Song of the Day #3,014: ‘Ride’ – twenty one pilots

twenty_one_pilots_rideTwenty one pilots have their second top ten song of the week with ‘Ride,’ sitting at #9. According to Wikipedia, this makes them the first alternative artist to have two songs in Billboard’s top ten at the same time. I wonder how they define alternative?

‘Ride’ is my favorite of the three twenty one pilots songs I’ve featured on the blog to date (the other two being ‘Stressed Out‘ and ‘Heathens‘).

The track blends reggae, pop, rock and hip hop but somehow feels cohesive. I’m tempted to buy Blurryface, the album on which two of these hit singles appear.

[Verse 1]
I just wanna stay in the sun where I find
I know it’s hard sometimes
Pieces of peace in the sun’s peace of mind
I know it’s hard sometimes
Yeah I think about the end just way too much
But it’s fun to fantasize
On my enemies I wouldn’t wish who I was
But it’s fun to fantasize

[Chorus]
Oh Oh Ohhh Oh Oh Ohhh I’m falling
So I’m taking my time on my ride
Oh Oh Ohhh I’m falling
So I’m taking my time on my ride
Taking my time on my ride

[Verse 2]
“I’d die for you,” that’s easy to say
We have a list of people that we would take
A bullet for them, a bullet for you
A bullet for everybody in this room
But I don’t seem to see many bullets coming through
See many bullets coming through
Metaphorically I’m the man
But literally I don’t know what I’d do
“I’d live for you,” and that’s hard to do
Even harder to say when you know it’s not true
Even harder to write when you know that tonight
There were people back home who tried talking to you
But then you ignore them still
All these questions they’re for real
Like who would you live for? Who would you die for?
And would you ever kill?

[Chorus]
Oh Oh Ohhh Oh Oh Ohhh I’m falling
So I’m taking my time on my ride
Oh Oh Ohhh I’m falling
So I’m taking my time on my ride
Taking my time on my ride

[Bridge]
I’ve been thinking too much
I’ve been thinking too much
I’ve been thinking too much
I’ve been thinking too much
Help me
I’ve been thinking too much
(I’ve been thinking too much)
I’ve been thinking too much
Help me
I’ve been thinking too much
(I’ve been thinking too much)
I’ve been thinking too much

[Chorus]
Oh Oh Ohh Oh Oh Ohh I’m falling
So I’m taking my time on my ride Oh Oh Ohh
I’m falling so I’m taking my time
Taking my time on my ride woah oh oh
Oh Oh Ohh Oh Oh Ohh I’m falling
So I’m taking my time on my ride Oh Oh Ohh
I’m falling so I’m taking my time on my

[Outro]
I’ve been thinking too much
Help me
I’ve been thinking too much
Help me
I’ve been thinking too much
I’ve been thinking too much
I’ve been thinking too much
Help me
I’ve been thinking too much
I’ve been thinking too much
I’ve been thinking too much
Help me

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,014: ‘Ride’ – twenty one pilots

  1. Dana says:

    I’m not a big fan of this band, and calling them alternative is a stretch.

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