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    Linkin Park Oct 24, 2000 Ⓟ Warner Bros. Records Inc.
    # Title Duration
    1
    Papercut Lyrics 03:04
    2
    One Step Closer Lyrics 02:35
    3
    With You Lyrics 03:23
    4
    Points of Authority Lyrics 03:20
    5
    Crawling Lyrics 03:29
    6
    Runaway Lyrics 03:03
    7
    By Myself Lyrics 03:09
    8
    In the End Lyrics 03:36
    9
    A Place for My Head Lyrics 03:04
    10
    Forgotten Lyrics 03:14
    11
    Cure for the Itch Lyrics 02:37
    12
    Pushing Me Away Lyrics 03:11
    Why does it feel like night today?
    Something in here’s not right today.
    Why am I so uptight today?
    Paranoia’s all I got left
    I don’t know what stressed me first
    Or how the pressure was fed
    But I know just what it feels like
    To have a voice in the back of my head
    Like a face that I hold inside
    A face that awakes when I close my eyes
    A face that watches every time I lie
    A face that laughs every time I fall
    (And watches everything)
    
    So I know that when it’s time to sink or swim
    That the face inside is hearing me
    Right beneath my skin
    
    It’s like I’m paranoid lookin’ over my back
    It’s like a whirlwind inside of my head
    It’s like I can’t stop what I’m hearing within
    It’s like the face inside is right beneath my skin
    
    I know I’ve got a face in me
    Points out all my mistakes to me
    You’ve got a face on the inside too
    Your paranoia’s probably worse
    I don’t know what set me off first
    But I know what I can’t stand
    Everybody acts like the fact of the matter is
    I can’t add up to what you can but
    
    Everybody has a face that they hold inside
    A face that awakes when I close my eyes
    A face that watches every time they lie
    A face that laughs every time they fall
    (And watches everything)
    
    So you know that when it’s time to sink or swim
    That the face inside is watching you too
    Right inside your skin
    
    [x2]
    It’s like I’m paranoid lookin’ over my back
    It’s like a whirlwind inside of my head
    It’s like I can’t stop what I’m hearing within
    It’s like the face inside is right beneath my skin
    
    The face inside is right beneath your skin [x3]
    
    The sun goes down
    I feel the light betray me
    The sun goes down
    I feel the light betray me
    
    The sun
    I feel the light betray me
    The sun
    I feel the light betray me
    
    It’s like I’m paranoid lookin’ over my back
    It’s like a whirlwind inside of my head
    It’s like I can’t stop what I’m hearing within
    It’s like the face inside is right beneath my skin
    
    It’s like I’m paranoid lookin’ over my back
    It’s like a whirlwind inside of my head
    It’s like I can’t stop what I’m hearing within
    It’s like I can’t stop what I’m hearing within
    It’s like I can’t stop what I’m hearing within
    It’s like the face inside is right beneath my skin
    I cannot take this anymore
    Saying everything I’ve said before
    All these words they make no sense
    I find bliss in ignorance
    Less I hear the less you’ll say
    You’ll find that out anyway
    
    Just like before…
    
    [Chorus:]
    Everything you say to me
    Takes me one step closer to the edge
    And I’m about to break
    I need a little room to breathe
    Cause I’m one step closer to the edge
    I’m about to break
    
    I find the answers aren’t so clear
    Wish I could find a way to disappear
    All these thoughts they make no sense
    I find bliss in ignorance
    Nothing seems to go away
    Over and over again
    
    Just like before…
    
    [Chorus]
    
    Everything you say to me
    Takes me one step closer to the edge
    And I’m about to break
    I need a little room to breathe
    Cause I’m one step closer to the edge
    And I’m about to break
    
    Shut up when I’m talking to you
    Shut up, shut up, shut up
    Shut up when I’m talking to you
    Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up
    
    I’m about to BREAK
    
    [Chorus]
    
    Everything you say to me
    Takes me one step closer to the edge
    And I’m about to break
    I need a little room to breathe
    Cause I’m one step closer to the edge
    And I’m about to break
    I woke up in a dream today
    To the cold of the static, and put my cold feet on the floor
    Forgot all about yesterday
    Remembering I’m pretending to be where I’m not anymore
    A little taste of hypocrisy
    And I’m left in the wake of the mistake, slow to react
    So even though you’re so close to me
    You’re still so distant
    And I can’t bring you back
    
