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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 engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .