“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.”

twenty one pilots get it, ‘it’ being the strange but communal fears we feel as we navigate the spaces outside of our comfort zones.They’re well known now, but ‘Forest’ is off their earlier album ‘Regional at Best’ and it touches on the kind of destruction we subject ourselves to, while reminding us that we may be alone, but alone together singing a chorus that nobody wrote but everybody knows.

full song here