In the End (Version 2)

Linkin Park Nov 20, 2001 Warner Bros.
# Title Duration
1
In the End Lyrics 03:38
2
A Place for My Head (live at Docklands Arena, London) Lyrics 03:13
3
Step Up Lyrics 03:31
(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' 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 life to the moon assuming
The moon’s gonna 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
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 / I’m so

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

You try to take the best of me
Go away
Yo
Watch as the room rocks
Mentally moon walk
Mixed media slang
Banging in your boom box
Verbal violence
Lyrical stylist
In a time when rock hip hop rhymes are childish
You can’t tempt me with rhymes that are empty
Rapping to a beat doesn’t make you an emcee
With your lack of skill and facility
You’re killing me
And a DJ in the group just for credibility
I heard that some of you are getting help with your rhymes
You’re not an emcee if someone else writes your lines
Rapping over rock doesn’t make you a pioneer
Cause rock and hip hop have collaborated for years
But now they’re getting randomly mixed and matched up
All after a fast buck and all the tracks suck
So how does it stack up
None of it’s real
You want to be an emcee you’ve got to study the skill

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up, step, step up

So you pick up a pen and write yourself a new identity
But mentally you don’t have the hip hop energy
With a tendency to make up stories
Sounding like the only hip hop you’ve heard is top 40 (top 40)
And your record company is completely missing it
All the kids are dissing it for not being legitimate
So in a battle you can’t hack it
React with whack shit
And get smacked with verbal back flips
Get your ass kicked by fabulous battle catalysts
It’s taken decades for emcees to establish this
You’re new to hip hop and welcome if your serious
But not on the mic
Leave that to the experienced

Using the waves of sound the true master
Paralyzes his opponents, leaving him vulnerable to attack

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up, step, step up

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up, step, step up, step up

After years of pain staking research by the world’s
Leading sound scientists, we here at the sound
Institute have invented a reliable audio weapons system.
Actual movement of musical sound in space used to
Carefully attack and neutralize the cellular structure of
The human body, so the question must be asked.

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up ,step, step up

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up, step, step up, Step up!

Mixed media
Mixed media
Mixed media
Step up to the microphone
And you do it like this
And you do it like this
Step up to the mircophone
Mixed media
And you do it like this
Mixed media
Step up to the mircophone
And you do it like this
Mixed media
Step up to the mircophone
And you do it like this…