Did you know that Andy described the meaning of “Knives and Pens” as a choice?
The choice of Knives — which symbolized destruction like harming yourself — or Pens — which symbolized creation like Andy’s own choice to begin writing music and make something of his life.
Andy also expressed that he wants people to know that what Black Veil Brides is saying in this song is that if you make good choices in life, you will be able to overcome any troubles you face.

(via vela-dare)