Linkin Park Song Meanings and Interpretations
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If you could turn up the tempo, twist the vocals and give this screaming a permanency, you could have a standarized Punk song of the concept "you have to be yourself and not someone else".... and I am not trying to mock Linkin Park's graphical stance, it's a good song!
Take this line, denude and isolate it from the rest verse, analyze and interpretent it: It's about making bad choices time and time again hence it's like you're the own pilot of your destruction, feels like you're shooting yourself in your own back. Many times like this one, when a line alone, provokes so many thoughts, often having little to do with the overall song.
This line has a whole picture hanging above it. How many times have you find yourself talking to someone -no, exposing your insides and what do you get for return? His back turned, even if you haven't already finished your sentence. Harsh, that's why Bennington is screaming so hard.
Probably my fav song of the album, probably the one with the least exposure. The song is about what the title is underlining, choosing to run away than facing the pain, altough it's probably about alcohol and drug abuse, perceiving them as the immediate means to escape
I consider this song, as a small-scale delineation of small pieces of the every puzzle that forms your life as an experience. Simple put, as the lyrics indicate, one minute you're on top, the next you're not, either way, the problem with "now" is no matter we want it to, it doesn't last forever.
Consequence. The doing that follows action. And if action has to do with using your tongue, forming words, provoked by your brain neurons, in order with setting things straight with some, may very well result to consequence as we mentioned before, which might be mild, or be a tornado. Or have them, leave running away from you.
If I remember correctly this was the first single off the album although it's not the best song in it, it definately presents the recipe that established LP: Emotionally diverged lyrics evoking the usual themes of feeling being left alone with no destination, and just perfect crystal clear production