Meteora

Linkin Park Mar 25, 2003 Ⓟ Warner Bros. Records Inc.
# Title Duration
1
Foreword 00:13
2
Don't Stay Lyrics 03:08
3
Somewhere I Belong Lyrics 03:34
4
Lying from You Lyrics 02:55
5
Hit the Floor Lyrics 02:44
6
Easier to Run 03:24
7
Faint Lyrics 02:42
8
Figure.09 Lyrics 03:17
9
Breaking the Habit Lyrics 03:16
10
From the Inside Lyrics 02:55
11
Nobody's Listening Lyrics 02:59
12
Session 02:24
13
Numb Lyrics 03:07
Sometimes I
Need to remember just to breathe
Sometimes I
Need you to stay away from me
Sometimes I’m
In disbelief I didn’t know
Somehow I
Need you to go

Sometimes I
Feel like I trusted you too well
Sometimes I
Just feel like screaming at myself
Sometimes I’m
In disbelief I didn’t know
Somehow I
Need to be alone

Don’t stay
Forget our memories
Forget our possibilities
What you were changing me into
[Just give me myself back and]
Don’t stay
Forget our memories
Forget our possibilities
Take all your faithlessness with you
[Just give me myself back and]
Don’t stay

I don’t need you anymore
I don’t want to be ignored
I don’t need one more day
Of you wasting me away

With no apologies
When this began
I had nothing to say
And I’d get lost in the nothingness inside of me
I was confused
And I let it all out to find / that I’m
Not the only person with these things in mind
Inside of me
But all the vacancy the words revealed
Is the only real thing that I’ve got left to feel
Nothing to lose
Just stuck / Hollow and alone
And the fault is my own
And the fault is my own

I want to heal
I want to feel
What I thought was never real
I want to let go of the pain I’ve held so long
[Erase all the pain 'til it's gone]
I want to heal
I want to feel
Like I’m close to something real
I want to find something I’ve wanted all along
Somewhere i belong

And I’ve got nothing to say
I can’t believe I didn’t fall right down on my face
I was confused looking everywhere / only to find that it’s
Not the way i had imagined it all in my mind
So what am I what do I have but negativity
‘Cause i can’t justify the
Way everyone is looking at me
Nothing to lose
Nothing to gain / Hollow and alone
And the fault is my own
The fault is my own

I will never know
Myself until I do this on my own
And I will never feel
Anything else until my wounds are healed
I will never be
Anything ’til I break away from me
And I will break away
I’ll find myself today

I want to heal
I want to feel like
I’m somewhere I belong
When I pretend
Everything is what I want it to be
I look exactly like what you had always wanted to see
When I pretend
I can forget about the criminal I am
Stealing second after second just ’cause I know I can / but
I can’t pretend this is the way it will stay / I’m just
Trying to bend the truth
I can’t pretend i’m who you want me to be
So I’m

Lying my way from you

[No / No turning back now]
I wanna be pushed aside
So let me go
[No / No turning back now]
Let me take back my life
I’d rather be all alone
[No turning back now]
Anywhere on my own
‘Cause I can see
[No / No turning back now]
The very worst part of you
Is me

I remember what they taught to me
Remember condescending talk of who I ought to be
Remember listening to all of that and this again
So I pretended up a person who was fitting in
And now you think this person really is me and I’m
[Trying to bend the truth]
But the more I push
The more I’m pulling away
‘Cause I’m

Lying my way from you

This isn’t what I wanted to be
I never thought that what I said
Would have you running from me
Like this

The very worst part of you
The very worst part of you
Is me
There are just too many
Times that people
Have tried to look inside of me
Wondering what I think of you
And I protect you out of courtesy
Too many times that I’ve
Held on when I needed to push away
Afraid to say what was on my mind
Afraid to say what I need to say
Too many
Things that you’ve said about me
When I’m not around
You think having the upper hand
Means you’ve got to keep putting me down
But I’ve had too many stand-offs with you
It’s about as much as I can stand
Just wait until the upper hand
Is mine

So many people like me
Put so much trust in all your lies
So concerned with what you think
To just say what we feel inside
So many people like me
Walk on eggshells all day long
All I know is that all I want
Is to feel like I’m not stepped on
There are so many things you say
That make me feel like you’ve crossed the line
What goes up will surely fall
And I’m counting down the time
‘Cause I’ve had so many stand-offs with you
It’s about as much as I can stand
So I’m waiting until the upper hand
Is mine

One minute you’re on top
The next you’re not
Watch it drop
Making your heart stop
Just before you hit the floor
One minute you’re on top
The next you’re not
Missed your shot
Making your heart stop
You think you won

And then it’s all gone

I know I’ll never trust a single thing you say
You knew your lies would divide us
But you lied anyway
And all the lies have got you floating
Up above us all
But what goes up has got to fall
I am
Little bit of loneliness
A little bit of disregard
A handful of complaints
But I can’t help the fact
That everyone can see these scars
I am
What I want you to want
What I want you to feel
But it’s like
No matter what I do
I can’t convince you
To just believe this is real
So I let go
Watching you
Turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I’m not
But I’ll be here
‘Cause you’re all I got

