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A Thousand Suns

(2010)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresPop Rock, Art Rock, Electronic, Hip Hop
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
Album rating :  72.1 / 100
Votes :  7
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A Thousand Suns Lyrics

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Submitted by level Rousseau
1. The Requiem (2:01)
[Introduction]

God save us everyone
Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns
For the sins of our hands
Sins of our tongue
Sins of our father
The sins of our young
2. The Radiance (0:57)
[J. Robert Oppenheimer]
We knew the world would not be the same
Few people laughed. Few people cried. Most people were silent
I remember the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita
Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty
And, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says:
"Now I am become death... the destroyer of worlds."
I supposed we all thought that, one way or another
3. Burning in the Skies (4:14)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
I used the deadwood to make the fire rise
The blood of innocence burning in the skies
I filled my cup with the rising of the sea
And poured it out in an ocean of debris

[Chorus 1: Chester Bennington]
I'm swimming in the smoke
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve
What I don't deserve

[Verse 2: Mike]
We held our breath when the clouds began to form
But you were lost in the beating of the storm
And in the end we were made to be apart
In separate chambers of the human heart

[Chorus 2: Chester]
I'm swimming in the smoke
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve
It's in the blackened bones
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve
What I don't deserve

[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus 3: Chester]
I'm swimming in the smoke
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve
The blame is mine alone
For bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve

[Outro: Mike]
I use the dead wood to make the fire rise
The blood of innocence burning in the skies
4. Empty Spaces (0:18)
Instrumental
5. When They Come for Me (4:56)
[Verse 1]
Yeah
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 am not
The fortune and the fame
Nor the same person telling you to forfeit the game
I came in the ring like a dog on a chain
And I found out the underbelly's sicker than it seems
And its seems ugly, but it can get worse
Cause even a blueprint is a gift and a curse
Cause once you got a theory of how the thing works
Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first
And I'm not a robot. I'm not a monkey
I will not dance, even if the beat's funky
Opposite of lazy - far from a punk
You all ought to stop talking
Start trying to catch up, motherfucker!

[Hook]
And all the people say
Try to catch up motherfucker!

[Verse 2]
Lauryn said money change a situation
Big said it increase the complication
Kane said "Don't step. I ain't the one."
Chuck said that Uzi weigh a motherfucking ton
And I'm just a student of the game that they taught me
Rocking every stage in every place that it brought me
I'm awfully underrated
But came here to correct it
And so it ain't mistaken, I'mma state it for the record
I am
The opposite of wack
Opposite of weak
Opposite of slack
Synonym of heat
Synonym of crack
Closest to a peak
Far from a punk
You all ought to stop talking
Start trying to catch up, motherfucker!

[Hook]
And all the people say
Try to catch up motherfucker!

[Outro]
Oh, When they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone
Oh, When they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone
Oh, When they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone

[Hook]
And all the people say
Try to catch up motherfucker!
6. Robot Boy (4:30)
[Verse 1: Chester Bennington]
You say you're not gonna fight
Cause no one will fight for you
And you think there's not enough love
And no one to give it to
And you're sure you've hurt for so long
You've got nothing left to lose
So you say you're not gonna fight
Cause no one will fight for you

[Verse 2: Chester]
You say the weight of the world
Has kept you from letting go
And you think compassion's a flaw
And you'll never let it show
And you're sure you've hurt in a way
That no one will ever know
But someday the weight of the world
Will give you strength to go

[Verse 3: Chester]
Hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
So hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
So hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
Just hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
7. Jornada del muerto (1:34)
Mochiagete, tokihanashite
Mochiagete, tokihanashite
Mochiagete, tokihanashite
Mochiagete, tokihanashite
8. Waiting for the End (3:52)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
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
Though the words sound steady something empty's within them
We say yeah with fists flying up in the air
Like we're holding onto something that's invisible there
Cause we're living at the mercy of the pain and the fear
Until we dead it, forget it, let it all disappear

