New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing
This lack of self control I fear is never ending
Controlling

I can't seem
To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take)
I felt this way before
So insecure

[Chorus]

Discomfort, endlessly has pulled itself upon me
Distracting, reacting
Against my will I stand beside my own reflection
It's haunting how I can't seem...

To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take)
I felt this way before
So insecure

[Chorus] (Repeat until end)

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing
This lack of self control I fear is never ending
Controlling



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/linkin_park/crawling.html

Correct | Report

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • 1
    +8
    1firefierceDec 22, 2008 at 3:30 am
    I think this song is about not having confidence. When you don't have confidence, you don't tend to act like yourself, turning into someone else. You end up doing what people say easily, getting caught up into trouble, doing stuff that's totally irrational (drugs, cutting, stealing, ect.). It's actually pretty creepy when you look at yourself and see that you're a stranger to yourself. Eventually, you get smaller and smaller as the other person that you formed to fit in gets bigger, 'till there's no more of you. Then life as you know it screws up and everything gets so confusing.

    So yeah, that's what I think.
  • m
    +6
    MeSs17Feb 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    This may surprise alot but this song is not "emo", it is actually a self-recollection, to wake oneself up from the incredible lie put upon oneself, what i mean is this is someone showing themselves how much has changed and much the person has fallin, to take the shroud off and show them the reality of their mistakes that can never be washed away, but along with this awakening is a evenly matched and super-influent burst of either great sadness(a depression) or great confidence(get old self back) and thats a whole nother song for the outcome but yeh its kinda like a truth song
  • s
    +6
    sugarbooger62Jun 10, 2008 at 2:47 am
    I think it has to do with the abuse that a child suffers. They try to deal with the pain and confusion, that's buried beneath, while growing up, but it's a never-ending cycle of pain, then confusion about why it happened to them, and then trying to break free from the bonds of that pain. No matter how hard you try something pulls from beneath the surface. A child lives with that trauma for the rest of their lives and it's reflected through their actions and reactions to their surroundings. Many of Linkin' Park's songs reflects that about them. Read a bio on Chester Bennington.
  • EmoChick190
    +4
    EmoChick190Jan 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    this song is about self esteem. i can really relate to this song because i feel like i have lost myself completly and i let others take advantage of me and control me. no matter how hard i try to change that i never seem to be able to. its also about drugs and never seeming to be able to quit them and letting them take over your life.
  • Lpluv
    +3
    LpluvApr 19, 2009 at 7:47 am
    THIS IS A KICK ASS SONG!!! i love it my fav i think from this album!!!

    lp lp lp lp lp lp lp lp lp

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    u
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×