Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are both graduates of Christian schools, and even though Twenty One Pilots aren't a Christian band, both members are believers. However this solemn and poignant piano ballad finds Joseph admitting to a crisis of faith. Last year I needed change of pace
Couldn't take the pace of change
But this year, though I'm far from home
In Trench I'm not alone
These faces facin' me
Joseph began to question his beliefs during the grueling tour cycle for Blurryface. He explained to Alternative Press
: "[The song is] definitely about losing faith, which I've been working through on this record. It's something that may have moved the needle for me during the last record and touring cycle. Trench, is like, saying I found the sense that I was there. But [actually saying], 'Guys, I know where it is, follow me,' and you're going to come to our show and I'll tell you about it? I don't have that yet.
But at the very end of [the song], it says, 'These faces facing me, they know what I mean.' That's me onstage, looking at them, maybe - at least for the record - that was the place I was trying to get to all along."