[Bridge: Chester Bennington]
Waiting for the end to come
Wishing I had strength to stand
This is not what I had planned
It's out of my control
Flying at the speed of light
Thoughts were spinning in my head
So many things were left unsaid
It's hard to let you go

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
I know what it takes to move on
I know how it feels to lie
All I want to do
Is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven't got

[Verse 2: Chester Bennington]
Sitting in an empty room
Trying to forget the past
This was never meant to last
I wish it wasn't so

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
I know what it takes to move on
I know how it feels to lie
All I want to do
Is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven't got

[Verse 3]
What was left when that fire was gone
I thought it felt right but that right was wrong
All caught up in the eye of the storm
And trying to figure out what it's like moving on
And I don't even know what kind of things I said
My mouth kept moving and my mind went dead
So I'm picking up the pieces, now where to begin
The hardest part of ending is starting again

[Outro: Mike Shinoda & Chester Bennington]
All I want to do
Is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven't got

This is not the end, this is not the beginning
Just a voice like a riot rocking every revision
(I'm holding on to what I haven't got)
But you listen to the tone and the violent rhythm
Though the words sound steady something empty's within them
We say yeah with fists flying up in the air
Like we're holding onto something that's invisible there
Cause we're living at the mercy of the pain and the fear
(Holding on to what I haven't got)
Until we dead it, forget it let it all disappear
9. Blackout (4:40)
[Verse 1: Chester Bennington]
I'm stuck in this bed you made
Alone with a sinking feeling
I saw through the words you said
To the secrets you've been keeping
It's written upon your face
All the lies how they cut so deeply
You can't get enough you take
And take and take and never say

[Chorus: Chester]
No! You've gotta get it inside!
You push it back down! You push it back down!
No! You'll never get it inside!
Push it back down! You push it back down!
No! You've gotta get it inside!
You push it back down! You push it back down!
No! You'll never get it inside!
Push it back down, blackout, blood in your eye!

[Verse 2: Chester]
You say that it's not your fault
And swear that I am mistaken
You said it's not what it seems
No remorse for the trust you're breaking
You run but then back you fall
Suffocate in the mess you're making
You can't get enough you take
And take and take and take and take
Fuck it, are you listening?

[Chorus: Chester]
No! You've gotta get it inside!
You push it back down! You push it back down!
No! You'll never get it inside!
Push it back down! You push it back down!
No! You've gotta get it inside!
You push it back down! You push it back down!
No! You'll never get it inside!
Push it back down, blackout, blood in your eye!
Blackout, blood in your eye!
Push it back down! You push it back down!
You push it back down, blood in your eye!
Blackout, blood in your eye!
Blackout, blood in your eye!
Blackout, blood in your eye!
Blackout, blood in your eye!
Blackout, blood in your eye!
Blackout, blood in your eye!

[Bridge: Mike Shinoda]
Floating down as colors fill the light
We look up from the ground in fields of paperwhite
And floating up, you pass us in the night
A future gazing out, a past to overwrite
So come down far below
We've been waiting to collect the things you know
Come down far below
We've been waiting to collect what you've let go

[Outro: Mike and Chester]
Come down, oh
Come down, oh
Come down, oh
Come down, oh
Come down, oh
Come down, oh
10. Wretches and Kings (4:15)
[Intro: Mario Savio]
There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious
Makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part
You can't even passively take part
And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels
Upon the levers, upon all the apparatus
And you've got to make it stop

[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
To save face / how low can you go
Talk a lot of game but yet you don't know
Static on the way / make us all say whoa
The people up top push the people down low
Get down
And obey every word
Steady getting mine if you haven't yet heard
Wanna take what I got
Don't be absurd
Don't fight the power
Nobody gets hurt
If you haven't heard yet then I'm letting you know
There ain't shit we don't run when the guns unload
And no one make a move unless my people say so
Got everything outta control
Now everybody go

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
Steel unload / final blow
We the animals / take control
Hear us now / clear and true
Wretches and kings we come for you

