"Easier To Run" as written by Dave Farrell, Robert G. Bourdon, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington and Joseph Hahn....
It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

Something has been taken from deep inside of me
A secret I've kept locked away
No one can ever see
Wounds so deep they never show
They never go away
Like moving pictures in my head
For years and years they've played

If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could
Stand up and take the blame I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave I would
If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could
Stand up and take the blame I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave

It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

Sometimes I remember
The darkness of my past
Bringing back these memories
I wish I didn't have
Sometimes I think of letting go
And never looking back
And never moving forward so
There'd never be a past

If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could
Stand up and take the blame I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave I would
If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could
Stand up and take the blame I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave

Just washing it aside
All of the helplessness inside
Pretending I don't feel misplaced
Is so much simpler than change

It's easier to run
Replacing this pain with something numb
It's so much easier to go
Than face all this pain here all alone

It's easier to run
If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made
It's easier to go
If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would
Retrace every wrong move that I made I would
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
I would take all the shame to the grave


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"Easier to Run" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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  • +9
    General CommentTo me, this song is about pushing away your past. Something horrible happened, so you "run" from it, instead of facing it and overcoming it. But in reality, all you want to do is erase it. Erase the guilt, pain, and everything else. But you can't. So you avoid it.
    ssjprincessburaon June 11, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General Commentwounds so deep they never show................what a real line.can anybody feel it??
    Niponon February 20, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this song speaks to everybody thats why i love it because its vague enough anyone can relate. everyone has something in their past they hate that just wont go away, and it taunts them and prevents them from moving on. my friend used to do drugs and be in a gang and killed a few ppl and he just is so ashamed of his past and never speaks of it and drinks his depression away even though he changed the bodies of th eppl he killed has never stopped flashing back. This reminds me of him, sometimes it comes so strong he just needs to "run away" and yknow what whether u like it or not everyone likes running away my friend has everything but hates her parents and her mom for sceaming at her and she never comes home. we all have our coping methods and i believe this is what its talking about.
    Israelisrsexyon February 04, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think this song is about having problems, with past, present, and future, etc =P but no one will listen to you, to help you with them, so you just repress the feelings you have, and just run away. like most lp songs, i love this song, and i can relate to it (well, at least my strange meanings to their songs =P).
    Chipmunk777on June 12, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFor me this song isn't only about getting depressed over you past and feeling pain/anger/guilt. In the song the lines
    "Sometimes I think of letting go
    And never looking back
    And never moving forward so
    There would never be a past"
    Show that the person is willing to commit suicide in order to never experience the same kind of pain they once did that by this day haunts them down.

    Capricornkidon July 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, I listen to it a lot when I'm stressed out. I kind of took it as almost hoping to just run away from life for awhile - the past, the present, the future. Just get away from the everyday frusterations for awhile - some stemming from the past. Just my thoughts!
    maski2002on June 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE this song! One of my favorites that LP has done. I think we've all felt like this at one time or another.
    Gstring11on June 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe best song on Meteora.
    strykerchickon June 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike Chipmunk777 said "no one will listen to you, to help you with them" instead of facing them, Its easier to run. To bury the memories. To change. To hate what you were. Having something terrerible happened to you. Be a funning stock. To have a bunch of shame. This song has so much mean. Sometime a feel the pain the inflicted in this song, these lyrics are so strong.
    Maxleetison June 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"If I could change, I would
    Take back the pain, I would
    Retrace every wrong move that I made, I would"

    i love the way that the vocals build up on themselves during that part...
    thewhitepony33on June 27, 2003   Link

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