    [Bridge:]
    It’s true the way I feel
    Was promised by your face
    The sound of your voice
    Painted on my memories
    Even if you’re not with me
    
    [Chorus:]
    I’m with you
    You
    Now I see keeping everything inside
    You
    Now I see
    Even when I close my eyes
    
    I hit you and you hit me back
    We fall to the floor, the rest of the day stands still
    Fine line between this and that
    When things go wrong I pretend the past isn’t real
    Now I’m trapped in this memory
    And I’m left in the wake of the mistake, slow to react
    So even though you’re close to me
    You’re still so distant
    And I can’t bring you back
    
    [Bridge]
    
    [Chorus x2]
    No matter how far we’ve come
    I can’t wait to see tomorrow
    No matter how far we’ve come, I
    I can’t wait to see tomorrow
    
    [Chorus x2]
    Forfeit the game
    Before somebody else
    Takes you out of the frame
    And puts your name to shame
    Cover up your face
    You can’t run the race
    The pace is too fast
    You just won’t last
    
    You love the way I look at you
    While taking pleasure in the awful things you put me through
    You take away if I give in
    My life
    My pride is broken
    
    [Chorus:]
    You like to think you’re never wrong
    (You live what you’ve learned)
    You have to act like you’re someone
    (You live what you’ve learned)
    You want someone to hurt like you
    (You live what you’ve learned)
    You want to share what you have been through
    (You live what you’ve learned)
    
    You love the things I say I’ll do
    The way I hurt myself again just to get back at you
    You take away when I give in
    My life
    My pride is broken
    
    [Chorus]
    
    Forfeit the game
    Before somebody else
    Takes you out of the frame
    And puts your name to shame
    Cover up your face
    You can’t run the race
    The pace is too fast
    You just won’t last
    
    [Chorus]
    
    [Chorus:]
    You like to think you’re never wrong – Forfeit the game
    (You live what you’ve learned)
    You have to act like you’re someone – Forfeit the game
    (You live what you’ve learned)
    You want someone to hurt like you – Forfeit the game
    (You live what you’ve learned)
    You want to share what you have been through
    (You live what you’ve learned)
    Crawling in my skin
    These wounds they will not heal
    Fear is how I fall
    Confusing what is real
    
    There’s something inside me
    That pulls beneath the surface
    Consuming, confusing
    This lack of self control I fear
    Is never ending, controlling
    
    I can’t seem to find myself again
    My walls are closing in
    (Without a sense of confidence)
    (I’m convinced that there’s)
    (Just too much pressure to take)
    I’ve felt this way before so insecure
    
    Crawling in my skin
    These wounds they will not heal
    Fear is how I fall
    Confusing what is real
    
    Discomfort, endlessly has pulled
    Itself upon me distracting, reacting
    Against my will I stand beside my own reflection
    It’s haunting how I can’t seem
    
    To find myself again
    My walls are closing in
    (Without a sense of confidence)
    (I’m convinced that there’s)
    (Just too much pressure to take)
    I’ve felt this way before so insecure
    
    Crawling in my skin
    These wounds they will not heal
    Fear is how I fall
    Confusing what is real
    
    Crawling in my skin
    These wounds they will not heal
    Fear is how I fall
    Confusing, confusing what is real
    
    There’s something inside me
    That pulls beneath the surface
    Consuming
    (Confusing what is real)
    This lack of self control I fear
    Is never ending, controlling
    (Confusing what is real)
    
    Graffiti decorations
    Under a sky of dust
    A constant wave of tension
    On top of broken trust
    The lessons that you taught me
    I learn were never true
    Now I find myself in question
    (They point the finger at me again)
    Guilty by association
    (You point the finger at me again)
    
    I wanna run away
    Never say goodbye
    I wanna know the truth
    Instead of wondering why
    I wanna know the answers
    No more lies
    I wanna shut the door
    And open up my mind
    
    Paper bags and angry voices
    Under a sky of dust
    Another wave of tension
    Has more than filled me up
    All my talk of taking action
    These words were never true
    Now I find myself in question
    (They point the finger at me again)
    Guilty by association
    (You point the finger at me again)
    
