"Numb/Encore" as written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Robert G. Bourdon, Dave Farrell, Joseph Hahn, Shawn C. Carter and Kanye Omari West....
Yeah

Thank you, thank you, thank you
You're far too kind

Can I get an encore, do you want more
Cooking raw with the Brooklyn boy
So for one last time I need y'all to roar

Now what the hell are you waiting for?

After me, there shall be no more
So for one last time, make some noise

Get em Jay

Who you know fresher than Hov? Riddle me that
The rest of y'all know where I'm lyrically at
Can't none of y'all mirror me back
Yeah hearing me rap is like hearing G. Rap in his prime
I'm, young H.O., rap's Grateful Dead
Back to take over the globe, now break bread
I'm in, Boeing jets, Global Express
Out the country but the Blueberry still connect
On the low but the yacht got a triple deck
But when you young, what the fuck you expect? Yep, yep
Grand opening, grand closing
God damn your man Hov cracked the can open again
Who you goin' find doper than him with no pen
Just draw off inspiration
Soon you goin' see you can't replace him
With cheap imitations for these generations

Can I get an encore, do you want more
Cooking raw with the Brooklyn boy
So for one last time I need y?all to roar

Now what the hell are you waiting for?

After me, there shall be no more
So for one last time, make some noise

What the hell are you waiting for?

Look what you made me do, look what I made for you
Knew if I paid my dues, how will they pay you
When you first come in the game, they try to play you
Then you drop a couple of hits, look how they wave to you
From Marcy to Madison Square
To the only thing that matters in just a matter of years (yea)
As fate would have it, Jay's status appears
To be at an all-time high, perfect time to say goodbye
When I come back like Jordan, wearing the 4-5
It ain't to play games with you
It's to aim at you, probably maim you
If I owe you I'm blowing you to smithereens
Cocksucker take one for your team
And I need you to remember one thing (one thing)
I came, I saw, I conquered
From record sales, to sold out concerts
So motherfucker if you want this encore
I need you to scream, till your lungs get sore

I'm tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless
Lost under the surface
I don?t know what you?re expecting of me
Put under the pressure
Of walking in your shoes

Caught in the undertow
Just caught in the undertow
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
Caught in the undertow
Just caught in the undertow
And every second I waste is more than I can take

I've become so numb
I can't feel you there
Become so tired
So much more aware
I'm becoming this
All I want to do
Is be more like me
And be less like you

I've become so numb
Can I get an encore, do you want more? (More, more, more)

I've become so numb
For one last time I need y?all to roar (One last time I need y'all to roar)


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"Numb/Encore" as written by Shawn Carter Kanye West

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  • +1
    General CommentWhy does everyone get so mad about this?? Everyone can have their own opinion, and if you don't like what LP/Jay Z did then just don't listen to it?! Hmm..What a concept...
    jenna_benna34on December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing
    LPJ0K3Ron November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song Rocks!
    justjosie88on November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDear GOD I love this song!!!!!!!! Where Chester sings "What the hell are you waiting for" ARGH! I just love it.
    lnknprksyncrasyon November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha... This song actually makes me like rap music! Well, I do like Rage Against the Machine and of course, Mike, but there's something I just don't get about all this up-and-coming hip-hop music solely about living in the hood and shooting people... But, Jay-Z does have talent and I think it was a wise choice from all three ends of each fanbase... MTV, Jay-Z and Linkin Park. I'm probably going to buy this album even though I'm not so into Jay-Z! Yay! Good job!
    mg16on November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmoach.. awesome
    shin_kuraon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice song, but imo Linkin park and Jay-Z dont go together very good
    SouleYon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've only heard it once and I'm sorry all you people who like this song, but I just don't like it. I'm not into rap, and personally, I feel that it kind of rips the original meaning of the song out and stomps on it til it dies. There is no longer a meaning to the song.
    Dai Shutianon November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI completely agree with Dai Shutian!!
    ForgottenAngel17on November 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like this song. I hope they make a quality album. LP TO RULE 2005! Ya heard!
    sabresfanwp7on November 26, 2004   Link

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