"Blackout" as written by Chester Charles Bennington, Robert G. Bourdon, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell and Joseph Hahn....
I'm stuck in this bed you made
Alone with a sinking feeling
I saw through the words you said
To the secrets you've been keeping
It's written upon your face
All the lies how they cut so deeply
You can't get enough you take
And take and take and never say

No, you've gotta get it inside
You push it back down
You push it back down
No, you'll never get it inside
Push it back down black out blood in your eye

You say that it's not your fault
And swear that I am mistaken
You said it's not what it seems
No remorse for the trust you're breaking
You run but then back you fall
Suffocate in the mess you're making
You can't get enough you take
And take and take and take and take
Fuck it are you listening?

No, you've gotta get it inside
You push it back down
You push it back down
No, you'll never get it inside
Push it back down
You push it back down
No, you've gotta get it inside
You push it back down
You push it back down
No, you'll never get it inside
Push it back down
Black out blood in your eye

Floating down, as colors fill the light
We look up from the ground
In fields of paper white
And floating up you pass us in the night
A future gazing out a past to overwrite
So come down far below
We've been waiting to collect the things you know
Come down far below
We've been waiting to collect what you've let go

Come down
Oh
Come down
Oh
Come down
Oh
Come down
Oh
Come down
Oh


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"Blackout" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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    General CommentThis is obviously about more than just a relationship. The whole album is about WWII, so I think it's about the detonation of the atomic bomb in Japan and the moments right after. The lyrics in "Burning In The Skies" and just the title of "Fallout" also seem to carry meaning about the nukes and Japan. But Shinoda's line "Floating out as colors fill the light, we look up from the ground in fields of paper white, floating up you pass us in the night, the future gazing out a past to overwrite." directly seems to be describing the bombers passing by, as a nuclear explosion lights up the "fields of paper white." The part "No you'll never get it inside, you push it back down, blackout, blood in your eye" is something I can't really relate to the rest of the song... it just seems like a sexual struggle ending with a black eye, but I thought "Blackout" itself had something more to do with the detonation of the atomic bombs. So I can't really make sense of this song by itself, but this is a concept album so it is meant to be critiqued and understood as an overall album, not song by song.
    germandeathkittiezon September 18, 2010   Link

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