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Living Things

(2012)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresAlternative Rock, Pop Rock, Electronic, Rap Rock
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
Album rating :  70 / 100
Votes :  4
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Living Things Lyrics

(12)
Submitted by level Rousseau (2017-03-06)
1. Lost in the Echo (3:25)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
Yeah, yo
You were that foundation
Never gonna be another one no
I followed, so taken
So conditioned I could never let go
Then sorrow, then sickness
Then the shock when you flip it on me
So hollow, so vicious
So afraid I couldn't let myself see
That I could never be held
Back or up no, I hold myself
Check the rep, yep you know mine well
Forget the rest, let them know my hell
Damn, there and back, yet my soul ain't sell
Kept respect up, the best they fell
Let the rest be the tale they tell
That I was there saying

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
In these promises broken deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie I can see through
This time I finally let you
Go... Go... Go...

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
Test my will, test my heart
Let me tell you how the odds gonna stack up
Ya'll go hard, I go smart
How's that working out for ya'll in the back, huh?
I've seen that frustration
Been crossed and lost and told no
And I've come back unshaken
Let down and lived and let go
So you can let it be known
I don't hold back I hold my own
I can't be mapped, I can't be cloned
I can't see flat, it ain't my tone
I can't fall back I came too far
Hold myself up and love my scars
Let the bells ring wherever they are
Cause I was there saying

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
In these promises broken deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie I can see through
This time I finally let you go...
Go... Go... Go...

[Bridge: Mike Shinoda]
No / You can tell 'em all now
I don't back up / I don't back down
I don't fold up and I don't bow
I don't roll over / don't know how
I don't care where the enemies are
Can't be stopped / all I know / go hard
Won't forget how I got this far
For every time saying

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
In these promises broken deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie I can see through
This time I finally let you
Go... Go... Go... Go... Go... Go... Go...
2. In My Remains (3:21)
[Verse 1: Chester Bennington]
Separate
Sifting through the wreckage, I can't
Concentrate
Searching for a message in that
Fear and pain
Broken down and waiting for the chance to feel alive

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
Now, in my remains
Are promises that never came
Set that silence free
To wash away the worst of me

[Verse 2: Chester Bennington]
Come apart
Falling in the cracks of every
Broken heart
Digging through the wreckage of your
Disregard
Sinking down and waiting for a chance to feel alive

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
Now, in my remains
Are promises that never came
Set that silence free
To wash away the worst of me

[Bridge: Mike Shinoda & Chester Bennington]
Like an army falling one by one by one (×4)

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
Now, in my remains
Are promises that never came
Set that silence free
To wash away the worst of me

[Outro: Mike Shinoda]
Like an army falling (one by one, one by one)
One by one by one
Like an army falling one by one by one
3. Burn It Down (3:52)
[Verse 1: Chester Bennington]
The cycle repeated
As explosions broke in the sky
All that I needed
Was the one thing I couldn't find
And you were there at the turn
Waiting to let me know

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
We're building it up
To break it back down
We're building it up
To burn it down
We can't wait
To burn it to the ground

[Verse 2: Chester Bennington]
The colors conflicted
As the flames climbed into the clouds
I wanted to fix this
But couldn't stop from tearing it down
And you were there at the turn
Caught in the burning glow
And I was there at the turn
Waiting to let you go

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
We're building it up
To break it back down
We're building it up
To burn it down
We can't wait
To burn it to the ground

[Verse 3: Mike Shinoda]
You told me yes, you held me high
And I believed when you told that lie
I played solider, you played king
Struck me down when I kissed that ring
You lost that right to hold that crown
I built you up, but you let me down
So when you fall, I'll take my turn
And fan the flames as your blazes burn

[Bridge: Chester Bennington]
And you were there at the turn
Waiting to let me know

[Hook: Chester Bennington]
We're building it up
To break it back down
We're building it up
To burn it down
We can't wait
To burn it to the ground

