The song that impacted you the most lyrically

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    Hrvman

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    Hi, what is the song that impacted you the most lyrically ? Something that you have lived or a song that makes you emotional when you listen to it, or even can't listen anymore ^^

    For me it's In Pieces
     
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    lime treacle

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    What I've Done.
     
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    In Pieces.
     
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    Shadow of the Day.

    Vividly reminds me of the last few months of my mother's life.
     
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    This response was taken from the "How Linkin Park Changed My Life" and "5 Albums That Changed Your Life Thread."

    In high school, for me, the best way to avoid confrontation was to ignore everybody and everything else. I became very self centered and put up walls to block everybody out. I did this to avoid being bullied, as I was my whole life in school. I shut up, kept my head down and thought about how I wanted to get back at people. I was the kid who sat alone at the lunch table. At the time, I wasn't fine with that. I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be one of the people at the "popular table." I wanted to be one of the kids who stepped all over me. The ones who punched me. The ones who stole my lunch. The ones who sneezed, spit and coughed on me. I wanted to be more, but felt like nothing. I started listening to Korn quite a bit because I felt I could relate a little. Still, I felt empty. I begged and pleaded for them to stop as I took my high school classmates' abuse for a year. Tired of it all, without an end in sight, I wanted out of my life. I felt that things would be better off without me. One day when I got home from school, I turned on the radio to do my homework and I heard a song on the radio that would change my life.


    "I cannot take this anymore
    Saying everything I've said before
    All these words, they make no sense
    I found bliss in ignorance
    Less I hear, the less you say
    You'll find that out anyway
    Just like before

    I find the answers aren't so clear
    Wish I could find a way to disappear
    All these thoughts, they make no sense
    I found bliss in ignorance
    Nothing seems to go away
    Over and over again
    Just like before

    Everything you say to me
    (Takes me one step closer to the edge)
    And I'm about to break
    I need a little room to breathe
    ('Cause I'm one step closer to the edge)
    I'm about to break

    Shut up when I'm talking to you
    Shut up"

    I never heard a song that I could relate to so much before. It was almost as if the writer of the song had me in mind when they wrote it. Every lyric in the song made me feel more alive than I ever had before. It finally felt like somebody understood me. I used this song as my motivation. The day the album came out, I skipped class and bought it with my lunch money. I listened to the album from front to back thinking about how I wasn't sure about the rapping. Unsure, I listened again and actually read the words to the song. I was elated to find that some how I could relate to just about every word in the entire album. To say I had a new favorite band here was an understatement. I was enamored with not only their music, but with their artistic style as well. I bugged the hell out of the guy at the record shop to order in Linkin Park shirts. I told everybody I could at school about the band (even though "Crawling" and "In The End" helped with that). I wrote "Linkin Park" on my black backpack with white out. In my study hall I wrote out the lyrics to the songs of Hybrid Theory as I sang them in my head. This album made me feel like someone else cares because they went through what I was going through. They survived. I was going to as well. Hybrid Theory Saved my life.
     
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    Blackee Dammet

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    The Wizard Song.
     
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    I hope people stop talking shit about One Step Closer after that Hybrid's post. Great post, Hybrid.
     
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    Thank you, NoN! :)
     
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    Agree with Hybrid 100%, but I'm 17, and I find OSC's lyrics a bit "childish" now. Yes, I can relate to it (MUCH) when I'm angry but, I don't need that anymore. So I choose In Pieces, and One Step Closer is in second place. And awesome post Hybrid!
     
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    Thank you!


    Also, to point out the first time I heard "Iridescent," it struck a nerve very deep with me that it actually made me cry.
     
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    Aww :(

    Nice post, Hybrid.
     
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    Thank you Ree! :)
     
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    A Place For My Head hit my emotional existence at its very core....still my favorite LP song to this day (from an emotional/lyrical stand point).

    I'm so sick of the tension sick of the hunger
    Sick of you acting like I owe you this
    Find another place to feed your greed
    While I find a place to rest

    You try to take the best of me, go away


    When you hear those lyrics and are in a certain kind of bad relationship, it sings to you..not literally but mentally
     
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    Thanks for those great posts guys (and girls) :)
     
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    When I was younger (seeing as I'm only 17 now), my brothers bought the Meteora CD and used to play it constantly. Though they have since lost their soft spot for Linkin Park, I've always felt connected to them on a deeper level, like the lyrics understood me and spoke the words I've always wanted to say (which is why I have Mike's quote in my sig). If I was to name the song that I thought I best connected to lyric-wise, it'd probably be Figure .09 > A somewhat angry undertone to dealing with internal issues and how I'd always overthink things and big them up and wallow over my past mistakes... I've since grown more confident of course but growing up I wasn't the most socially capable individual around haha... I still have a soft spot for Figure. 09 though and its just never gotten old to me.

    EDIT: Also Somewhere I Belong because as someone who was born in South Africa, who's Mom's Portuguese, grew up in the States and lives in England, fitting in can sometimes be a very important thing... And I might be going to Germany for university. Clever boy :p
     
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    Even though I heard this story before its still just as touching and moving. Great post Hybrid. :)
     
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    Thank you Sonic! :) Re-reading it gave me chills.
     
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    Empty spaces.........











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    By Myself

    "Do I trust some and get fooled by phoniness,
    Or do I trust nobody and live in loneliness?"


    Burning In The Skies

    "I'm swimming in the smoke
    of bridges I have burn
    so don't apologize
    I'm losing what I don't deserve.
    The blame is my alone
    for bridges I have burn
    so don't apologize
    I'm losing what I don't deserve."
     
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    Oh hi, 2010. I missed you!
     

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