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I dreamed I was missing, you were so scared
But no one would listen, 'cause no one else cared
After my dreaming, I woke with this fear
What am I leaving when I'm done here
?

So if you're asking me, I want you to know

When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
Don't resent me, and when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest

Leave out all the rest, don't be afraid
I've taken my beating, I've shared what I made
I'm strong on this surface, not all the way through
I've never been perfect, but neither have you

So if you're asking me, I want you to know

When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
Don't resent me, and when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come and save me from myself
I can't be who you are

When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
Don't resent me, and when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside you've learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come and save me from myself
I can't be who you are

I can't be who you are



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  • angelerror
    +5
    angelerrorJun 16, 2008 at 4:23 am
    all lives will end some day,sooner or later.many dont take it seroiusly and think they have their whole lives to make an impact.he must have been one of those people.he realise that he was not as great as he thought he was.one day he has a dream that he dies and no one remebers him after he dies.he realises that the person who will miss him the most is a girlfriend or wife.they must have had some rough patches,hence the line"forget the wrong i've done,dont resent me".he wants her to remeber him as a good person,he was never perfect.he wants her to also help him make that impact.he must have been somekind of addict hence pretending that someone will save him.he was never prefect just like everyone of us.

    in the video,it looks as if the band is about to break up and want people to remeber them ,to forget the flops they had but keep in mind the good songs.
  • Nickandi1day
    +4
    Nickandi1dayJun 11, 2009 at 2:25 am
    It is really touching as said before about someone that is afreaid he will go (i dremed i was missing you were so scared) but leave out all the rest meaning all the times that made them sad.he is saying he cant be who the other person, he cant live up to standards but hell do his best so there is something to remember that brings a smile to your face.

    a meaning my NickAndI1Day, please vote for my meaning because i really need to get some ily all and have fun on lyricsmode.
  • mt_monkey
    +4
    mt_monkeyJun 1, 2009 at 8:46 am
    i think this is someone who admits he isn't perfect and has done wrong things but asks his friend to forget all those things and make sure he is missed
  • c
    +4
    crackerrcaitlynOct 31, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    he's saying that after he's dead,
    he want's his loved ones to remember
    him for the right reasons.
    & not to remember all his mistakes.
    he's saying that he can't be perfect.
    but he wants the people who really
    love him to remember him for all
    the right reasons.
  • l
    +3
    linkinparkforlifeMar 9, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    I just think this song basically means. Even though someone or people or you even do something wrong or somethings wrong when they're gone remember the good things they did not the bad things. Because most people want to be remembered not forgotten like a box in the attic.
    ALSO i dont think this song is romatic, but that's just me.

    I LOVE THIS SONG AND LINKIN PARK THEY ARE THE BEST BAND PERIOD END OF STORY NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

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