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I used 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
I poured it out in an ocean of debris

Ooooooooh!

[Chorus:]
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

We held our breath when the clouds began to form
But you were lost in the beating of the storm
And in the end we were made to be apart
The seperate chambers of the human heart

Nooooooo!

[Chorus:]
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 blackened bones
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve

What I don't deserve

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[Chorus:]
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
What I don't deserve
What I don't deserve

I used the deadwood to make the fire rise
The blood of innocence burning in the skies



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    JenbunnyMar 1, 2011 at 12:35 am
    I may be wrong but I think this song can relate to relaionships. Maybe a guy or a girl. Has taken advantage of their girlfriend/boyfriend (by that I mean cheating) and if they Try to imply in some way that this song is how they feel towards you than maybe they feel like you can do much Better than them.(when Chester says "dont apologize I'm loosing what I don't deserve", I think this is what he means) also when he says "at the end we were always ment to be apart like the separate chambers of the human hearts", by that I think he is stating that after all that you have been through with your other half maybe you were never ment to be together because you are different as in one good and one evil (as someone stated something about good an evil before).
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    UnregisteredAug 6, 2012 at 8:26 am
    I think it goes both ways. You burn bridges, or sever ties, sure. But "what i dont deserve" could be things that you don't deserve to have (good things that you lose) or also bad things that you shouldn't have to deal with. Yes, I like this song, because everyone has people they have lost, and situations they have created. Also, everyone has things they don't deserve, or people in their lives who mistreat them (which they don't deserve too).
    Thank you linkin park for putting these situations into words (and song).
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2012 at 7:36 am
    For me the song burning in the sky represent a particular situation:-
    when the nobel personality have died after completing there jobs of bridging the gap between people of different sect and community, bringing the growth and technological advancement with the sole criteria of having respect in coming generation perspective and getting heaven for themself but.
    They don't see that- they see contrary to their thoughts of there own.
    For me- as if they are seeing all this and singing the song. They don't get heaven for there deeds. To see what they actually did and what its reflection.
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    UnregisteredMar 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    Whether it's in the family or of a friend, this song speaks to me of ruined relationships and lost opportunities.
    Essentially, it speaks to me of my country, and everything we have done as a race. For everything we've gained and built. We still have nothing but what we leave behind after death. We won't take it with us.
    And that means we're leaving behind scars and debris. The remains of what we've committed.
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    UnregisteredMar 20, 2012 at 11:33 pm
    Lamentation song from oppenheimer's(you. S. Scientist) point of view. He watched the 1st bomb test & realized its potential. He had designed the bombs that eventually destroyed innocents in hiroshima/nagasaki in ww2. Later, he was disgraced because he refused to do it again & was branded a "communist". He died a disgraced man as the respect he had earned with his bomb-design which gave power to you. S. A, was taken away when the government turned on him. He lost respect & honor that he had never deserved in the first place.

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