"By Myself (Demo)" as written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Joseph Hahn and Robert G. Bourdon....
What do I do to ignore them behind me?
Do I follow my instincts blindly?
Do I hide my pride from these bad dreams
And give in to sad thoughts that are maddening?
Do I sit here and try to stand it?
Or do I try to catch them red-handed?
Do I trust some and get fooled by phoniness,
Or do I trust nobody and live in loneliness?
Because I can't hold on when I'm stretched so thin
I make the right moves but I'm lost within
I put on my daily facade but then
I just end up getting hurt again
By myself (myself)

I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself (myself)
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

I can't hold on.
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin.
It's all too much to take in.
I can't hold on.
To end things watching everything spin.
With thoughts of failure sinking in.

If I turn my back I'm defenseless
And to go blindly seems senseless
If I hide my pride and let it all go on
Then they'll take from me 'till everything is gone
If I let them go I'll be outdone
But if I try to catch them I'll be outrun
If I'm killed by the questions like a cancer
Then I'll be buried in the silence of the answer
By myself (myself)

I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself (myself)
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

I can't hold on.
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin.
It's all too much to take in.
I can't hold on.
To end things watching everything spin.
With thoughts of failure sinking in.

How do you think
I've lost so much
I'm so afraid
I'm out of touch
How do you expect
I will know what to do
When all I know
Is what you tell me to

Don't you
I can't tell you how to make it
No matter what I do
How hard I
I can't seem to convince myself
I'm stuck on the outside
Don't you
I can't tell you how to make it
No matter what I do
How hard I
I can't seem to convince myself
I'm stuck on the outside

I can't hold on
(To what I want when I'm stretched so thin)
It's all too much to take in
I can't hold on
(To anything watching everything spin)
Without some failure sinking

I can't hold on
(To what I want when I'm stretched so thin)
It's all too much to take in
I can't hold on
(To anything watching everything spin)
Without some failure sinking


Lyrics submitted by csreech

"By Myself" as written by Brad Delson Mike Shinoda

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    General Commentcool
    Tracyon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is also know as SuperXero
    Tuck3ron July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo actually this is a totally different song, similar lyrics but not the same song as superxero which has been posted as well. robengel.com has an audio section with all of the demos including superxero and this one
    csreechon July 21, 2002   Link
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    VioletVirgo15on July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is also known as SUperXero because 'Xero' was one of the bands titles before Linkin Park, or even Hybrid Theory. They Rock.
    razeon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell actually, before they named themselves Xero, they actually called themselves SuperXero. Anyway, there's a couple of mistakes in the lyrics... Like when it says, "Or do I trust none and live in loneliness?" it's supposed to say "live LIFE in loneliness?" And also there's not supposed to be another "(myself)" just before the chorus after the verses.
    dark_falco3000on November 05, 2006   Link

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