i want to tell you that i know you have the ability to hurt yourself, you do, you have that ability- i feel like a lot of the older generation, when they hear about someone struggling with it, their first reaction is ‘no, no you’re not, you’re not struggling with that, don’t think about that, think about something else, you’re just trying to get attention.’
but this song was really trying to say, ‘listen, i know you have the ability to hurt yourself. i recognize that. but let’s take that energy, and let’s point it at something else, let’s divert that, let’s kind of shift momentum, and look at something like art, or at this music specifically, or even- point it at me. just, point it anywhere, but don’t point it at yourself.’ so that’s what that song is saying, and that song will always be important to me.
tyler joseph in the vessel spotify commentary on guns for hands