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
So keep pace / how slow can you go
Talk a lot of shit and yet you don't know
Fire on the way / make you all say whoa
The people up top and the people down low
Get down
And I'm running it like that
The front of the attack is exactly where I'm at
Somewhere in between
The kick and the hi hat
The pen and the contract
The pitch and the contact
So get with the combat / I'm letting 'em know
There ain't shit you can say to make me back down no
So / push the button let the whole thing blow
Spinning everything outta control
Now everybody go

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
Steel unload / final blow
We the animals / take control
Hear us now / clear and true
Wretches and kings we come for you
Steel unload / fire blow
Filthy animals / beat them low
Skin and bone / black and blue
No more this sun shall beat onto you

[Bridge: Mike Shinoda]
From the front to the back and the side to side
If you fear what I feel put 'em up real high

[Outro: Mario Savio]
There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious Makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part
You can't even passively take part
And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels Upon the levers, upon all the apparatus
And you've got to make it stop
And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it
That unless you're free
The machine will be prevented from working at all
11. Wisdom, Justice, and Love (1:38)
[Martin Luther King, Jr.]
I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight
Because my conscience leaves me no other choice
A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order
And say of war;
"This way of settling differences is not just
This business of burning human beings with napalm
Of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows
Of injecting poisonous drugs of hate
Into the veins of peoples normally humane
Of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields
Physically handicapped and psychologically deranged
Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love"

Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love" (x4)
12. Iridescent (4:57)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
When you were standing in the wake of devastation
When you were waiting on the edge of the unknown
And with the cataclysm raining down
Insides crying, "Save me now!"
You were there, impossibly alone

[Chorus: Chester Bennington]
Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
And in a burst of light that blinded every angel
As if the sky had blown the heavens into stars
You felt the gravity of tempered grace
Falling into empty space
No one there to catch you in their arms

[Chorus: All]
Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

[Bridge: All]
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

[Chorus]
Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go
13. Fallout (1:23)
I'm swimming through the smoke
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve

It's in the blackened bones
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve
14. The Catalyst (5:40)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda] [x2]
God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living under loaded gun
And it can't be outfought
It can't be outdone
It can't be outmatched
It can't be outrun, no!

[Pre-Chorus 1: Chester Bennington and Mike]
And when I close my eyes tonight
To symphonies of blinding light!
God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living under loaded gun

[Chorus: Chester]
Oh, like memories in cold decay
Transmissions echoing away
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky!

[Verse 2: Chester] [x2]
God save us everyone
Will we burn inside the fires 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? No!

[Pre-Chorus 2: Chester and Mike]
And when I close my eyes tonight
To symphonies of blinding light!
God save us everyone
Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?

[Chorus: Chester]
Oh, like memories in cold decay
Transmissions echoing away
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky!

[Keyboard Solo]

[Chorus: Chester]
Oh, like memories in cold decay
Transmissions echoing away
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky!

[Bridge: Chester and Mike][x10]
Lift me up, let me go

[Bridge: Mike]
It can't be outfought
It can't be outdone
It can't be outmatched
It can't be outrun, no!
God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living under loaded gun
And it can't be outfought
It can't be outdone
It can't be outmatched
It can't be outrun, no!
God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living under loaded gun
And it can't be outfought
It can't be outdone
It can't be outmatched
It can't be outrun, no!
15. The Messenger (3:01)
[Verse 1]
When you feel all alone
Cut off from this cruel world
Your instincts telling you to run
Listen to your heart
Those angel voices
They'll sing to you, they'll be your guide back home

[Chorus 1]
When life leaves us blind
Love keeps us kind
It keeps us kind

[Verse 2]
When you've suffered enough
And your spirit is breaking
You're growing desperate from the fight
Remember you're loved
And you always will be
This melody will bring you right back home

[Chorus 2]
When life leaves us blind
Love keeps us kind
When life leaves us blind
Love keeps us kind
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