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This is not the end
This is not the beginning
Just a voice like a riot
Rocking every revision
But you listen to the tone
And the violent rhythm
Though the words sound steady
Something empty's with 'em

We say yeah, with fists flying up in the air
Like we're holding onto something that's invisible there
'Cause we're living at the mercy of the pain and the fear
Until we dead, forget it
Let it all disappear

Waiting for the end to come
Wishing I had strength to stand
This is not what I have planned
It's out of my control

Flying at the speed of light
Thoughts were spinning in my head
So many things were left unsaid
It's hard to let you go

I know what it takes to move on
I know how it feels to lie
All I wanna do is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven't got

Sitting in an empty room
Trying to forget the past
This was never meant to last
I wish it wasn't so

I know what it takes to move on
I know how it feels to lie
All I wanna do is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven't got

What was left when that fire was gone
I thought it felt right but that right was wrong
All caught up in the eye of the storm
And trying to figure out what it's like moving on

And I don't even know what kind of things I said
My mouth kept moving and my mind went dead
Picking up those pieces now where to begin
The hardest part of ending is starting again

All I wanna do is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven't got

This is not the end
This is not the beginning
Just a voice like a riot
Rocking every revision (I'm holding on to what I haven't got)
But you listen to the tone
And the violent rhythm
Though the words sound steady
Something empty's with 'em

We say yeah, with fists flying up in the air
Like we're holding onto something that's invisible there (I'm holding on to what I haven't got)
Cuz we're living at the mercy of the pain and the fear
Until we dead it forget it
Let it all disappear



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    kat87Oct 13, 2010 at 2:20 am
    I think this song means alot of diffrent things. I think one is about a relationship falling out with someone they realy care about and its also about all the diffrent jurneys the have taken in there life and how thy have gotten sick of it in way and how people take everything for grandted even when they know that things could be worse and how anger gets the best of people most of the time. And how we wish we could reset everthing we have done to make things a better situation.
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    DarkwaiDec 19, 2010 at 6:40 am
    Well, to me, this song is about moving on adter some bad stuff has happened in life. Chester sings about "Waiting for the end" and just letting sadness consume him while wanting to "trade this life for something new" while Shinoda raps about moving on and to "forget it, let it all disappear". Forgiving oneself for his/her's past action.
    This song is currently my favorite lp song. It's a great song that's helped me irl.

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