    I wanna run away
    Never say goodbye
    I wanna know the truth
    Instead of wondering why
    I wanna know the answers
    No more lies
    I wanna shut the door
    And open up my mind
    
    i’m gonna run away and never say goodbye
    (gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away)
    i’m gonna run away and never wonder why
    (gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away)
    i’m gonna run away and open up my mind
    (gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away gonna run away)
    
    I wanna run away
    Never say goodbye
    I wanna know the truth
    Instead of wondering why
    I wanna know the answers
    No more lies
    I wanna shut the door
    And open up my mind
    
    i wanna run away
    and open up my mind
    i wanna run away
    and open up my mind
    i wanna run away
    and open up my mind
    i wanna run away
    and open up my mind
    What do I do to ignore them behind me?
    Do I follow my instincts blindly?
    Do I hide my pride from these bad dreams?
    And give in to sad thoughts that are maddening?
    Do I sit here and try to stand it?
    Or do I try to catch them red-handed?
    Do I trust some and get fooled by phoniness,
    Or do I trust nobody and live in loneliness?
    Because I can’t hold on when I’m stretched so thin
    I make the right moves but I’m lost within
    I put on my daily facade but then
    I just end up getting hurt again
    By myself [myself]
    
    [x2]
    I ask why, but in my mind
    I find I can’t rely on myself
    
    [Chorus:]
    I can’t hold on
    To what I want when I’m stretched so thin
    It’s all too much to take in
    I can’t hold on
    To anything watching everything spin
    With thoughts of failure sinking in
    
    If I
    Turn my back I’m defenseless
    And to go blindly seems senseless
    If I hide my pride and let it all go on then they’ll
    Take from me ’till everything is gone
    If I let them go I’ll be outdone
    But if I try to catch them I’ll be outrun
    If I’m killed by the questions like a cancer
    Then I’ll be buried in the silence of the answer
    by myself [myself]
    
    [x2]
    I ask why, but in my mind
    I find I can’t rely on myself
    
    [Chorus]
    
    How do you think I’ve lost so much
    I’m so afraid that I’m out of touch
    How do you expect… I will know what to do
    When all I know Is what you tell me to
    
    [x2]
    Don’t you know
    I can’t tell you how to make it go
    No matter what I do, how hard I try
    I can’t seem to convince myself why
    I’m stuck on the outside
    
    [Chorus x2]
    (It starts with one)
    One thing I don’t know why
    It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
    To explain in due time
    All I know
    time is a valuable thing
    Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
    Watch it count down to the end of the day
    The clock ticks life away
    It’s so unreal
    Didn’t look out below
    Watch the time go right out the window
    Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
    Wasted it all just to
    Watch you go
    
    I kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
    What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when I tried so hard
    And got so far
    But in the end
    It doesn’t even matter
    
    I had to fall
    To lose it all
    But in the end
    It doesn’t even matter
    
    One thing, I don’t know why
    It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
    To remind myself how
    I tried so hard
    In spite of the way you were mocking me
    Acting like I was part of your property
    Remembering all the times you fought with me
    I’m surprised it got so (far)
    Things aren’t the way they were before
    You wouldn’t even recognize me anymore
    Not that you knew me back then
    But it all comes back to me
    In the end
    
    You kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
    What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when I tried so hard
    And got so far
    But in the end
    It doesn’t even matter
    
    I had to fall
    To lose it all
    But in the end
    It doesn’t even matter
    
    I’ve put my trust in you
    Pushed as far as I can go
    For all this
    There’s only one thing you should know
    I’ve put my trust in you
    Pushed as far as I can go
    For all this
    There’s only one thing you should know
    I tried so hard
    And got so far
    But in the end
    It doesn’t even matter
    I had to fall
    To lose it all
    But in the end
    It doesn’t even matter
    I watch how the moon sits in the sky in the dark night
    Shining with the light from the sun
    The sun doesn’t give light to the moon assuming
    The moon’s going to owe it one
    It makes me think of how you act to me
    You do favors and then rapidly
    You just turn around and start asking me
    about things that you want back from me
    
