"Guns For Hands" as written by and Tyler Joseph....
I know what you think in the morning
When the sun shines on the ground
And shows what you have done
It shows where your mind has gone
And you swearing to your parents
That it will never happen again
I know, I know oh ow, what that means, I know oh oh oh ow

That you all have guns
And you never put the safety on
And you all have plans,
To take it, to take it, don't take it, take it, take it

I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't when you all have
Guns for hands yeah

I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't when you all have
Guns for hands yeah

Let's take this a second at a time
Let's take this one song, this one rhyme
Together, let's breathe
Together, to the beat
But there's hope out the window
So that's where we'll go
Let's go outside and all join hands
But until then you'll never understand

That you all have guns
And you never put the safety on
And you all have plans
To take it, to take it, don't take it, take it, take it

I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't when you all have
Guns for hands yeah

We've turned our hands to guns, trade in our thumbs for ammunition
I must forewarn you, of my disorder, or my condition
'Cause when the sun sets, it upsets what's left of my invested interest
Interested in putting my fingers to my head
The solution is, I see a whole room of these mutant kids
Fused at the wrist, I simply tell them they should shoot at this
Simply suggest my chest and this confused music, it's
Obviously best for them to turn their guns to a fist

I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't when you all have
Guns for hands

I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep
But I can't, but I can't when you all have
Guns for hands


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"Guns For Hands" as written by Tyler Joseph

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  • +7
    General Commenti think this song is about the depressed/suicidal kids in the world
    "That you all have guns
    And you never put the safety on
    And you all have plans
    To take it, don't take it"
    how he is distressed that these kids feel that way, and the fact that suicide isnt being prevented.
    poetslifeon January 29, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti think the song could also have self mutilation references and an overall anti suicide theme

    i think "fused at the wrist" is referring to how a lot of self mutilators will cut their wrists, and it exposes the flesh underneath. all of these people being "connected" through the bare flesh on their wrists. i know it sounds weird but it kinda makes sense to me lol
    herestolife1000on April 26, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis is my semi-detailed breakdown:

    An interesting thing to note is the happy music with the lyrics about depression. I believe when analyzing the lyrics, he does this because people that carelessly listen to the song will not understand it. It requires deep thought. Depression also requires non depressed people to understand the disorder before they can help.
    The beginning of the song has to do with depression and self harm and the thoughts of suicide most depressed people constantly have.
    The 1st part talks about the morning after a night of cutting, and the common lie to loved ones to stop.
    The 2nd part is obvious. Constant suicidal idealization and going back and forward on the idea of suicide.
    The 3rd part explains that he is concerned about not just his own depression and suicide, but every one else that's depressed. Now the song becomes more about the lack of help/aid depressed people get.
    The 5th part is an attempt to let this song be the stepping stone into coming together and start helping this epidemic. It also says that depression wont get better if you become a recluse (you have to take action).
    The 8th part (the rap verse) is confusing. I think the first half is specifically aimed at non depressed people and trying to explain to them what the deal is with depression (showing that he also deals with it). In the other half he explains that his lyrics are trying to turn the guns (suicidal thoughts) into fists (to fight their disorder).

    This is my opinion! Let me know if you disagree with anything :)
    MashedPEon January 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is saying that we are all judgmental of each other and at times it can be overwhelming and maybe make some feel suicidal... the truth is we all mess up so we shouldn't judge but we do and when we do it hurts those we gudge very deeply.
    1girlrevalutionon January 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi believe that the songwriter is trying to reach out to suicidal people and kind of come out and say i know what you are thinking i have had those suicidal thoughts before and he recognizes that we all have the ability to hurt ourselves hence the title and he is trying to help them and say hey lets turn those guns into something better or point them at something different even at himself rather than your own heads"Fused at the wrist, I simply tell them they should shoot at this,
    Simply suggest my chest and this confused music, it's,
    Obviously best for them to turn their guns to a fist."
    i think this song is mainly about helping these "kids" relating to their problems and making sure they don't kill themselves you can tell that most of his songs are about depression and suicidal thoughts.... a musical/lyrical genius and I'm so glad that he is able to speak about such a heavy topic to help other people out
    addie234on March 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think the overall theme is how people cope with stresses. The song is saying that while everybody has trouble coping we need to be careful what these feelings can influence us to do. The crux of this song is, "Obviously best for them to turn their guns to a fist." It means that while violence and anger are ok to be expressed we need to be careful how it comes out. (i.e. a fistfight is better than a shooting).
    fourswordon June 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI definitely think this song is about the fact that he has depression :"I must forewarn you, of my disorder, or my condition" and he is trying to tell kids to put there anger in his music and in himself and not to harm themselves but express themselves instead: "The solution is, I see a whole room of these mutant kids,
    Fused at the wrist, I simply tell them they should shoot at this,
    Simply suggest my chest and this confused music, it's,
    Obviously best for them to turn their guns to a fist."
    aajensen96on September 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how he knows what it feels like to be depressed or suicidal and just to take a breath a think before you do anything.
    "I know what you think in the morning,
    When the sun shines on the ground,
    And shows what you have done,
    It shows where your mind has gone,
    And you swear to your parents,
    That it will never happen again,
    I know, I know what that means, I know."
    Is talking about a failed suicide attempt. The sun came up and show what you did the night before. You tell your parent it won't happen again that you're okay now. He is also saying that he knows how you feel and what you mean.

    "That you all have guns,
    And you never put the safety on,
    And you all have plans,
    To take it, to take it, don't take it, take it, take it"
    You don't put the safety one because you're ready to go at any moment and you have made your plans already. He is saying not to go through with those plans to take your life.

    "I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep,
    I'm trying, I'm trying to sleep,
    But I can't, but I can't when you all have,
    Guns for hands."
    He can't sleep, he can't rest knowing that you are ready to pull the trigger.

    "Let's take this a second at a time,
    Let's take this one song, this one rhyme,
    Together, let's breathe,
    Together, to the beat,
    But there's hope out the window,
    So that's where we'll go,
    Let's go outside and all join hands,
    But until then you'll never understand."
    Just take a minute as step back from your problem and breath. There's hope out there and together you can go find it. You must go or you won't understand that there is hope and people out there for you.

    "We've turned our hands to guns, trade in our thumbs for ammunition,
    I must forewarn you, of my disorder, or my condition,
    'Cause when the sun sets, it upsets what's left of my invested interest,
    Interested in putting my fingers to my head,"
    We've stopped fighting and went for the guns instead. He mentions that he has a condition or disorder which I assume to be depression. And at the end of the day he only interest is to end it.

    "The solution is, I see a whole room of these mutant kids,
    Fused at the wrist, I simply tell them they should shoot at this,
    Simply suggest my chest and this confused music, it's,
    Obviously best for them to turn their guns to a fist."
    His solution to for all these kids with these thoughts to put down the guns and keep fighting.

    Heroes don't need capeson October 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he's is saying that no one understands him. And that everyone simply attacks him with their "Guns". As a person with social anxiety I feel this way often. Afraid to go out of the house to a world that is so hostile. and until "Everyone can outside and join hands" We will stay inside and turn our guns into fists.
    biebel13on February 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI Think It's Like How Everyone Point The Finger/Gun At Everyone But Themselves .
    kiante 113on July 02, 2014   Link

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