Pierce The Veil’s New Song: The Divine Zero!

     Sorry for not updating last week! I just recently graduated and have been non-stop-busy since the ceremony. Today is my birthday and just a few days ago Pierce The Veil released a new single called The Divine Zero! I would like to think that it was sort of an early birthday present to me from the band.

The song starts off with a sort of magical and mystical sound before launching into the first verse. The lyrics are the level of perfection that I, myself one day wish to reach. It’s more than just “yeah, yeah!” or “babe”. I have so much respect for this band because they fit phrases like “I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside” into their songs.

The lyrics of the song are as follows:

Maybe I could swim into your thoughts like your drugs do
Paralyze your body
Sick and tired of waking up too
Burning eyes and cigarettes
I’m falling through the couch like a suicide mission tonight
My God, here comes the downside

Wild eyes of terror pray for sex on the beach while
Oceans of kerosene will soak into me
I’m not meant for this world, I just don’t see the point
So I don’t think about it, don’t over think about it

And life is a joke
But everything’s riding on me tonight
Been counting the stars and scars
How I’m becoming a work of art

In desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

The whispered words “You’d better hide the bullets”
You stayed on the phone and talked to me day and night
Trigger my nightmare once again
And it’s fucking loaded in hand
And we’ll let the fire rage
The smoke and the drowning flames
My bedroom computer light is the only menace to my new faux wooden blinds

In desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

Now, I only pray when it all goes down
I’ll be surrounded by all of the ones I’ve loved and cared about
And then burn it down

And life is a joke
But at least I can love you, naked and tattooed
Counting the stars and scars
And if the pain is a sound, let’s slow it down

Desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

Now, I only pray when it all goes down
I’ll be surrounded by all of the ones I’ve loved and cared about
And then burn it down

Your serotonin’s gone
The kerosene is gone
The sunset is gone
So hold on.

Another thing I love about this band is that they still respect the art of a guitar solo! In typical fashion of their previous songs, Pierce The Veil has made plenty of time for interesting and dynamic guitar solos throughout the song. It happens so often that a song becomes a formula: Verse+Chorus+Verse+Chorus+Bridge+Chorus=Song. This doesn’t allow for the true musicality of a song shine.

I think that is why I tend to move towards rock music when I have a choice. I appreciate everything that has gone into making the song. I admire the ways that the instruments sound together and compliment the lyrics perfectly. I am awestruck by the deepness that not only the lyrics create, but the instrumental tracks intensify. The lyrics without the music would not be quite as gripping. The same goes for the other way around.

I look forward to more new music from piercetheveil in the near future and I can’t wait to see them on Warped Tour ( officialwarped )later this summer! Until next week!

-Swaggie Maggie

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