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Twenty One Pilots: Ode to Sleep Meaning

Ode to Sleep Lyrics

I wake up fine and dandy but then by the time I find it handy,
To rip my heart apart and start planning my crash landing,
I go up, up, up, up, up to the ceiling,
Then I feel my soul start leaving, like an old man's hair receding,
I'm pleading...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 24th report

    I wake up fine and dandy but then by the time I find it handy to rip my heart apart and start planning my crash landing I go up up up up up to the ceiling then I feel my soul start leaving like an old mans hair receding ". I'm pleading please oh please on my knees repeatedly asking why is it gonna be like this is this living free? I don't wanna be the one be the one who has the suns blood on my hands I'll tell the moon take this weapon forged in darkness some see a pen I see a harpoon.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2019 report

    I honestly think its about his thoughts that are negative in the dark parts of his mind that can tear him apart from how he really is as a individual to where before he was fine until those thoughts come that is important to him but at the same time scares him and by those thoughts its challenges his own faith and questions himself in a way is the interpretation I'm getting from some metaphors being used.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2018 report

    I agree with the last one. He is realizing how bad his life sucks without Jesus. Saying he has been on his knees repeatedly pleading for someone, something to save him. He finds it. Jesus. Then he is saying that he is gone from that life. That he’ll never go back. But he still believes he is insignificant, when in reality, he isn’t. He will be made perfect in our lord Jesus Christ.

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  4. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2017 report

    The songs kind of about him going to sleep but he doesn't want to because he knows something bad might happen and when he wakes up he finds relief that nothing bad happened to him or his family. Also when he says the darks not taking prisoners tonight he means that when he goes to sleep he falls into a deep sleep,so then it's like being held prisoner in another world that only you caneed go in when your asleep and he doesn't want to go into that deep sleep or he'll be trapped.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd 2017 report

    This boy has nightmares and he has-like me-Schizophrenia. The dark is the shadows that constantly shift around and seem to eat away at his sanity. One. Night. At a time. He sleeps but he finds himself in this place where the shadows rule and he's the prisoner. But he finds an angel in the darkness. He asks her to tell the darkness that he isn't taking prisoners tonight and he finds relief in the morning and he doesn't see what he does at night but at night it repeats.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2016 report

    This is news to some people, but the band is actually Christian! My interpretation is that the guy thinks his world is perfect, so, as some people, he stops really believing God. When that happens, his whole world crashes, so he goes back to God and will never go back to the bad place in his life, or "sleep" There might me other meanings, but this is what i think!

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