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Shinoda:
(Yeah) (yo)
You were that foundation
Never gonna be another one, no.
I followed, so taken
So conditioned I could never let go
Then sorrow, then sickness
Then the shock when you flip it on me
So hollow, so vicious
So afraid I couldn't let myself see
That I could never be held
Back or up no, I hold myself.
Check the rep, yep you know mine well
Forget the rest, let them know my hell
There and back, yet my soul ain't sell
Keep respect up, the best they fell
Let the the rest be the tale they tell
That I was there saying...

(Chorus)
Chester:
In these promises broken,
Deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie, I can see through
This time I finally let you
Go, go, go.

Shinoda:
Test my will, test my heart
Let me tell you how the odds gonna stack up
Y'all go hard, I go smart
How's it working out for y'all in the back, huh?
I've seen that frustration
Been crossed and lost and told no
And I've come back, unshaken
Let down and lived and let go
So you can let it be known

I don't hold back, I hold my own
I can't be mapped, I can't be cloned
I can't C-flat, it aint my tone
I can't fall back, I came too far
Hold myself up and love my scars
Let the bells ring wherever they are
Cause I was there saying...

(Chorus)
Chester:
In these promises broken,
Deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie I can see through
This time I finally let you go!
Go, go, go.

Shinoda:
No, you can tell 'em all now
I don't back up, I don't back down
I don't fold up, and I don't bow
I don't roll over, don't know how
I don't care where the enemies are
Can't be stopped, all I know, Go Hard!
Won't forget how I got this far
For every time, saying...

(Chorus)
Chester:
In these promises broken,
Deep below
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie I can see through
This time I finally let you
Go, go, go. (Go, go, go)



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    UnregisteredOct 6, 2013 at 3:25 am
    Lost in the echo is what I think means that you tell something to a person you trust or love or something of that nature but they don't hear a word you say.(Figuratively) Which means they just don't listen to you or the information you are trying to give them. And to me this song's meaning as a whole appears to me as saying and proving your strength. Showing you can carry on and live after something terrible happens to you. Such as when my grandma passed on August 7th, 2013 two days before my birthday. It was awful for me but I got through even though you never really carry on. You just live on. Reference: "Forget the rest, let them know my hell. There and back, yet my soul ain't sell" he sings that he has been to hell, back, and lived.
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    UnregisteredJan 26, 2014 at 5:45 am
    This song actually does have more than a symbolic meaning to me. This was the song I heard just after I told my ex-best friend of 5 years that I didn't want to be her friend anymore. I'm not going to say why, but I feel like this song was meant for me when I was in that particular situation.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 30, 2012 at 12:42 am
    You were that foundation
    never gonna be another one, no. I followed, so taken
    so conditioned i could never let go
    then sorrow, then sickness
    then the shock when you flip it on me
    so hollow, so vicious
    so afraid i couldn't let myself see
    that i could never be held
    back or up no, i hold myself. Check the rep, yep you know mine well
    forget the rest, let them know my hell
    there and back, yet my soul ain't sell
    keep respect up, the best they fell
    let the the rest be the tale they tell
    that i was there saying...
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    Smacker261Jun 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    Do not worry guys i fixed the lyrics just gotta wait for 48 hours for the affects to kick in enjoy the correct lyrics (lol looked at the song book that came with teh cd, dont tell ;)
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 3:24 am
    You're right, it's "these promises broken deep below" it took me a few times listening to it until i realized that that was it and that it made sense with the sentence. As for the other line, i haven't listened closely to it yet.

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