Friday, July 06, 2012

Linkin Park, "Living Things"

Just two of many intriguing songs on the new Linkin Park project, "Living Things.

First prayer...uh, I mean song:
"Castle of Glass":

Take me down to the river bend
Take me down to the fighting end
Wash the poison from off my skin
Show me how to be whole again

Fly me up on a silver wing
Past the black, where the sirens sing
Warm me up in a nova's glow
And drop me down to the dream below

'Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass

Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see

Bring me home in a blinding dream,
Through the secrets that I have seen
Wash the sorrow from off my skin
And show me how to be whole again

'Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see

'Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything else I need to be

'Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see 


"Until it Breaks":
(I was born with) the hunger of a lion, the strength of a sun 
I don’t need to sweat it when the competition come 
Original style like an 808 drum, so I don’t run the track 
No, I make the track run 
My mama taught me words, my dad, he built rockets 
I put ’em both together now, tell me what I got 
It’s a pretty smart weapon 
I can shoot it, I can drop it 
(But) learn to respect it ’cause you clearly can’t stop it like that 

Yeah, it ain’t over, ’cause the sharks on the left side, the snakes on the right 

And anything you do, they wanna get a little bite 
It really doesn’t matter if you’re wrong or if you’re right 
’Cause once you get the teeth in, nothing really fights 

Except for me, I do it like I got nothing to lose 
And you can run your mouth like you could try to fill my shoes 
But steady little soldier, I ain’t standing next to you 
I’d be laying on the ground before you’re even in my view 
Like that 

Give me the strength of the rising sun 
Give me the truth of the words unsung 
And when the large bells ring, the poor men sing 
"Bring me to kingdom come" 

This is something for your people on the block to/black out and rock to 
Give you whatcha need like Papa/Who shot ya 
Separate the weak from the obsolete, you're meek, I creep hard on imposters 
And switch styles on the dime/Quick witted ya’ll/Quit tripping 
I don’t have time for your crying 
I grind tough, sucka, make your mind up 
Are you in the firing squad or are you in the line-up? 
Bang bang/Little monkey man playing 
With the big guns will only get you slain and I ain’t playing 
I’m just saying / You ain’t gotta sliver of a chance 
I get iller, I deliver/While you quiver in your pants 
So shake shake down/Money, here’s the break down 
You can play the bank/I’ma play the bank take down 
And no mistakes now/I’m coming to getcha 
I’m just a Banksy/You’re a brainwash, get the picture? 
It’s like that 

We swim against the rising waves 
And crash against the shore 
The body bends until it breaks 
The early morning sings no more 
So rest your head, it’s time to sleep 
And dream of what’s in store 
The body bends until it breaks 
Then sings again no more 
’Cause time has torn the flesh away 
The early morning sings no more


See also:

Linkin Park's salty worship
Linkin Park's


  1. Just a young rock fan who stumbled upon your site. Glad that someone else sees music the way I do. I love Linkin Park. They and "fringe" bands like P.O.D often do a better job relating to issues young people like me are dealing with than many CCM bands do. Their lyrics are soul searching and come from real life hardships. Music doesn't always have to be uplifting because real life is more than that. I am praying for them.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. such good comments. so glad you found the blog.Let's be in touch

  3. Thank you, when I listened to the Living things album I really liked Castle of Glass in particular. Your post on Chester and the song What I've Done was really good. he's been through a lot in his life and that is a honest song.


Hey, thanks for engaging the conversation!