My insides all turned to ash, so slow
And blew away as I collapsed, so cold
A black wind took them away from sight
And held the darkness over day that night

And the clouds above move closer
Looking so dissatisfied
But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing

I used to be my own protection, but not now
Cause my path has lost direction somehow
A black wind took you away from sight
And held the darkness over day that night

And the clouds above move closer
Looking so dissatisfied
And the ground below grew colder
As they put you down inside
But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing

So now you're gone
And I was wrong
I never knew what it was like
To be alone

On a Valentine's Day



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  • +8
    General Comment:To all of you that say this isnt Linkin Park:

    Wake up! Linkin Park makes whatever kind of music they want to. They always have, and always will. I for one have the exact same taste in music as they do, so I know I will never dislike anything they produce. If you wanted them to make another HT or Meteora, then maybe you should listen to Meteora and HT more. I for one was ready for some change after 7 years of rage and aggression. I have changed as a person and so have they. There is nothing wrong with them making different music, especially since it is fucking awesome. Try listening to these songs without paying attention to any of the lyrics at all. They are amazing musical masterpieces.

    As for this song, if this album would have been released in February I might not have been able to listen to this album ever again. On the eve of Valentines day I found out that my ex had died. She was my first and only love. I question whether Linkin Park knows my personal life when I listen to this song. I truly dont know how anyone who hasnt felt the feeling of losing someone you loved on Valentines day could ever capture that feeling with such vivid detail. Im pretty sure that it was Chester that wrote this song, and I couldnt thank him enough for giving me the feeling that Im not alone in my experience. When I thought I couldnt possibly love Linkin Park any more than I already did, they go and blow me away with an album that deserves alot of credit from alot of people.

    If you want to listen to a band that makes all their CDs sound the same, then go listen to Nickelback.
    phins4gishon May 20, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:It's a really beautiful song. I adore Minutes To Midnight, and I'm getting the CD when it comes out for sure.

    It's obvious it's about losing someone dear, a lover. Literally taken, it seems that someone has died and he is standing at the funeral (the grown below grew colder, as they put you down inside), though I guess it could be taken metaphorically as well.

    Brilliant nonetheless. I love how it builds up to the chorus. It really amazed me. The piano part and the chorus are my fav parts. :)

    Go, LP! :)
    Adrenalinneon May 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I totally agree phins4gish. Linkin Park make whatever music they want. There is still plenty of rock/metal on this album but I really like the slow songs. One of the things I like most about Linkin Park that their lyrics and the way they sing them are understandable, unlike some other rock bands. You can actually tell what they say and the slow songs further improve upon this.
    FatalFreedomon May 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Chester said himself that he hated nu-metal / rapcore stuff. hence the about face in the songs. always been an LP fan got tired of meteora and hybrid theory... then minuts came out and i was like.... this is awesome... so even though my tastes changed.... i still like LP... funny aye?
    Limo_Milneon May 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This is an amazing song. Different to the other songs on Minutes to Nidnight!
    fez5starson May 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:They can make meaning ful songs no matter what kind of music it is.
    supernukeon May 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This is about the death of a lover. At first it seems like a broader situation of a lover leaving, but the lines "the ground below grew colder / as they put you down inside" makes it pretty clear.
    L-Kyneon May 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Awwww this song is so sad.

    Is it about a girlfriend or boyfriend dying? From the looks of it, by a fire. I love this song. It's great.
    Fallen Leaveson June 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is just perfect. It sums up everything about being alone, and having lost someone. Reminds me of having lost someone, but not to any form of death. They're still there, i know, but I've lost them as a friend.

    phins4gish: I'm sorry for your loss. You're damn right about LP though. They do what they want, because it's what they want. They don't do what someone else wants.
    And FYI i think i read in Kerrang Magazine that the normal is that chester and mike start writing the songs together, but this was something mike started alone. Odd, i know, but still, it's perfect.
    VisualShockon June 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:hopefully this makes a little more sense
    ... and "now the darkness over day that night" still doesn't sound right though

    My insides all turned to ash
    So slow
    And blew away as I collapsed
    So cold
    A black wind took them away
    From sight
    And now the darkness over day
    That night

    And the clouds above moved closer
    Looking so dissatisfied
    But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing

    I used to be my own protection
    But not now
    Cause my path has lost direction
    Somehow
    A black wind took you away
    From sight
    And now the darkness over day
    That night

    And the clouds above moved closer
    Looking so dissatisfied
    And the ground below grew colder
    As they put you down inside
    But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing

    So now you're gone
    And I was wrong
    I never knew what it was like
    To be alone

    On a Valentine's Day (x4)
    On a Valentine's Day (I used to be my own protection)
    On a Valentine's Day (But not now)
    On a Valentine's Day (Cause my mind has lost direction, somehow)
    On a Valentine's Day (I used to be my own protection)
    On a Valentine's Day (But not now)
    On a Valentine's Day (Cause my mind has lost direction, somehow)
    xoshinobioxon May 05, 2007   Link

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