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Minutes to Midnight

(2007)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresAlternative Rock, Pop Rock
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
Album rating :  85 / 100
Votes :  7
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Minutes to Midnight Lyrics

(12)
Submitted by level Rousseau
1. Wake (1:41)
Instrumental
2. Given Up (3:09)
[Verse 1]
Awake in a sweat again
Another day's been laid to waste
In my disgrace
Stuck in my head again
Feels like I'll never leave this place
There's no escape
I'm my own worst enemy...

[Hook]
I've given up
I'm sick of feeling
Is there nothing you can say?
Take this all away
I'm suffocating
Tell me what the fuck is wrong with me

[Verse 2]
I don't know what to take
Thought I was focused but I'm scared
I'm not prepared
I hyperventilate
Looking for help somehow, somewhere
And no one cares
I'm my own worst enemy...

[Hook]

[Breakdown]
God!
Put me out of my misery!
Put me out of my misery!
Put me out of my, put me out of my fucking misery!

[Hook]
3. Leave Out All the Rest (3:29)
[Verse One]
I dreamed I was missing / you were so scared
But no-one would listen / cause no-one else cared
After my dreaming / I woke with this fear
What am I leaving / when I'm done here?

[Chorus]
So, if you're asking me, I want you to know
When my time comes / forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some / reasons to be missed
Don't resent me / and, when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory / leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

[Verse Two]
Don't be afraid
I've taken my beating / I've shared what I've made
I'm strong on the surface / not all the way through
I've never been perfect / but neither have you

[Chorus]
So, if you're asking me, I want you to know
When my time comes / forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some / reasons to be missed
Don't resent me / and, when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory / leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

[Bridge]
Forgetting / all the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well
Pretending / someone else can come and save me from myself
I can't be who you are

[Chorus]
So, if you're asking me, I want you to know
When my time comes / forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some / reasons to be missed
Don't resent me / and, when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory / leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

[Bridge]
Forgetting / all the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well
Pretending / someone else can come and save me from myself
I can't be who you are
I can't be who you are
4. Bleed It Out (2:44)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
Yeah, here we go for the hundredth time
Hand grenade pins in every line
Throw 'em up and let something shine
Going out of my fucking mind
Filthy mouth, no excuse
Find a new place to hang this noose
String me up from atop these roofs
Knot it tight so I won't get loose
Truth is, you can stop and stare
Run myself out and no one cares
Dug the trench out, laid down there
With a shovel up out of reach somewhere
Yeah, someone pour it in
Make it a dirt dance floor again
Say your prayers and stomp it out
When they bring that chorus in

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
Just to throw it away, just to throw it away

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
I bleed it out, go, stop the show
Choppy words and a sloppy flow
Shotgun, opera, lock and load
Cock it back and then watch it go
Mama, help me, I've been cursed
Death is rolling in every verse
Candy paint on his brand new hearse
Can't contain him, he knows he works
Fuck, this hurts, I won't lie
Doesn't matter how hard I try
Half the words don't mean a thing
And I know that I won't be satisfied
So I try ignoring him
Make it a dirt dance floor again
Say your prayers and stomp it out
When they bring that chorus in

[Hook]
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
Just to throw it away, just to throw it away

[Bridge: Chester Bennington]
I bleed it out, I've opened up these scars
I'll make you face this
I've pulled myself so far
I'll make you face this now

[Hook]
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
Just to throw it away, just to throw it away
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away
Just to throw it away, just to throw it away

[Outro]
I bleed it out
I bleed it out
I bleed it out
5. Shadow of the Day (4:50)
I close both locks below the window
I close both blinds and turn away
Sometimes solutions aren't so simple
Sometimes goodbye's the only way

And the sun will set for you
The sun will set for you
And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in grey
And the sun will set for you

In cards and flowers on your window
Your friends all plead for you to stay
Sometimes beginnings aren't so simple
Sometimes goodbye's the only way

