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When you were standing in the wake of devastation
When you were waiting on the edge of the unknown
With the cataclysm raining down
Your insides crying, "Save me now"
You were there, impossibly alone.

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failures 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
With no one there to catch you in their arms.

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failures all you've known.
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go.
Let it go.

(Instrumental Break)

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failures 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.
Let it go.

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failures all you've known.
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go.
Let it go.



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  • ApparentlyAllKiwi
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    ApparentlyAllKiwiJul 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    Beautiful. As if you're walking through a portal, picking and choosing the most horrific, terrible, crushing points in your life and tossing them into the wind, to forever be forgotten. You have to put things behind you in order to push on. Iridescent. 'displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow' Like a rainbow, we all have our colors, per say. I like to think of this song as a way of telling some one, "You are colorful. You are worth it. Brush yourself off, get up, and make something great with what you've got."
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    chris500Jun 26, 2011 at 9:09 am
    This song truly reflects my life, where all my friends have already moved onto another school, yet I am here still hoping that they would remeber the good times we had before and come back to spend time. Apparently it looks like everyone moved on except me, still holding onto their false promises of being together forever. It just cuts so deep to think that they have forgotten all we had when they are away. When they are having the time of their lives with others, I'm left behind to pick up the pieces of what used to be a happy group of friends who swore to go through thick and thin together.
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    UnregisteredJul 25, 2012 at 9:07 am
    The definition of iridescent(the word): property of certain surfaces that appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. In this song which is superbly sung by linkin park. Personally, I see myself, my troubles, my sadness, my past, my anger, and I need to "let it go" remember what has been done, and let it go. How alone one can feel in this big world is surprisingly shattering isn't it?
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    UnregisteredJun 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    I was once lonely in my new school after losing my whole house to a fire. It killed me so much. I was only six, and I'd already lost the home I thought I'd have my whole life. But a few weeks after I'd gotten used to being in a new place, I heard this song. It made me understand that it was only the past, and that I could move on away from it. So I did. I began to make friends at my new school, and I knew that lingering in my past would just hurt me more. Thank you, linkin park (mainly chester) for writing this song and lifting my spirits. Forever your fan.
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    UnregisteredJun 20, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Now I'm going by the title and lyrics of the song but iridescent means like the changing of colors looking at different angles so like a bubble but anyways to me it means if you look something at a different angle it might different and you might see what is wrong and you can fix it so all the sadness your feeling might be just something you don't need and you can let go of.

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