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Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame
And put your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

You love the way I look at you
While taking pleasure in the awful things you put me through
You'll take away
If I give in
My life, my pride is broken

[Chorus:]
You like to think you're never wrong
(You live what you've learned)
You have to act like you're someone
(You live what you've learned)
You want someone to hurt like you
(You live what you've learned)
You want to share what you've been through
(You live what you've learned)

You love the things I say I'll do
The way I hurt myself again just to get back at you
You take away when
I give in
My life, my pride is broken

[Chorus]

[X2]
Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame
And put your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

[Chorus]

[Chorus 2]
You like to think you're never wrong – Forfeit the game
(You live what you've learned)
You have to act like you're someone – Forfeit the game
(You live what you've learned)
You want someone to hurt like you – Forfeit the game
(You live what you've learned)
You want to share what you have been through.
(You live what you've learned)



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  • -SoNgLoVeR-
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    -SoNgLoVeR-Jun 2, 2010 at 9:58 am
    UGH... this song reminds me of my ex-bf. always expecting to get something, "takes away when i give in" broke my life, my pride...
    LP has helped me see what a pig he really is... and for that i am forever gratefull. they helped me see how agressivejealousneedyweirdsuicidalover-emotional and pathetic he really is.

    thanks LP!!!
  • Lpluv
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    LpluvApr 19, 2009 at 7:42 am
    Theres actully two diffrent versions of this song [not inculding the remix version]. BUT STILL it is a good song lp can do reallly good stuff REALLY!!!

    ^^
    (--)
  • m
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    mckulit_raichuSep 10, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    i think this song is about someone is already sick and tired of a parasite... well, if you know what i mean...

    i really love this song...
    i really love linkin park's first album... love it! love it!
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    shein888Dec 14, 2008 at 7:01 am
    I think it talks about somebody who seems take over his life.. Controled him, make him sacrifice his life and pride.. He let that somebody to control him and realize it and learn in it.. If you realize that too, forfeit..stop! Shame and being a loser will be the result if you continue..
  • m
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    MeSs17Nov 13, 2008 at 3:28 am
    This song is one of my favorites because it talks about, parents/bullies/and haters, what i mean is the beginning verse kinda talks about like the person is all talk and when it all comes down to it they cant do it, the chorus is kinda saying that the person is taking all their frustration out on you and that you live what youve learned (you act by what you get taught) and the second verse says how people can be so cruel that they take pleasure in watching others hurt themselves or get hurt,

    this is a very good meaning song, too bad the people who need to hear it dont even bother eith this kind of music

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