Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Migraine by Twenty one Pilots

No description
by

Serena Palmer

on 17 November 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Migraine by Twenty one Pilots

Migraine
by Twenty one
Pilots

Biography
The band twenty one pilots consists of two members, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, who were both born and raised in Columbus Ohio. Tyler, who's 26, is the singer and main songwriter, and Josh, who's 27 is the drummer. The type of music they do is alternative hiphop/indie pop. The band was originally formed in 2009 with three high school buddies, Tyler Joseph, Nick Thomas and Chris Salih. However, in 2011, Nick and Chris quit the band and Josh Dun joined. Also in 2011 Tyler and Josh came out with an album entitled Regional at best, but when they signed to their record label Fueled by Ramen, the label got rid of that album. In 2013, they came out with their first official album with their record label entitled Vessel, and this past May 2015 they came out with their album Blurryface.
Tyler Joseph
Josh Dun
Song: Migraine

Songwriter: Tyler Joseph

Band: Twenty one pilots

Album: Vessel, released in 2013, in North America
Historical or social information that might have influenced the songwriter:
Around the time that Tyler was writing this song, a lot of young people were going through depression or mental illnesses, including lots of his fans. He was also struggling with depression, so that's why he wrote the song Migraine. He knew the song would be relatable and would help lots of people.
General meaning of the song
The song Migraine is about depression and mental illness. When he is referring to his migraine he is talking about all the depressing and suicidal thoughts in his head that is causing his depression.
Am I the only one I know
Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat
Shadows will scream that I'm alone

Lyrics:
Meaning:
When he says "behind my face and above my throat", he is referring to his brain and how he is waging his wars, struggling with all the depressing and suicidal thoughts in his mind. There aren't actual shadows screaming he's alone, he just feels alone and is wondering if he's the only one going through what he's going through.

Metaphor
Personification
Lyrics:
I-I-I I've got a migraine
And my pain will range from up, down, and sideways
Metaphor
Meaning:
When he says he has a migraine, he means he has depression. He can feel the pain that the depression is causing him throughout his whole body.
Lyrics:
Thank God it's Friday cause Fridays will always be better than Sundays
Cause Sundays are my suicide days
I don't know why they always seem so dismal
Thunderstorms, clouds, snow, and a slight drizzle
Metaphor
Meaning:
Sundays are bad days for him and he doesnt really know why. There aren't actual thunderstorms, clouds, snow, or a slight drizzle every Sunday. That weather usually makes lots of people sad, that's why he uses to describe Sundays, because for some reason that day is especially sad for him.
Lyrics:
Whether it's the weather
or the letters by my bed
Sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head.
Meaning:
He doesn't know exactly what's causing him to feel the way he does. When he says "sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head", he means that sometimes he feels as though commiting suicide would be better than dealing with his depression.
Metaphor
Lyrics:
Let it be said what the headache represents
It's me defending in suspense
It's me suspended in a defenseless test
Being tested by a ruthless examinant
That's represented best by my depressing thoughts
Metaphor
Meaning:
The headache, which is his depresion, is a test in which he is completely defenseless. He's expressing the fact that no one can be prepared for depression, and how it is a very difficult thing to struggle with. When he says "being tested by a ruthless examinant that's represented best by my depressing thoughts", he is talking about how people with depression often overthink everything they do and there's always a voice in their head that points out every little mistake they do wich makes those depressing thoughts.
Lyrics:
I do not have writer's block my writer just hates the clock
It will not let me sleep I guess I'll sleep when I'm dead
And sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head
Metaphor
Meaning:
When he says "I do not have writer's block my wrier just hates the clock" he's talking about how it's hard for some people with depression to get things done because they often just feel so down that they don't feel like doing anything. In addition, when he says "It will not let me sleep I guess I'll sleep when I'm dead", he's referring to how a lot of people with depression have trouble sleeping, so that's why he thinks that the only way he'll be able to have a good night's sleep is when he dies. Then, he repeats how sometimes he feels as if commiting suicide would be better than dealing with his depression.
Lyrics
(hook)
Am I the only one I know
Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat
Shadows will scream that I'm alone

