Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
twenty one pilots – Drown lyrics

Here I come,
Come to You,
In the very cloths that I killed
Killed You in and now I know
I'm alone.

I walk to You,
Rain falls from You.
Can You wash me?
Can You drown me

I wanna be a lot of things, so much is pent up inside me
I want to be strong, too long I've sat here undecidedly.
Planning strategy, half of me knows it's all just a fallacy.
Failing miserably, drastically, then I crash dramatically
Into a wall. I've been here a hundred times before,
Yet I still ignore the dark red blood stains on the floor,
And I'm back in front of You, Lord, with blood on the floor.
Is the blood mine or Yours? Don't wanna do this anymore!

Back and forth between being me and who You're calling me to be.
You see a man free who thinks he has to buy a key to a door,
But he can't 'cause he's poor and he can't
Fall down anymore 'cause he's already on the floor and
His bones are broken and all and this is his call,
As he is torn and he will cry and try
Nine times and realize nine crimes but he has more than nine lives
So he picks himself up and goes climbing for the prize


Here I come,
Again to You,
Just to show that blood soaked through,
Through my bones and all I own,
Is there a way for me to grow?

I walk to You,
Rain falls from You.
Can You wash me?
Can You drown me?

Every time I feel a selfish ambition is taking my vision,
My crime is my sentence, repentance is taking commission,
It's taking a toll on my soul, I'm screaming submission and
I don't know if I'm dying or livin'

'Cause I will save-a face for name-a sake, abuse-a grace,
Take-a aim to obtain a new name and a newer place,
But my name-a is lame-a, I can't walk and I ain't the same.
And my name-a became a new destiny to the grave and,

They say the ocean 's blue; but its black right now.
In the dark on the sand looking down at my crowd
Depression and drowning singing out at four parts.
Lightning reveals where the ocean stops and the sky starts.

I've been told by the sky and the ocean that I win,
But it's hard to see where the ocean stops and sky begins,
The random shocks of light remind me of what is true,
But right now the ocean is blacker than black,
The sky is too.

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct
Submitted byOhyoupokedme
Corrected byMythicSnow115


  • u
    If you are atheist maybe see the songs as someone chasing a dream, and fails a million times but gets back up and tries again and again reminding themselves to not lose themselves on the way. At least that's how I see it. The word lord can be portrayed as what you want to be and the whole second verse can be the dilemma of losing oneself on the way to success.
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad