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Meteora

(2003)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresNu Metal, Rap Rock, Hip Hop
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
Album rating :  90.3 / 100
Votes :  20
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Meteora Lyrics

(13)
Submitted by level Rousseau
1. Foreword (0:13)
Instrumental
2. Don't Stay (3:07)
[Verse 1]
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

[Hook]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Hook]
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

[Bridge]
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
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

[Hook]
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
Don't stay

Don't stay
3. Somewhere I Belong (3:33)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda (and Chester Bennington)]
(When this began)
I had nothing to say
And I 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

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
I wanna heal, I wanna feel what I thought was never real
I wanna let go of the pain I’ve felt so long
(Erase all the pain till it’s gone)
I wanna heal, I wanna feel like I’m close to something real
I wanna find something I’ve wanted all along
Somewhere I belong

[Verse 2: Mike (and Chester)]
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, and the fault is my own

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
I wanna heal, I wanna feel what I thought was never real
I wanna let go of the pain I’ve felt so long
(Erase all the pain till it’s gone)
I wanna heal, I wanna feel like I’m close to something real
I wanna find something I’ve wanted all along
Somewhere I belong

[Bridge: Chester]
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 till I break away from me
I will break away, I'll find myself today

[Hook: Chester]
I wanna heal, I wanna feel what I thought was never real
I wanna let go of the pain I’ve felt so long
(Erase all the pain till it’s gone)
I wanna heal, I wanna feel like I’m close to something real
I wanna find something I’ve wanted all along
Somewhere I belong

[Outro: Chester]
I wanna heal, I wanna feel like I’m somewhere I belong
I wanna heal, I wanna feel like I’m somewhere I belong
Somewhere I belong
4. Lying From You (2:55)
[Verse 1]
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’t 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'll 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)

[Hook]
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

[Verse 2]
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 fittin’ 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)

[Hook]
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
The very worst part of you is me

[Bridge]
This isn’t what I wanted to be
I never thought that what I said would have you runnin' from me
Like this

This isn’t what I wanted to be
I never thought that what I said would have you runnin' from me
Like this

This isn’t what I wanted to be
I never thought that what I said would have you runnin' from me
Like this

This isn’t what I wanted to be
I never thought that what I said would have you runnin' from me
Like this

[Hook]
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
The very worst part of you is me
5. Hit the Floor (2:44)
[Verse 1]
(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 gotta keep puttin' me down
(But I’ve had too many) stand-offs with you
It’s about as much as I can stand
So I'm waiting until the upper hand is mine

[Hook]
One minute, you’re on top (The next you’re not, watch you 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

[Verse 2]
(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

[Hook]
One minute, you’re on top (The next you’re not, watch you 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
And, then, it's all gone
And, then, it's all gone
And, then, it's all gone
Now, it's all gone

[Bridge]
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

[Hook]
One minute, you’re on top (The next you’re not, watch you 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
And, then, it's all gone
And, then, it's all gone
And, then, it's all gone
Now, it's all gone
6. Easier to Run (3:24)
[Refrain 1]
It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

[Verse 1]
Something has been taken from deep inside of me
A secret I've kept locked away no one can ever see
Wounds so deep they never show, they never go away
Like moving pictures in my head, for years and years they've played

[Refrain 2]
If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would
If I could stand up and take the blame, I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave, I would
If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would
If I could stand up and take the blame, I would
If I would take all the shame to the grave

[Refrain 1]
It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

[Verse 2]
Sometimes, I remember the darkness of my past
Bringing back these memories I wish I didn't have
Sometimes, I think of letting go and never looking back
And never moving forward so there'd never be a past

[Refrain 2]
If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would
If I could stand up and take the blame, I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave, I would
If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would
If I could stand up and take the blame, I would
If I would take all the shame to the grave

[Bridge]
Just washing it aside
All of the helplessness inside
Pretending I don't feel misplaced
Is so much simpler than change

[Refrain 1]
It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

[Outro]
It's easier to run
(If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made)
It's easier to go
(If I could change, I would, take back the pain, I would
Retrace 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)
7. Faint (2:42)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
I am a little bit of loneliness a little bit of disregard
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 that I got

[Chorus: Chester Bennington]
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

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
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 wanna 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 that I've got

[Chorus]
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

[Bridge: Chester Bennington]
Now
Hear me out now
You're gonna listen to me, like it or not
Right now
Hear me out now
You're gonna listen to me, like it or not
Right now

I can't feel the way I did before
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored

[Chorus]
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

I can't feel
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored
Time won't heal
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored
8. Figure.09 (3:17)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
Nothin' ever stops all these thoughts and the pain attached to them
Sometimes I wonder why this is happenin'
It's like nothin' I could do would 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 realise–instead of settin' it free
I took what I hated and made it a part of me
(Whisper: It never goes away, it never goes away)

[Chorus: Chester Bennington]
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
Giving up a part of me, I've let myself become you

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
Hearin' your name, my memories come back again
I remember when it started happenin'
I'd see you in every thought I had and, then
My thoughts slowly found words attached to them
And I knew, as they escaped away
I was committin' myself to 'em and, every day
I regret sayin' those things, cause, now, I see
That I took what I hated and made it a part of me
(Whisper: It never goes away, it never goes away)

[Chorus: Chester Bennington ]
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
Giving up a part of me, I've let myself become you

[ Bridge: Mike & Chester ] x4
It never goes away

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 lettin' you– (Know!)
I've let you go, so 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 lettin' you– (Know!)
I've let you go!

[Chorus: Chester Bennington]
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
Giving up a part of me, I've let myself become you

[Outro: Chester Bennington]
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
9. Breaking the Habit (3:16)
[Verse 1]
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

[Pre-Hook]
I don't want to be the one
The battles always choose
Cause inside I realize
That I'm the one confused

[Hook]
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
I'm breaking the habit
Tonight

[Verse 2]
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

[Pre-Hook]
I don't want to be the one
The battles always choose
Cause inside I realize
That I'm the one confused

[Hook - variation]
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 alright
So I'm breaking the habit
I'm breaking the habit
Tonight

[Bridge]
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

[Hook - Variation]
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
I'm breaking the habit
I’m breaking the habit
Tonight
10. From the Inside (2:53)
[Verse 1]
(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 gotta keep puttin' me down
(But I’ve had too many) stand-offs with you
It’s about as much as I can stand
So I'm waiting until the upper hand is mine

[Hook]
One minute, you’re on top (The next you’re not, watch you 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

[Verse 2]
(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

[Hook]
One minute, you’re on top (The next you’re not, watch you 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
And, then, it's all gone
And, then, it's all gone
And, then, it's all gone
Now, it's all gone

[Bridge]
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

[Hook]
One minute, you’re on top (The next you’re not, watch you 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
And, then, it's all gone
And, then, it's all gone
And, then, it's all gone
Now, it's all gone
11. Nobody's Listening (2:58)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
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 point feelings gotta get hurt
And get dirty with the people spreading the dirt

[Hook: Chester]
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

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
I got a
Heart full of pain/head full of stress
Handful of anger/held in my chest
And everythings 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 the years
The fear and trash talking
And the people it was to
And the people that started it
Just like you

[Hook]

I got a
Heart full of pain/head full of stress
Handful of anger/held in my chest
Uphill stuggle/blood, sweat, and tears
Nothing to gain/everything to fear

(scratches)
Coming at you from every side
12. Session (2:23)
Instrumental
13. Numb (3:05)
[Verse 1]
I'm tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
Don't know what you're expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes

[Pre-Hook]
(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)

[Hook]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Pre-Hook]
(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

[Hook]
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

[Bridge]
And I know
I may end up failing too
But I know
You were just like me with someone disappointed in you

[Hook]
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

I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
(I'm tired of being what you want me to be)
I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
(I'm tired of being what you want me to be)
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