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Lovely, I can read your mind
This line was rather tricky. Often times I hear it said "luckily" yet sometimes I hear it as "lovely". It is very strange when trying to type down lyrics.
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You say things with your mouth,
Cobwebs and flies come out.
I hear a second voice
Behind your tongue somehow
This phrase actually depends if you are listening to the old version of the song or the new version. I liked the old version much better than the new one, so I decided to post the lyrics of the old version, which lyrically doesn't change much anyway, only the way the song is sung.
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My heart is my armor
She’s the tear in my heart
She’s a carver
She’s a butcher with a smile
Cut me farther
Than I’ve ever been
Than I’ve ever been
Than I’ve ever been
Than I’ve ever been
At first, these verses confused me, but now that I actually read what he was saying, I now think that "she" isn't necessarily a bad guy in this song. Upon first hearing this, that was my impression, but it seems Tyler is actually asking her to cut his heart further open for him. Could this mean that his heart is empty and corrupt, and he is asking "her" to fix it by basically tearing it open?
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I knew my skin that wrapped my frame
Wasn't made to play this game
This could mean a period of struggle where the narrator is unable to handle it. Sometimes, when people go through deep emotional pain or trauma, your body can be harmed physically as well as mentally (puking, shaking, fainting, etc). I think what the narrator means here is that the struggle he is going through is taking a toll on him. His body is being beaten and torn by this situation and he finds himself unable to go on any further.
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And then I saw Him, torch in hand
He laid it out, what He had planned
And then I saw Him ... send them all my way

I believe it is talking about God, but metaphorically, God in the mind of Tyler Joseph. Joseph understands that God has a plan for him and has a reason for everything, but Joseph just wants it over with, so he just says to himself basically, "I just want to die before things get worse". This creates a lack of faith, which explains why Tyler Joseph, in this song, believes that God is dead.
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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
I believe he is talking about the opportunity to finally be free from his car radio and free from distraction. His takes a moment to breath in what is going on. When his lungs fill with fire, the fire could represent passion or love. The fire in his lungs exhale a desire to know, a desire to think (Something that Tyler Joseph really emphasizes). Because of that, Tyler Joseph realizes that the moment he has with this period of freedom is temporary, therefore it is dire for him to endure this silence so he can, for once, think.
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I start to part two halves of my heart in the dark and I
Don't know where I should go,
And the tears and the fears begin to multiply.

Taking time in a simple place,
In my bed, where my head rests on a pillowcase
And it's said that a war's lead but I forget
That I let another day go by.

I want to be afraid but it seems that these days
I'm caught under water and I'm falling farther
My heart's getting harder, I'm calling my Father
Am I screaming to an empty sky?

Empty sky, no way that's me, 'cause one half of my heart is free.
Empty sky, no way that's me, 'cause the other half of my heart's asleep
Like in the song, "Fall Away", these lyrics can be found in Tyler Joseph's old album called, "No Phun Intended". Specifically, these lyrics are from the song "Blasphemy" which I also posted on this site.
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Let the water...
Wash away...
Everything that you've become.
On your knees...
Today is gone...
And tomorrow is sure to come.

Tomorrow is sure to come
This is basically describing repentance symbolized by baptism. Jesus washes away everything we have become, and the past is no longer able to haunt us anymore. Joseph's past songs definitely reflect his faith, and so do many of his newer songs as well, such as "Anathema" or "Oh, Ms. Believer".
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take my hand.
We're in foreign land,
As we travel through snow.
Together we go. [2x]