And the sun will set for you
The sun will set for you
And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in grey
And the sun will set for you

And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in grey
And the sun will set for you
And the shadow of the day
Will embrace the world in grey
And the sun will set for you
6. What I've Done (3:25)
[Verse 1]
In this farewell, there’s no blood, there’s no alibi
‘Cause I’ve drawn regret from the truth of a thousand lies

[Pre-Hook]
So let mercy come and wash away

[Hook]
What I’ve done
I’ll face myself
To cross out what I’ve become
Erase myself
And let go of what I’ve done

[Verse 2]
Put to rest what you thought of me
While I clean this slate with the hands of uncertainty

[Pre-Hook]
So let mercy come and wash away

[Hook]
What I’ve done
I’ll face myself
To cross out what I’ve become
Erase myself
And let go of what I’ve done

[Bridge]
For what I’ve done
I start again
And whatever pain may come
Today this ends
I’m forgiving what I’ve done

[Hook]
What I’ve done
I’ll face myself
To cross out what I’ve become
Erase myself
And let go of what I’ve done

[Outro]
(Na-na na na)
(Na-na na na)
(Na-na na na)
What I’ve done
(Na-na na na)
(Na-na na na)

Forgiving what I’ve done
(Na-na na na)
(Na-na na na)
(Na-na na na)
(Na-na na na)
7. Hands Held High (3:53)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
Turn my mic up louder, I got to say something
Light weights stepping aside when we come in
Feel it in your chest, the syllables get pumping
People on the street they panic and start running
Words on loose leaf sheet, complete coming
I jump in my mind, I summon the rhyme I'm dumping
Healing the blind, I promise to let the sun in
Sick of the dark ways we march to the drumming
Jump when they tell us that they wanna see jumping
Fuck that, I wanna see some fists pumping
Risk something, take back what's yours
Say something that you know they might attack you for
Because I'm sick of being treated like I had before
Like it's stupid standing for what I'm standing for
Like this war's really just a different brand of war
Like it doesn't cater to rich and abandon poor
Like they understand you, in the back of their jet
When you can't put gas in your tank
These fuckers are laughing their way to the bank and cashing their check
Asking you to have the passion and have some respect
For a leader so nervous in an obvious way
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
In the living room laughing like, "What did he say?"

[Refrain]
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
In my living room watching I am not laughing
Because when it gets tense
I know what might happen
The world is cold, the bold men take action
Have to react or get blown into fractions
Ten years old, it's something to see
Another kid my age drugged under a Jeep
Taken and bound and found later under a tree
I wonder if he had thought the next one could be me
Do you see the soldiers that are out today
They brush the dust from bulletproof vests away
It's ironic, at times like this you'd pray
But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday
There's bombs on the buses, bikes, roads
Inside your market, your shops, your clothes
My dad, he's got a lot of fear, I know
But enough pride inside not to let that show
My brother had a book he would hold 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
Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
The rest of the world watching at the end of the day
Both scared and angry, like "What did he say?"

[Refrain]

[Outro x5: Mike Shinoda]
With hands held high into the sky so blue
As the ocean opens up to swallow you
8. No More Sorrow (3:42)
[Verse 1]
Are you lost
In your lies?
Do you tell yourself: "I don't realize."

Your crusade's a disguise
Replace freedom with fear
You trade money for lives

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm aware of what you've done

[Chorus]
No, no more sorrow
I've paid for your mistakes
Your time is borrowed
Your time has come to be replaced

[Verse 2]
I see pain, I see need
I see liars and thieves
Abuse power with greed

I had hope, I believed
But I'm beginning to think that I've been deceived

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm aware of what you've done

[Chorus]
No, no more sorrow
I've paid for your mistakes
Your time is borrowed
Your time has come to be replaced

[Bridge]
Thieves and hypocrites
Thieves and hypocrites
Thieves and hypocrites

[Chorus ]
No, no more sorrow
I've paid for your mistakes
Your time is borrowed
Your time has come to be replaced
No, no more sorrow
I've paid for your mistakes
Your time is borrowed
Your time has come to be replaced

