Forfeit the game before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame and puts your name to shame
Cover up your face you can’t run the race
The pace is too fast you just won't last

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 like to think you’re never wrong)
You want to act like you’re someone
(You want to act like you’re someone)
You want someone to hurt like you
(You want someone to hurt like you)
You want to share what you’ve been through
You live what you learn

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

You like to think you’re never wrong
(You like to think you’re never wrong)
You want to act like you’re someone
(You want to act like you’re someone)
You want someone to hurt like you
(You want someone to hurt like you)
You want to share what you’ve been through
(You live what you learn)

Forfeit the game before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame and puts your name to shame
Cover up your face you can’t run the race
The pace is too fast you just can’t last

Forfeit the game before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame and puts your name to shame
Cover up your face you can’t run the race
The pace is too fast you just can’t last

You like to think you’re never wrong
You want to act like you’re someone
You want someone to hurt like you
You want to share what you’ve been through

You like to think you’re never wrong
(You like to think you’re never wrong)
You want to act like you’re someone
(You want to act like you’re someone)
You want someone to hurt like you
(You want someone to hurt like you)
You want to share what you’ve been through
(You live what you learn)


Lyrics submitted by ShyBoy1337

Pts.of.athrty (Jay Gordon Remix) song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

17 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment

    Isn't it supposed to be "the pace is too fast you just won't last" instead of "you just can't last"?

    musicfreakkkkkon May 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I like this remix WAY better than the original song actually. Linkin Park is not my favorite band but I think Reanimation is gonna kick arse. The video for this song is incredible! You can check it out at launch.com.

    suddenlysickon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I KNOW.... this song is cool....and Guess what?? THE VIDEO IS EVEN BETTER!!! Trust me on this....and if ya don't, go to robengel.com and click on any reanimation banner to get a free download if the video along with A WHOLE bunch of songs from REANIMATION....Linkin Park FANS ------------> Check it OUT!

    VioletVirgo15on July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i wish i had a jay gordon...he's too sexy.

    oneseasontoolateon July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i like the music vid alot....a great approch for linkin park to take for reanimation

    ShyBoy1337on July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    bah... i wouldn't wish TRL on my worst enemy...

    this song kicks arse but i was listening to the playback of reanimation and the only other songs i like are the in the end and pushing me away remixes... i wish one step closer was better cause it has my favorite singer on it (Jonathan Davis of KoRn)

    MrAcidXon July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    fuckin awesome. the only good song on reanimation

    iamthegodoffuckon August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    hey ne1 kno what part jay gordon sings in this cuz i got reanimation and i dont hear him in it...if u knko pleez post it here

    FrEaK3425on August 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    it has come to my attention that this song (and apparently the rest of the 'new' album) is rather tosh, and the stupid 'text message' style of writing names is infuriating also. i dont really think remix albums work, but i suppose each to his own

    Lets_kill_musicon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yo FrEaK, dude hay gordon is the guy who remixed the song, he does not have any vocals in the song..

    superTrunkson August 12, 2002   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Dreamwalker
Silent Planet
I think much like another song “Anti-Matter” (that's also on the same album as this song), this one is also is inspired by a horrifying van crash the band experienced on Nov 3, 2022. This, much like the other track, sounds like it's an extension what they shared while huddled in the wreckage, as they helped frontman Garrett Russell stem the bleeding from his head wound while he was under the temporary effects of a concussion. The track speaks of where the mind goes at the most desperate & desolate of times, when it just about slips away to all but disconnect itself, and the aftermath.
Album art
Mountain Song
Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell gives Adam Reader some heartfelt insight into Jane’s Addiction's hard rock manifesto "Mountain Song", which was the second single from their revolutionary album Nothing's Shocking. Mountain song was first recorded in 1986 and appeared on the soundtrack to the film Dudes starring Jon Cryer. The version on Nothing's Shocking was re-recorded in 1988. "'Mountain Song' was actually about... I hate to say it but... drugs. Climbing this mountain and getting as high as you can, and then coming down that mountain," reveals Farrell. "What it feels to descend from the mountain top... not easy at all. The ascension is tough but exhilarating. Getting down is... it's a real bummer. Drugs is not for everybody obviously. For me, I wanted to experience the heights, and the lows come along with it." "There's a part - 'Cash in now honey, cash in Miss Smith.' Miss Smith is my Mother; our last name was Smith. Cashing in when she cashed in her life. So... she decided that, to her... at that time, she was desperate. Life wasn't worth it for her, that was her opinion. Some people think, never take your life, and some people find that their life isn't worth living. She was in love with my Dad, and my Dad was not faithful to her, and it broke her heart. She was very desperate and she did something that I know she regrets."
Album art
When We Were Young
Blink-182
This is a sequel to 2001's "Reckless Abandon", and features the band looking back on their clumsy youth fondly.
Album art
Just A Little Lovin'
Dusty Springfield
I don't think it's necessarily about sex. It's about wanting to start the day with some love and affection. Maybe a warm cuddle. I'm not alone in interpreting it that way! For example: "'Just a Little Lovin’ is a timeless country song originally recorded by Eddy Arnold in 1954. The song, written by Eddie Miller and Jimmy Campbell, explores the delicate nuances of love and showcases Arnold’s emotive vocals. It delves into the universal theme of love and how even the smallest gesture of affection can have a profound impact on our lives." https://oldtimemusic.com/the-meaning-behind-the-song-just-a-little-lovin-by-eddy-arnold/
Album art
Punchline
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran sings about missing his former partner and learning important life lessons in the process on “Punchline.” This track tells a story of battling to get rid of emotions for a former lover, whom he now realized might not have loved him the same way. He’s now caught between accepting that fact and learning life lessons from it and going back to beg her for another chance.