The mother of a teenage girl who cut herself with a blade during school has blamed Linkin Park, saying their song lyrics contributed to her daughter harming herself. The 14-year-old English girl cut her hand with a blade and swallowed four pills last week in class while attending Normanton Freeston High School in Wakefield, UK. She says the lyrics from bands like Linkin Park have an effect on teenagers. Surely, it can't be the parents fault. Editorial: The accusation that Linkin Park writes lyrics which encourage such behaviour is asinine, for LP have never written a song telling anyone to cut themselves or try to overdose on pills. "Breaking The Habit", the closest song LP have ever written about this subject, may sound like it's about cutting or suicide, but the song's meaning is vague because they don't ever say the words suicide or cutting on the track. "Breaking The Habit" is from the point of a narrator, and does not envoke a "go harm yourself" theme. The song which seems to be blamed is "One Step Closer", particularly the lyrics "Everything you say to me, takes me one step closer to the edge, and I'm about to break." The song is often misinterpreted by the media, but it's about bottling up hate and anger after a long period of time and exploding into a fit of rage after you get fed up. The media and parents should pay closer attention to the lyrics before blaming any band for a teenagers extreme actions. Read the full article here. Thanks to Jas!