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Twenty One Pilots – Car Radio lyrics

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 stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence


Sometimes quiet is violent
I find it hard to hide it
My pride is no longer inside
It's on my sleeve
My skin will scream

Reminding me of
Who I killed inside my dream
I hate this car that I'm driving
There's no hiding for me
I'm forced to deal with what I feel
There is no distraction to mask what is real

I could pull the steering wheel

I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought
'Cause somebody stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence


I ponder of something terrifying
'Cause this time there's no sound to hide behind
I find over the course of our human existence
One thing consists of consistence
And it's that we're all battling fear
Oh dear, I don't know if we know why we're here
Oh my,
Too deep
Please stop thinking
I liked it better when my car had sound


There are things we can do
But from the things that work there are only two
And from the two that we choose to do
Peace will win
And fear will lose
There's faith and there's sleep

We need to pick one please because
Faith is to be awake
And to be awake is for us to think
And for us to think is to be alive a
And I will try with every rhyme
To come across like I am dying
To let you know you need to try to think


I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought
'Cause somebody stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence


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 stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence



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    This is the anthem of my life. When I have an idle mind, it goes to places it shouldnt and "i could pull the steering wheel" (aka kill myself). Music is a good way to keep your mind active if it's good music and who listens to crap music anyway? So I try to keep myself busy (my car radio) so that my mind doesn't fly away (sitting in silence) and I commit (pull the steering wheel). Also "it's on my sleeve my skin will scream" to me that's like cutting, I "kill butterflies" (self harmers know what I'm talking about) & it's hard to hide everything. We need a safe place. And god is my safe place.
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    Silence is literally killing him, just as it does to all of us. When we are alone with our thoughts only, we question everything we have ever done up until that point in life. We remember only the wrong, thinking about why we did what we did and how we could have reacted and changed the outcome. He is literally fighting the urge to kill himself and release himself from all the pains of his own mind, just as we all think when we are alone, in total silence with nothing but our thoughts to "comfort" us.
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    The mood of this song could be internal self-conflict. When it says "I think of something terrifying" or "I think of something great" those two words don't combine very well and it shows a conflict of him thinking of something great and wonderful and then terrible and scary.
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    I think the song is self explanatory for a good part of it. This literally happened to me. Someone actually stole my car radio out of my 1981 Ford and I'd have to drive 30miles to work and back in complete silence. It was pure torture for someone like me whose brain just won't calm down. I think this is what this song is about; using music as a pseudo-distraction. The brain is a scary place to be so deep in and I'm always there; I think he's always there. Mapping out the release of death, breathing in life, knowing that you've killed yourself a million times. "I could pull the steering wheel..." I've said this to myself on awful days. If I didn't care so much I could crash my car and all the torture and knowing would be done.
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    Joseph said that while he was going to college to major in Communications (or in his words, a fancy way of saying undecided), he pulled his “horribly beat up car to the place” where he’s “supposed to learn for thousands of dollars” and because he was late, didn't lock the door. As one might suspect, when Joseph left class his car was gutted with his cd Player, gps, and car radio stolen.
    “And because I’m super emo and all about looking for inspiration, I wrote a song about that moment.”
    Joseph said that sans car radio, he had more time to be introspective. “That song kind of just documents where you let your mind go when you don’t have a distraction to keep it in its box.”

    It wasn't me who wrote this, it's from an interview.
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