Jumpsuit / пояснення лірики

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Пояснення тексту пісні зробило мій сьогоднішній день.

Згідно лірики, ця пісня посилається на розчарування в Демі (вигадане місто, оточене стінами) і на спробу втечі Кленсі як описано на таємничому посиланні-вебсайт  “dmaorg” що був презентований разом з цим альбомом Trench (“канава”, “траншея” – власне місце оточене стінами). Назва ж пісні має пряме відношення до жовтого комбінезона (jumpsuit), що використовується для того, щоб уникнути виявлення єпископами, які наглядають за Демою, оскільки єпископи не бачать жовтого кольору. Жовтий – колір надії й спротиву. Ось таку одну зі спроб втечі й показано на відео до пісні.

Так хто ж такий цей єпископ в червоному капюшоні?

Страшна постать в червоному каптурі має бути одним з дев’яти єпископів, що відповідають за місто Дема, про що можна почитати більше тут. За деякими фанатськими теоріями цей єписком може бути самим Ніко (Nico) або ж уособленням персонажу Заблурене обличчя (Blurryface).

Ще одна фанатська теорія

There are 2 ways that I interpret the Jumpsuit Video-

  1. Tyler’s view of the music industry and hitting the mainstream
    In 2015-16, TØP finally hit the radio waves with Stressed Out, Ride, and Heathens. Their 2015 album Blurryface was a huge commercial success, the first album to have all of its tracks receive gold status or better (K. Dot’s DAMN. also received this honor, a few months later), and they were nominated for 3 grammys, including Record of the Year (Stressed Out), and took home the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (also stressed out.) Suffice it to say, they had a huge year, and definitely now have a bigger following going into this “new era.”
    So, with Jumpsuit as (one of) their lead single, and (one of) their first songs since the HUGE success of Blurryface, Jumpsuit’s music video (and lyrics) may shed some light on TØP’s reaction to hitting the mainstream.
    The chorus’s lyrics, “I can’t believe how much I hate/the pressures of a new place roll my way/jumpsuit, jumpsuit, cover me/ jumpsuit, jumpsuit cover me,” are referring to this newfound stardom status; the “pressures of a new place” rolling Tyler’s way are the pressures of being in the spotlight; it reminds me of the lyrics from NF’s intro III: “And it’s not like last time, we got a lot of people watching.” The more people watching, the more pressure on TØP to make good music. And Tyler can’t believe how much he hates this pressure. The jumpsuit may symbolize the Skeleton Clique: die-hard fans of TØP that will still appreciate any music they come out with. Tyler wants the love of those fans to cover him from any hate that the rest of the world might throw at him. The man on horseback in the music video depicts the mainstream world, who want TØP to stay in the Blurryface era, and to not evolve as a musician (hence the man on horseback painting Tyler’s neck black, like it was in the Blurryface era.) Tyler follows him, despite not wanting to (I’ll be right there/ but you’ll have to grab my throat and lift me in the air/ if you need anyone). But then the “Watchers” (who symbolize the Skeleton Clique, or maybe Tyler’s own creative ambitions) throw yellow petals down on Tyler and the man on horseback. The cover art for Jumpsuit/Nico and the Niners, the new logo for TØP, are both yellow. The yellow petals symbolize the new era of TOP, which is why Tyler runs away from what the mainstream wants, both when he runs from the man on horseback and when he walks away from the car at the very end of the video (which was last seen in the Heavy Dirty Soul music video)
  2. Dema
    This one is more probable than 1. Tyler symbolizes Clancy. the hooded man is one of the bishops of Dema, (as Tyler sings in Nico and the Niners: When Bishops come together they will know that/ Dema don‘t control us, Dema don’t control us.) and the jumpsuit will cover Tyler since it‘s yellow, and, as Clancy said in one of his letters, Dema can’t see yellow. So the jumpsuit allows Tyler/Clancy, to finally escape Dema.

I honestly think it’s both of these and that the whole dema thing is both a metaphor for the music industry and a metaphor for the way the world is trapped and not even trying to escape. Anyways, sorry this was so long!

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Якби там не було, а ось цей бас-гітарний вступ є просто феєричний і задавав неймовірний настрій на початку кожного концерту Bandito Tour!

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