Forfeit the game
Stop the talk show
Product of what
Your taught to know
Forfeit the game
'Cause tomorrow
When it's all done
You reap what you sow

You love the way I look at you
While taking pleasure in the awful things you put me through
You take away if I give in
My life, my pride is broken

You like to think you're never wrong
(You live what you?ve learned)
You have to act like you're someone
(You live what you?ve learned)
You want someone to hurt like you
(You live what you?ve learned)
You want to share what you've been through
(You live what you?ve learned)

You love the things I say I'll do
The way I'll hurt myself again just to get back at you
You take away when I give in
My life, my pride is broken

Chorus

Forfeit the game
Stop the talk show
Product of what
Your taught to know
Forfeit the game
'Cause tomorrow
When it's all done
You reap what you sow (2x)

Chorus (2x)


Lyrics submitted by csreech

Vertical Limit (Demo) song meanings
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    General Commenti can clearly say that i can relate to this song with one of my ex boyfriends. what linkin park is writting about is a relationship gone.. well.. sour. i think that maybe someone has the overall power of lp's emotion's - hat no matter what, that person wins. and when lp tries to get back at them, it backfires. and it's pissing them off.. bad.
    krehzdpunkon February 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LIKE THIS DEMO. THE LYRICS ARE PRETTY TIGHT.
    Tracyon March 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, I like these lyrics better than Points of Authority.
    IndredColdon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of me and my dad. Certain verses in this song bring upon me a de ja vu. "You want someone to hurt like you" and "You'd like to think you're never wrrong" and the one that really reminds me of my ol' man, "You wanna share what you've been through!"
    aceticaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwho placed these lyrics here? The title is incorrect, Vertical Limit isn't what the song's called, people think it's called Vertical Limit because LP had one of their songs played in a movie called Vertical Limit. The real title of the song is 'Points of Authority Demo' Simple as that.
    Shinnizleston May 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry to say shinnizlest, but the name BEFORE points of authority was vertical limit. this ones better than the other one
    Hybrid_7on June 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's about being pushed around by a gf/bf, I think. Having arguments about what's right in a relationship. But this is just my opinion, all songs mean something different to everyone (for ex. to me In The End is about falling in love but not being able to get to the girl. Because of personal reasons). See?

    BTW I don't know which version of Points Of Authority is the official one (on my version of Hybrid Theory, there's this song). Actually, I think this version's far better. Better lyrics and rap in the bridge.
    Excuse me for my bad English
    Der_Bulleon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti prefer these lyrics to the final cut (Hybrid Theory version) of points of authority, too
    lucyb85on January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the hybrid theory lyrics more. I think mike gets more emotional in them
    Mario007on May 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the demo to Points of Authority, and really, I can't say whether I like the demo or the Hybrid Theory release, in the Hybrid Theory it's a little more reminiscent of Darwinian theory, and the demo is more emotional.
    HyperXeroon October 13, 2009   Link

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