[Bridge 2: Mike Shinoda & Chester Bennington]
(When you fall
I'll take my turn
And fan the flames
As your blazes burn)
We can't wait
To burn it to the ground
(When you fall
I'll take my turn
And fan the flames
As your blazes burn)
We can't wait
To burn it to the ground
4. Lies Greed Misery (2:27)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
I'mma be that nail in your coffin
Sayin' that I softened
I was duckin' down to reload
So you can save your petty explanations
I don't have the patience
Before you even say it I know
You let your pride or your ego
Talk slick to me, no
That is not the way I get down
And look at how you lose your composure
Now let me show you
Exactly how the breaking point sounds

[Chorus: Chester Bennington]
I wanna see you choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery
Choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
What is it you want me to tell you
I am not the failure
I would rather live and let be
But you came with the right kind of threat to
Push me to let you
Know you can't intimidate me
You disrespect me so clearly
Now you better hear me
That is not the way it goes down
You did it to yourself and it's over
Now let me show you
Exactly how the breaking point sounds

[Chorus]

[Bridge: Chester Bennington]
You did it to yourself [x8]

[Chorus]
5. I'll Be Gone (3:31)
[Verse 1]
Like shining oil, this night is dripping down
Stars are slipping down, glistening
And I'm trying not to think what I'm leaving now
No deceiving now, it's time you let me know
Let me know

[Chorus]
When the lights go out and we open our eyes
Out there in the silence, I'll be gone
I'll be gone
Let the sun fade out and another one rise
Climbing through tomorrow, I'll be gone
I'll be gone

[Verse 2]
This air between us is getting thinner now
Into winter now, bitter sweet
Across that horizon this sun is setting down
You're forgetting now, it's time you let me go
Let me go

[Chorus]
When the lights go out and we open our eyes
Out there in the silence, I'll be gone
I'll be gone
Let the sun fade out and another one rise
Climbing through tomorrow, I'll be gone
I'll be gone

[Bridge]
And tell them I couldn't help myself
And tell them I was alone
Oh, tell me I am the only one
And there's nothing left to stop me

[Chorus]
When the lights go out and we open our eyes
Out there in the silence, I'll be gone
I'll be gone
Let the sun fade out and another one rise
Climbing through tomorrow, I'll be gone
I'll be gone

[Outro]
I'll be gone
(I'll be gone)
6. Castle of Glass (3:25)
Take me down to the river bend
Take me down to the fighting end
Wash the poison from off my skin
Show me how to be whole again

Fly me up on a silver wing
Past the black where the sirens sing
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

Bring me home in a blinding dream
Through the secrets that I have seen
Wash the sorrow from off my skin
And show me how to be whole again

Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see

Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything else I need to be

Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see
For you to see
7. Victimized (1:47)
No regret for the confidence betrayed
No more hiding in shadow
Cause I won't wait for the debt to be repaid
Time has come for you

VICTIMIZED
VICTIMIZED
NEVER AGAIN
VICTIMIZED

They're acting like they want a riot / it's a riot I'll give them
As the sound comes higher on this violent rhythm
These snakes in the grass / supplying the venom
I ain't scared of your teeth / I admire what's in 'em
Keep 'em waiting in the shadows there / thinking they hidden
But the truth is you don't have the stomach to get 'em
Go on already, hit em! You gotta be kiddin'
Wanna talk about a victim? I'mma put you there with 'em!

