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Twenty One Pilots – The Pantaloon lyrics

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    In old plays, the pantaloon is the next in the family to die. After the grandpa commits suicide ("they said he had lost his mind," 9 year olds don't understand suicide.) His dad becomes the pantaloon. "Never trust the pantaloon" could mean not to become dependent on them, as they will be the next to die.
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    I believe this song is speaking to people who are young, actually. This is saying that no matter how many temporary pleasures you have and how many things you get, you will grow old and eventually, you will lose your mind because you spent your life achieving nothing. Achieving nothing is a nightmare for almost everyone, and although pleasure and possessions can seem like achievements, in the end it is only temporary. I do not think this refers to old people in general, because many old people are quite content with their lives or what life they lived. I think this is about old people who have lived a discontent life in younger years and can't do anything to make up for that anymore. "The end can't come soon enough, but is it too soon? Either way he can't deny he is a Pantaloon." is evidence of this I think. The old discontent man asks himself if he will die too soon. Usually asking that means you are worried that there is something in life you are going to miss when you die, but in the end, the old discontent man cannot deny the facts; he isn't what he used to be, nor can he ever go back to it again.
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