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Ode to Sleep
twenty one pilots Lyrics


I wake up fine and dandy but then by the time I find it handy
To rip my heart apart and start
Planning my crash landing
I go up, up, up, up, up to the ceiling
Then I feel my soul start leaving
Like an old man's hair receding
I'm pleading, please, oh please
On my knees repeatedly asking
Why it's got to be like this?
Is this living free?
I don't wanna be the one be the one to have 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

I'll stay awake
'Cause the dark's not taking prisoners tonight

Why am I not scared in the morning?
I don't hear those voices calling
I must have kicked them out
I must have kicked them out
I swear I heard demons yelling
Those crazy words they were spelling
They told me I was gone
They told me I was gone

But I'll tell them
"Why won't you let me go?"
"Do I threaten all your plans?"
I'm insignificant, please tell 'em
You have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire
What have I become? I'll tell 'em

On the eve of a day that's forgotten and fake
As the trees, they await, and clouds anticipate
The start of a day when we put on our face
A mask that portrays that we don't need grace
On the eve of a day that is bigger than us
But we open our eyes, 'cause we're told that we must
And the trees wave their arms and the clouds try to plead
Desperately yelling, there's something we need
I'm not free, I asked forgiveness three times
Same amount that I denied, I three-time MVP'd this crime
I'm afraid to tell you who I adore
Won't tell you who I'm singing towards
Metaphorically, I'm a whore, and that's denial number four

I'll stay awake
'Cause the dark's not taking prisoners tonight (oh, oh, oh)

Why am I not scared in the morning?
I don't hear those voices calling
I must have kicked them out
I must have kicked them out
I swear I heard demons yelling
Those crazy words they were spelling
They told me I was gone
They told me I was gone

But I'll tell them
"Why won't you let me go?"
"Do I threaten all your plans?"
I'm insignificant, please tell 'em
You have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire
What have I become?
I'll tell 'em

You have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire
What have I become?
I'll tell 'em
I'll tell 'em
I'll tell 'em
I'll tell 'em

Please tell them you
Have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire
What have I become?
I'm sorry

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Tyler Joseph

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Comrade Doggo

You did it!
You made it to 2020.
You've got this.
You can make it to next year.
You can do this.
Stay fed and hydrated.
Take your meds.
You aren't alone as much as it may feel like it.
Stay alive.
||-//



dreamersk

Truce: I will fear the night again,
I hope I'm not my only friend.


Ode To Sleep: I'll stay awake
Cause the dark's not taking prisoners tonight
Why am I not scared in the morning?
I don't hear those voices calling
I must have kicked them out
I must have kicked them out



Alice Toniian

"I swear I heard demons yelling
Those crazy words they were spelling
But I tell 'em
Why won't you let me go
Do I threaten all your plans?"


We all are here basically because Twenty One Pilots have helped us to fight our dark times and thoughts, right?
So you know what...
He literally threatens the plans of demons.



Alfredo Orduño

I wake up fine and dandy but then by the time I find it handy
To rip my heart apart and start
Planning my crash landing
I go up, up, up, up, up to the ceiling
Then I feel my soul start leaving
Like an old man's hair receding
I'm pleading, please, oh please
On my knees repeatedly asking
Why it's got to be like this
Is this living free?
I don't wanna be the one be the one to have the sun's blood on my hands
I'll tell the moon
Take this weapon, forged in darkness
Some see a pen, I see harpoon
I'll stay awake
'Cause the dark's not taking prisoners tonight
Why am I not scared in the morning?
I don't hear those voices calling
I must have kicked them out
I must have kicked them out
I swear I heard demons yelling
Those crazy words they were spelling
They told me I was gone
They told me I was gone
But I tell 'em
Why won't you let me go
Do I threaten all your plans?
I'm insignificant
Please tell 'em
You have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire
What have I become, I'll tell 'em all
On the eve of a day that's forgotten and fake
As the trees, they await, and clouds anticipate
The start of a day when we put on our face
A mask that portrays that we don't need grace
On the eve of a day that is bigger than us
But we open our eyes, cause we're told that we must
And the trees wave their arms and the clouds try to plead
Desperately yelling, there's something we need
I'm not free, I asked forgiveness three times
Same amount that I denied, I three-time MVP'd this crime
I'm afraid to tell you who I adore
Won't tell you who I'm singing towards
Metaphorically, I'm a whore, and that's denial number four
I'll stay awake
'Cause the dark's not taking prisoners tonight oh oh oh
Why am I not scared in the morning?
I don't hear those voices calling
I must have kicked them out
I must have kicked them out
I swear I heard demons yelling
Those crazy words they were spelling
They told me I was gone
They told me I was gone
But I tell 'em
Why won't you let me go
Do I threaten all your plans?
I'm insignificant
Please tell 'em
You have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire
What have I become?
I tell 'em
You have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire
What have I become?
I tell 'em
I tell 'em
I tell 'em
I tell 'em
Please tell 'em
You have no plans for me
I will set my soul on fire
What have I become?
I'm sorry



Valeria Loja

My family thinks I'm mad.
I played this song for the school rehearsal.
My friend sang.
It was so cool!
Everyone were dancing, but they didn't understand the lyrics.
So, when my parents asked «What it's about?» in front of our small crowd, I had to answer...

Now they think I'm mad, because I didn't share TOP sooner with them
They loved it!



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TheDreRock

I wonder how those 12 people feel knowing they were so early to the party

Patrick Enzo

@Rex Jace instablaster ;)

Rex Jace

you all probably dont give a damn but does any of you know a tool to log back into an instagram account..?
I somehow forgot my account password. I would love any assistance you can give me!

Emily Prentice

@TheDreRock I was one of those 12 people ☺️ I'm the one in the white shirt next to the guy he falls into at the end, which is my brother's friend, and my brother is to the left of him. Absolutely crazy that we got to be a part of that! My brother and I were just talking the other day how that was 10 years ago now (concert was July 16, 2011) and it feels so surreal. I think one of my favorite things about that night was that it didn't matter that there was only 12 of us, they gave us their all. It felt like we were at a huge concert, and to this day, it's one of my favorite shows I've ever been to. Who would have thought that VFW basement would be part of what got them to where they are now. 😂 I'm still very much a fan - I love what they are doing with Scaled & Icy and all the backstory with Dema. Those guys are incredibly talented and incredibly humble. 💛

Purity D’Voyd

@Reck it is though, check the link above this reply. It’d be a weird thing to lie about too. They weren’t always popular, and they would definitely have footage from before they were popular.

Purity D’Voyd

Here you go. https://www.reddit.com/r/twentyonepilots/comments/olg4bm/10_years_ago_i_went_to_see_a_small_up_and_coming/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

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Redd24Hundred

Tyler: I'm going to wear this cool looking skeleton hoodie for our show.

Josh: G o r i l l a s u i t .

DynamoDoesMusicStuff

reject humanity

return to monke

A demon yelling

@Rebecca Garner im bleeding bleeds cause this is so darn good

A demon yelling

The skeleton costume and hoodie are so iconic

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