"QWERTY" as written by Dave Farrell, Robert G. Bourdon, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington and Joseph Hahn....
I didn't think that I had a debt to pay
'Til they came to take what I had left away
You said you wouldn't put me to the test today
But I remember you saying that yesterday
There was a time when your mind wasn't out of control
Every memory and confession pouring out of your soul
Like a pill you couldn't swallow so it swallowed you whole
Another lie hard to follow, it followed you home

And like that
Broken down
A victim of your plight

Fire so out of control
Every memory and confession pouring out of your soul

And like that
Broken down
A victim of you lies

You hide behind
Lies
You don't know
Why
You crossed the line
Wrapped up inside your
Lies
You hide behind
Lies
You're lost inside that cold disguise
Behind your lies

I don't know what I thought I might say
Seems like we never would talk the right way
Every other minute I fought for my place
And drop what I made thought you might say so
I'm guessing that you probably know
When your inside's hollow and you want to be cold
Like a pill hard to swallow so it swallowed you whole
Another lie hard to follow, it followed you home

And like that
Broken down
A victim of your lies

You hide behind
Lies
You don't know
Why
You crossed the line
Wrapped inside your lies
You hide behind
Lies
You're lost inside that cold disguise
Behind your lies

You're faking, you're mistaken
If you think that you could climb out of this hole
Forsaken, what would take me?
Analyzing by the power of your soul

Broken down, a victim of your
Faking, you're mistaken
If you think that you could climb out of this hole
Broken down, a victim of your lies

You hide behind
Lies
You don't know
Why
You hide behind
Lies
You don't know
Why
You hide behind
Lies
You don't know
Why
You hide behind
Wrapped up inside your lies

You hide behind
Lies
You don't know
Why
You crossed the line
Wrapped up inside your
Lies
You hide behind
Lies
You're lost inside that cold disguise
Behind your lies


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    General Commentpretty self explainitory meaning..
    what an awesome song though!!
    fuck_loveon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure about a few parts in the lyrics;

    in the first two lines, does mike say "i didn't think that i had [a] debt to pay"?

    i can't agree with "like these simple thoughts" in the first verse; it just doesn't sound right when you listen to the recording.

    in the second verse, "... i'm far from my place, a job without pay ..." doesn't seem right to me either.

    however, most of this can be excused since the quality of the recordings we have obtained are rather poor.
    minutemanon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've amended the lyrics now using the super-high quality recording of the track.
    Feenixon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song fuckin kicks ass!!! i cannot wait for their new album...spring '07 can't come any sooner
    UnholySoldieron August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes this is self-explanatory or something.
    This song is so f... amazing. LP knows where to put everything!
    KoRn-Klownon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis it "plight" or "pride"?
    greydazeon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDamn, this song just blew me away when i heard it.
    Linkin Park were the first band i listened to, and i started to give up on them because it had been forever since meteora came out. BUT this is amazing!.
    I Sure hope their new album will be this heavy. they remind me of system of a down, just less qsycho :)
    thelivingenddayon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree that it sounds like "pride" NOT "plight."
    ta84on September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was in exactly the same boat as thelivingday here, its been ages since linkin park have released anything and i've listened to them for years, ever since hybrid theory came out. This new song is simply amazing, chester and the guys are defintely back on form here
    Greg!at the discoon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDamn... This is amazing.
    spilledmilk28on October 11, 2006   Link

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