I've never heard that, but that could very well be true. But I remember an interview with Blink182 where they asked the band their thoughts on the kid I think who went to Columbine school, who commited suicide after setting his CD player to loop Adam's song. There was more than one case of that. Also, it wasn't "One Step Closer" it was in the end. "Williams wrote a note to his father, copying the lyrics of a song titled "In the End" by the band Linkin Park. The song laments lost chances and contains the words, "I tried so hard and go so far, but in the end it doesn't even matter." See for yourself on these two links: http://www.takeoutmusic.com/articles/news_...ng_june2001.htm http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/s..._1n16psych.html I respect your view of optimism. I, myself, prefer and strongly promote an optimistic view on life. But, still, appreciate this for what it is. Sadness and despair is where optimism starts, remember. And as for regurgitating everything from your post LPFAN. Hah, sorry, I hadn't noticed. I skipped to the last few pages as they piled up, and it really started to get to me how no one will at least acknowledge the song might be about suicide. So I posted my opinion and backed it up the best I could. It's perfectly fine to think the song is about something else, but at least back it up and support your opinion. Using just the lyrics "Breaking the Habit" and making a concept around it doesn't stand. Oh, and thanks for the support Jame! [/b][/quote] maybe we're thinking of different school shootings. there was one in 2000 or 2001 in California that critics blamed on One Step Closer. the place name started with "Santa", i think. edit: here's some articles about it. Santana High School was it. http://www.mtvasia.com/news/International/...03/0103146.html and http://www.mediaresearch.org/BozellColumns...col20010320.asp "On March 5, 15-year-old Charles Andrew Williams opened fire on classmates at his Santee, Calif. high school, killing two and wounding thirteen. It is, perhaps, a morbid reflection, but we all knew there would be another school shooting. We also knew that sooner or later someone would find a link between it and the entertainment industry. In the case of Andy Williams, the link has been found. During a "Dateline NBC" interview, one of the boy's friends said that a song by the rock band Linkin Park inspired Williams to commit the murders. Linkin Park's lyrics include, "Everything you say/Takes me one step closer to the edge/And I'm about to break," and, "But I know just what it feels like/To have a voice in the back of my head." edit2: wait a sec, it's the same shooting. both songs have been inplicated?