"Forest" as written by and Tyler Joseph....
I don't know why I feed on emotion
There's a stomach inside my brain
I don't wanna be heard
I want to be listened to
Does it bother anyone else
That someone else has your name?
Does it bother anyone else
That someone else has your name, your name?

I scream, you scream, we all scream
'Cause we're terrified of what's around the corner
We stay in place
'Cause we don't want to lose our lives
So let's think of something better

Down in the forest
We'll sing a chorus
One that everybody knows
Hands held higher
We'll be on fire
Singing songs that nobody wrote

My brain has given up
White flags are hoisted
I took some food for thought
It might be poisoned
The stomach in my brain
Throws up onto the page
Does it bother anyone else
That someone else has your name?
Does it bother anyone else
That someone else has your name?

I scream, you scream, we all scream
'Cause we're terrified of what's around the corner
We stay in place
'Cause we don't wanna lose our lives
So let's think of something better

Down in the forest
We'll sing a chorus
One that everybody knows
Hands held higher
We'll be on fire
Singing songs that nobody wrote

Quickly moving towards a storm
Moving forward, torn
Into pieces over reasons of what these storms are for
I don't understand why everything I adore
Takes a different form when I squint my eyes
Have you ever done that?
When you squint your eyes
And your eyelashes make it look a little not right
And then when just enough light
Comes from just the right side
And you find you're not who you're supposed to be?

This is not what you're supposed to see
Please, remember me I am supposed to be
King of a kingdom or swinging on a swing
Something happened to my imagination
This situation's becoming dire
My tree house is on fire
And for some reason I smell gas on my hands
This is not what I had planned
This is not what I had planned

Down in the forest
We'll sing a chorus
Hands held higher
We'll be on fire
Singing songs that nobody wrote

Down in the forest
We'll sing a chorus
One that everybody knows
Hands held higher
We'll be on fire
Singing songs that nobody wrote

Hands held higher
We'll be on fire

Hands held higher
We'll be on fire


Lyrics submitted by bookhouseboy23, edited by fr0st2k

"Forest" as written by Tyler Joseph

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    My InterpretationThe chorus:

    Down in the forest we'll sing a chorus
    One that everybody knows
    Hands held higher, we'll be on fire
    Singing songs that nobody wrote

    --- I am one to believe that all people yearn for something more. However, we all get trapped in our own little lives, our problems, and the ways we cope. Breaking out of tradition is scary.

    One of my favorite lines from any song comes from NOFX's the decline:

    "Only moron and genius
    Would fight a losing battle
    Against the super ego
    When giving in is so damn comforting

    And so we go, on with our lives
    We know the truth, but prefer lies
    Lies are simple, simple is bliss
    Why go against tradition when we can
    Admit defeat, live in decline
    Be the victim of our own design
    The status quo, built on suspect
    Why would anyone stick out their neck?"

    Heading to the forest, a place outside of society, we all sing the same song, the underlying will to want something more out of life, but we sing a song no one knew, which means we walk our own path.

    This is a sentiment I truly believe. People have become so content with being a cog that the term 'individual' is slowly disappearing. Hence, "Does it bother anyone else that someone else has your name?"

    I really relate with squinting of your eyes. It might not happen often, and when it does, it doesn't last long, but you see something in from a different perspective.

    Great song.
    fr0st2kon December 19, 2013   Link

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