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Yeah,
I am not a pattern to be followed
The pill that I'm on
Is a tough one to swallow
I'm not a criminal
Not a role model
Not a born leader
I'm a tough act to follow

I am not the fortune and the fame
Nor the same person telling you to forfeit the game
I came in the ring like a dog on a chain
And I found out the underbelly is sicker than it seems
And it's seems ugly, but it can get worse,
Cause even a blueprint is a gift and a curse
Cause once you got the theory of how the thing works
Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first

And I'm not a robot
I'm not a monkey
I will not dance even if the beat's funky
Opposite of lazy, far from a punk
Y'all ought to stop talking, start tryin' to catch up mother fucker

And all the people say
Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaah aaaaaaah

Try to catch up mother fucker
Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaah aaaaaaah

Lauryn said money change a situation
Big said it increases the complication
Kane said don't stab, I ain't the one
Chuck said that UZI weigh a mother fucking ton
And I'm just a student of the game that they taught me
Rock in every stage in every place that they brought me
I'm awfully underrated. But came here to correct it
And so it ain't mistakin' imma state it for the record

I am the opposite of wack
Opposite of weak
Opposite of slack
Synonym of heat
Synonym of crack
Closest to a peak
Far from a punk

Y'all ought to stop talking, start tryin' to catch up mother fucker

And all the people say
Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaah aaaaaaah

Try to catch up mother fucker
Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaah aaaaaaah

Oh when they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone

Oh when they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone

Oh when they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone

And all the people say
Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaah aaaaaaah

Try to catch up mother fucker
Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaah aaaaaaah

And all the people say
Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaah aaaaaaah

Try to catch up mother fucker
Aaaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaah aaaaaaah

Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey



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  • j
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    jwpw89Sep 17, 2010 at 9:24 am
    I think the general meaning of this song (or certainly Mike Shinoda's lines) is explaining how they have started to make new music different to their old stuff and people should "catch up motherfucker"

    the first verse is full of it, how people want them to stay the same as their old metal style.

    am I talking sense here?
  • U
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    UnregisteredJul 24, 2012 at 5:40 am
    Accept me the way i am. And if you dont like it, i wont be here to tell you otherwise, your not worth my time
  • U
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    UnregisteredJan 8, 2012 at 11:34 am
    They are different and they are proud. People go on and on about how they should do songs like before but they can't. They have become better and you should true to move to their level, not drag them to your level.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 12, 2012 at 5:25 am
    I think it talks about how theyve changed their sound over the years. And they don't want to be the same anymore. For example a line in the song is :"everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first"
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 10:05 am
    He won't follow a pattern, nor will he set a pattern to be followed. He's going to keep forging ahead, and you'd better pay attention if you want to try to keep up.

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