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Linkin Park – Leave Out All The Rest lyrics

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
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    angelerrorJun 16, 2008 at 4:23 am
    All lives will end some day, sooner or later. Many don't 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
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    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 can't be who the other person, he can't 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.
  • l
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    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 don't 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.
  • w
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    wave125Nov 12, 2008 at 10:54 am
    I think the writer of the song implies that no one is perfect, we all have flaws in life and even when no one else seems to care he wanted his loved ones to remember the good things that he has done. He has his shares in life, hurts the people he loves, in contrary to all the wrongs that he did he wanted to be remembered as a good person. Because, even though you sees the strong character in his personality he has also fears that he doesn't show. As far as he wanted he cared for his loved ones and what they will remember about him when he's gone. Leave out all the rest means remember me for the good things that I've done and forget all the rest that's bad.
  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffAug 8, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    It's like the rock version of "If Tomorrow Never Comes" by Garth Brooks. He had a dream that he had died. When he awoke, he though to himself that when he does die, he wants to be remembered for something great. -It's not who or how many remember you, it's what people remember you for.- He does want his significant other to forget all the bad he's done. He's also saying that she can't change him ("pretending someone else can come and save me from myself. I can't be you").
    That's my take.

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