10. House Of Gold
It's not just the innocent ukulele-playing Tyler Joseph that catches our eye, but the mesmerizing lyrics that follow: "I will make you queen of everything you see,/I'll put you on the map,/I'll cure you of disease."
9. Friend, Please
The synth in this song gives a malicious, eerie sound, and when Joseph's singing ties with the instruments, it leaves us in a state of slight uneasiness. The heartbreaking lyrics (possibly) describing a friend's plan of suicide or self injury, though, distract from the sound in the background while subliminally bringing us to reality.
8. Tear In My Heart
Cutesy, adorable, and even more cute, Tear In My Heart is the one of few songs on Blurryface that is almost about the positive aspects of falling in love and caring about someone. Whether we want to or not, though, we'll empathisize with the writer of this song as we find the true meaning of this song is actually the heartbreak that comes with attachment to others.
7. Oh, Ms. Believer
Twenty One Pilot's self-titled album was filled with gems, and Oh, Ms. Believer is their most thoughtful yet melancholic love song yet. Past members Nick Thomas and Chris Salih collaborated beautifully with Joseph to create this masterpiece about falling in love with someone who had low self-esteem/self-worth.
Now, don't let the cheerful rhythm set by dynamic duo Joseph and Dun disarm you: you'll be singing the relatable, "We're broken people" along with the audio track subconsciously, and once you find out what you are singing, you'll just keep singing along.
"Polarize (verb): Restrict the vibrations of wholly or partially to one direction." Obviously, Dun and Joseph aren't speaking in terms of physics, but as soon as you hear, "Those stairs is where I'll be hiding all my problems" about three lines into the song, you'll nod in understanding.
4. Stressed Out
From the title, we all know what's to come of this song: the longing for a revival of our childhoods because, quite frankly, we prefer the sound of our mothers' soothing voice over the sound of others' (including our own) disappointments in our life choices eating our flesh.
3. Car Radio
Incorporating symbolism that signifies a dark, responsive element some of us can relate to, Joseph spouts lines without giving us a chance to catch the meaning behind this song. As you listen to it the second time around, though, that's where the inspiration hits...which is why Joseph practically screams the most meaningful line at the three-minute mark.
Joseph's vocals are crucial, hinting his need for help when singing, "I've been thinking too much,/help me." Everything about this song is raw: the lyrics, the emotion behind the vocals...
1. Guns For Hands
This remarkably catchy, upbeat song is misleading (as most TWP songs are) as Joseph sings a plea to survive the internal conflict of coining suicide. A little past midway through the song, the rhythm takes a turn to a raggae style, spewing words of honesty in terms of these mutant kids contemplating self-injury due to their mental illness. This song can leave you in one or both places: breathless and/or in tears.