"Robot Boy" as written by Chester Charles Bennington, Robert G. Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joseph Hahn, Dave Farrell and Mike Shinoda....
You say you're not gonna fight
'Cause no one will fight for you
And you think there's not enough love
And no one to give it to
And you're sure you've hurt for so long
You've got nothing left to lose
So you say you're not gonna fight
'Cause no one will fight for you

You say the weight of the world
Has kept you from letting go
And you think compassion's a flaw
And you'll never let it show
And you're sure you've hurt in a way
That no one will ever know

But someday the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go

Hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
So hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
So hold on, the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go
Just hold, on the weight of the world
Will give you the strength to go


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"Robot Boy" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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  • +7
    General Commenti look at it this way. to me it seems like this song is about a guy who doesnt show and express his emotions very well (hence being called a robot). and hes scared to show his emotions and go out and live in the "real world". cuz hes maybe a loner or something.

    "Hold on the weight of the world
    Will give you the strength to go"

    is basically telling him everything is going to alright and just go out and be yourself and live life. and that he can be strong an accomplish his goals. thats what i think lol
    crizillaon September 11, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentWhen I listened to the whole album, I definitely interpreted a war theme and Robot Boy immediately made me think of a Solider. The other theme running through this album seems to be the bands transition to a new sound. It was then that I thought the song was bout how the fans want LP to be 'Robots' and produce the same music.

    In both cases, it takes big shoulders to carry forward when there are very little supporters of what you are doing.
    gjahnkeon September 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI just wrote an extremely detailed, elaborate line-by-line analysis of this song over at my blog, which you can look at here: wp.me/…

    I love this song. It changed my mind about Linkin Park entirely. Here's a snippet of the analysis, I wrote...

    "So Who’s The Robot Boy?" Well, there’s only the speaker and the audience here, and it sure isn’t the speaker. Duh. The “Robot Boy” refers to the audience. “Robot Boy” is a fitting title for this person, who keeps themself bottled up inside, never sharing compassion or love, never showing their feelings, never forming bonds with anyone. The audience is more like a robot than a person, hence the titling of this song. Is there hope for the Robot Boy and people like him in the world…? The speaker seems to have been through the same disconnection and emotional isolation as Robot Boy, and seems adamant that things will be alright if Robot Boy can hold on. The speaker is entrusting their knowledge and experience to the Robot Boy to give them the strength and resolve to keep going with the assurance that things will get better. So is there hope for robots out there? Most definitely.

    Dabidon October 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Love it.

    Meaning is pretty self explanatory.
    callum6052on September 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a beautiful song
    can't stop listening to it
    gj39on September 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"What you know about that, what you know about that."

    ---T.I.

    DevilsSaint8on September 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that it is about a soldier, and how the military forces them to live a certain way and do certain things so they all end up acting the same hence being refered to as robot's, anyways it is a great song.
    JCushon October 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI felt like this was about a boy who is about to be drafted into whatever war has started.
    mattjames2010on October 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with crizilla but to add on hes like this because it says you've hert in a way no one will ever no and then goes on to say the weight of the world will give you the strength to go meaning that either peer pressure has built up on him or in a positive response that everything that has been holding you back is now the thing pushing you forward
    SarahBear143on November 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionSubtle corrections:

    You say you're not going to fight
    'Cause no one will fight for you.
    And you think there's not enough love
    And no one to give it to.
    And you're sure you've hurt for so long
    You've got nothing left to lose.
    So you say you're not going to fight
    'Cause no one will fight for you.

    You say the weight of the world
    Has kept you from letting go.
    And you think compassion's a flaw,
    That you'll never let it show.
    And you're sure you've hurt in a way
    That no one will ever know.
    But someday the weight of the world
    Will give you strength to go.

    Hold on the weight of the world
    Will give you the strength to go.
    So hold on the weight of the world
    Will give you the strength to go.
    So hold on the weight of the world
    Will give you the strength to go.
    Just hold on the weight of the world
    Will give you the strength to go.
    PaladinPhoenixon March 14, 2011   Link

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