"Roads Untraveled" as written by Chester Charles Bennington, Robert G. Bourdon, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell and Joseph Hahn....
Weep not for roads untraveled
Weep not for paths left lone
'Cause beyond every bend is a long blinding end
It's the worst kind of pain I've known

Give up your heart left broken
And let that mistake pass on
'Cause the love that you lost wasn't worth what it cost
And in time you'll be glad it's gone

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
whoa, whoa

Weep not for roads untraveled
Weep not for sights unseen
May your love never end and if you need a friend,
There's a seat here alongside me

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
Whoa, whoa


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"Roads Untraveled" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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  • +14
    General CommentIn my opinion, this is the best song on Living Things.

    This song is so beautiful because it implies NOT to dwell on what could have been or NOT to dwell on "what if I had done something different." Not knowing what could have been is one of the worst pains one can suffer through. It truly eats at the core of you and Mike is convincing when he sings it. This song is also about moving on and knowing in time you'll be glad that the relationship (whatever it may be) you had is gone. Your time is not worth on this person who left you or caused the breakup. I like how the end also implies that Mike knows your pain and you and him can share your pain together. In my case, my name ex left a gaping whole in my life when she steered our relationship into the ground over distance(school). This song was much needed about 5 years ago.

    Thank you Linkin Park
    iDweavon June 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWoah! Anyone else seeing a Robert Frost reference here? (The Road Less Travelled)
    wintermanon June 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA very simple song, but amazing. Listening to the melody can make me hope. Reading the lyrics make me feel safe and not alone. ♥

    *sorry for my bad english, I'm italian and i need some practise*
    Smileeyon September 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, I meant Chester/Mike both sing the end. The part about needing a friend, there's a seat by them.
    iDweavon June 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song..chester has got the best vocal..
    bonyjosemon August 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It has so much meaning and every time I listen to me it gives me the chills (:
    dogzrcool4on September 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI really feel like I 've heard the main notes of the song somewhere else, maybe in some other song, especially on the "Whoa, whoa.." parts. The song is great but I can't shake the feeling.
    godenson December 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is ,in my opinion the best song I've ever heard. It makes me feel like just because I mess up I can just forget about it and move on.
    xxcolexxon August 31, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically, the song is saying that you need to move on in life after your breakup, because sitting around crying ab
    lonewolf90on October 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment[/Song Comparison]

    This is personally my favorite song. I have the confetti parade remix and it's equally as great but I find more of a connection with the remix.

    The reason being because in the original it seems (as IDweav already said) to talk more about a past love and trying not to worry or dwell on it and move on. I haven't experience love and so can't seem to relate to it but I can sense the pain.
    For the remix it opted out the losing love part making it seem more relatable to any troubles anyone seems to be going through;
    "Close your eyes, take a breath don't worry about it and move on, it 's going to be alright," Is the feeling I get form it, from either songs.
    Krolshion May 21, 2015   Link

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