What do I do to ignore what’s behind me?
Do I follow my fate to escape blindly?
Do I hide my pride away from these bad dreams
And give in to sad thoughts that are maddening?
Do I let it go and try to stand it?
Or do I try to catch them red-handed?
Do I trust some and get fooled by phoniness
Or do I trust none and live in loneliness?
Sunlight burns the skin of sleeping men
I make the right moves but I'm lost within
I put on my daily facade but then
I just end up getting hurt again

By myself (myself)
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

(myself)
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

I can't hold on
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin
It's all too much to take in
I can't hold on
To anything watching everything spin
With thoughts of failure sinking in

If I
Turn my back I'm defenseless
And to give into fate seems senseless
If I hide my pride and let it all go on then they'll
Take from me till everything is gone
If I let them go I'll be outdone
But if I try to catch them I'll be outrun
If I'm killed by the questions like a cancer
Then I'll be buried in the silence of the answer

By myself (myself)
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

(myself)
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

I can't hold on
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin
It's all too much to take in
I can't hold on
To anything watching everything spin
With thoughts of failure sinking in

How do you think, that I've lost so much
Always afraid, that I'm out of touch
How do you expect, I will know what to do
When all I know, is what you tell me to

Don't you (know)
I can't tell you how to make it (go)
No matter what I do how hard I (try)
I can't seem to convince myself (why)
I'm stuck on the outside

Don't you (know)
I can't tell you how to make it (go)
No matter what I do how hard I (try)
I can't seem to convince myself (why)
I'm stuck on the outside

I can't hold on
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin
It's all too much to take in
I can't hold on
To anything watching everything spin
With thoughts of failure sinking in

I can't hold on
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin
It's all too much to take in
I can't hold on
To anything watching everything spin
With thoughts of failure from with


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Super Xero (Demo) song meanings
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    General CommentGreat song. I do like it. I wonder, was this done while they were Hybrid Theory, or while they were Xero? Or is this an actual LP song? Could someone clarify?
    Hayate Kusanagion April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentxero only did four songs. this is a demo that lp did when they were hybrid theory, it was on a very early demo tape that also had esaul (a place for my head demo) on it, that was sent around to record labels.
    goldengoaliex910on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song sez to me: "WTF?!? cant i do anything right? i love you but at the same time i hate you?"
    Jethedon June 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe singer sounds different, is it Chester singing?
    KrOnicKon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwho else would be singing?
    Hav_A_Nice_Day:)on February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMike Shinoda and Chester are singing in this song. Hm, I like the lyrics from this song better than "By Myself" but the way this song sounds... it just sounds better on "By Myself"
    ^_^on February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno, i dont think its chester singing. only because when linkin park was named 'xero' they had a different singer. but in by myself, chester sings.
    cunning_specteron August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHmm this song is originally writen by Mark Wakefield I think. But he's not the vocalist on it, like in the Rhinestone, reading my eyes, and Stick n' Move tracks.

    So yeah, it is Chester. Though Mark and Chester sound alot alike.
    Shogun87on June 06, 2007   Link

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