"Truce" as written by and Tyler Joseph....
Now the night is coming to an end
The sun will rise and we will try again

Stay alive, stay alive for me
You will die, but now your life is free
Take pride in what is sure to die

I will fear the night again
I hope I'm not my only friend

Stay alive, stay alive for me
You will die, but now your life is free
Take pride in what is sure to die


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"Truce" as written by Tyler Joseph

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  • +3
    My InterpretationIf you watch the music video for this song it seems like this may have been written about their music career and how it will eventually die but he'll take pride in it while its still here.
    omorf13on March 16, 2014   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretation"Now the night is coming to an end, the sun will rise and we will try again"
    Here the guy with suicide thoughts is talking. He's saying that the next day he will try to stay strong.

    "Stay alive, stay alive for me. You will die, but now your life is free, take pride in what is sure to die"
    Here his friend is talking. He's telling him to don't give up. He's telling him that he should be proud of the life he lived and what is going to happen, even if he's going to die.

    "I will fear the night again, I hope I'm not my only friend"
    Here the suicidal guy is talking. He'll be scared in the dark. He hopes that this night he won't be sad and won't commit suicide. He hopes that he's not alone.



    This is just what I think...
    abc21pon March 11, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song to me is definitely about depression/suicide/etc. it talks about how you are going to die in the end, so spend this time taking pride in what you're doing and be happy.
    beachhpeachhon March 31, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSimilar to what people are saying but here it is...

    "Now the night is coming to an end
    The sun will rise and we will try again"
    In "Holding on to you" they say how usually your darkest thoughts come at night, so this person is feeling those negetive thoughts, but you must think positively--that you'll go to sleep and tomorrow will be a new day for you to try to be your best and to try to be happy.

    "Stay alive, stay alive for me" Saying it to someone who feels like they want to end their life.
    "You will die, but now your life is free" You will die one day because you're mortal, But right now your life is wide open and full of possibilities.
    "Take pride in what is sure to die" Take pride in what you do because one day it will be gone (when you die or when your'e no longer able to do certain things).

    "I will fear the night again He knows that even though he's trying to think positively, there will be more nights he'll feel this hopeless.
    "I hope I'm not my only friend" Just hoping others will be there for you if you ever need them.
    greenday68on July 02, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love how desperately he's trying to keep everyone alive. "Stay alive for me" in this and "friend please don't take your life away from me" in friend please.

    I'd like to think he wrote it to anyone who ever had suicidal thoughts. Not a particular person. Sang it so softly too, I want to cry.

    "sun will rise and we will try again." what a beautiful thing to say! No matter what happened today, there is always a brighter tomorrow. And WE. OMG. You are not alone. So soothing.

    The night is used as a symbol for depression or simply bad thoughts. "I will fear the night again." It's not clear whether if he fears because he worries about the depressed people or he is depressed himself too. I think the latter. In friend please he says "till we both see the light". There is an understanding, his familiarity with this concept takes the song to another level.
    broccolison September 17, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI find it very interesting that (depending on how you interpret them) the songs of the album Vessel are a struggle with himself and God, whereas Blurryface is a struggle with self. Both tell deep stories of struggle. That's all I've got ahah.
    hmhugheson October 21, 2015   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI always saw this song as if it was written in the POV of someone who had a suicidal loved one.

    [Now the night is coming to an end
    The sun will rise and we will try again]
    Someone special to them has tried to commit suicide, and they are now recovering

    [Stay alive, stay alive for me]
    Pleading them not to end their life.

    [You will die, but now your life is free]
    We all eventually die, but right now, you're alive. You are free and have your future ahead of you.

    [Take pride in what is sure to die]
    Again, we all die. Take pride in who you are, and don't let your life go to waste.

    [I will fear the night again]
    Fearing that they will take make another suicide attempt

    [I hope I'm not my only friend]
    If they commit suicide, they will be alone without them.
    applejuiiceon December 10, 2015   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningWe all know how metaphorical Twenty One Pilots is with their songs. To me, I interpret the song as this:
    Tyler Joseph is clearly talking about death and as doing so he is metaphorically comparing death to night and day. But he doesn't exactly look at death as a negative thing but more of something to take pride in.
    mattwarlockon March 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had a gf that was suicidal and this song made me think of her. Then another gf with cancer, "Stay alive for me." has a special meaning to me.

    But after reading the interpretation up top by omorf13, I realize that I had it all wrong.

    Omorf is totally right. It's so simple and clear.

    He is singing to personification of his career as "The" Tyler Joseph.

    "The sun will rise and we will...." We'll keep trying for as long as it lasts

    "you will die, now your life is free" means he'll lose popularity and we'll be able to live a normal life.

    "Take pride" even though it's not going to last

    "I hope I'm not my only friend" after the fame has gone.
    lsoulton October 02, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"now the night is coming to an end / the sun will rise and we will try again" he is talking about a friend he has that is suicidal and he's trying to help him stay alive. and sometimes his friend relapses so he has to keep trying to help him.
    "i will fear the night again / i hope i'm not my only friend" when tyler goes back home or away from his friend he has a constant fear that his friend is going to end his life. they are also tyler's only friend, so if he dies, he will have no friends.
    "you will die, but now your life is free / take pride in what is sure to die" this is why it's a truce. he's telling his friend that if he does die, he doesnt have to live with his problems but he has to decide if his life is that bad or if his problems are too big in order for him to kill himself.
    thisistooshorton January 04, 2016   Link

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