Linkin Park

American rock band

Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. The band's current lineup includes vocalist/rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Mike Shinoda, lead guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave Farrell, DJ/turntablist Joe Hahn and drummer Rob Bourdon, all of whom are founding members. Vocalists Mark Wakefield and Chester Bennington are former members of the band. Categorized as alternative rock, Linkin Park's earlier music spanned a fusion of heavy metal and hip hop, while they later transitioned into more electronica- and pop-influenced music.

Linkin Park live in Berlin in 2010

Song lyrics edit

Hybrid Theory (2000) edit

  • Why does it feel like night today
  • I know just what it feels like to have a voice in the back of my head.
  • The face inside is right beneath the skin
  • The sun goes down, I feel the light betray me
    • "Papercut"
  • All these words they make no sense
    I find bliss in ignorance
  • I need a little room to breathe
  • Shut up when I'm talking to you
    • "One Step Closer"
  • I woke up in a dream today
    to the cold of the static
    put my cold feet on the floor
  • It's true, the way I feel
    what's promised by your face
    the sound of your voice painted on my memories
    even if you're not with me, I'm with you
  • No, no matter how far we've come
    I can't wait to see tomorrow
    • "With You"
  • You live what you've learned
    • "Points of Authority"
  • Crawling in my skin
    these wounds they will not heal
    fear is how I fall
    Confusing what is real
  • Without a sense of confidence I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take.
    • Crawling
  • Graffiti decorations, under a sky of dust
    A constant wave of tension, on top of broken trust
    The lessons that you taught me, I learned were never true
    Now I find myself in question
    • "Runaway"
  • If I let them go I'll be outdone,
    If I let try to catch them I'll be outrun.
    • "By Myself"
  • It starts with one
  • Time is a valuable thing, watch it fly by as the pendulum swings.
  • 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
    • "In the End"
  • I wanna be in the energy
    not with the enemy
    • "A Place For My Head"
  • A little piece of paper with a picture drawn
    floats on down the street til the wind is gone
    and the memory now is like the picture was then
    when the paper's crumpled up, it can't be perfect again
  • Now you got me caught in the act
    you bring that thought back
    • "Forgotten"
  • And now for a lesson in rhythm management
  • All right now, wasn't that fun?
    Let's try something else
    • "Cure for the Itch"
  • This is the last smile that I'll fake for the sake of being with you.
    • "Pushing Me Away"

Reanimation (2002) edit

  • Reverse psychology is failing miserably, it's so hard to be, left all alone.
    Telling you is the, only chance for me, there's nothing left but to turn and face you.
    • P5ing me a*wy
  • The journey is more important than the end or the start
    • Enth E Nd

Meteora (2003) edit

  • I want to find something I wanted all along
  • (When this began) I had nothing to say, and I'd get lost in the nothingness inside of me
    • "Somewhere I Belong"
  • One minute you're on top
    Next you're not, as you drop
    Making your heart stop
    Just before you hit the floor
    • "Hit the Floor"
  • If I could change I would, take back the pain I would, re-trace every wrong move that I made I would
    if I could stand up and take the blame I would, I would take all my shame to the grave.
    • "Easier to Run"
  • Don't turn your back on me, I won't be ignored
    • "Faint"
  • 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'll never be all right
    So I'm breaking the habit
    I'm breaking the habit tonight
    • "Breaking the Habit"
  • I don't know who to trust, no surprise
    • "From the Inside"
  • Yo, 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 are life, living
    Not to be forgotten, still unforgiven
    • "Nobody's Listening"
  • I'm tired of being what you want me to be
  • Caught in the undertow
  • I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
    • "Numb"

Minutes to Midnight (2007) edit

  • Put me out of my fucking misery
    • "Given Up"
  • I dreamed I was missing
  • When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done
    Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
    • "Leave Out All the Rest"
  • Here we go for the hundredth time
    hand grenade pins in every line
    throw 'em out and let something shine
    going out of my fucking mind
  • Find a new place to hang this noose
    String me up from atop these roofs
    Knot it tight so I won't get loose
  • Say your prayers and stomp it out
    when they bring that chorus in
  • I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
  • Shotgun opera, lock and load
  • Fuck this hurts, I won't lie
    Doesn't matter how hard I try.
    • "Bleed It Out"
  • And the shadow of the day
    will embrace the world in grey
    and the sun will set for you
    • "Shadow of the Day"
  • In this farewell
    there's no blood
    there's no alibi
  • So let mercy come and wash away
    • "What I've Done"
  • Ten years old, and it's something to see
    another kid my age dragged under a Jeep
    taken and bound and found later under a tree
    I wonder if he had thought the next one could be me
  • My brother had a book, he would hold it with pride
    a little red cover with a broken spine
    on the back he hand-wrote a quote inside
    "When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die."
  • With hands held high into a sky so blue
    As the ocean opens up to swallow you
    • "Hands Held High"
  • Are you lost, in your lies?
    Do you tell yourself I don't realize your crusade's a disguise?
    Replacing freedom with fear, trading money for lives
    I'm aware of what you've done.
    • "No More Sorrow"

