Tyler Joseph considers this song to be one of his greatest lyrical achievements.
“Migraine” first appeared on the EP, Three Songs, along with “Guns For Hands” and “Ode To Sleep.” The song was later released on Vessel, their first major label debut.
Tyler has spoken in his track-by-track analysis he expresses that the migraine itself is a metaphor. He explains that a headache in general isn't necessarily the problem. He explains a migraine as an alarm that is triggered whenever something is wrong in your head. .