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twenty one pilots – Car Radio lyrics
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 today


I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought

'Cause somebody stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence


Sometimes quiet is violent
I find it hard to hide it

My pride is no longer inside
It's on my sleeve
My skin will scream

Reminding me of
Who I killed inside my dream

I hate this car that I'm driving
There's no hiding for me
I'm forced to deal with what I feel
There is no distraction to mask what is real

I could pull the steering wheel

I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought
'Cause somebody stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence


I ponder of something terrifying
'Cause this time there's no sound to hide behind
I find over the course of our human existence
One thing consists of consistence
And it's that we're all battling fear
Oh dear, I don't know if we know why we're here
Oh my,
Too deep
Please stop thinking
I liked it better when my car had sound


There are things we can do
But from the things that work there are only two
And from the two that we choose to do

Peace will win
And fear will lose
There's faith and there's sleep

We need to pick on please because
Faith is to be awake
And to be awake is for us to think
And for us to think is to be alive a
And I will try with every rhyme
To come across like I am dying
To let you know you need to try to
think

I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once
bought
'Cause somebody stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in
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
today

I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought
'Cause somebody stole
My car
radio
And now I just sit in
silence
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    crimson24
    This is the anthem of my life. When I have an idle mind, it goes to places it shouldnt and "i could pull the steering wheel" (aka kill myself). Music is a good way to keep your mind active if it's good music and who listens to crap music anyway? So I try to keep myself busy (my car radio) so that my mind doesn't fly away (sitting in silence) and I commit (pull the steering wheel). Also "it's on my sleeve my skin will scream" to me that's like cutting, I "kill butterflies" (self harmers know what I'm talking about) & it's hard to hide everything. We need a safe place. And god is my safe place.
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    Silence is literally killing him, just as it does to all of us. When we are alone with our thoughts only, we question everything we have ever done up until that point in life. We remember only the wrong, thinking about why we did what we did and how we could have reacted and changed the outcome. He is literally fighting the urge to kill himself and release himself from all the pains of his own mind, just as we all think when we are alone, in total silence with nothing but our thoughts to "comfort" us.
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    SuzanneChami
    I think this song is essentially about how we need things like music to help distract us from our own thoughts. When we do not have things to distract ourselves and we are forced to sit in silence we tend to get in our own heads. Our own thoughts consume us and sometimes that can be a terrible and torturous thing.
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    Joseph said that while he was going to college to major in Communications (or in his words, a fancy way of saying undecided), he pulled his “horribly beat up car to the place” where he’s “supposed to learn for thousands of dollars” and because he was late, didn't lock the door. As one might suspect, when Joseph left class his car was gutted with his cd Player, gps, and car radio stolen.
    “And because I’m super emo and all about looking for inspiration, I wrote a song about that moment.”
    Joseph said that sans car radio, he had more time to be introspective. “That song kind of just documents where you let your mind go when you don’t have a distraction to keep it in its box.”

    It wasn't me who wrote this, it's from an interview.
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  • U
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    Unregistered
    Jesus everybody and their grandma has posted a definition and explication on the lyrics of this song. I feel like we all know the meaning so everyone can just chill out. Everyone understands this song and what it means, we do not need 11 meanings and 38 explanations. There is no room for other thoughts because everyone is saying the same thing.
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    BeautifulMusic
    I think alot of people can relate to the lyrics of this song regardless if you like the song or not. Everyone knows that feeling of having a lot on their mind and when we don't wanna give all these thoughts the attention they are yearning for what do we do? Turn up the music and forget. But this speaks on behalf of those moments when we don't have music to blast or lyrics to chime along to, and that's what is beautiful about this song, it lets us know someone out there knows what it feels like and how much it honestly sucks to not have that music outlet in our life sometimes.
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    Unregistered
    The mood of this song could be internal self-conflict. When it says "I think of something terrifying" or "I think of something great" those two words don't combine very well and it shows a conflict of him thinking of something great and wonderful and then terrible and scary.
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    Unregistered
    I think the song is self explanatory for a good part of it. This literally happened to me. Someone actually stole my car radio out of my 1981 Ford and I'd have to drive 30miles to work and back in complete silence. It was pure torture for someone like me whose brain just won't calm down. I think this is what this song is about; using music as a pseudo-distraction. The brain is a scary place to be so deep in and I'm always there; I think he's always there. Mapping out the release of death, breathing in life, knowing that you've killed yourself a million times. "I could pull the steering wheel..." I've said this to myself on awful days. If I didn't care so much I could crash my car and all the torture and knowing would be done.
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    Unregistered
    This song means you don't have anything to distract you. So you literally sit in silence "pondering of something great". Wishing for more. All he is doing is sitting there in silence breathing. Hence. "my lungs will fill and then deflate". This song, is for the silence. It becomes more silent the more he stays and his thoughts are getting to him. It tells us how we need music to distract us from reality to be able to live. To be able to pass by everything in life without reverting to suicide. It becomes so silent that he can't deal with it because there "Is no sound to hide behind" and he starts to think about everything in life. He thinks about everything possible including human existence and why he is there but in reality he doesn't want to be.
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    Unregistered
    This song means so much to me. I tell people they will get to know me a lot more if they listen to the lyrics of the songs I like. I think this song is amazing it was my girlfriends favorite song and she got me hooked to it I don't stop listening to it.
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    Unregistered
    This song is literally my anthem twenty one pilots understands what we civilized peeps of this generation need. We are so corrupted with drugs and s** that we seem to miss out on the good things. These songs that twenty one pilots create take me away from this reality we have come to. I for one can definitely relate to these songs, but that fact that when Tyler and Joseph have these interesting back stories to their songs they are just normal peeps like us. Like for instance, in this song they talk about how it is scary to think about these thoughts that you have tried so hard to keep in the very back of ur head so that you don't have to deal with all the nonsense that goes on. They are just literally my inspiration and ill awlays look up too them just maybe one day I will be lucky enough to meet this wonderful pair and their just incredibly brilliant minds.
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    Unregistered
    I don't know really, I just love this song a lot. It's so amazing. I mean. You can't really explain it. This song is just so brilliant that. I have no words. This group too; they are amazing. I saw them at concert live, they were amazing. I also got to touch Tyler's hand c; I was super happy. They were amazing. I love this band and there music. I'm super glad I discovered them. I am not disappointed. Because this is one of my favorite songs from them. It's just. The lyrics. And this band. And everything. Are so good. It's amazing. Literally.
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      This is the anthem of my life. When I have an idle mind, it goes to places it shouldnt and "i could... Read more →
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      Silence is literally killing him, just as it does to all of us. When we are alone with our thoughts... Read more →

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