"Be Concerned" as written by and Tyler Joseph....
Where'd you go, huh?
They all think I know you
It's so hard to motivate
Me to devote a
Single inch of me to
Something I can't see I
Don't mean to cry but why
Would you even make the eyes?
I don't believe my errors
And I'm scared of my own head
I will deny you for years
Then I'll make you raise me from the dead
And if I said that I would live for you
For nothing in return
Well I'm sorry Mr. Gullible
But lying's all I've learned

So be concerned
So be concerned

No music
And I could talk about anything
Whether or not it's worth while
Is based on who's listening
Most of us listen if it's
Something we can relate to
All of us relate if it's something we've just been through
Take it for granted
Trust is damaged and now we panic
Living empty-handed
Living lives like we can't manage, I can't feel you
But still know where home is feeling like Jonah did
Almost dropped the bat like every base was fully loaded

So be concerned (yeah, aha)
So be concerned (yeah, yeah, you should)

I am disappearing
Inside my bird's eye theories
I try to say goodbye, defy, and deny
What it is I'm fearing
Clearly I am dying, dearly I am writing
Merely testifying, that the test to fly requires I
Pass the test with colors flying
I don't believe you most the time
I'm lying 'cause I say I am fine
You are the pearl, I am the swine
So break my life and take this rhyme
I'm so sorry but I do believe
That all my bridges, I have burned
And I've earned a policy of no return

So be concerned
So be concerned
So be concerned
So be concerned

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"Be Concerned" as written by Tyler Joseph

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  • +6
    Song MeaningI think he is talking about doubt in God. He references the Bible a few times "Jonah" and "You are the pearl, I am the swine" are the main examples.

    He is saying to be concerned because he fools everyone into thinking that he has this strong faith "Sorry Mr. Gullibe", but he is on the edge of being done with his faith.

    He goes through some reasons involved in this: to devote a single inch to something i can't see. But with the reasons there are some feelings of it "I'm scared of my own head" "you are the pearls, I am the swine" That last quote I think refers to either his reasoning of help me cause I'm the swine, or of I am sorry I doubted because you are a pearl and I am a swine.
    jamzbon March 28, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that he is talking about doubting his faith in God. He is religious, and as a Christian I understand that we all have our doubts. We will become like any other atheist wondering why we would believe. But we all come back to God and the divine intervention gets into place.

    "So break my life and take this rhyme
    I'm so sorry, but I do believe"

    These lines are so important to the revelation of the song because it shows that he is coming back and wants forgiveness for his doubting. He talks to God, giving his life away, and the rhyme will inspire many in the future
    Danzanderon April 23, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm not religious so ive interpretated this differently...
    I think this is about calling out for help when being depressed but everyone is leaving and not helping "Where'd you go, huh?"
    "It's so hard to motivate me To devote a single inch of me" I think those two lines are about how difficult everything is without motivation, being depressed, you have to try really hard but not "a single inch" of you is willing to do what is needed without motivation: which he is lacking. Moreover, "Living lives we can't manage" is saying how dealing with the depression without motivation to do anything or even live is difficult. H
    owever "I try to say goodbye," shows he cannot bring himself to commit suicide so instead denys his feelings and fears although he knows the truth "And deny what it is I'm fearing Clearly I am dying". He continues to deny his emotions when asked "I'm lying, 'cause I say I am fine" even though he is obviously not "fine"

    Sorry this was a long, negative and not necessarily correct interpretation but I'm not religious and "All of us relate if it's Something we've just been through"
    auroraquinnon June 09, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm sorry but I just REALLY feel the need to point out that in the first verse the word is actually 'pry' and not 'cry'
    blurrryface21on January 03, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI don't know if this makes sense to anyone else but for me this song is about the way music can help you through feeling lonely feeling misunderstood and feeling worthless (having depression) music is a way to express your emotions and music can also help you through some hard times for me this song is exactly about it
    xenia15zon February 20, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionTyler's searching for his faith. He was in a dark time during the release of this album - Skeleton Clique, back me up - and he's using music as his outlet.

    He feels lost and abandoned by his adopted higher power, and so he's looking for the God that he's put his faith into. He's afraid of abandonment, he feels worthless, and he's scared he's passed some point of no return.
    athenaowl151on May 01, 2017   Link
  • -1
    My Interpretationi know that the actual song has something to do with religion but since im not that religious i just think about this:

    the person talking feels alone. they feel like everyone is disappointed in them. as some people try and reach out and help them and connect o them they just push away. because (as said in the next verse) they dont feel anyone can actually relate to what they are saying and they can relate to anyone else around them.

    im not so sure what test he is talking about in the last verse but flying means dying and becoming an angel or something
    folieadonton June 04, 2015   Link

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