Not Today By Twenty One Pilots: Song Analysis

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For the song I feel most describes myself, I chose Not Today by Twenty One Pilots. From the start of the song, it sings the line, “I don’t know why, I just feel I’m better off, staying in the same room I was born in. I look outside, and see a whole world better off, without me in it, trying to transform it.” Because of how my personality is I feel extremely connected to this line. Throughout my life, I’ve always had a bit of social anxiety. Most people take this as being shy, but in reality I’m more scared or nervous. I’m quiet around a lot of people, so they think I have nothing important to say. However, I think about everything, probably more than I should. My personality will take something someone says and try and decode it as far as possible, but when I try and talk about it, I completely shut down. One of my biggest fears is being seen as weak or non extravagant, so I don’t speak because I don’t want to be seen in those ways.…show more content…
That’s the whole point of it being your anthem so I should be able to heavily relate. This basically turned into an essay, but like I said, I don’t speak my feelings out enough in person, so when I write, I really write. Anyways, the next section says “listen I know, this one’s a contradiction because of how happy it sounds, but the lyrics are so down. It’s ok though, because it represents, better yet it is, who I feel I am right now.” That’s it. That’s the line that everyone can basically relate to. Our world has a stigma that it’s not ok to be sad. I’ve been sad around my friends before and they have literally told me to pretend I’m happy or to get over it. What kind of world is it when you can’t openly deal with emotions. They happen. That’s life, but if I’m sad people get mad at me, so as the song says, I make myself sound happy, when in reality my undertone is rather somber, because frankly that’s just who I
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