But I know, we've made it this far...kid
Metaphor
Repetition
Personification
Meaning:
When he says "behind my face and above my throat", he is referring to his brain and how he is waging his wars, struggling with all the depressing and suicidal thoughts in his mind. There aren't actual shadows screaming he's alone, he just feels alone and is wondering if he's the only one going through what he's going through. When he says "But I know we've made it this far...kid" he's talking to all of his fans and to whoever is listening that is also going through depression or struggling with something. He wants them to know that if they've made it this far in life despite their struggles they can continue making it.
Lyrics:
I am not as fine as I seem
.
Pardon, me for yelling and
telling you green gardens
Are not what's growing in my psyche, it's a different me
A difficult beast feasting on burnt down trees
Simili
Metaphor
Meaning:
These lines are describing how the writer pretends to be more okay than he actually is when he is around people. He hides most his depression and his real feelings because he's afraid of what people might think.
Lyrics
Freeze frame, please let me paint a mental picture portrait
Something you won't forget, it's all about
my forehead
And how it is a door that hold's back contents
That makes Pandora's box contents look non-violent
Meaning:
He wants to explain something to his listeners in a way that they'll remember. When he says his forehead is a door that hold's back contents, he's talking about all his thoughts in his brain. He talks about how his thoughts are really violent, which means he has lots of depressing and suicidal thoughts.
Metaphor
Lyrics:
Behind my eyelids are islands of violence
My mind ship-wrecked this is the only land my mind could find
I did not know it was such a violent island
Full of tidal waves, suicidal crazed lions
They're trying to eat me, blood running down their chin
And I know that I can fight, or I can let the lion win
I begin to assemble what weapons I can find
Cause sometimes to stay
alive
you gotta
kill
your mind
Metaphor
Contrast
Meaning:
When the writer says "behind my eyelids..." he is refering to his brain again. When he says "my mind ship-wrecked this is the only land my mind could find", he's expressing to the listeners that when you are depressed you go into this state of mind where everything seems depressing. He then goes on to say that this island that he's on is very violent, full of tidal waves, and suicidal crazed lions. The island is his mind, and the tidal waves and suicidal crazed lions represents all of his depressed and suicidal thoughts. He then says that the lions are trying to eat him, and that he could fight them or let them win. This means that his suicidal thoughts are overwhelming him, and he can either fight his depression or give in and end his life. The last lines of the verse are "I begin to assemble what weapons I can find, Cause sometimes to stay alive you gotta kill your mind". He doesn't want to give in to his depression, so he is trying to find methods to overcome it. He knows that if wants to stay alive, he has to try to get rid of all those negative, depressed, suicidal thoughts in his mind; and that's what he is going to try to do.
Lyrics:(The hook is repeated, then he continues):
And I will say that we should take a break away
From all the pain our brain has made, the game is not played alone
And I will say that
we should take a moment and hold it
And keep it frozen and know that life has a hopeful undertone

Metaphor
Meaning:
The songwriter is talking to all of his listeners that are going through difficult times. He wants them to know that sometimes it's good to just take a break from whatever they are going through and to know that they are not alone; that lots of other people are going through depression or are having struggles as well. The next lines he says "And I will say that we should take a moment and hold it, And keep it frozen and know that life has a hopeful undertone". He is suggesting that they should try to remember a happy moment or memory in their lives to give them hope when they are feeling overwhelmed and to remind them that life isn't alway all bad.
Lyrics: (the hook is repeated again) The the last two lines are:
Made it this far
Made it this f...
Meaning:
The last line of the hook is "But I know, we've made it this far...kid", and then he repeats "made it this far", but the last time he says it he doesn't finish the word far and the music cuts off abruptly. This could signify how when someone has depression you never know when it will all just get too overwhelming for them and they could suddenly end their life.
Conclusion:
In conclusion, I believe that Tyler Joseph (the songwriter) wrote this song not only because he was going through depression, but also so that everyone who has depression or who is going through a difficult time can listen to this song and relate to it, and feel less alone.
Repetition
(x2)
Full transcript