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Twenty One Pilots: My Blood; Tear Down/Review

Twenty One Pilots has been building a fictional story around the release of their new album ‘TRENCH’ (out Oct. 5 via Fueled By Ramen) with the singles “Jumpsuit,” “Nico and the Niners” and “Levitate.” The story takes par in city of Dema controlled by 9 bishops who entrap people in the city. Clancy then attempts and succeeds in escaping the city, with the help of Banditos.

The new song shapes up to be a soulful cry about staying together. With who???

This song has pretty poppy track, but soulful. Another thing to note is the repetition in the lyrics, but it works well in the context of the song.

There seems to be little connection to the story of Clancy in this song. We do not hear about the banditos, the city of Dema or even Clancy in the track. However, all previous releases have been about helping someone get out of their dark spots.

Lyrics Review and Possible Song Meaning

It is no clear who Tyler is singing this song about. Whoever it is, Tyler is giving a strong reassurance that they don’t have to be alone

Verse 1

Somebody’s “fight” is their cause in what they believe in. Tyler says when everyone abandons their fight, he will still be with them supporting. Even when things seem bleak and dark, Tyler will be there holding a torch that lights up the path ahead.

This last bit is connecting with the ‘coming out of a trench’ in the “Levitate” music video.

Verse 2

When your back is against the wall, your final stand

Tyler assures that he will be there to help them. He goes as far as to say that he will shred the enemies. This is an extreme affection for the subject.

Chorus

These lyrics repeat for ‘somebody’ to stay with Tyler. He calls this person/s “my blood” which makes us wonder if he is speaking about family. Metaphorically speaking, pretty much anybody could be “his blood”.

Verse 3

In these lyrics, Tyler states he grew up with this “person”. Then again, this could be a literal or metaphorical growing up.

Tyler Joseph gets quite aggressive again when it comes to this persons’ dark times.

Verse 4

In these verse it starts to get a little biblical. Being thrown in Lion’s den appears in ‘Daniel 6:1-28.’ In this story, a man named Daniel gets thrown into a lion’s den and God sends an angel to save him. Tyler is indirectly calling himself a guardian angel who has come to save this person.

‘Pulling the pin’ is referencing activating a grenade. If you jump into the lion’s den with an activated grenade, it is probably the end of you. He would even sacrifice his life for this person.

Twenty One Pilot’s “My Blood” is quite intense. We really enjoyed this single and interpreting it as well. Let us know your thoughts on this song and write a comment below or start a discussion in our forum.

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