I have a dream of a scene between the green hills
Clouds pull away and the sunlight's revealed
People don't talk about keeping it real
It's understood that they actually will
And intoxicated and stimulated MCs
Staring in the trees, paranoid, are gone in the breeze
Watch them flee, hip-hop heads
Take a walk with me and what you'll see
Is a land where the sand's made of crushed up wax
And the sky beyond you is Krylon blue
And everybody speaks in a dialect of rhyme
And MCs have left materialism behind them
Meanwhile, I just grip my mic
And hope me and my team make it through alright
Because say what you will, and say what you might
But don't ignore who it's for at the end of the night

Because this is dedicated to the kids
Dedicated to wherever music lives
Dedicated to those tired of the same old same
And dedicated to the people advancin' the game
What's real, is the kids who know that something's wrong
What's real, is the kids who think they don't belong
What's real, is the kids who have nowhere to run
Who are hiding in the shadows, waiting for the sun

I've seen a lot of sh-, I've talked to a bum
Out on Sunset Strip, he asked me, "How would you feel
If everybody acted like you didn't exist?
You'd lose your grip, probably eventually flip"
So let it be known, the only reason that we do this
So you can pick it up and just bang your head to it
While MCs fight to see who can be the commonest
We float overhead like a space odyssey monolith
Over seeing the game, over being part of the same old thing
It's all gonna change in a hurricane of darkness and pain
And acidic rain and promises you won't do it again
Meanwhile, I just grip my mic
And hope me and my team make it through alright
Because say what you will, and say what you might
But don't ignore who it's for at the end of the night

Because this is dedicated to the kids
Dedicated to wherever music lives
Dedicated to those tired of the same old same
And dedicated to the people advancin' the game
What's real, is the kids who know that something's wrong
What's real, is the kids who think they don't belong
What's real, is the kids who have nowhere to run
Who are hiding in the shadows waiting for the sun

Pulling me close, the shadow is warm inside
This is where I feel at home, this is my place to hide
Pulling me close, the shadow is warm inside
This is where I feel at home, this is my place to hide

Because this is dedicated to the kids
Dedicated to wherever music lives
Dedicated to those tired of the same old same
And dedicated to the people advancin' the game
What's real, is the kids who know that something's wrong
What's real, is the kids who think they don't belong
What's real, is the kids who have nowhere to run
Who are hiding in the shadows waiting for the sun

This is dedicated to the kids
Dedicated to wherever music lives
Dedicated to those tired of the same old same
And dedicated to the people advancin' the game
What's real, everybody who doesn't feel safe
What's real, everybody who knows they're out of place
What's real, anybody with nowhere to run
Who hides in the shadows waiting for the sun


Lyrics submitted by ChaoX

Dedicated [1999 Demo] Lyrics as written by Brad Delson Chester Charles Bennington

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is a very good song, it is just great.. this song was recorded before chester joined the band because it is only mike singing in this song.
    reanimation03on March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, "it's going down" is based on this song a lot..
    i miss songs like this from lp
    megaquadon March 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow...I just heard about this song (through here) last night and I downloaded it....it's really good
    I love the lyrics; the whole chorus, and that part talking to the guy on the strip.....
    I can totally relate.....
    daPyr0xon April 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhatt? how can the song be recorded before chester joined the band when he is one of the writers of that song. eh im confused. anyway, i first listened to dedicated when i got the lpu cd. rad song. thats probably not the best word to describe a song like that but eh whatever.
    LPchick4everon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah....Reanimation03, no. This song is off the LPU 2.0 CD, which kicks ass. And was recorded just for the members of that, hence the name "Dedicated"
    Rhakinon June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentReanimation03, this song was made in 1999 buddy, long after he was in the band officially. Heh heh, don't speak of things you don't really know of, because you must not be a true fan. :P
    bobplazon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentReanimation03, this song was made in 1999 buddy, long after he was in the band officially. Heh heh, don't speak of things you don't really know of, because you must not be a true fan. :P
    bobplazon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat job stealing these lyrics from LPassociation.com.
    Akuma-samaon June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song on the LPU 2.0 CD! If your not a member of the best fan club around I suggest you head over there right now WWW.LPUNDERGROUND.COM !!!!
    bruised_and_brokenon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis was a song that the band recorded, and they kept it to themselves, way before the band became what they are today. It got leaked in 2001, mucho before the LPU 2.0 CD. The edition of LPU 2.0 is an edit.
    exthuseon April 13, 2004   Link

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