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Linkin Park – Numb lyrics
[Verse 1]
I'm tired of being what you want me to be,
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface.
Don't know what you're expecting of me,
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes.
[Pre-Chorus]
(Caught in the
undertow, just caught in the undertone)
Every step that
I take is another mistake to you!
(Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertone)

[Chorus]
I've become
so numb, I can't feel you there,
Become so tired, so
much more aware.
I'm becoming this, all
I want to do,
Is be more like
me, and be less like you.

[Verse 2]
Can't you
see that you're smothering me,
Holding too tightly, afraid to lose control?
Cause everything that you thought I would be,
Has fallen apart right in front of you.
[Pre-Chorus]
(Caught in the undertow, just caught
in the undertone)
Every step that I take is another mistake to you,
(Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertone)
And every second I waste is more than I can take!

[Chorus]
I've become so numb, I can't feel you there,
Become so tired, so much more aware.
I'm becoming this, all I want to do,
Is be more like me, and be less like you.

[Hook]
And I know,
I may end up failing too.
But I know,
You were just like me
With someone disappointed in you!

[Chorus]
I've become so numb, I can't feel
you there,
Become so tired, so much more aware.
I'm becoming this, all I want to do,
Is be more like me, and be less like you.

[Outro]
I've become so numb, I can't feel you there,
I'm tired of being what you want me to be.
I've become so numb, I can't feel you there,
I'm tired of being what you want me to be.
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  • h
    + 16
    HazelDountLovesBullet
    This song means a lot to me - now more than ever. I'm leaving for college in two years and my mom is still trying to control everything that I do. She searches my room, reads any paper she finds, goes through all my stuff, texts my friends on my phone pretending to be me just to see what kind of information she can get. Its ridiculous! I've gotten to the point where I've had my best friend hide my sketchbooks at her house because my work is a bit dark, and my mom would never allow "devil worship" in the house. Its not! Its just. What I felt when I drew it. Like the one with a gun to the head.
    But anyway, she tries controlling everything. She wants me to be the perfect little christian housewife/mommy, and I don't want to be. For one, I'm studying to be Wiccan (and keeping that under wraps from her), I couldn't care less about getting married right now, and I don't want kids. I take care of my little brother enough to know its too much work for me on top of everything else.
    She sees what she wants to see, and I just let her believe it. I'm just not really what she sees anymore. Its sad when you leave the house, get to where you're going, then change you're clothes or call up whoever you're really meeting just because its not "mother approved" even when its not bad at all.
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  • p
    + 12
    paniclover
    I think this song is adout a person how is acting like some one they are not and they see that is not going to get them any where and so the song is trying or is saying that it is time to stop being some one your not and it is time to show the world who you really are because if you don't who knows what will happen :( maybe you will go numb! (this song makes me really happy) just be who you are! :)
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  • h
    + 10
    HazelDountLovesBullet
    "Numb" is the thirteenth and final song on the 2003 album Meteora by Linkin Park, and is also the album's third single. "Numb" topped the Modern Rock Tracks chart for 6 weeks in 2003 and 6 weeks in 2004, making it the only song in history to be the most successful song of the year on the chart for 2 years. The music video follows the domestic and social problems faced during a day in the life of a young, unpopular female student(portrayed by Briana Evigan). The girl apparently spends much of her time drawing pictures, revealing that she probably has dreams of becoming an artist. She is largely ignored at school, considering that when she is told off by the teacher for drawing in class everybody laughs at her, when she trips on the stairs nobody stops to help her up, and that when she tries to join a group of girls at a lunch table they immediately get up and leave. Also, there is a scene where her mother is upset with her for not being the daughter she wanted. There are also cuts on her arms, which actually say "Numb". She is shown near the end of the video rubbing the scars after a stressful day, and then deciding to work off her stress by throwing paint instead. At the end of the video, the girl runs into the church that the band was singing in, almost as if she heard them. The track became one of Linkin Park's most critically-acclaimed songs, as well as one of their most commercially successful, peaking at #11 on the you. S. Billboard Hot 100 on February 24, 2004 and topping Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. It was also successful in Oceania, peaking at #10 in Australia and #13 in New Zealand. Information: Wikipedia.
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  • m
    + 9
    muted
    Wow, this song describes a lot about me my whole life everyone except for couple of close mates have always wanted me to be like them but instead of doing that I myself became numb I do have the scars on my arm to prove it and so now I'm only being the real me around my two closest mates everyone else I act numb and cold and unemotional around and you know what I'm happy with that and I love this song and what it means so s***w you world.
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  • EmoChick190
    + 9
    EmoChick190
    I really love this song. It means to lose yourself completly and allowing other people pressure you how into how you should act and what you should do and not what you should do with your life, and in the process of it all you lose your former self. You slowly become numb and can't feel anything at all inside but emptyness, and you also become a totally different person all together.
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  • s
    + 2
    sharpie_08
