"Numb" as written by and Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson....
I'm tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
I don't know what you're expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow

I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
By becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

Can't you see that you're smothering me?
Holding too tightly, afraid to lose control
'Cause everything that you thought I would be
Has fallen apart right in front of you
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow
And every second I waste is more than I can take!

I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
By becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

And I know I may end up failing too
But I know you were just like me with someone disappointed in you

I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
By becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
I'm tired of being what you want me to be
I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
I'm tired of being what you want me to be


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"Numb" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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    General CommentAhaha, no way. I just spent forever cleaning up the lyrics to this song, like no joke. Adding punctuation and capitalizing and shit like that. And I hit submit, but somebody just entered the lyrics like a minute before I submitted mine. Congrats ;)
    MethodicMadnesson April 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentanyone think it could be about drugs? self-destruction?

    "I'll rape this city just to show you she's as pretty in the night as day"
    -"she" could be the city, and maybe the city is his body.

    "And I swallow anything that seems to look like a key, yeah.."
    and
    "Now I'll swallow anything That reminds I am temporary here."
    - he probably means drugs

    "She say's, "You're hurting me..."
    "I can't feel a thing."
    I said, "Don't worry cause I can't feel a thing." "
    - just from my first listen, it seems as if his body is telling him to slow down, but he says he can't feel a thing anyway, probably cause he's so doped up off whatever drugs he's taken. what do you think?
    bteamstephenon April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think you're close but on the lowcountry awareness website they titled the song "Alcohol".
    butallthekidsknowon May 18, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit's "wearing a shroud made out of cellophane".
    foundthevelvetsun7on June 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think It's about how all the answers and truths he's found in his life still don't add up."I'm made of books and drugs and people who I thought I should become." It might seem like these things that shape who he is are worth holding on to when he finds them, but eventually they all become contradictions. The song is about relinquishing your convictions because you know it's all bullshit. All the answers become wrong at some point.

    But the lyrics most likely tell of how he deals with it all, or in a way DOESN'T deal with it by depending on alcohol. "I kiss bottles even though I know that they'll become my currency."

    Could go on but, I think that's the most important aspect of the song.
    GodWentToJaredzon February 08, 2011   Link

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