"With You" as written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, John Robert King, Michael S. Simpson, Joseph Hahn and Robert G. Bourdon....
I woke up in a dream today
To the cold of the static, and put my cold feet on the floor
Forgot all about yesterday
Remembering I'm pretending to be where I'm not anymore
A little taste of hypocrisy
And I'm left in the wake of the mistake, slow to react
Even though you're so close to me
You're still so distant, and I can't bring you back

It's true
The way I feel
Was promised by your face
The sound of your voice
Painted on my memories
Even if you're not with me

I'm with you
You now I see
Keeping everything inside (with you)
You now I see
Even when I close my eyes

I hit you and you hit me back
We fall to the floor, the rest of the day stands still
Fine line between this and that
When things go wrong I pretend that the past isn't real
Now I'm trapped in this memory
And I'm left in the wake of the mistake, slow to react
So, even though you're close to me
You're still so distant, and I can't bring you back

It's true
The way I feel
Was promised by your face
The sound of your voice
Painted on my memories
Even if you're not with me

I'm with you
You now I see
Keeping everything inside (with you)
You now I see
Even when I close my eyes

I'm with you
You now I see
Keeping everything inside (with you)
You now I see
Even when I close my eyes

No, no matter how far we've come
I can't wait to see tomorrow
No matter how far we've come
I can't wait to see tomorrow
With you

You now I see
Keeping everything inside (with you)
You now I see
Even when I close my eyes

With you
You now I see
Keeping everything inside (with you)
You now I see
Even when I close my eyes


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"With You" as written by Brad Delson Mike Shinoda

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Song MeaningThis song is about attachment. "The way i feel was promised by your face", indicates an emotional holding where one's feelings depend on the presence of another. This is how for the writer, "Even though your not with me I'm with you" because although physically the "your face" has moved on, the "how I feel" still remains.

    Surrounding the chorus are complexities that come as a result of the end of the assumed relationship. Again as with the chorus these parts seem to be emotional related. Firstly in the first verse "Waking up in a dream" and "Pretending to be where I'm not anymore" suggest that in or outside his imagination the perpetrator is confused as to where he exactly is emotionally. This relates to the condradiction expressed in the 2nd verse where "When things go wrong i pretend the past isn't real" however, "I'm trapped in this memory". These issues flow from the overall theme of the song - even though your not with me (physically) I am with you (emotionally).



    justin22on November 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG ROX TOTALLY!!! I LOVE LINKIN PARK WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!
    luv4linkinon November 26, 2001   Link
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    General CommentTHIS IS THIER NEXT SINGLE!!! can you tell how excited i am?? i love this songe, it's my favorite song on the cd, and it's the next us single, so they'll have 5 out. beccause they're releasing papercut, and then this, but papercut is already out in the UK. I'm happy!! :-D
    medusaon February 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHIS IS THEIR NEXT SINGLE!!! can you tell how excited i am?? i love this songe, it's my favorite song on the cd, and it's the next us single, so they'll have 5 out. beccause they're releasing papercut, and then this, but papercut is already out in the UK. I'm happy!! :-D
    medusaon February 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOH THIS IS SO HOW IM FEELING RIGHT NOW ABOUT A PARTICULAR SOMEONE... I FEEL YOU MEDUSA AND LUV4LINKIN, I HOPE THIS IS THEIR NEXT ONE I I LOVE LINKIN PARK WITH ALL MY HEART TOO.
    Tracyon March 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like someone but I'm too slow to do anything about it. It feels strange that fate plays with you like sometimes I hear her saying words I used before when she was near by. For example, I said something two years ago for no reason when she was near and she said the exact samething the other day. It was even the same place exept the positions we were standing at was reversed. Sometimes I feel there's a fate between the me and her but everone around me keeps discouraging me and drawing me away from her. Someone I trusted pulled me away from the best chance I had. She was looking nervous, I don't know why but my companion had to pull me away saying I was there to do something else. As I walked away, she seemed upset and angry. I don't know what to do and am still in a fix. Anyone who reads this, maybe post something I could do or pray that something good does happen between me and her.
    avanon April 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is bitchin! i luv it!!!!!!
    big_2kon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMost when looking at Lp lyrics, automatically relatwe it to a relationship. Though different songs mean different things to different people at different times, this is what this song could mean to me. I see it as someone close to the guy has died. I know he was there when the person died, but not sure weather or not to say he killed this person or if he saw someone kill this person. I do know that he seems to have been shot/stabbed or whatvever happened, and too late to stop the person from shooting/stabbing the one so close to him. And then he woke up in a hospital, cold feet on the floor, trying to forget about yesterday's events. Now, the memories are all flooding back I'm guessing a year later on that same day. OR, what could have happened, was dude got into a fight with his lady and accidently killed her. And the cold feet on the floor would be prison. But fact of the matter, either way. the memory is haunting him and he can't shake it. The face, voice, and all he knew about this person is trapped in a memory. He sees this person all the time, walking down the street or whatnot. But it always turns out just to be in his mind. Like it says, even though this prson is so close to him, he can't bring them back. Even if they're not with him, he's with them. And he blames himself for this.
    Mett_Wolfon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentif fate is with you...you have nothing to worry about.
    you are your own person...ao do what you want to do...I guess thats all i have to say
    SingledOuton April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about anyone else here, but where I'm from it seems like the people who like Linkin Park are labeled as posers and everyone else hates them. I say fuck them. This song kicks ass.
    dougbrancheson May 02, 2002   Link

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