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By Myself Lyrics

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Band
Album

Hybrid Theory

(2000)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresNu Metal, Rap Rock
Album rating :  91.7 / 100
Votes :  38
7. By Myself (3:17)
Track rating :  87.5 / 100       Votes :  6       [ ]
By Myself Lyrics
What do I do to ignore them behind me?
Do I follow my instincts blindly?
Do I hide my pride from these bad dreams?
And give in to sad thoughts that are maddening?
Do I sit here and try to stand it?
Or do I try to catch them red-handed?
Do I trust some and get fooled by phoniness
Or do I trust nobody and live in loneliness?
Because I can't hold on when I'm stretched so thin
I make the right moves but I'm lost within
I put on my daily façade but then
I just end up getting hurt again
By myself (myself)


I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can’t rely on myself
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can’t rely on myself

[Hook:]
I can’t hold on
(To what I want when I’m stretched so thin)
It’s all too much to take in
I can’t hold on
(To anything watching everything spin)
With thoughts of failure sinking in

If I turn my back, I’m defenseless
And to go blindly seems senseless
If I hide my pride and let it all go on then they’ll
Take from me ‘till everything is gone
If I let them go I’ll be outdone
But if I try to catch them I’ll be outrun
If I’m killed by the questions like a cancer
Then I’ll be buried in the silence of the answer
By myself [myself]

I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can’t rely on myself
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can’t rely on myself

[Hook]
I can’t hold on
(To what I want when I’m stretched so thin)
It’s all too much to take in
I can’t hold on
(To anything watching everything spin)
With thoughts of failure sinking in

How do you think I’ve lost so much
I'm so afraid that I'm out of touch
How do you expect... I will know what to do
When all I know Is what you tell me to

Don’t you know
I can’t tell you how to make it go
No matter what I do, how hard I try
I can’t seem to convince myself why
I’m stuck on the outside
Don’t you know
I can’t tell you how to make it go
No matter what I do, how hard I try
I can’t seem to convince myself why
I’m stuck on the outside

[Hook x2]
I can’t hold on
(To what I want when I’m stretched so thin)
It’s all too much to take in
I can’t hold on
(To anything watching everything spin)
With thoughts of failure sinking in
I can’t hold on
(To what I want when I’m stretched so thin)
It’s all too much to take in
I can’t hold on
(To anything watching everything spin)
With thoughts of failure sinking in
Submitted by level 15 Rousseau (2017-03-06)
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Hybrid Theory - Album Credits
Members
  • Chester Bennington : Vocals
  • Mike Shinoda : Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard, Piano
  • Brad Delson : Lead Guitar, Bass
  • Joe Hahn : Turntables, Samples, Programming
  • Rob Bourdon : Drums, Percussion
Additional musicians
  • Ian Hornbeck : Additional Bass (tracks 1, 9, 10)
  • Scott Koziol : Additional Bass (track 2)
  • The Dust Brothers : Sequencing, Samples (track 3)
Other staff
  • Don Gilmore : Producer, Engineer
  • Steve Sisco : Engineer
  • Andy Wallace : Mixing Engineer
  • Brian Gardner : Mastering Engineer
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