    This song explains my life. Out cast of the family and parents trying to controll me. I have to hide my drawing books or else my mom would be yelling at me like she freaking every time I make the smallest mistake. Once I folded the towels "wrong" (idk don't ask how there is a certain way to fold towels) and she yelled at me for a good 20 minuets straight. My dad shugs it off and walks away. They don't acknowledge me. And they would wonder why I'm always in my room and blasting my music. So I can tune them out. This song explains my life. Favorite song by my favorite band. ^_^.
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  • mutt244
    + 2
    mutt244
    I agree with hazeldonutlovesbullet!
    I feel angry and sometimes listen to this song or write down songs about how my lifes a mess and no one helps me.
    Sometimes my mum doesen't help at all. She is always asking me where I've been or what I do in my room and I say I went for a walk or I'm drawing or homework. I actully have to hide my books in the shed cuase' my mum doesen't like me drawing/writing/listing to angry stuff. I say f*ck her and do it myself.
    She says to me sometimes to lend her my cd's hell no! Lp, blink-182 and green day is mine! Not hers Good song so emotinal and a great lyriclly base lp song.
    Have Fun.
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  • m
    + 2
    MeSs17
    This song means to stop living in your parents shadow and becoming your own person, growing up and to stop being what everyone wants you to be and to be what you want you to be, and I have to disagree I think all of lp's album's are good, you can't blame them for evolving their music into this generations liking, its not their fault you guys stayed back in the past while they moved on, if you can't keep up then music wont mean much to you.
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  • m
    + 2
    mckulit_raichu
    The album "hybrid theory" is the best that linkin park has. After this album. They really went down below. And now. Where are they?
    I appreciate all the songs in this album because the tunes are catchy, and the meaning of their songs are deep and undeniably true. Unfortunately they failed to keep up to the height of their first album. Partly it's like a loss in the growing music industry. Because we can't deny the fact that they were one of the best band I guess more than six years ago.
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  • U
    + 1
    Unregistered
    Someone tired of someone else attempting to mold them in their own image and be who that person wanted to be but didn't make it and disappointed in them like they are to this person. E. G. When parents do this to their kids. Fathers makes sons play a sport they never made it in (baseball, basketball, footbal, wrestling, etc.) mothers with daughters with singing, gymnastics, cheerleading and other things.
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  • g
    + 1
    goldman97
    What th is wrong with parents they always wanna be braging about
    their son or dauhter because they wants to be someone were not they like to say my son did this my dauhter did that wont they lay of our backs and give us some slack or privacy like my parents when I call my friends they ask me who did you call or why did you call him? Parents want their children to fulfill a dream that they couldn't achieve it sucks parents controll us because they didn't have their own life when they were teenagers it is devictating and when parents tease you on purpose they say they are joking with you this explain teenagers life dddaaa!
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  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    I think that this song is about a parent or society as a whole forming a person who at tries to be themselves as they are squeezed into a mold they don't fit into.
    My mom personally would explode if she found out the music I like or art I wish I could draw.
    She expects a perfect innocent little girl who will cling to and depend on her when I really can be independent.
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  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    'free' that's the word which is telling my life, I should put the rules in my life so I'm not saying to my mother 'mom'I'm saying her name so I'm curseing to my dad cuz I'm the person who can put rules in my life cuz this is my life n my familly wanted me to be other girl who I didn't want to be n I fought with them I'm still fighting. This song tells me, there are so many people in the world, some of them waits us to be other one n after the fight with them to find ourselves all of a sudden they accept us just the way we are, we are fooling each other.
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  • ApparentlyAllKiwi
    0
    ApparentlyAllKiwi
    Completely what every teenager, young adult, and everyone of almost every age go through at least one point of their lives. Whether it's over protective parents, pressing colleagues, or just the crushing pressure of being 'caught in the undertow'. Others have such a higher image of us than who we really are. Everyone says 'i can see so much of myself in you, ' and then they try to make choices for you and control your future. This song is about being put under the pressure, stress, and agony of people using you as their puppet and you wanting out.
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  • U
    - 1
    Unregistered
    I feel like this all the time. My mom, my brother, and one of my brother's friends are always pressuring me to be different. My brother's friend cut and dyed my hair like hers and my mom's always trying to make me change who I am and who my friends are. I never feel like myself anymore, I just feel like some Frankenstein of what other people want me to be.
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    - 2
    mckulit_raichu
    The album "hybrid theory" is the best that linkin park has. After this album. They really went down below. And now. Where are they?
    I appreciate all the songs in this album because the tunes are catchy, and the meaning of their songs are deep and undeniably true. Unfortunately they failed to keep up to the height of their first album. Partly it's like a loss in the growing music industry. Because we can't deny the fact that they were one of the best bands I guess more than six years ago.
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      This song means a lot to me - now more than ever. I'm leaving for college in two years and my mom... Read more →
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