    [Chorus (x2):]
    I’m sick of the tension, sick of the hunger
    Sick of you acting like I owe you this
    Find another place, to feed your greed -
    While I find a place to rest
    
    I want to be in another place
    I hate when you say you don’t understand
    (You’ll see it’s not meant to be)
    I want to be in the energy, not with the enemy
    A place for my head
    Maybe someday I’ll be just like you
    and step on people like you do and
    Run away the people I thought I knew
    I remember back then who you were
    You used to be calm, used to be strong
    Used to be generous but you should’ve known
    That you’d wear out your welcome
    now you see how quiet it is, all alone
    
    [Chorus (x2)]
    
    [8x]
    Go away
    You try to take the best of me
    
    I want to be in another place
    I hate when you say you don’t understand
    (You’ll see it’s not meant to be)
    I want to be in the energy, not with the enemy
    A place for my head
    
    Shut up….what!
    
    [Chorus (x2)]
    From the top to the bottom 
    Bottom to top I stop 
    At the core I’ve forgotten 
    In the middle of my thoughts 
    Taken far from my safety 
    The picture is there 
    The memory won’t escape me 
    But why should I care 
    [Chorus x2] 
    
    There’s a place so dark you can’t see the end 
    Skies cock back and shock that which can’t defend 
    The rain then sends dripping / an acidic question 
    Forcefully, the power of suggestion 
    Then with the eyes shut / looking thought the rust and rot 
    And dust / a small spot of light floods the floor 
    And pours over the rusted world of pretend 
    The eyes ease open and its dark again 
    
    [Chorus x1] 
    
    In the memory you’ll find me 
    Eyes burning up 
    The darkness holding me tightly 
    Until the sun rises up 
    
    Moving all around / screaming of the ups and downs 
    Pollution manifested in perpetual sound 
    The wheels go round and the sunset creeps behind 
    Street lamps, chain-link and concrete 
    A little piece of paper with a picture drawn floats 
    On down the street till the wind is gone 
    The memory now is like the picture was then 
    When the paper’s crumpled up it can’t be perfect again 
    
    [Chorus x2] 
    
    In the memory you’ll find me 
    Eyes burning up 
    The darkness holding me tightly 
    Until the sun rises up 
    
    Now you got me caught in the act 
    You bring the thought back 
    I’m telling you that 
    I see it right through you 
    [x7] 
    
    In the memory you’ll find me 
    Eyes burning up 
    The darkness holding me tightly 
    Until the sun rises up 
    [x2]
    Folks, we have a very special guest for you tonight.
    I’d like to introduce…
    Mr. Hahn!
    Let’s hear it for the great Mr. Hahn!
    And now a lesson in rhythm management.
    Let’s begin…
    Alright now, wasn’t that fun?
    Let’s try something else.
    I’ve lied to you
    The same way that I always do
    This is the last smile
    That I’ll fake for the sake of being with you
    
    (Everything falls apart
    Even the people who never frown
    Eventually break down)
    The sacrifice of hiding in a lie
    (Everything has to end
    You’ll soon find we’re out of time left
    To watch it all unwind)
    The sacrifice is never knowing
    
    Why I never walked away
    Why I played myself this way
    Now I see you’re testing me pushes me away
    Why I never walked away
    Why I played myself this way
    Now I see your testing me pushes me away
    
    I’ve tried like you
    To do everything you wanted too
    This is the last time
    I’ll take the blame for the sake of being with you
    
    (Everything falls apart
    Even the people who never frown
    Eventually break down)
    The sacrifice of hiding in a lie
    (Everything has to end
    You’ll soon find we’re out of time left
    To watch it all unwind)
    The sacrifice is never knowing
    
    Why I never walked away
    Why I played myself this way
    Now I see you’re testing me pushes me away
    Why I never walked away
    Why I played myself this way
    Now I see you’re testing me pushes me away
    (We’re all out of time
    This is how we find how it all unwinds)
    The sacrifice of hiding in a lie
    (We’re all out of time
    This is how we find how it all unwinds)
    The sacrifice is never knowing
    Why I never walked away
    Why I played myself this way
    Now I see you’re testing me pushes me away
    Why I never walked away
    Why I played myself this way
    Now I see you’re testing me pushes me away
    Pushes me away