Dear to whomever it may concern,
I know that there are to sides, those who love Twenty One Pilots and those who don’t. There are those who simply don’t care. But that’s different and doesn’t apply to them (sorry non-fans).
This fan base is unique. I know they are not “punk” because that would be disgraceful to the great music gods: Fall Out Boy, Panic At the Disco, and My Chemical Romance (all of whos fan dedicate their lives and some alive only because of them)…but the Twenty One Pilots family, it is special. The lyrics have such deep meaning. We don’t listen to it because the tune is catchy or we like the sound, that’s just a bonus. We listen because we relate. Kids don’t know how to express themselves or escape from their mind and their own terrible thought. Tyler Joseph does that for us. Now yes, the lyrics may sound stupid to those who don’t listen. There is a difference between hearing and listening. It is more than just sound and words. If you look around…you will see a room full of broken kids who are trying to become healed and put back together. It’s not like it is their fault they feel that way. It is the world around them. Their minds are shut in the dark and they blame themselves for ever bad thing. “Nothing kills man faster than his own head”. With that kind of mindset, you feel so alone. Listening to those words and relating to them makes you feel like it’s not just you. Then you realize that there is a whole fan base, a whole community that understand you and what you are going through. The light has been show and that band….that’s what got you through it.
So please, the next time you want to say “that’s a stupid song” or put stereo types on something, take a closer look and listen.