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Twenty One Pilots – Fairly Local lyrics

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm fairly local, I've been around,
I've seen the streets you're walking down,
I'm fairly local, good people now.

[Chorus]
I'm evil to the core,
What I shouldn't do I will.
They say I'm emotional,
What I want to save I'll kill.
Is that who I truly am?
I truly don't have a chance
.
Tomorrow I'll keep a beat,
And repeat yesterday's dance.

[Verse 1]
Yo, this song will never be on the radio,
Even if my clique were to pick and the people were to vote,
It's the few, the proud, and the emotional
.
Yo, you, bulletproof in black like a funeral,
The world around us is burning but we're so cold,
It's the few, the proud, and the emotional
.

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm fairly local, I've been around,
I've seen the streets you're walking down,
I'm fairly local, good people now.

[Chorus]
I'm not evil to the core,
What I shouldn't do I will fight.
I know I'm emotional,
What I want to save I will try.
I know who I truly am,
I truly do have a chance.
Tomorrow I'll switch the beat,
To avoid yesterday's dance
.

[Verse 2: Blurryface]
Yo, this song will never be on the radio,
Even if my clique were to pick and the people were to vote,
It's the few, the proud, and the emotional.
Yo, you, bulletproof in black like a funeral,
The world around us is burning but we're so cold,
It's the few, the proud, and the emotional.

[Outro]
I'm fairly local, I've been around,
I've seen the streets you're walking down,
I'm fairly local, good people now.

I'm fairly local, I've been around,
I've seen the streets (I've seen the streets) you're walking down,
I'm fairly local, good people now.
Yeah!
I'm fairly local, good people now,
I'm fairly local, good people now,
I'm fairly local, good people now.



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    Rei-of-sunshine
    This song is about "change for the better." This is the theme of the song because the first verse is negative, and the second verse changes to positive, It is the exact opposite. For example, the first verse says "I'm evil to the core
    What I shouldn't do I will, They say I'm emotional" then it changes in the second verse to a more positive tone "I'm not evil to the core, What I shouldn't do I will fight, I know I'm emotional." This helps show two polar opposites of his life aka his low points and high points. When he says "I'm fairly local, I've been around I've seen the streets you're walking down good people now" this means he wants to help good people who deserve it, he wants to be around them and help them because he knows what they're going through. He changes from wanting to do negative things like break the rules, to wanting to help himself and other people. The theme that he is trying to convey is "change can be good."
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    To me, it seems like maybe "blurryface" represents Tyler's inner demons. Take this song for example, the first part could be blurryface, Tyler's alter-ego/dark side, considering the fact that he says he's evil to the core, and goes against himself. This would be strange for Tyler as the narrator, considering his songs are almost all inspiring and motivational. This idea is supported also by the second version of those lines, "I'm not evil to the core" "What I shouldn't do I will fight" I believe Tyler is struggling with himself here. If this is true, Blurryface has potential to be an amazing concept album, with each song being a piece of the story, similar to My Chemical Romance's "Welcome To The Black Parade."
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