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twenty one pilots – Johnny Boy lyrics

He stays home home for work this time
He never really told his wife
He never really told a lie but this time he decides that it's alright.
It's alright.
No one really knows his mind and no one knows behind his eyes.
The man deserves a medal
But he's never really won a prize before.
He goes to lock
the door.

He is falling
And though he knows it's not
The world looks down and frowns.

Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy,
Get up cause the world has left you lying on the ground.
You're my pride and joy, you're my pride and joy.
Get up Johnny boy because we all need
you now.

We all need you now.

Someone said where you going
Someone said to you goodbye
They deflect the disrespect when they say that they blame it on the times
They blame it on the time.
We all know you're qualified to fix a chair and love your wife
They all know you're qualified but they lie when they blame it on the times.
And we blame it on
the times.

Oh he is falling
And though he knows it's not
The world looks down
and frowns.

Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy
Get up cause the world as left you lying on the ground.
You're my pride and joy, you're my pride and joy.
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.

We all need you now

I will carry all your names and I will carry all your shame
And I will carry all your names and I will carry all your shame
And I will carry all your names and I will carry all your shame

Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy
Get up cause the world as left you lying on the ground.
You're my pride and joy, you're my pride and joy.
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.
Get up Johnny boy, get up Johnny boy
Get up cause the world as left you lying on the ground.
You're my pride and joy, you're my pride and joy.
Get up Johnny boy because we all need you now.



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    To me, this song has always been about a man who married someone too early. He doesn't know himself. It says, "he is falling in love". It may be an affair. "The world looks down in a frown" & "They blame it on the times", may suggest the man discovering his sexuality. Either he has just realized or is coming to peace with it. He obviously doesn't want to tell anyone. He's always been a good man and does good, but he is ashamed. Making him very depressed. He is contemplating suicide. "I will carry all your names and i will carry all your shame", someone is trying to help him by saying they will carry what other are calling him; they are also trying to get him to realize that who he is, is ok.
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    SuzanneChami
    This song is essentially about an average man (Johnny boy) who is going through his life and everyone around him thinks he is normal and fine but in reality he is struggling with thoughts of depression and suicide. The lyric "no one really knows his mind and no one knows behind his eyes" is basically saying that nobody knows how "Johnny boy" feels. This song is telling that man to keep hope and get through his life because he is needed in this world and he is important which can be seen in the lyric "you're my pride and joy, get up johnny boy, because we all need you now". This song is telling people struggling with suicidal thoughts to keep going and not give up.
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