"Skin To Bone" as written by Chester Charles Bennington, Robert G. Bourdon, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell and Joseph Hahn....
Skin to bone, steel to rust
Ash to ashes, dust to dust
Will tomorrow have it's way
With the promises we made
Skin to bone, steel to rust.

Ash to ashes, dust to dust
Your deception, my disgust
When your name is finally drawn,
I'll be happy that you're gone
Ash to ashes, dust to dust.

(Aah) Ash to ashes, dust to dust
(Aah) Skin to bone and steel to rust

Right to left, left to right
Night to day and day to night
As the starlight fades to gray,
I'll be watching far away
Right to left and left to right

(Aah) Ash to ashes, dust to dust
(Aah) Skin to bone and steel to rust

Will tomorrow have it's way
With the promises betrayed
Skin to bone and steel to rust
Skin to bone and steel to rust
Skin to bone and steel to rust


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"Skin to Bone" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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    General Commentokay so here's my thoughts Skin to bone, steel to rust
    Ash to ashes, dust to dust
    Will tomorrow have it's way
    With the promises we made
    Skin to bone, steel to rust.

    Is saying that over time things die things decay, but will tomorrow have it's way? is refering to a political figure saying something and if they will follow through or not. the following line saying skin to bone,steel to rust. is saying no because things will stay the same.

    by doing so the next verse is saying that since thins didn't change I'll be happy when your gone. thus being very rebellious and saying down with how the things are run.

    Right to left, left to right
    Night to day and day to night
    As the starlight fades to gray,
    I'll be watching far away
    Right to left and left to right

    is the closure of the song, showing escape from what we were or even watching from death (Heaven) as the world becomes decay
    RXTon November 08, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningto me this means that we all will die and tomorrow ( or the future) wil keep our promises from being kept. ash to asheds dust to dust. in the three major religion islam, christainty and judaism we all come from clay, dirt or dust and we return to dust. ash after cremation eventually becomes dirt or dust and becomes part of the ground. the most meaningful part ( for me) is "will tomorrow have its way with the promises we made" we make alot of promises not only to others but also to our selfs. things like i will never give up on this (in my case i will never give up on some one) but eventually time has it way with us and we forget those pormises that we made which is so sad :(
    lamblalambon April 04, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song Meaning (in my opinion) is about broken promises (or somebody that got betrayed).

    the first half of the first verse:

    Skin to bone, steel to rust
    Ash to ashes, dust to dust
    Will tomorrow have it's way
    With the promises we made
    Skin to bone, steel to rust.

    It's actually about the promises that they make...

    The other half of the first verse:

    Ash to ashes, dust to dust
    Your deception, my disgust
    When your name is finally drawn,
    I'll be happy that you're gone
    Ash to ashes, dust to dust.

    That's about after the writer got betray

    So the song is mostly about the betrayal... nothing else...
    V1nn13zon August 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay so here's my thoughts Skin to bone, steel to rust
    Ash to ashes, dust to dust
    Will tomorrow have it's way
    With the promises we made
    Skin to bone, steel to rust.

    Is saying that over time things die things decay, but will tomorrow have it's way? is refering to a political figure saying something and if they will follow through or not. the following line saying skin to bone,steel to rust. is saying no because things will stay the same.

    by doing so the next verse is saying that since thins didn't change I'll be happy when your gone. thus being very rebellious and saying down with how the things are run.

    Right to left, left to right
    Night to day and day to night
    As the starlight fades to gray,
    I'll be watching far away
    Right to left and left to right

    is the closure of the song, showing escape from what we were or even watching from death (Heaven) as the world becomes decay
    RXTon November 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"when your name is drawn" the higher self will be happy to see the revolting lower self / body fall back to dust.
    kayakron June 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like Linkin Park can make song really deep and meaning while still being enjoyable.
    HarunoKakageon August 28, 2013   Link

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