"Figure.09" as written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Joseph Hahn, Robert G. Bourdon and Dave Farrell....
Nothing ever stops all these thoughts and the pain attached to them
Sometimes I wonder why this is happenin'
It's like nothing I can do would distract me when
I think of how I shot myself in the back again
'cause from the infinite words I can say I
Put all pain you gave to me on display
But didn't realize instead of setting it free I
Took what I hated and made it a part of me

(Never goes away)
(Never goes away)

(And now)
(You've become a part of me)
(You'll always be right here)
(You've become a part of me)
(You'll always be my fear)
(I can't separate)
(Myself from what I've done)
(Giving up a part of me)
(I've let myself become you)

Hearing your name the memories come back again
I remember when it started happening
I see you n' every thought I had and then
The thoughts slowly found words attached to them
And I knew as they escaped away
I was committing myself to em n' everyday
I regret saying those things 'cause now I see that I
Took what I hated and made it a part of me

(Never goes away)
(Never goes away)

(And now)
(You've become a part of me)
(You'll always be right here)
(You've become a part of me)
(You'll always be my fear)
(I can't separate)
(Myself from what I've done)
(Giving up a part of me)
(I've let myself become you)

(Never goes away)
(Never goes away)
(Never goes away)
(Never goes away)

(Get away from me)
Give me my space back you gotta just
(Go)
Everything comes down the memories of
(You)
I kept it in without letting you
(Know)
I let you go so get away from
(Me)
Give me my space back you gotta just
(Go)
Everything comes down the memories of
(You)
I kept it in without letting you
(Know)
I let you go

(And then you've become a part of me)
(You'll always be right here)
(You've become a part of me)
(You'll always be my fear)
(I can't separate)
(Myself from what I've done)
(Giving up a part of me)
(I've let myself become you)
(I've let myself become you)
(I've let myself become)
(lost inside these thoughts of you)
(giving up a part of me)
(I've let myself become you)


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by FruitCakes

"Figure.09" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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  • +5
    General Commentits allowing yourself to become something you never wanted but cant escape....its finding comfort in a painfull situation ..
    NIKKIEon June 10, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about being abused. Most likely as a child. Hating everything about it and instead of ever being healed, keeping it inside and as a result doing exactly what he hated to others. Not making sence at all but becoming the abuser and now accepting what he has become, he wants HIS abuser to just GO AWAY! This is what I think it means because I have lived this very same pain myself!
    harleylesson February 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about what ChaoX. Its about separating with someone. But everytime you think about that someone you get those memories. "You become a part of me" Meaning that everything you do your reminded of that person and the painful rememories is things like saying that you loved the person. That you knew that those word were going to hurt sooner or later but your trying really hard to let go of those feelings but your surrendering to those thoughts and now there haunting you.
    Maxleetison June 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song alot. I think it's about becoming what you hate - or acting like someone you hate.

    This song is played in SWAT during the back shootout.
    DFL127on November 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is about a guy who has become someone that he doesn't want to be but he can't really help it . anyway great song by LP
    Soccer Rooon July 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song!. It makes me think of the alien from Alien growing in somebody's chest, because of the you become a part of me line.
    WildRoveron November 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    MemoryAs someone else who I replied to said, I think it's about abuse, whether from a step-parent like me, parent, any relative or to a extent anyone. But this is my personal view...get ready it's LONG :P

    I link it to the abuse that I suffered over 10 years ago that lasted around 7 years give or take, it links to the anger, fear and lonliness I felt, how I always thought about it and all the pain it caused, I cudn't ever escape it, and it tore me apart. (Until recently, when I started fighting back.)

    "Nothing ever stops all these thoughts
    And the pain attached to them"

    This is basically what I was trying to say there, that I cudn't ever get over the pain of it.

    "Sometimes I wonder why this is happening
    Its like nothing I can do will distract me when"

    I cudn't ever figure it out, why was it happening, what had I done to deserve it, all that kinda stuff, and nothing could take my mind off it for long.

    "I think of how I shot myself in the back again
    'Cause from the infinite words I could say / I
    Put all the pain you gave to me on display / But didn't
    Realize / Instead of setting it free / I
    Took what I hated and made it a part of me
    (It never goes away)"

    This whole bit shows how when I tried to tell him, myself or anyone how I felt that I wasn't letting all the anger out like I thought I was, I was letting it take me over. The hate grew even stronger, and the desire and need for revenge did the same. I was making it a part of me, the hate and fear and rage was deciding who I was. (I've only recently started trying to change myself, after over 10 years, more than half my life)

    "And now
    You've become a part of me
    You'll always be right here
    You've become a part of me
    You'll always be my fear"

    This is all of what I said earlier, but shortened

    "I can't separate myself from what I've done"

    Again about the anger, fear and everything, I can't take the person I was away from what this has made me, the anger and everything has become a part of me...

    "I've given up a part of me
    I've let myself become you"

    ...which leads to this, the fact that a part of me was gone, and tainted by the anger and fear and emotions that I felt.

    "Hearing your name / The memories come back again"

    I always thought about it but never really spoke about it, once I heard his name it hit even harder, I hate it but not as much.

    "I remember when it started happening
    I'd see you in every thought I had and then"

    This bit I can't really explain, I always remembered what happened, but after he was gone I went numb, not thinking about anything, then one day it started, everything went back to him, why I'm so shy, why I am too protective if I let people close to me etc.

    "The thoughts slowly found words attached to them"

    I took these thoughts and linked them to my lonliness and fear and anger, so normal and even happy thoughts could hurt me.

    "And I knew as they escaped away I was
    Committing myself to them / And every day I
    Regret saying those things / 'Cause now I see / That I
    Took what I hated and made it a part of me
    (It never goes away)"

    This is the earlier points again, I have just started to regret everything I thought and said about him, it made the hold he had over me and my life stronger, even if he wasn't "there" anymore and didn't know. There's a strong chance he'll always be there, but I'm not letting the hate consume me, I'm gonna fight back and become myself again.

    "Get away from me
    Gimme my space back / You gotta just go"

    This is what I've just started to realize, he terrorized my life for long enough, it's time for me to get my life back.

    "Everything comes down to memories of you"

    As the rest of what I've said most likely shows my life comes down to the same memories of this one person, it holds me back on everything I love doing, whether it's football, letting people get close to me and trusting them with my emotions or even just talking to people.

    "I've kept it in but now I'm letting you know
    I've let you go"

    I've had enough, and I'm now fighting back...

    "GET AWAY FROM ME"

    ...You will NOT ruin my life any longer, you won't get the satisfation. Kthxbi...without the thanks, just f*** off

    I've let myself become you
    I've let myself become lost inside these
    Thoughts of you
    Giving up a part of me
    I've let myself become you

    But I think you can interpret this song in anyway, and in as a big a level as you can personally link it to that way. That's why I love it, it's one of them songs that even if you have as strong a view as I do about it. You can still see how it could be linked to other things, such as what other people here have said.

    If you read all that...WOW... have a internet cookie ^_^
    TheJackel92on January 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti found out some interpretations dudes,and this song is all about bullying
    Chester's Lyrical I suffered bullying and becomes a bullie and he hates becoming the monster that made
    him suffer

    Not about a chick dudes
    PeDrAuMLPon January 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song of Meteora, i think its about when someone gets out of you life but you keep thinking on her because you can't realy separate from what you've done.
    ChaoXon June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is killer; it's like you were obsessed with this chick; u went out; and it slowly fades "found words attatched to them"--u cant put love into words; but u cant let her go; It'z cRaZy
    jsyn0001on June 25, 2003   Link

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