Top Ten Songs from Twenty One Pilots' Twenty One Pilots

One of their most underrated albums (usually just called Self Titled), besides Regional at Best, that once you listen to the whole thing you will be ready to cry your heart out and question your existence. It's sad and, well... depressing if you listen to the lyrics. (I'm mostly going off from the meaning of the song rather than anything else for the order of this list)

The Top Ten

1 Trapdoor Trapdoor

Oh look at this here, it's my heart that just burST FROM LISTENING TO THIS SONG! The first time I listened to this song it gave me the chills about hearing about this man masking his feelings and (presumably) killing himself. But then the last lyric came saying "'cause nobody knows he's alive..." And came the waterworks! And I just love how Tyler expresses the intensity and climax of the song with his voice, screaming when necessary and having so much emotion in his voice that your knees start to shake. - Eternal_Laughter

This is honestly the most beautiful twenty one pilots song I've ever heard. The lyrics are so powerful and I love it so much.

Okay this song is #1 but this comment has NOTHING to do with this song or any of the songs on this album. Okay here goes...


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2 Addict With a Pen Addict With a Pen

Another religious song. But this time it talks about how Tyler has been parting from God and how he tries to get back to him and hold onto what he has left (a.k.a the little water he holds in his hands as he roams the desert of his mind). Very beautiful, especially the progression of the song how it starts off nice and slow with just the piano and then the drums being added and its picks up the pace a bit. - Eternal_Laughter

By far one of the most beautifully sad songs this is my favorite song off this album

"I've been walking the deserts of my mind, and I haven't found a drop of life"

Beautiful lyrics starting off slowly and then moving into an amazingly lyrical rap. Many songs have followed this pattern, though few have ever done it correctly. Twenty One Pilots is among them, and they created a masterpiece that is this song.

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3 Taxi Cab Taxi Cab

Amazing piano, beautiful lyrics, and a wonderful story of Tyler going to heaven after death. I may not be very religious, but I love the use of metaphors for Jesus and the love he writes for God here. - Eternal_Laughter

Is it just me, or are Tyler's vocals in this song amazing? While not as good as Friend Please in my opinion, still awesome. - JamesBourne

Taxi Cab is just stunning. It's so calming and beautiful, it gives me chills.

Favorite TØP song. Thank god it's at least at #3.

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4 Isle of Flightless Birds Isle of Flightless Birds

This song is about people, Christians or not, who waste their potential in life. This is referenced as an isle of flightless birds because they have these beautiful wings but they choose not to use them for what they are meant. The song is meant to inspire the listener to action, and to make them stop being apathetic about things that have eternal weight. - Eternal_Laughter

This song gives me chills every time I listen to it. It's so, so beautiful, especially the bridge.

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5 Air Catcher Air Catcher

I feel like this should at least be in the top 3. This song is AMAZING! I know it's not very well known since it is on this earlier album, but it really is one of my favorites. First of all, the lyrics are amazing, and so easy to understand, (I mean you can understand the meaning) and the beat is great. Please give it a listen. It's amazing and totally unique. Sorry I'm not really good at writing persuasive comments but I wanted to recommend this great song.

It's very rare to find a song about love with these guys, but this isn't your typical love song either. It talks about how Tyler doesn't want to fall in love with the actual feeling of falling in love, hence the lyric "I won't fall in love with falling". He is also hesitant about letting the other person have information about himself, feeling as if he would be betrayed if he let the other person in. - Eternal_Laughter

6 Friend, Please Friend, Please

Not gonna lie, this song saved my life. There's something so special about these lyrics that resonate so much with so many of us.

And if you listen closely you will hear my heart breaking... again... Very serious and depressing song that talks about Tyler trying to convince his friend not to take their life away. He tells them he is there for them and that dying is not worth it. - Eternal_Laughter

Just beautiful. Perfect singing, Perfect instrumentals, perfect lyrics and overall beautiful. - JamesBourne

It's so heartfelt and beautiful. How could anybody NOT be touched by the lyrics?

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7 Fall Away Fall Away

A bit of a controversy with this one, but it is widely believed that it talks about Tyler sinking deeper into his dark thoughts and depression. It's contains lyrics from his own album titled No Phun Intended that talk about him growing selfish at times and being lost. - Eternal_Laughter

This is my favorite song in the universe. Besides addict with a pen, of course. I feel like it should at least be number two.

I love this song and feel it should be higher - YOUnique253

8 March to the Sea March to the Sea

Humanity and blindly just walking towards death. Basically the whole concept of this song is just that and how we have grown tired to just go and look for a purpose or anything better. - Eternal_Laughter

Definitely my favorite of Ty's deliberately religious songs.

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9 Johnny Boy Johnny Boy

The story of an everyday boy who is troubled with the fact that he feels unimportant. The song also echoes off Tyler's experience with depression and can be found throughout the whole song... *starts tearing up* I'm fine... Completely fine... *breaks down* - Eternal_Laughter

It's a song about helping this kid-no scratch that, you the listener-whose dying. Whose losing hope in the world. Whose on the brink if killing himself because everything is so bland and only feels pain. But the song tells you to get your butt off the ground because people love you and that there is hope. Love this song

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10 Before You Start Your Day Before You Start Your Day

Well, let me just say that this song gave me the chills the first time I listened to it. It gave a rather eerie yet sad-ish feel to it at first, with all the lyrics that kept attacking me right in the heart! But I love it so much and it's one of my personal favorites from the band. It talks about using the comfort of music to conquer insecurities and demons and I feel like many of us can really relate to this. - Eternal_Laughter

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The Contenders

11 A Car, a Torch, a Death A Car, a Torch, a Death

I have one word to describe this song, and that is "beautiful." The few of us who appreciate this song in its entirety know that.

I think TOP is their best album to be honest. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

The demon sat there waiting on her porch, it was a little dark so he held a makeshift torch.
It's great, I'm only a fan of self titled

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12 Implicit Demand for Proof Implicit Demand for Proof
13 Oh Ms. Believer Oh Ms. Believer V 2 Comments
14 The Pantaloon The Pantaloon

This is my second favorite song by the band - Seventies-Music-Fan

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