"Walking Dead" as written by James Michael, Tobin Joseph Esperance, Jerry Allan Jr. Horton and Jacoby Dakota Shaddix....
Walking Dead - Z-Trip
(Feat. Chester Bennington)

In the chill of the night
I can feel my heart racing
As I run towards the light
that seems so far away
Wondering forever
In the darkest of shadows
Wondering if I will ever see you again

Wondering if I will ever see you again
I'll take your love
(I'll take your love)
I'll take your hate
(take your hate)
I'll take you're desire

I'll take the world
when it turns on you
(when it turns on you)
I'll set it on fire

W-the-w-th-th-the walking dead
The walking dead (walking dead)

Digging in the dirt
I can feel you getting closer
Steadying my hands through the blistering pain
Anxiously awaiting for the earth to reveal you
Wondering if I will ever see you again (see you again)

Wondering if I will ever see you again
I'll take your love
(I'll take your love)
I'll take your hate
(take your hate)
I'll take you're desire

I'll take your heart
I'll take your pain
(I'll take your pain)
I'll bring you to life

I'll bring you to life
W-the-w-th-th-the walking dead
The walking dead (walking dead)

I'll bring you to life
I'll take your love
(I'll take your love)
I'll take your hate
(take your hate)
I'll take you're desire

I'll take the world
when it turns on you
(it turns on you)

W-the-w-th-th-the walking dead
I'll take your love
(I'll take your love)
I'll take your hate
(take your hate)
I'll take you're desire

I'll take your heart
I'll take your pain
(I'll take your pain)

I'll bring you to life



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"Walking Dead" as written by James Michael Jacoby Dakota Shaddix

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    General Commentgood point, but it does have chester in it, an it sounds sweet. Yeah, it may be about digging up his girlfriend, but the whole song, he sings like she's already alive, so maybe he is trying to "revive" her, in a sense, but only metaphorically speaking. I think that She became popular, or something, through some things she did, and in his eyes, she's lost, and that the world will fall on her in some way, where every one will be angry at her, hence "I'll take the world when it turns on you" and he'll be the only one that she's got left, and then she'll be "revived" in the sense that she's bakc to the way she was, the way that he likes her.
    blindmanwalkingon May 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe I’ve warped this too much into my own personal issues; but, to me, the "death" and "dead" part seems to be more of a metaphor.

    I think that its definitely a twisted love song. in general, I believe that [he] is singing to [his girlfriend] who ran from their relationship because she got too scared of falling in love with him.

    Maybe the girl had never fallen in love before she was with him, so got scared and pushed him away. Upon this, she put on a façade and completely changed herself--pretending to be stoic and emotionless, therefore, the title is “walking dead”

    And he--also in love-- let her go, and now regrets it. Hence him doing everything he can to try and reach her. The first verse implies this.

    The second verse, I think, is him trying to get her to…admit that she loves him, if you will.(“Waiting for the earth to reveal you”--once again, uses the motif of the dead). She fights the whole way and makes it very difficult and, probably, painful (I’m thinking of emotions, here). That façade she put on is very strong, and he repeats “wondering if I will ever see you again”.

    When he sings the chorus, its like he’s telling her what he promises (yes, I sounds twisted, but, as I stated, I think it’s a twisted love song.). And “I’ll bring you to life” is representing that he’ll bring back that emotion that she lost (taking her façade down), and that he’ll make her whole again.

    Well this is overly long but I hope that articulated my thoughts well enough so that they’re understood. And, if anyone cares enough, feel free to email me if I completely confused anyone.
    mikeygir1on May 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOK, so I'm the first one. I'm the biggest fan of Linkin Park, and this song in it's self is sweet. I think it's about..........well, let me think. It's probably about someone sitting back and watching their "love" make weird decisions. to him, he's not seen, but all he does is help. she doesn't see him yet, but he says that some day he will be the only one ther for him, as it says, "I 'll take the world when it turns on you, I'll set on fire." Yeah, that's all I've got.
    blindmanwalkingon April 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisn't this supposed to be Z-trip's song FEATURING chester bennington?? anyway, i think it's just a song about digging up his dead girl friend, or reviving her..
    moneybugon April 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti thought up another meaning (not too diff from yours, and it doesn't fit some of the lyrics):
    i think that whoever the speaker is talking about, she is someone who seems to be alive from the outside but empty and dead in the inside(hence, the walking dead) and the speaker is trying to "bring her to life"
    anyway it kind of reminds me of evanescence's "bring me to life", only it's the other way around
    i still like what i mentioned on the previous post the most(digging bodies) but i like yours too
    moneybugon May 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell the beginning words to the song is missing..

    its starts off in a creepy scary voice (not chester):

    "suppose you were to die tonight...what would you say? .......... do you believe in life after death??"

    meaning pretty much self explainable. song is eh alrite. his voice rocks whether he's screaming or singing. or better yet both.
    pardonmeon May 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsweet, those are great interpretations. I still do go by a lot of what I said before, but you guys have changed my interpretation, ever so slightly, but not a whole lot. I do agree that he's trying to bring her back, but still in the popularity issue, or something. anyway, this is one of the first interpretation page that in the first 6 comments, no one has criticized it yet. that's gotta mean something.
    blindmanwalkingon May 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthehe well okai here was the lyric.. I was nearly posting it by myself cause when I searched for
    dj z-trip and chester bennington, but no results were found... so hehe... but here is one!

    I love this song, specially the verses, the melody is dark and very specail I think....

    hmmm and somehow the lyric, reminds me of Moring after...
    kaja89on January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*sorry for the spelling mistakes*
    kaja89on January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's Z-Trip featuring Chester Bennington. We can all assume though that he wrote the lyrics perhaps.
    phoenix6475on June 28, 2007   Link

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