I am
A little bit insecure
A little unconfident
‘Cause you don’t understand
I do what I can
But sometimes I don’t make sense
I am
What you never want to say
But I’ve never had a doubt
It’s like no matter what I do
I can’t convince you
For once just to hear me out
So I let go
Watching you
Turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I’m not
But I’ll be here
‘Cause you’re all I got

I can’t feel
The way I did before
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored
Time won’t heal
This damage anymore
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored

No
Hear me out now
You’re gonna listen to me
Like it or not
Right now
Nothing ever stops all these thoughts
And the pain attached to them
Sometimes I wonder why this is happening
It’s like nothing I can do will distract me when
I think of how I shot myself in the back again
‘Cause from the infinite words I could say / I
Put all the pain you gave to me on display / but didn’t
Realize / instead of setting it free / I
Took what I hated and made it a part of me

[It never goes away]

Hearing your name / The memories come back again
I remember when it started happening
I’d see you in every thought I had and then
The thoughts slowly found words attached to them
And I knew as they escaped away I was
Committing myself to them / And every day I
Regret saying those things / ’cause now I see / that I
Took what I hated and made it a part of me

[It never goes away]

And now
You’ve become a part of me
You’ll always be right here
You’ve become a part of me
You’ll always be my fear
I can’t separate myself from what I’ve done
I’ve given up a part of me
I’ve let myself become you

Get away from
Me
Gimme my space back / You gotta just
Go
Everything comes down to memories of
You
I’ve kept it in but now I’m letting you
Know
I’ve let you go
Get away frm me

I’ve let myself become you
I’ve let myself become lost inside these
Thoughts of you
Giving up a part of me
I’ve let myself become you
Memories consume
Like opening the wound
I’m picking me apart again
You all assume
I’m safe here in my room
[Unless I try to start again]

I don’t want to be the one
The battles always choose
‘Cause inside I realize
That I’m the one confused

I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
I don’t know why I instigate
And say what I don’t mean
I don’t know how I got this way
I know it’s not alright
So I’m
Breaking the habit
Tonight

Clutching my cure
I tightly lock the door
I try to catch my breath again
I hurt much more
Than anytime before
I had no options left again

I’ll paint it on the walls
‘Cause I’m the one at fault
I’ll never fight again
And this is how it ends

I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
But now I have some clarity
To show you what I mean
I don’t know how I got this way
I’ll never be alright
So I’m
Breaking the habit
Breaking the habit
Tonight
Don’t know who to trust
No surprise
Everyone feels so far away from me
Heavy thoughts sift through dust
And the lies

Trying not to break
But I’m so tired of this deceit
Every time I try to make myself
Get back up on my feet
All I ever think about is this
All the tiring time between
And how
Trying to put my trust in you
Just takes so much out of me

I take everything from the inside
And throw it all away
‘Cause I swear/ for the last time
I won’t trust myself with you

Tension is building inside
Steadily
Everyone feels so far away from me
Heavy thoughts forcing their way
Out of me

I won’t trust myself with you
I won’t waste myself on you
Waste myself on you
You
Peep the style and the kids checking for it
The number one question is how could you ignore it
We drop right back in the cut
Over basement tracks
With raps that got you backing this up like
[Rewind that]
We’re just rolling with the rhythm
Rise from the ashes of stylistic division
With these non-stop lyrics of life living
Not to be forgotten
But still unforgiven
But in the meantime there are those who wanna
Talk this and that / So I suppose
It gets to a that point feelings gotta get hurt
And get dirty with the people spreading the dirt
[It goes]

Try to give you warning
But everyone ignores me
[Told you everything loud and clear]
But nobody’s listening
Call to you so clearly
But you don’t want to hear me
[Told you everything loud and clear]
But nobody’s listening

I got a
Heart full of pain / Head full of stress
Handful of anger / Held in my chest
And everything left is a waste of time
I hate my rhymes
[But hate everyone else's more]
I’m riding on the back of this pressure
Guessing that it’s better
I can’t keep myself together
Because all of this stress
Gave me something to write on
The pain gave me something I could set my sights on
You never forget the blood sweat and tears
The uphill struggle over years
The fear and trash talking
And the people it was to
And the people that started it
Just like you

I got a
Heart full of pain / Head full of stress
Handful of anger / Held in my chest
Uphill struggle / Blood sweat and tears
Nothing to gain / Everything to fear

[Coming at you]
I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless
Lost under the surface
I don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure
Of walking in your shoes

[Caught in the undertow / Just caught in the undertow]
Every step that I take is another mistake to you

I’ve
Become so numb
I can’t feel you there
Become so tired
So much more aware
I’m becoming this
All I want to do
Is be more like me
And be less like you

Can’t you see that you’re smothering me
Holding too tightly
Afraid to lose control
‘Cause everything that you thought I would be
Has fallen apart right in front of you

[Caught in the undertow / Just caught in the undertow]
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
[Caught in the undertow / Just caught in the undertow]
And every second I waste is more than I can take

But I know
I may end up failing too
But I know
You were just like me
With someone disappointed in you