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Twenty One Pilots – Guns For Hands lyrics

I know what you think in the morning
When the sun shines on the ground
And shows what you have done
It shows where your mind has gone
.

And you swear to your parents
That it will never happen again
I know, I know what that means
I know


That you all have guns
And you never put the safety on
And you all have plans
To take it, don't take it


I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't when you all have
Guns for hands, yeah
.

I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't when you all have
Guns for hands, yeah
.

Let's take this one second at a time
Let's take this one song, this one rhyme
Together, let's breathe
Together, to the beat


But there's hope out the window
So that's where we'll go
Let's go outside and all join hands

But until then you'll never understand

That you all have guns
And you never put the safety on
And you all have plans
To take it, don't take it

I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't when you all have
Guns for hands, yeah.

We've turned our hands to guns, trade in our thumbs for ammunition,
I must forewarn you, of my disorder, or my condition,
'Cause when the sun sets, it upsets what's left of my invested interest,
Interested in putting my fingers to my head,
The solution is, I see a whole room of these mutant kids,
Fused at the wrist, I simply tell them they should shoot at this,
Simply suggest my chest and this confused music, it's,
Obviously best for them to turn their guns to a fist
.

I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't,
When you all have
Guns for hands, yeah.

I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't,
When you all have
Guns for hands, yeah.



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    It's not about either of these things, really. It's about kids with mental disorders. Kids that have to ability to hurt themselves. There are so many things they can do with their "guns", their hands, that could seriously injure or even kill them. But you can't put the "safety" on a mental disorder.
    In the first verse, it's mentioning the trouble that these kids have with their loved ones. It is so hard to tell someone, let alone your parents, that last night you wanted to kill yourself. The second verse ("Let's take this a second at a time"...) Is about how, hey guys, I know this sucks, but let's hold onto each other. Let's just listen to this music. Let's calm down. In the third verse, he's showing that, hey, let's look around. Let's find some hope together. It's out there somewhere.
    In the final verse, he's explaining something that no one else seems to realise. That these kids, they don't need you to tell them they're gonna be okay. They don't need you to tell them there's hope. They need to turn all their emotion out. They need an outlet. So that their ability to hurt themselves starts to dissolve.
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    Oh hello there anti gun person. I don't really think that's what he's talking about. Honestly I'm confused myself, which is why I'm on this site, but my mind wants to draw parallels between hand and guns as weapons, like pointing fingers and public opinion, but that doesn't complete the song to me.
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    He's talking about the ridiculousness of how you don't need a license or anything to buy a gun in America; You can literally just walk into a shop and buy a gun. And also how he can't sleep knowing that anyone could just break into his house and shoot everyone. Killing changes people; it twists your mind and the more you kill the more twisted your mind becomes; you think less about what your doing or how it affects those who's family or friends you kill. The human mind is a dark place and it can be warped by things; one of which is killing. And since in America you buy a gun (which is made specifically for killing- and nothing else) freely without the shopkeeper questioning your intentions. If no-one had guns then we wouldn't need guns to protect ourselves from other people with guns. It's a vicious circle, really.
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