[Outro]
Your time has come to be replaced
Your time has come to be erased
9. Valentine's Day (3:17)
[Intro]
My insides all turned to ash, so slow
And blew away as I collapsed, so cold
A black wind took them away, from sight
And held the darkness over day, that night

[Verse 1]
And the clouds above move closer
Looking so dissatisfied
But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing
I used to be my own protection, but not now
Cause my path has lost direction, somehow
A black wind took you away, from sight
And held the darkness over day, that night

[Verse 2]
And the clouds above move closer
Looking so dissatisfied
And the ground below grew colder
As they put you down inside
But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing

[Bridge]
So now you're gone, and I was wrong
I never knew what it was like, to be alone

[Chorus]
On a Valentine's Day, on a Valentine's Day
On a Valentine's Day, on a Valentine's Day
On a Valentine's Day, on a Valentine's Day
(I used to be my own protection, but not now)
On a Valentine's Day, on a Valentine's Day
(Cause my mind has lost direction, somehow)
On a Valentine's Day, on a Valentine's Day
(I used to be my own protection, but not now)
On a Valentine's Day, on a Valentine's Day
(Cause my mind has lost direction, somehow)
10. In Between (3:17)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I'm about to say
But trying to be genuine was harder than it seemed
And somehow I got caught up in between

[Verse 2]
Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I'm about to say
But trying to be someone else was harder than it seemed
And somehow I got caught up in between

[Hook : Mike Shinoda]
Between my pride and my promise
Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way
The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that's worse than one is none

[Verse 3]
Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I'm about to say
But trying to regain your trust was harder than it seemed
And somehow I got caught up in between

[Hook]
Between my pride and my promise
Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way
The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that's worse than one is none
The only thing that's worse than one is none

[Bridge: Mike Shinoda]
And I cannot explain to you
In anything I say or do or plan
Fear is not afraid of you
Guilt's a language you can understand

I cannot explain to you
In anything I say or do
I hope the actions speak the words they can

[Hook]
For my pride and my promise
For my lies and how the truth gets in the way
The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that's worse than one is

Pride and my promise
Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way
The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that's worse than one is none
The only thing that's worse than one is none
The only thing that's worse than one is none
11. In Pieces (3:38)
[Verse 1: Chester Bennington]
Telling me to go
But hands beg me to stay
Your lips say that you love
Your eyes say that you hate

[Bridge: Chester Bennington]
There's truth in your lies
Doubt in your faith
What you build you lay to waste
There's truth in your lies
Doubt in your faith
All I've got's what you didn't take

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
So I, I won't be the one
Be the one to leave this
In pieces
And you, you will be alone
Alone with all your secrets
And regrets, don't lie

[Verse 2: Chester Bennington]
You promised me the sky
Then tossed me like a stone
You wrap me in your arms
Then chill me to the bone

[Bridge: Chester Bennington]

[Hook: Chester Bennington] [x2]
12. The Little Things Give You Away (6:23)
[Verse 1]
Water grey
Through the windows, up the stairs
Chilling rain
Like an ocean everywhere

[Chorus]
Don't wanna reach for me, do you?
I mean nothing to you
The little things give you away
And now there will be no mistaking
The levees are breaking
All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
And six feet under water
I do

[Verse 2]
Hope decays
Generations disappear
Washed away
As a nation simply stares

[Chorus]

All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
And six feet under ground now I
Now I do

[Guitar Solo]

Ohhhh.....
Little things give you away
Little things give you away
Little things give you away
Little things give you away
Little things give you away

[Outro]
(Little things give you away)
All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
(Little things give you away)
All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
(Little things give you away)
All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
(Little things give you away)
All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
(Little things give you away)
All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
(Little things give you away)
All you've ever wanted
Was someone to truly look up to you
(Little things give you away)
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