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Twenty One Pilots - Nico And The Niners

[Intro (Reversed)]
Msilaiv ecnuoned ew
Tsae eurt daeh dna amed evael lliw uoy
Sotidnab era ew

[Chorus]
East is up, I'm fearless when I hear this on the low
East is up, I'm careless when I wear my rebel clothes
East is up, when Bishops come together they will know that
Dema don't control us, Dema don't control
East is up

[Verse 1]
They want to make you forget
They want to make you forget
Save your razorblades now, not yet
Save your razorblades now, not yet

[Chorus]
I'm heavy, my jumpsuit is on steady
I'm lighter when I'm lower, I'm higher when I'm heavy, oh
I'm so high, my Jumpsuit takes me so high
I'm flying from a fire, from Nico and the Niners, oh
East is up, I'm fearless when I hear this on the low
East is up, I'm careless when I wear my rebel clothes
East is up, when Bishops come together they will know that
Dema don't control us, Dema don't control
I'm heavy, my jumpsuit is on steady
I'm lighter when I'm lower, I'm higher when I'm heavy, oh
I'm so high, my Jumpsuit takes me so high
I'm flying from a fire, from Nico and the Niners, oh

“Nico And The Niners” is one of two singles released to promote Twenty One Pilots' fifth album, along with “Jumpsuit.” The single was initially released on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. It was first scheduled to premiere in some radio stations but was instead released 30 minutes ago ahead of schedule in iTunes and YouTube respectively. The song has a somewhat upbeat tempo, with dark undertones. This is emphasized by the pitched down voice seen in the bridge and in the background throughout the song. The album is an allegory for depression and it is supported by a website called dmaorg that documents the life of a fictional character named Clancy. In the story, Clancy lives in a walled city called Dema. The city is ruled by nine bishops who work to keep the inhabitants of Dema inside its walls. With the guidance of a group of individuals who call themselves “banditos,” Clancy eventually escapes. This song acts as a rallying cry for the banditos, often repeating their claim that “East is up.” The song is a reminder that they are safe from the bishops if they wear their jumpsuit. As seen in the music video for “Jumpsuit,” the jumpsuits defining feature is their bright yellow stripes. The bishops are unable to see this color, thus providing the wearer's safety. In a literal sense, the song is a rallying cry for the depressed from those who have escaped the grips of depression, the banditos. Tyler reminders listeners that the bishops, your emotions, and negative thoughts, do not control you. Furthermore, he points out the best time to seek help for depression is now, singing: "What a beautiful day for making a break for it At the same time, he recognizes that not every attempt to get better will be a success, and it is not always easy to escape. "We’ll win but not everyone will get out

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