"We Don't Believe What's on TV" as written by and Tyler Joseph....
We don't believe what's on TV
Because it's what we want to see
And what we want we know we can't believe
We have all learned to kill our dreams

I need to know
That when I fail you'll still be here
'Cause if you stick around, I'll sing you pretty sounds
And we'll make money selling your hair

I don't care what's in your hair
I just wanna know what's on your mind
I used to say I wanna die before I'm old
But because of you I might think twice

Alright, second verse
What if my dream does not happen?
Would I just change what I've told my friends?
Don't want to know who I would be
When I wake up from a dreamer's sleep

I need to know
That when I fail you'll still be here
'Cause if you stick around, I'll sing you pretty sounds
And we'll make money selling your hair

But I don't care what's in your hair
I just wanna know what's on your mind
I used to say I wanna die before I'm old
But because of you I might think twice

I don't care what's in your hair
I just wanna know what's on your mind
I used to say I wanna die before I'm old
But because of you I might think twice


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"We Don't Believe What's on TV" as written by Tyler Joseph

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  • +3
    My InterpretationSuch a lovely song. It's about someone close to Tyler, someone he cares about and would spend the rest of days with, who sticks with him through thick and thin and their feelings about him remain unchanged. Which is where the meaning can be split two ways: about his wife Jenna or his best friend and drummer of the band, Josh.

    I personally like to look at it both ways.

    "I need to know/that when I fail/you'll still be here" is my favorite line, and it tells the meaning. Sticking with him when he's having his troubles means the world to Tyler.

    "We'll make money selling your hair" makes the most sense to me in Josh's context, since he's known for his brightly colored curly hair that is dyed a lot.

    In the end, it's a song about friendship forever, and not necessarily romantic. Just a "I love that you're here to share life with me" kind of anthem.
    iredpoeton November 03, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationi think this song, from the perspective of a suicidal person such as tyler, is about finding the person who makes you reconsider your death wish.
    cryingtimeson October 05, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationBasically it's about friendship and having somebody in your life to stick with you, through thick and thin (I need to know, that when I fail you'll still be here). This person also makes a difference in the narrators life, reconsidering their death wish (I used to say I wanna die before I'm old, but because of you I might think twice). Obviously for Tyler, this person would be Josh; hence all the hair talk XD
    blayke.dolenzon May 29, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe don't believe whats on TV, i believe that is like saying 'we don't believe what others think because we know what is good for us'.
    GregYanon May 09, 2016   Link
  • 0
    Song Factthis song is actually about Tyler's mother
    mfearson April 22, 2017   Link

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