"Crawling" as written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Joseph Hahn and Robert G. Bourdon....
[Chorus]
Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing
This lack of self control I fear is never ending
Controlling

I can't seem
To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before
So insecure

[Chorus]

Discomfort, endlessly has pulled itself upon me
Distracting, reacting
Against my will I stand beside my own reflection
It's haunting how I can't seem.

To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before
So insecure

[Chorus]

Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing, confusing what is real

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing
(Confusing what is real)
This lack of self control I fear is never ending
Controlling
(Confusing what is real)


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"Crawling" as written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Joseph Hahn, Robert G. Bourdon

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is awesome because it tells you a story that someone else has already been through and how it totally changed them as a person. It changed how they feel about themselves, it's changed how they look at themselves in the mirror, it's changed how others look at them. It has changed some of the key points about that person; as the song goes on, it tells how they person doesn't know what to do with themselves because they're such a total mess and no one wants to be seen with them. It also tells the untold stories of those people who never spoke up about how they've been treated by other people and by themselves. Those are the reasons I absolutely love this song and this band.
    luv4linkinon November 26, 2001   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI have a friend that has panic disorder...when she heard this she got chills. This is almost exactly what is going through her mind when she's suffering from a panic attack. They're very scary and these words describe what she's thinking about how she's feeling...
    Fear is how I fall: the reason she always falls into these panic attacks is fear of everything around her
    Confusing what is real: when you're in them, everything around you doesn't seem real and it's hard to figure what is and isn't
    There's something inside of me that pulls beneath the surface: it's something inside of her and it's all she knows is that it's a medical problem caused by no apparent reason
    Consuming, confusing: it totally consumes her body and her mind and it's so confusing
    This lack of self-control is neverending: she has no self-control
    I can't seem to find myself again: she doesn't feel that she'll ever get out of it and this feeling acts as if it will never go away
    Too much pressure to take: it's an attack of extreme anxiety
    I've felt this way before: she's constantly suffering from these attacks
    Discomfort....: her physical and mental being are extrememly full of discomfort and no matter how hard she tries she can't get comfortable
    Distracting....: she can't think
    Against my will I stand beside my own reflextion: it's so haunting how she can't control herself and how surreal the whole seen is

    If this makes sense or not to anyone...I know that if you just listen to these words, what is being described is everything that's spinning around in her mind in a matter of moments and this spinning will not stop. Fear consumes her body and she absolutely cannot get out of any of that fear...It's a horrible thing to go through, but this song and many, MANY other Linkin Park lyrics give her a sense of comfort...knowing that perhaps there's someone else who knows how's she's feeling or how she's felt...
    GlitStaron January 30, 2002   Link
  • +3
    Song ComparisonWTF IS WRONG WITH MOST OF YOU!!!

    This song is about child abuse cus' if im correct chester was a victim of that
    Its not about drugs or ... butt penetrating... -_-
    And the video shows what Chester( or maybe someone else) was going through and ya know parts of songs sometimes mean what they say. Example- "these wounds will not heal" the girl in the video was hurt not drugged!
    If you think im dumb or something, save it for yourself.
    Kintoruon December 12, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment'Crawling' narrates a phase in the life of few or one of the band members possibly now but most likley in the past. It is the coming to terms being on heroin. It is the thoughts of an addicted user, how they condemn themselves for 'using' (It’s haunting how I can’t seem
    To find myself again) yet, just see it as an easy way out (Without a sense of confidence, I’m convinced
    there's just too much pressure to take ) The person keeps on going back to the drug regardless of its consequences (crawling in my skin, these wounds they will not heal) Wounds wont heal due to the fact of frequent use. Because of the drug the person has lost himself, has gone into complete self hating mode. They know that the drug is harmful but see it a a right thing to do (Confusing what is real) Only after a period of being in denial does this person realise what the drug has caused and lacks esteem to get themself out of the circle the seem to go through. The song is stating that heroin/drugs is more then a physical thing and the mental side of it all is just or perhaps even worse.
    Ellon January 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment'Crawling' narrates a phase in the life of few or one of the band members possibly now but most likley in the past. It is the coming to terms being on heroin. It is the thoughts of an addicted user, how they condemn themselves for 'using' (It’s haunting how I can’t seem
    To find myself again) yet, just see it as an easy way out (Without a sense of confidence, I’m convinced
    there's just too much pressure to take ) The person keeps on going back to the drug regardless of its consequences (crawling in my skin, these wounds they will not heal) Wounds wont heal due to the fact of frequent use. Because of the drug the person has lost himself, has gone into complete self hating mode. They know that the drug is harmful but see it a a right thing to do (Confusing what is real) Only after a period of being in denial does this person realise what the drug has caused and lacks esteem to get themself out of the circle the seem to go through. The song is stating that heroin/drugs is more then a physical thing and the mental side of it all is just or perhaps even worse.
    Ellon January 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsane, you said "no real depth unless you go searching for it." You basically said that depth is supposed to be superficial. That makes absolutely no sense. Things may appear superficial but may actually have a real meaning, but one just has to look for it. Your statement contradicts itself.
    davidj0228on April 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy personal fav lp song. "Against my will i stand beside my own reflection" really hits home."Fear is how I fall, confusing what is real" probably the best line in this song. Fear has taken so much out of all of us, it can even be a barrier from the ones we love.
    BrokenExistenceon July 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentUmm this site truly is pointless. Music may has a different meaning to everyone. You apply it in your life
    thbreakingon July 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont think it is about achivements its about abuse how everytime a certain person is around u have to be perfect or a certain way "these wounds they will not heel" definatly abuse
    beachbabex90210on May 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou know, this is what i like best about linkin park. while some people say they don't like linkin park because their songs are so "general", that's the exact reason why i love them....even if this song is about a drug addiction or sexual abuse or whatever, right now i'm kind of comparing it to my own situation...."these wounds they will not heal, fear is how i fall"...to me, i compare that to my depression about a major mistake i made because of fear...that's just one example. i really do love linkin park....as for the ongoing arguements between lp fanatics and lp haters, well, everyone has different opinions and different tastes in music. people should just accept each other's differences.
    xomusicmaniac94on December 14, 2008   Link

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