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Twenty One Pilots – The Pantaloon lyrics

Your grandpa died
When you were nine
They said he had
Lost his mind

You have learned
Way too soon
You should never trust the pantaloon

Now it's your turn
To be alone
Find a wife
And build yourself a home
You have learned
Way too soon
That your dad is now a pantaloon

You are tired
You are hurt
A moth ate through
Your favorite shirt
And all your friends fertilize
The ground you walk
Lose your mind

He's seen too many stare downs
Between the sun and the moon
In the morning air
How he used to hustle all the people
Walking through the fairgrounds
He's been around so long
He's changed his meaning of a chair now
Because a chair now,
Is like a tiny island in the sea of all the people
Who glide across the very surface
That made his bones feeble
The end can't come soon enough
But is it too soon?
Either way he can't deny
He is a pantaloon

You are tired
You are hurt
A moth ate through
Your favorite shirt
And all your friends fertilize
The ground you walk
Lose your mind

You like to sleep alone
It's colder than you know
Cuz your skin is so
Used to colder bones
It's warmer in the morning
Than what it is at night
Your bones are held together
By your nightmare and your frights

You are tired
You are hurt
A moth ate through
Your favorite shirt
And all your friends fertilize
The ground you walk
Lose your mind



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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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