VICTIMIZED
VICTIMIZED
NEVER AGAIN
VICTIMIZED

VICTIMIZED
VICTIMIZED
NEVER AGAIN
VICTIMIZED
RAAAAHHHH....................
8. Roads Untraveled (3:50)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]

Weep not for roads untraveled
Weep not for paths left lone
Cause beyond every bend is a long blinding end
It's the worst kind of pain I've known
Give up your heart left broken
And let that mistake pass on
Cause the love that you lost wasn't worth what it cost
And in time, you'll be glad it's gone

[Verse 2: Chester Bennington]

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
9. Skin to Bone (2:49)
[ Intro ]

[ Verse 1: Mike Shinoda ]
Skin to bone, steel to rust
Ash to ashes, dust to dust
Let tomorrow have its way
With the promises betrayed
Skin to bone, steel to rust

[ Verse 2: Shinoda + Chester Bennington alternating lines ]
Ash to Ashes, dust to dust
Your deception, my disgust
When your name is finally drawn
I'll be happy that you're gone -
Ash to ashes, dust to dust

[ Chorus: Bennington ]
(Aaah) Ash to Ashes, dust to dust
(Aaah) Skin to bone and steel to rust

[ Verse 3: Shinoda + Bennington ]
Right to left, left to right
Night to day and day to night
As the starlight fades to gray
I'll be marching far away -
Right to left and left to right

[ Chorus: Bennington ]
(Aaah) Ash to Ashes, dust to dust
(Aaah) Skin to bone and steel to rust

[ Outro: Bennington ]
Will tomorrow have its way
With the promises betrayed?
Skin to bone and steel to rust. x3
10. Until It Breaks (3:44)
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
I was born with the hunger of a lion, the strength of a sun
So I don't need to sweat it when the competition come
Original style, like an 808 drum
So I don't run the track, though I make the track run
My Momma taught me words
My Dad, he built rockets
I put 'em both together, now tell me what I got it's-
A pretty smart weapon
I can shoot it, I can drop it
But learn to respect it cause you clearly can't stop it
Like that...

[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
It ain't over cause the sharks on the left side, snakes on the right
And anything you do they want to get a little bite
It really doesn't matter if you're wrong or if you're right
Cause; once you get the teeth in, nothing really fights
Except for me, I do it like I got nothing to lose
And you can run your mouth like you can try to fill my shoes
But steady little soldier, I ain't standing next to you
I be laying on the ground before you're even in my view
Like that...

[Bridge: Chester Bennington]
Give me; the strength of the rising sun
Give me; the truth of the words unsung
When the last bells ring, the poor men sing; "bring me to kingdom come."

[Verse 3: Mike Shinoda]
This is something for your people on the block to blackout, and rock to
Give me what you need like; Poppa, who shot you?
Separate the weak from the obse-
Lete, you're meek; I creep hard on imposters
Switch styles on a dime, quick witted, y'all quick trippin'
I don't have time for your crying
I grind tough, sucka, make your mind up
Are you in the firing squad, or are you in the lineup?
Bang, bang, lil' monkey man playing with the big guns only get you slain
I ain't playin', I'm just saying; you ain't got a sliver of a chance
I get iller, I deliver, while you quiver in your pants
So, shake, shakedown, money, here's the breakdown
You can play the bank, I'm a play the bank takedown
No mistakes now, coming to get you
I'm just a Banksy, you're a brainwash
Get the picture?
It's like that

[Outro: Brad Delson]
We swim against the rising waves
That crash against the shore
The body bends until it breaks
The early morning sings no more
So rest your head it's time to sleep
And dream of what's in store
The body bends until it breaks
And sings again no more
Cause time has torn the flesh away
The early morning sings no more
11. Tinfoil (1:12)
Instrumental
12. Powerless (3:44)
You hid your skeletons when I had shown you mine
You woke the devil that I thought you'd left behind
I saw the evidence / the crimson soaking through
Ten thousand promises
Ten thousand ways to lose

And you held it all
But you were careless to let it fall
You held it all
And I was by your side
Powerless

I watched you fall apart and chased you to the end
I'm left with emptiness that words cannot defend
You'll never know what I became because of you
Ten thousand promises
Ten thousand ways to lose

And you held it all
But you were careless to let it fall
You held it all
And I was by your side
Powerless

And you held it all
But you were careless to let it fall
You held it all
And I was by your side
Powerless
Powerless
Powerless
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