"Get Me Gone" as written by and Mike Shinoda....
"The dude, he said that, like when we were making the first Linkin Park record he was like, "Yeah you know, I don't know about the rapping like, I don't know... maybe you should just be a rock band." You know what I mean, like, trying to change us. Like they signed us as an act like what we sound like and then he's like, "Oh I don't know maybe you should just play keyboard"..."

Before the first song that you hear me on
There were people already trying to get me gone
Telling me to quit rapping
Just play the keys that
"My band had a singer", "They didn't need me"
But my band had my back, so we did the tracks
Put out the album and the talk went flat
It was funny at first, but then the humor faded
When some magazines printed that our label made us
We were too good to be true
Some were saying ghostwriters were writing all that we do
So we had to disprove it, we spelled it out
To the detail, how we do it when we're making this music
After that I made it a rule:
I only do email responses to print interviews
Because there people love to put a twist to your words
To infer that you said something ducking fucking absurd
Oh, did I lose you at 'infer'?
Not used to hearing a verse that uses over first-grade vocabulary words?
People used to infer that we were manufactured
Now I've got the interviews on file
Which people said what, which number to dial
So now every enemy screaming insanity
All they're ever gonna be's another big fan of me

"Can you believe that? Like it's crazy, it sounds crazy right, like at this point, at this point you hear it out and you're like "That guy was out of his mind". But honestly that's what he wrote. Besides the fact that he wanted me to just play keyboard or whatever, he didn't want me to rap. He was like "Maybe Joe Hahn should, um, wear a lab coat and a cowboy hat" on... like when we play... I swear to God he was crazy. And later on he claimed he wrote all our songs so that was really bad."

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"Get Me Gone" as written by Mike Shinoda

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    General CommentBryn: I don't think the song was meant to be a "Song" as such, but rather an intermission insult to record labels and the media who give him shit and stuff, and to see how far he's gone by being original and with Linkin Park for sticking to their guns.

    It's a hilarious intermission, and I don't think it needs anything else. Especially with High Road being the next song. Gives that intro feeling to it.
    SaintsMaenon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's easy to see what this song is about. there were people that thought LP would be better without Mike, or at least to have Mike not rapping. I've always loved this song cause i can relate to it. Not in the way that I've had people trying to kick me out of a band, but I've been undermined and downplayed (I think we all have) and my friends were always there to bitch at people who did it =)
    I LOVE the whole "infer" thing and the way his voice sounds in that line
    Music.IsMyAeroplaneon August 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDid nobody else get his joke? It has nothing to do with infer!

    "To infer that you said something something fucking absurd
    Oh, did I lose you at 'infer'?
    Not used to hearing a verse that uses over first-grade vocabulary words?"

    Linkin Park had never cursed at that point, so when Mike dropped the f word, he was sure that some people would do a double take. "Oh, did I lose you at infer?" It has nothing to do with infer, it was the explicit lyrics!
    bradford9999on January 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre you dissing Fort Minor?
    madd_elibberon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentrespect to SaintsMaen
    madd_elibberon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this flows well into High Road, carrying the same theme. It's more of an intermission rather than a real song anyway.
    L-Kyneon December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe thing I see with this, is that it could've been made into a song, but why? Look what the next song is. High Road... It makes perfect sense to not make this a *song* as such. Thank *insert something powerful* that people agree with me =)
    SaintsMaenon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo Bryn2587,
    The word ‘infer’ is used in the right context. The logic behind the magazine’s accusations was that they were “too good to be true”
    lpbennodaon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, "The Infer Theory". Mike uses the word in the right context, so let's end that discussion.

    The line:
    "Oh / did I lose you at “infer?”
    Not used to hearing a verse that uses over first-grade vocabulary words?" is absolutely genius.

    This line really relates to the earlier track "Cigarettes" in which he discusses the retardation of mainstream radio hip hop and how most of it is total BS and child-like.

    As far as this track as a whole, it does exactly what it should have done; it leads perfectly into "High Road". I think that after he says, "Bitch" the song should have ended and cut into "High Road", but he's the artist.
    cmill216on January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Oh / did I lose you at “infer?”
    Not used to hearing a verse that uses over first-grade vocabulary words"

    that is one of the most brilliant lines ever.
    i love Fort Minor.
    Mike is a total genius.
    outxofxsighton January 06, 2006   Link

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