A Thousand Suns (2010) edit

  • I used the deadwood to make the fire rise
    the blood of innocents burning in the skies
  • And in the end we were meant to be apart
    in separate chambers of the human heart
    • "Burning in the Skies"
  • I am not a pattern to be followed
    the pill that I'm on is a tough one to swallow
    I'm not a criminal not a role model
    not a born leader, I'm a tough act to follow
  • I'm not a robot
    I'm not a monkey
    I won't dance, even if the beat's funky
  • Y'all oughta stop talking, start trying to catch up, motherfucker
  • Lauryn said money change the situation
    Big said it increase the complication
    Kane said don't step, I ain't the one
    Chuck said an Uzi weigh a motherfuckin' ton
    • "When They Come For Me"
  • And you think there's not enough love
    and no one to give it to
  • So hold on, the weight of the world
    will give you the strength to go
    • "Robot Boy"
  • This is not the end, this is not the beginning
    Just a voice like a riot rocking every revision
    But you listen to the tone and the violent rhythm
    And though the words sound steady
    something empty's within them
  • All I wanna do is trade this life for something new
    holding onto what I haven't got.
  • What was left when the fire was gone?
    I thought I felt right, but the right was wrong
    • "Waiting For The End"
  • You're pushing back down
    blackout, blood in your eye
  • Fuck it, are you listening?
  • Floating down as colors fill the light
    We look up from the ground in fields of paper white
    And floating up you pass us in the night
    A future gazing out, a past to overwrite
  • Come down far below
    We've been waiting to collect what you've let go
    • Blackout
  • There ain't shit we don't run when the guns unload
    and no one make a move unless my people say so
  • Steel unload, final blow
    We the animals take control
    hear us now, clear and true
    wretches and kings, we come for you
    • "Wretches and Kings"
  • As if the sky had blown the heavens into stars
    • "Iridescent"
  • And when I close my eyes tonight
    to symphonies of blinding light
  • God save us everyone
    will we burn inside the fire of a thousand suns
    for the sins of our hands
    the sins of our tongues
    the sins of our fathers
    the sins of our young
    • "The Catalyst"
  • When life leaves us blind
    Love keeps us kind
    • "The Messenger"

Living Things (2012) edit

  • Fly me up on a silver wave
    Past the black where the sirens sang
    warm me up in a nova's glow
    and drop me down to the dream below
  • Cause I'm only a crack, in this castle of glass, hardly anything there for you to see, for you to see.
    • "Castle of Glass"
  • For you snakes in the grass supplying the venom
    I ain't scared of your teeth-- I admire what's in 'em
  • Wanna talk about a victim
    I'mma put you in with 'em
    • "Victimized"
  • Weep not for roads untraveled
    Weep not for sights unseen
    May your love never end
    And if you need a friend
    there's a seat here alongside me.
    • "Roads Untraveled"
  • Skin to bone, steel to rust
    Ash to ashes, dust to dust
    Let tomorrow have its way
    With the promises we made
    Skin to bone, steel to rust
    • "Skin To Bone"
  • My mama taught words
    My daddy built rockets
    I put 'em together
    Now tell me what I got
  • We swim against the rising waves
    And crash against the shore
    The body bends until it breaks
    The early morning sings no more
    • "Until It Breaks"

One More Light (2017) edit

  • Mama always told me don't you run
    Don't you run with scissors, son
    You're gonna hurt someone
  • Sharp edges have consequences, I Guess that I had to find out for myself
    Sharp edges have consequences, now Every scar is a story I can tell
    • "Sharp Edges"
  • We saw brilliance, when the world, was asleep
    There are things that we can have, but can't keep
  • Who cares if one more light goes out? In the sky of a million stars
    It flickers, flickers Who cares when someone's time runs out?
    If a moment is all we are
    We're quicker, quicker
    Who cares if one more light goes out?, Well I do.
    • "One More Light"

Recharged (2013) edit

  • Night gets darkest right before dawn
    What don't kill you makes you more strong
    • "A Light That Never Comes"

Single Releases edit

  • And your voice was all I heard; that I get what I deserve
    • "New Divide", Transformers 2 OST
  • You're guilty all the same; Too sick to be ashamed; You want to point your finger; But there's no one else to blame.
    • "Guilty All The Same (2014)"

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