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[Chester Bennington]

I close both locks below the window.
I close both blinds and turn away.
Sometimes solutions aren't so simple.
Sometimes goodbye's the only way.

And the sun will set for you,
The sun will set for you.
And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.

In cards and flowers on your window,
Your friends all plead for you to stay.
Sometimes beginnings aren't so simple.
Sometimes goodbye's the only way.

And the sun will set for you,
The sun will set for you.
And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.

And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.

[Guitar solo]

And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.



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    Linkin-parkerJan 18, 2010 at 11:53 am
    I believe it's written abut when chester was drinkin heavily and it's written about his lifetime. Has he lost three of his best friends when he was younger, and he trid suicide and he divorced his first wife. He never felt wanted accepted or included. The sun will set for you part was written to all the people in his life who he had lost as they never made it to sunrise.
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    mistysanFeb 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    I found meaning in this song to describe losing someone. My brother died in a car accident last month and every word in this song rang so true to this. His friends all left cards and flowers and we all pleaded him to stay. It was the truest lyric of somtimes goodbye's the only way. It touched me on a new level. The sun set for my little brother that day and the shadow of his day embraced us all in grey. I love this song. R.I.P. Chris sanchez.
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    AdamWinchesterJun 8, 2008 at 11:51 pm
    Through life you will realize that things do not always work out as imagined. How you play something out in your head may turn out way different in reality. No body can say that something bad has never happened to them. You can focus on these negatives or on the positives. Each will lead you to a different world. When you are looking for the bad in life, you will find it. When you are looking for the positive and keep an open mind, you also will find. Keeping an open mind is key. You can either look at the glass as half full or half empty. The choice is yours, and you must live with what you are open to.
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    LyricmanguyMar 15, 2009 at 3:14 am
    Like mistysan said, this song is about losing someone/dying. The way the song is sung is very interesting because it gives you the idea that either a parent, or some type of care giver is singing the song. "The sun will set for you." Well ya, that's saying that your going to die soon. "The shadow of the day will embrace the world in gray." this is referring to the dying person's death will make close ones sad, or embrace them in depression. "Sometimes goodbye's the only way." is saying that the person is to damaged or ill to live any longer, or he/she is in great pain. "The only way", saying that the only way for peace for everyone. Now more so for the dying person than everyone else, but eventually they will be at peace with nature again and that they don't have to worry about him/her being in pain any longer.
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    live2laugh1313Jul 12, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    I also agree with Sage15:.
    I close both locke below the window, I close both blinds and turn away: hes forgetting about the war.
    Sometimes solutions arent so simple, sometimes goodbyes the only way: war lasts more than a few months, and in the process you will lose some soldiers, but its the only way to win.
    And the sun will set for you, the sun will set for you: everyone does have their moment of glory.
    And the shadow of the day will embrace the world in grey: the highlight, or death, of the day will make the world unhapoy, where color means cheer and greys mean unhappiness.
    Pink cards and flowers on your window, your friends all plead for you to stay: this is taking place at a funeral, the window is the coffin or grave, flowers and cards are put on it, and your friends want you to come back, to not be dead.

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