Linkin Park

A Thousand Suns tracks

Lyrics

1. THE REQUIEM

God save us everyone,
Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?
For the sins of our hand,
The sins of our tongue,
The sins of our father,
The sins of our young,

God save us everyone,
Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?
For the sins of our hand,
The sins of our tongue,
The sins of our father,
The sins of our young




2. THE RADIANCE

"We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried,
Most people were silent.
I remember the line from the Hindu scripture,
The Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade
The Prince that he should do his duty
And to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says:
"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
I suppose we all thought that, one way or another."




3. BURNING IN THE SKIES

use the deadwood to make the fire rise
The blood of innocence burning in the skies
I filled my cup with the rising of the sea
And poured it out in an ocean of debris

I'm swimming in the smoke
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve
What I don't deserve

I held my breath as clouds began to form
But you were lost in the beating of the storm
But in the end we were meant to be apart
In separate chambers of the human heart

I'm swimming in the smoke
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve

It's in the black and bones
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve
What I don't deserve

I'm swimming in the smoke
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve

The pain is mine alone
For bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve

What I don't deserve
What I don't deserve
What I don't deserve

Here's the dead wood to make the fire last
The blood of innocence burning in the skies




4. EMPTY SPACES

(Instrumental)




5. WHEN THEY COME FOR ME

"Yeah
I am not a pattern to be followed
The pill that I'm on is a tough one to swallow
I'm not a criminal, Not a role model
Not a born leader; I'm a tough act to follow
I am not a fortunate of fame
Or the same person telling you to forfeit the game
I came in the ring like a dog on a chain
And I found out the underbelly is sicker than it seems
And it seems ugly, but it can get worse,
Because even the blueprint is a gift and a curse
Because once you have the theory of how the thing works
Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first
And I am not a robot. I am not a monkey
I will not dance even if the beat is funky
Opposite of lazy, far from it punk
Ya'll ought to stop talking
And start trying to catch up, motherfucker

And all the people say

Try to catch up motherfucker!

Lauryn said money changes situations
Big said it increased the complication
Kane said don't stab, I ain't the one
Chuck said that Uzi weigh a mother fucking tonne
And I'm just a student of the game that they taught me
Rocking every stage and every place that they brought me
I'm often underrated; don't pay me to correct it
And so it ain't mistaken, I'mma save it for the record
I am the opposite of wack; opposite of weak
Opposite of slack; synonym of heat
Synonym of crack; closer to the peak,
and far from a punk
Ya'll ought to stop talking
And start trying to catch up, motherfucker

And all the people say

Try to catch up motherfucker!

Oh when they come for me, come for me,
I'll be gone
Oh when they come for me, come for me,
I'll be gone
Oh when they come for me, come for me,
I'll be gone

And all the people say
Try to catch up motherfucker!
And all the people say
Try to catch up motherfucker...




6. ROBOT BOY

You say
You're not gonna fight
'Cause no one will fight for you

And
You think
There's not enough love
And no one to give it to

And
You're sure
You've hurt for so long
You've got nothing left to lose

So
You say
You're not gonna fight
'Cause no one will fight for you

You say
The weight of the world
Has kept you from letting go

And
You think
Compassion's a fault
And you'll never let it show

And
You're sure
You've hurt in a way
That no one will ever know

But
Some day
The weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go

Hold on
The weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go

So
Hold on
The weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go

So
Hold on
The weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go

Just
Hold on
The weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go




7. JORNADA DEL MUERTO

Mochiagete
Tokihanashite

Mochiagete
Tokihanashite

Mochiagete
Tokihanashite

Mochiagete
Tokihanashite




8. WAITING FOR THE END

This is not the end
This is not the beginning,
Just a voice like a riot
Rocking every revision
But you listen to the tone
And the violet rhythm
Though the words sound steady
Something empty's within 'em

We say Yeah!
With fists flying up in the air,
Like we're holding onto something
Thats invisible there,
Cuz we're living at the mercy of
The pain and the fear
Until we dead it, Forget it,
Let it all dissapear.

Waiting for the end to come
Wishing I had strength to stand
This is not what I had planned
It's out of my control....

Flying at the speed of light
Thoughts we're spinning in my head
So many things were left unsaid
It's hard to let you go...

oh, I know what it takes to move on,
I know how it feels to lie,
All I wanna do
Is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven't got

Sitting in an empty room
Trying to forget the past
This was never meant to last,
I wish it wasn't so...

oh, I know what it takes to move on,

I know how it feels to lie,
All I wanna do
Is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven't got

What was left when that fire was gone?
I thought it felt right but that right was wrong
All caught up in the eye of the storm
And trying to figure out what it's like moving on
And i don't even know what kind of things I've said
My mouth kept moving and my mind went dead
So, picking up the pieces, now where to begin?
The hardest part of ending Is starting again!

All I wanna do
Is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what i haven't got

This is not the end
This is not the beginning,
Just a voice like a riot
Rocking every revision
But you listen to the tone
And the violet rhythm
Though the words sound steady
Something empty's within 'em
(Holding on to what i haven't got)

We say Yeah!
With fists flying up in the air
Like we're holding onto something
Thats invisible there,
Coz we're living at the mercy of
The pain and th fear
Until we dead it, Forget it,
Let it all dissapear
(Holding on to what i haven't got!)




