taken by either one of the bishops, or nico/blurryface himself. The others dont really see whats happened to him right away because when someone you know starts to be controlled by depression you dont usually see it right away.

    In heavy dirty soul he is being taken to dema in a car but everytime he passes by Josh the car starts to break down. Josh is breaking down little by little his depression that is taking him to his lowest point.

    In jumpsuit Clancy is having to try and get back to the banditos. He puts on a jumpsuit and heads for the trench. But when he gets there nico is coming for him. He takes control of clancy and he has no choice but to follow. But thats when the banditos throw yellow petals down. This gives him the strength to run away but he trips and is taken to dema carrying a yellow flower.

    Now in Heathens. You need to see the non suicide squad parts. He is in dema and its like a prison. He hates it. And thats when josh comes. They put on a concert to build up moral and the strength to escape but not everyone makes it and he is left behind.

    And that leaves it to Nico and the niners. At the beggining of the song there is a voice that sounds like it is just saying gibberish but when you put it in reverse it says, we denounce vialism, you will leave dema and head true east, we are banditos. You can see in his room that there is stuff he wore in the blurryface faze and also a bunch of yellow flowers from all of his past failed attempts to escape. Clancy is still in dema but there is a way to escape. He meets the banditos in the sewers or something but he is hesitant. He realizes maybe he doesn't want people to know he much he's struggling and maybe he thinks he doesn't need any help. But he friends are there for him and help him escape and they travel to the bandito camp and the process happens again and again.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2020 report

    I'm gonna make this short so this doesn't take you long but this song is about Tyler (Singer.) escaping Dema or something like that, Josh (Drummer.) has already escaped it and is trying to help Tyler escape. This line is the proof for the dema part too, `When Bishops come together they will know that, Dema don't control us, Dema don't control.`. My name is Emilie C and I don't wanna be Anonymous. Thank you for reading. <3

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2018 report

    Nico and the niners is about the depression that Clancy is, fighting against. He doesn't want the depression to stay so he is fighting against it.

  5. Headphoneschick
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    Oct 31st 2018 report

    I always thought "nico and the niners" was about trying to escape prison. I learned just minutes ago that this song is about escaping depression. Suffering from depression myself, I was sure I would be able to pick up on this.. but depression is so much like prison that it's hard to tell one wall from the other, if one were in prison and one in depression, the walls of both are so close to smashing in on you, that sometimes to take a breath, feels like you must push the entire weight of living off of your chest to get the air to go in.. I think I was close.. sort of..

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2018 report

    The song means that demons controlls thier Town in form of 4 bishops nico and niners, and everyone on their town fit those yellow jumpsuit to protect themselves to those bad bishops. And they want to prove that demons cannot control them, and the want to fight it.


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