"Across The Line" as written by Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Chester Charles Bennington and Robert G. Bourdon....
In this desert, in darkness
Lying with the gun across his chest
Pretending his heartless
As the fire flashes in the sky
He was fragile and frozen
When the bullet took away his friend

His pulling his weapons to aside
Loading his bullet-kiss goodbyes
Holding an enemy across the line
His pulling his weapons to aside
Loading his bullet-kiss goodbyes
Holding an enemy across the line

Sweating and shaking
Lying with her hands across her chest
She wakes with her cravings
As the fire flashes in her eye
She was fragile and frozen
When the needle took away her friend
But now she's somehow more broken

She's pulling her weapons to aside
Loading her bulletproof advise
Holding an enemy across the line
She's pulling her weapons to aside
Loading her bulletproof advise
Holding an enemy across the line

With every battle his choosing
With every bye his loosing
His enemy is not far behind
With every promise she's broken
With every lie she's spoken
Her enemy's not far behind

It's your time
It's your time
It's your time
It's your time

His pulling his weapons to aside
Loading his bullet-kiss goodbyes
Holding an enemy across the line
She's pulling her weapons to aside
Loading her bulletproof advise
Holding an enemy across the line

With every battle his choosing
With every bye his loosing
His enemy is not far behind
With every promise she's broken
With every lie she's spoken
Her enemy's not far behind


Lyrics submitted by MusicFREAK20, edited by IozefPetrovich, Ramira, FNAFVixie

"Across the Line [Demo 2007] [#][Demo Version]" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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    My InterpretationIn my opinion, this song is about these people's friends dying by suicide/drugs.

    "He was fragile and frozen
    When the bullet took away his friend"
    Maybe they were close friends, and the guy who lost his friend now feels hopeless and lonely, like he has no one.

    "She was fragile and frozen
    When the needle took away her friend"
    It seems as though the girls friend was a heroin addict.

    As a result of the deaths, both people are feeling suicidal.

    "She/He's pulling his/her weapon to his/her side
    Loading it full of his/her goodbyes"

    Now that their friends have died, they are now suicidal and their method of suicide is shooting themselves. By saying their side, I believe they're referring to the side of their heads. The enemy across the line is the suicide, yes that sounds weird. But I think its the suicide because they went across the line by taking their own lives.
    brutalfruit121on November 06, 2014   Link
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    General Commentawesome track!!!
    i can really relate to this
    iwnbts17on December 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentive listened to it like 100 times already.
    josh154675on December 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI disagree, josh154675...
    This "enemy" is probably from an internal struggle... It could be talking about how they're "loading it full of their goodbyes", meaning goodbyes to their families and friends, about to take their own lives... some people might not get that. I admit I didn't take it that way the first time...
    halodudesixon December 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentceases to amaze i meant...lol im stupid. and yeah...songs can have lots of different meanings. take it however you want. thats awesome.
    josh154675on January 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awesome. linkin park can always make a great song to completely change ur day for the better.
    xxlessthanjakexxon March 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWoaw, I haven't heard this yet! o0

    The lyrics seem cool enough. Anyone got a link to where I can cownload that? The "Send [Song name] Ringtone to your Cell" link doesn't work - atleast the site it links to has issues involving the varyfication code... -_-
    Riddleon July 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like the song is talking about people in general who've been through trauma and are trying their best to keep sane, and possibly from killing themselves.
    latinkid2592on August 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably one of my favorite Linkin Park songs because of the personal meaning to me. It reminds me of a very traumatic experience that me and four of my friends went through...
    PiccoloPrincess101on December 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of a significant moment in my life.
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