9. BLACKOUT

I'm stuck in this bed you made
Alone in this sinking feeling
I saw through the words you said
To the secrets you've been keeping
It's written upon your face
All the lies and they cut so deeply
You can't get enough
You take and take and take
And never say no




You got to get out of sight
You push it back down
You push it back down
No
You'll never get out of sight
You push it back down
Blackout
Blood in your eye




You say that it's not your fault

And said that I am mistaken

You said it's not what it seems
No remorse for the trust your breaking
You run to the back you fall
Suffocate in the mess your making
You can't get enough
You take and take and take and take and take
Fuck it are you listening

No
You got to get out of sight
You push it back down
You push it back down
No
You'll never get out of sight
You push it back down
Blackout
Blood in your eye




No
You got to get out of sight
You push it back down
You push it back down
No
You'll never get out of sight
You push it back down
Blackout
Blood in your eye
Blackout
Blood in your eye

You push it back down
Push it back
You push it back down
Blood in your eye

Blackout
Blood in your eye
Blackout
Blood in your eye
Blackout
Blood in your eye

Floating out as colors fill the light
We look up from the ground in fields of painted white
Floating up you pass us in the night
The future gazing out a past to overwrite

So come down far below
We've been waiting to correct the things you know
Come down far below
We've been waiting to correct what you've let go

Come down below
Come down below
Come down below
Come down below
Come down below




10. WRETCHES AND KINGS

There's a time, when the operation of the machine becomes so obvious
Makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part,
You can't even passively take part.
And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears
And upon the wheels, upon the levers,
upon all the apparatus. And you've got to make it stop!

To save face, how low can you go?
Talk a lotta game, but yet you don't know.
Static on the wind, makes us all say whoa!
The people up top push the people down low.
Get down, and obey every word.
Steady, get in line if you haven't yet heard.
Wanna take what I got, don't be absurd.
Don't fight the power, nobody gets hurt.
If you haven't heard yet, then I'm lettin' you know
There ain't shit we don't run when the guns unload
And no one make a move, unless my people say so
Got everything outta control, now everybody go

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Feel alone, final blow
We, the animals, take control
Hear us now, clear and sure
Wretches and Kings, we come for you

So keep face, how slow can you go?
Talk a lotta shit, and yet you don't know.
Fire on the wind, makes you all say whoa!
The people up top and the people down low.
Get down, and I'm runnin' it like that.

The front of the attack is exactly where I'm at.
Somewhere in between the kick and the hi-hat
The pen and the contract, the pitch and the contact
So get with the combat, I'm lettin' them know
There ain't shit you can say to make me back down, no.
So push the button, let the whole thing blow.
Spinning everything outta control, now everybody go.

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Feel alone, final blow
We, the animals, take control
Hear us now, clear and sure
Wretches and Kings, we come for you
Still alone, fight our blow
Filthy animals beat down low
Steel and bone, black and blue
No more the sunshine, We done for you

From the front to the back and to side to side
If you feel what I feel, put'em up real high X2

There's a time, when the operation of the machine becomes so obvious.
Makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can't even passively take part.
And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers,
upon all the apparatus. And you've got to make it stop!
And you've got to indicate to the people, run in to the people on it.
And unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from workïng at all!




11. WISDOM, JUSTICE AND LOVE

"I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight
Because my conscience leaves me no other choice
A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world
Order and say of war:
"This way of settling differences is not just."
This business of burning human beings with napalm,
Of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows,
Of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people
Normally humane, of sending men home from dark
And bloody battlefields physically handicapped
And psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled
With wisdom, justice and love."




12. IRIDESCENT

You were standing in the wake of devastation
You were waiting on the edge of the unknown
With the cataclysm raining down
Insides crying, "save me now"
You were there and possibly alone

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation ?
You build up hope
But failure's all you've known
Remember all the sadness and frustration

And let it go
Let it go

And in a burst of light that
blinded every angel
As if the sky had blown
the heavens into stars
You felt the gravity of tempered grace
Falling into empty space
No one there to catch you in their arms

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation ?
You build up hope
But failure's all you've known
Remember all the sadness and frustration

And let it go
Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation ?
You build up hope
But failure's all you've known
Remember all the sadness and frustration

And let it go
Let it go

Let it go

Let it go

Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation ?
You build up hope
But failure's all you've known
Remember all the sadness and frustration

And let it go
Let it go




13. FALLOUT

I’m swimming in the smoke
Of bridges I have burned
So don’t apologize
I’m losing what I don’t deserve

The blame is mine alone
For bridges I have burned
So don’t apologize
I’m losing what I don’t deserve
What I don’t deserve




14. THE CATALYST

God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living under loaded gun
And it can't be outfought
It can't be outdone
It can't be outmatched
It can't be outrun
No

And when I close my eyes tonight
To symphonies of blinding lights

God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living under loaded gun

Like memories in cold decay
Transmissions echoing away
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky

God save us everyone
When we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns
For the sins of our hand
The sins of our tongue
The sins of our fathers
The sins of our young
No

And when I close my eyes tonight
To symphonies of blinding lights

God save us everyone
When we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns

Like memories in cold decay
Transmissions echoing away
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky

Lift me up, let me go

God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living under loaded gun
And it can't be outfought
It can't be outdone
It can't be outmatched
It can't be outrun




15. THE MESSENGER

When you feel you're alone
Cut off from this cruel world
Your instincts telling you to run
Listen to your heart
Those angel voices
They'll sing to you
They'll be your guide back back home

When life leaves us blind
Love
Keeps us kind
It keeps us kind

When you've suffered enough
And your spirit is breaking
You're growing desperate from the fight
Remember your love
And you always will be
This melody will bring you right back home

When life leaves us blind

Love
Keeps us kind
When life leaves us blind
Love
Keeps us kind