Song of the Day #2,795: ‘Stressed Out’ – twenty one pilots

twenty_one_pilotsAt Billboard’s #3 this week is ‘Stressed Out’ by twenty one pilots. This band is completely new to me, so I’m not sure what to expect from the song.

I like these lyrics, and the clever, non-rhyming line about wishing he didn’t have to rhyme when he sings seems familiar to me. So maybe I have heard this song through one of my daughters.

Well, it doesn’t sound familiar, but I like it. Nice blend of hip-hop and pop, Macklemore-esque, though twenty one pilots fans would probably kill me if they read that.

[Verse 1]
I wish I found some better sounds no one’s ever heard
I wish I had a better voice that sang some better words
I wish I found some chords in an order that is new
I wish I didn’t have to rhyme every time I sang
I was told when I get older, all my fears would shrink
But now I’m insecure, and I care what people think

[Pre-Chorus]
My name’s Blurryface and I care what you think
My name’s Blurryface and I care what you think

[Chorus]
Wish we could turn back time to the good old days
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out
Wish we could turn back time to the good old days
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out
We’re stressed out

[Verse 2]
Sometimes a certain smell will take me back to when I was young
How come I’m never able to identify where it’s coming from?
I’d make a candle out of it, if I ever found it
Try to sell it, never sell out of it, I’d probably only sell one
It’d be to my brother, cause we have the same nose, same clothes, home grown, the stone’s throw from a creek we used to roam
But it would remind us of when nothing really mattered
Out of student loans and tree house homes, we all would take the latter

[Pre-Chorus]
My name’s Blurryface and I care what you think
My name’s Blurryface and I care what you think

[Chorus]
Wish we could turn back time to the good old days
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out
Wish we could turn back time to the good old days
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out

[Bridge]
Used to play pretend, give each other different names, we would build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away
Used to dream of outer space, but now they’re laughing at our face singing “wake up, you need to make money”, yeah
Used to play pretend, give each other different names, we would build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away
Used to dream of outer space, but now they’re laughing at our face singing “wake up, you need to make money”, yeah

[Chorus]
Wish we could turn back time to the good old days
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out
Wish we could turn back time to the good old days
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out

[Outro: Blurryface]
We used to play pretend, used to play pretend, money
We used to play pretend, wake up you need the money
Used to play pretend, used to play pretend, money
We used to play pretend, wake up you need the money
Used to play pretend, give each other different names, we would build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away
Used to dream of outer space, but now they’re laughing at our face saying “wake up, you need to make money”, yeah

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,795: ‘Stressed Out’ – twenty one pilots

  1. Dana says:

    I haven’t heard this one on the radio yet, though I’ve heard the name of the group. I hear a bit of fun and Lorde influence in the chorus. Pretty good song.

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