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In this farewell,
There's no blood,
There's no alibi.
'Cause I've drawn regret,
From the truth,
Of a thousand lies.

So let mercy come,
And wash away...

What I've done.
I'll face myself,
To cross out what I've become.
Erase myself,
And let go of what I've done.

Put to rest
What you thought of me.
While I clean the slate,
With the hands,
Of uncertainty.

So let mercy come,
And wash away...

What I've done.
I'll face myself,
To cross out what I've become.
Erase myself,
And let go of what I've done.

For what I've done
I start again,
And whatever pain may come.
Today this ends,
And forgiving what I've done.

I'll face myself,
To cross out what I've become.
Erase myself,
And let go of what I've done.
What I've done.

Forgiving What I've done.
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    rishabhchandanJan 18, 2009 at 6:40 am
    The music video for "What I've Done" explores the many ironies of humanity and its ill effects on the earth and the environment. It juxtaposes various pieces of footage: a large, well-fed man eating fast food, a woman measuring her waist and a man who is so malnourished that his ribcage is visible through his skin; African Americans being hosed down and the Ku Klux Klan; nuclear explosions, the World Trade Center towers collapsing, children waving American flags, a Middle Eastern child holding an ak-47, clips of oil tankers torn in half and birds covered in an oil slick. The band's turntablist Joe Hahn directed the video for the single, which was shot in the California desert.[5] The video premiered on April 2, 2007 on mtv and Fuse. It premiered on mtv-Asia, mtv-Germany, tmf Netherlands and Canada's Muchmusic on April 3, 2007.
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    UnregisteredAug 28, 2012 at 11:40 am
    What I've done has a deep but simple meaning. It explores about the mistakes and ironies of human civilization throughout the history up to the present that affects the earth mankind and environment. We need to change everything from now on, even ourselves, in order to have a peaceful and wonderful planet in the future. Actually this is one of my favorite songs and favorite band, the linkin park. Lets change. This is a wake up call to everyone!
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    UnregisteredJul 16, 2012 at 6:26 am
    I like to think of this song as a story.
    The story is about a person who has made a mistake and he has hurt his friend or something{i like to think he use to be a monster until he realized his mistake}and he's singing this song in a junkyard while he's limping around. When he says forgiving what I've done he uses all his power to bring it back to what it was like before he made his mistake but in the process he died too.

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