"Faint" as written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Robert G. Bourdon, Dave Farrell and Joseph Hahn....
I am a little bit of loneliness, a little bit of disregard
Handful of complaints but I can't help the fact
That everyone can see these scars
I am what I want you to want, what I want you to feel
But it's like no matter what I do, I can't convince you
To just believe this is real
So I, let go watching you turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend I'm not
But I'll be here 'cause you're all that I've got

I can't feel the way I did before
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored
Time won't heal this damage anymore
Don't turn your back on me I won't be ignored

I am, a little bit insecure, a little unconfident
'Cause you don't understand I do what I can
But sometimes I don't make sense
I am, what you never want to say, but I've never had a doubt
It's like no matter what I do I can't convince you for once just to hear me out
So I, let go watching you turn your back like you always do
You face away and pretend I'm not
But I'll be here 'cause you're all that I've got

I can't feel the way I did before
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored
Time won't heal this damage anymore
Don't turn your back on me I won't be ignored

You hear me out now
You're gonna listen to me like it or not
Right now, hear me out now
You're gonna listen to me like it or not
Right now

I can't feel the way I did before
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored
Time won't heal this damage anymore
Don't turn your back on me I won't be ignored

I can't feel
Don't turn your back on me
I won't be ignored
Time won't heal
Don't turn your back on me I won't be ignored


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"Faint" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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    My InterpretationI think it could definitely be looked at as you're a social outcast or a loner and you want to fit in but no one seems to notice you. Also it could be about wanting to be heard and making yourself heard. Maybe you're living in someone else's shadow and you don't have the courage to stand up to them and make them think that you're someone of worth and significance. Loneliness and insecurity are definitely qualities of a person who doesn't fit in and they are usually invisible to the world. So you go through life complaining about it but not exactly making the effort to do anything about it. At least not until the part where Chester screams "Hear me out now, you're going to listen to me like it or not" that's pretty much the moment where he gets fed up with being invisible and instead of wishing someone would listen, he's making them listen and not giving them the option to ignore him anymore. It's taking a stand for yourself and putting yourself out there because if you wander through life at the back of the line with your head down and silent, no one is going to hear you nor care. YOU have to make yourself heard.
    Lexikittenon October 15, 2013   Link

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