"When They Come For Me" as written by Chester Charles Bennington, Robert G. Bourdon, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell and Joseph Hahn....
Yeah,
I am not a pattern to be followed
The pill that I'm on
Is a tough one to swallow
I'm not a criminal
Not a role model
Not a born leader
I'm a tough act to follow

I am not the fortunate and the fame
Or the same verse I'm telling you to forfeit the game
I came in the ring like a dog on a chain
And I found out the underbelly is sicker than it seems
And it seems ugly, but it can get worse
'Cause even the blueprint is a gift and a curse
'Cause once you have the theory of how the thing works
Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first

And I'm not a robot
I'm not a monkey
I will not dance even if the beat's funky
Opposite of lazy, far from a punk ya'll
Stop talking, start tryna catch up mother fucker

And all the people say
Aah, aah, aah

Tryin' to catch up mother fucker

Aah, aah, aah

Lauren said money changes situations
Big said it increases the complication
Kane said don't stab, I ain't the one
Chuck said that an Uzi weigh a mother fucking ton
And I'm just a student of the game that they taught me
Rocking every stage and every place that they brought me
I'm awfully underrated
But can be corrected

And so this second I'm gonna save it for the record
I am the opposite of whack
Opposite of weak
Opposite of slack
Standing in the heat
Standing in a crack
Closest to a beat, far from a punk
Ya'll outta stop talking, start tryna catch up mother fucker
And all the people say
Aah, aah, aah

Trying to catch up mother fucker

Aah, aah, aah

Oh when they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone

Oh when they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone

Oh when they come for me
Come for me
I'll be gone

And all the people say
Aah, aah, aah

Trying to catch up mother fucker

Aah, aah, aah

And all the people say
Aah, aah, aah

Trying to catch up mother fucker

Aah, aah, aah
Aah, aah, aah
Aah, aah, aah


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"When They Come for Me" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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    General CommentI can't help thinking that this song is a little bit directed at all the negative comments that LP has gotten from fans that don't like the new direction the band has been taking. That whole first rap, anyway, and especially the lines

    "Because even a blueprint is a gift and a curse
    Because once you got a theory of how the thing works
    Everybody wants the next thing to be like the first
    And I'm not a robot, I'm not a monkey
    I will not dance even if the beat's funky"

    Like, they had a sort of blueprint song style with Hybrid Theory and Meteora, and it worked really well and sold them a lot of albums, but as soon as they started changing their style, people said the new stuff was no good, because it wasn't enough like those first two albums. But, no matter what people want, or negative comments they want to make, LP is going to keep doing what makes them feel good, despite what anybody says, and that's what this album is about for them.

    "You ought to stop talking and try and catch up" - it's like the band saying, we're moving onward and upward and doing cooler and cooler shit, so why don't you all stop badmouthing it and try and keep up, because this is awesome.
    SusieBon September 14, 2010   Link

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