Here's BTH, arguably quite an angsty song but written with lyrics that are actually smart about being angsty: "Memories consume Like opening the wound I'm picking me apart again You all assume I'm safe here in my room Unless I try to start again" Or even better Nobody's Listening, an angst ridden song, has verses like this: "Yo, peep the style and the kids checking for it The number one question is how could you ignore it We drop right back in the cut over basement tracks With raps that got you backing this up like Rewind that we're just rolling with the rhythm Rise from the ashes of stylistic division With these non-stop lyrics of life living Not to be forgotten but still unforgiven But in the meantime there are those who wanna talk this and that So I suppose that it gets to a point where feelings gotta get hurt And get dirty with the people spreading the dirt " In fact that first verse to Nobody's Listening is lyrically better than all of mike's on THP. And that is me picking lyrics from Meteora, argubaly one of the weakest LP albums lyrically. ATS is not a concept record. It's the closest LP got to a concept record but it's not a concept record (at least not lyrically since that's what we're talking about, musically it really is a one long 45 minute song). By pick and chosing the words that and sentences that suit your agenda? No that's not how to analyse anything. Sure you can use quotes to support your statement but when right after the given quote your statement is contradicted in the very next line it's an awful way to analyse anything. Oh no I said "say" instead of "see". It doesn't really change the underlying awfulness and in your face angst of the lyrics. Let's leave aside the fact that the chorus to KTTK was improvised on the spot by Chester and thus a deeper analysis of what's really hidden behind the lyrics is pointless as there likely isn't much. But let's look at your analysis. If LP never said you they wanted to wage a war at the radiostations (lol) you'd never make that connection. Like ever. I agree that the start of the chorus is about losing control and throwing away an opportunity (which is pretty damn obvious) but it then goes into "I’m my own casualty I fuck up everything I see Fighting in futility" now tell that doesn't sound like self-pity angsty stuff. I mean look at it, don't try to over analyse it. "I'm my own casualty"- pretty typical self pity, "i fuck up everything I see" more self pity, "fighting in futility" -and this will never change, i.e. more self pity. I mean it's an awesome chorus and chester screams it well but let's not pretend it is lyrically inspired, or even good.