"Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer" as written by Alphonso Henderson, Tracy Marrow, Billy Squier, Norman Landsberg, Felix Pappalardi, Leslie Weinstein, John Ventura, Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joseph Hahn and Mike Shinoda....
Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

You love the way I look at you
While taking pleasure in the awful things you put me through
You take away if I give in
My life, my pride is broken

You like to think you're never wrong
(You live what you've learned)
You have to act like you're someone
(You live what you've learned)
You want someone to hurt like you
(You live what you've learned)
You want to share what you've been through
(You live what you've learned)

You love the things I say I'll do
The way I'll hurt myself again just to get back at you
You take away when I give in
My life, my pride is broken

You like to think you're never wrong
(You live what you've learned)
You have to act like you're someone
(You live what you've learned)
You want someone to hurt like you
(You live what you've learned)
You want to share what you've been through
(You live what you've learned)

Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last
Forfeit the game
Before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame
And puts your name to shame
Cover up your face
You can't run the race
The pace is too fast
You just won't last

You like to think you're never wrong
(You live what you've learned)
You have to act like you're someone
(You live what you've learned)
You want someone to hurt like you
(You live what you've learned)
You want to share what you've been through
(You live what you've learned)

You like to think you're never wrong
(Forfeit the game) (you live what you've learned)
You have to act like you're someone
(Forfeit the game) (you live what you've learned)
You want someone to hurt like you
(Forfeit the game) (you live what you've learned)
You want to share what you've been through
(You live what you've learned)


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"Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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    General CommentI jumped in shock when I heard this song the first time. I mean, the intro to Points of Authority is going, I'm getting into it, then all of a sudden Jay-Z starts the song out. Shoulda been expecting it, but still surprising.
    Meh, this song is pretty much Jay-Z's 99 Problems overlaying One Step Closer's and Points of Authority's beats. Nothing really special. I actually think this song is a little TOO long... but I'm rambling at this point. Go me for getting first comment(?)
    RedSolemnBladeon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYay.. go you??? lol, anyway. I was blown away by the song too. I swear I started singing points, and then jay-z comes on i just about crapped myself. but anywayz this is a very cool song if your into the fast beat rap. i think it is cool.
    dude_cool151on January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like this one, it's my favourite off the cd. I like 99 Problems, and the background music just seems to flow the best out of all of them. I'm actually getting good at some of the rap XD
    touzokunoejiputoon January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its a fucken mad song...
    SaYwHaT?on January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWoo, this is awesome! It definitely meshes well.
    der_hellste_Sterneon January 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks, I don't really like rap but eh, it's good music. can't deny that.
    emotastic kimon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Comment..... wtf is with thihs song ... i thought they would of kept the lyrics the same ...but just repped them abit more .... or kinda like a jay-z cover but feat linkin park ...but this is a load of crap!!
    ben_evenson February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^ they have kept the lyrics the same you numpty, what were you expecting anyway?
    hybridkidon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant see one bit off....
    ''i cannot take this anymore..... all these words they make no sence...... everything you say to me takes me one step closer....." and so on .... all of its changed.

    they could of just had jay-z singin nikes parts of origanal or something
    ben_evenson February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdis is my fav from da cd
    it dosnt mash all dat well but it sounds heeps good
    jayz dos a great job
    lp_legendon June 13, 2005   Link

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