We
Foreign land could be the things in the world that Joseph is not comfortable with, or things that go against what he is used to (AKA his morals and values) so he holds onto his Ms. Believer for guidance, but again, her mind is twisted and not correct, making the trip a cold and brutal one, making him walk slow in the very land he wants to get through.
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Oh Ms. Believer.
My pretty sleeper.
Your twisted mind is like snow on the road.
Your shaking shoulders prove that it's colder,
Inside your head, in the winter of death
I think "Ms. Believer" is Joseph's beliefs, referring to his Christianity perhaps. I think Ms. Believer has turned into a twisted thinker, meaning that Joseph's beliefs have been getting more and more colder and corrupt. It is a love-hate relationship, as seen in the next few verses. He loves his beliefs yet his Ms. Believer is cold and twisted, meaning he is always going against what he believes despite knowing it is for the best.
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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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Tomorrow I'll switch the beat,
To avoid yesterday's dance
Again, I think this is referring to counter-cultural ideals. The beat can be seen as what people today do with their lives, and as most of us know, some of the beats out there is all about living in the moment, moment after moment after moment, until the day you're too old to do anything anymore. The narrator sees this error in society and chooses to switch his beat to something that is the opposite of what others are doing, and through that he is able to achieve joy rather than applying pleasures.
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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
I think in a sense he (the narrator) is thinking counter-culturally. He scoffs and says that his music won't ever be played on the radio, because culture only wants to indulge in pleasure, ignorantly ignoring those who might be going through pain and would need to hear a song like that.
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I don't want to be the one, be the one who has the sun's blood on my hands,
I'll tell the moon, take this weapon forged in darkness,
Some see a pen, I see a harpoon
When I think about these verses, I think about the "Sun" being happiness and the "Moon" being the opposite. When I read this, I see the narrator refusing to write about happy and upbeat issues, pretending things are all good, because he doesn't want people getting false hope, but rather approaching it from a different angle so that he can safely grant hope in a different way. If he gives false hope, happiness (or the sun), in a sense, dies. So, the narrator asks the moon to take control of his pen, which he uses as a weapon against the demons of others and the demons within himself.
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To rip my heart apart and start planning my crash landing
This means that when the narrator finally decides to examine his life and his heart, he realizes that he has been doing things that were morally questionable, and because of that his life begins to spiral out of control.
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Don't wanna call you in the night time
Don't wanna give you all my pieces
Don't wanna hand you all my troubles
Don't wanna give you all my demons
You'll have to watch me struggle from several rooms away
But tonight, I need you to stay
It seems to me that this is very similar to people who deal with depression. They feel that the depression itself is a burden to those around them, which is why some refuse to get help for depression or refuse to let people help them. They don't want to burden them with it yet they want them to stay with them and be there as they suffer.
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picture portrait.
Something you won't forget, it's all about
Sometimes, when I listen to this song, I hear it said as "Something you wont forget," and "Something you will forget". The former and the latter have drastically different meanings if applied. The former meaning that it is something that will always be with us when we listen. The latter meaning that we probably won't take what he says to heart and just skim past this. One is somewhat pessimistic, but again, won't and will are two very different words.
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Whether it's it the weather or the ledges by my bed
Sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my
The letters, to me, represent him writing his suicide notes, then putting them aside/throwing them away. I would assume the former due to the fact that the letters, along with the weather, affect his suicidal thoughts, and how death is better than suffering from the "migraine". Perhaps those letters are constantly reminding him of his pain, and how it would be better just to end it all rather than go through the pain. The word is plural, so I would assume the narrator wrote more than one suicide note, either making him indecisive about suicide or thinking that the letters aren't good enough to justify his actions.
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Every time I feel selfish ambition
Is taking my vision
And my crime is my sentence
Repentance is taking commision
It's taking a toll
On my soul
I'm screaming submission and,
I don't know if I am dying or living
'Cause I will save face
For name's sake
Abuse grace
Take aim to obtain a new name
And a newer place
But my name is lame
I can't walk and I ain't the same
And my name became
A new destiny to the grave
Interestingly enough, these lyrics are actually borrowed from one of Tyler Joseph's older albums, No Phun Intended. The song specifically is called, Drown. No Phun Intended didn't get as much public recognition I assume (especially since those are the songs that he started his career with basically). The lyrics were therefore recycled and used in this song, Fall Away. They fit in both of the songs and I don't think there isn't anything wrong with reusing lyrics from an old song if very few know the song. Why have good poetry go to waste?
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And repeat yesterday's dance
It could mean that the narrator is constantly going through a period of repeating the same thing over and over, and he thinks himself not able to change because of that. Whether or not it is against his will is debatable.
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