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Linkin Park: Meteora Tracks

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I came across the Linkin Park website tonight, and stumbled across some audio tracks from their new album, “Meteora”. My favorites (that I’ve heard anyways) are “Faint”, “Somewhere I Belong”, and “Don’t Stay”. I think that those tracks stand out to me for personal reasons. Namely, one particular ex-girlfriend, whose thought makes me want to unleash an adrenaline-fueled fury of primal rage.

Anyways, here are sections of lyrics of some of the songs that stand out to me:

DON’T STAY
Don’t stay.
Forget our memories,
Forget our possibilities,
Take all your faithlessness with you,
Just give me myself back,
And don’t stay.

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.

SOMEWHERE I BELONG
I want to heal, I want to feel
What I thought was never real
I want to let go of the pain I’ve held so long
Erase all the pain ’til it’s gone

I want to heal, I want to feel
Like I’m close to something real
I want to find something I’ve wanted all along
Somewhere I belong

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 ’til I break away from me
And I will break away, I’ll find myself today.

I want to heal, I want to feel,
…like I’m somewhere I belong.

FAINT
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 want to 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.

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.

No! Hear me out now.
You’re gonna listen to me,
Like it or not…
Right now.

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced Software/DevOps/Security engineer, currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at , and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at AWS in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.