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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."
  • c
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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, im 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
  • U
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    UnregisteredSep 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm
    It means that you need to face youre past . All the hurt and pain you felt you just have to get rid of it .
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    This song means so much to me because i was their fan since 2007, so i was 9 years old and i lost my memory of them because i had bumped my head onto a wall and lost some memory and i could only remember a few songs from them. I didn't really put some research into those few songs because i wasn't one of those who listens to that many songs. I was getting not very popular and i was one of those not having many friends and they only use me for help and all that because i was smart. On my 13th birthdayi recieved my ipod and i decide to grab those songs from them. Afterwards, i downloaded their albums, including road to revolution, and reanimation and loved those albums, i really didn't get them but when iridescent was playing, i felt a feeling that it hit me. Thats when i putted research into the song and the others and all of them fell into this one name called 'linkin park'. I wasn't into rock but this song has so much emotion that i loved it. I started to be a fan of them by the end of april. When i went to watch transformers 3(not a big fan of them)and heard this songplayed in the background, i dearly loved them. Then hen school came back, i wasn't being unpopularanymore, i was talking to a majority of friends, but they knew my obsession with them, but didn't care cause how i changed my look. So this is how i became their great and surviving fan of them for 5 years because they have saved my life. Thank you linkin park for everything you guys have done to me. Really wish that you guys can see me as of now. I have problems at home with my mom because she thinks that i love rock and all that whish is bad for me as she sees it. Well linkin park as brought me deeper into the world of rock, but i'll always stick my heart to them. Then i was having anger issues with her because she doesn't want me liking them. Then now she realized that they saved me. But i'm still having anger issues because of her. And there is a linkin park concert coming up in 8/19/12 and the closest to me, alpharetta, georgia. It's about 4 hours away, and i really need to go, but my mom says no because it's too far and wastes a lot of gas. I know that, but i baldy need to see them because i won't be able to see them in the future. It's only a once in a lifetime to go and i need this opportunity. I need it bad because, i cry whenever my emotions are upset and i cry over it because my parents can't give me this chance to see them. Really hope that i can go. But i just wanna say that they have saved and changed my life from depression, and for that, thank you so much linkin park, i'm really hoping that i can see you guys. With pleasure to write, and opening their heart, yoaly ♥
  • U
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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2012 at 6:01 am
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