"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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    My InterpretationMaybe this is just because I'm going through this right now...but this song made me identify with low self-esteem. Even the first lines, "I'm stuck in this bed you made, alone with a sinking feeling." And the "secrets you've been keeping." "Suffocate in the mess you've been making." "You push it back down."

    A person with low-self esteem has a skewed perception. They think that they are worthless and that they ruin things rather than make them better/contributing.They think people hate them when really they don't. They think they aren't talented. But that isn't the reality of the situation. Hence the line: "blood in your eye."

    So this voice in their head that fuels the low self-esteem works on lies. It works on making sure that any little positive thing that has happened is brushed away as 'luck' or an 'unexpected coincidence.' It isolates them from people who really do care about them. Because of the false threat of hatred.

    "No remorse for the trust you're breaking" could refer to how low-self esteem can manifest and ruin any credibility you have in yourself and even that others have in you. Then this voice....builds on that gain and grows stronger in the manipulation. "You push it back down" refers to the actual person's efforts to fight against the low self-esteem. By questioning the logic or just flat out ignoring it.

    By the end of the song (when it slows down) the actual person has beat this demeaning voice in their head. "The future gazing out the past to overwrite." And they are now in the process of healing. The "we've been waiting to collect" parts probably refer to a more third-person group point of view...where these people want to understand what this one person went through in their time of low self-esteem.

    Wow...sorry this is so long. But I really wanted to share this with you guys (opened an account to do it :D) Thoughts, anyone???
    DreamersRUson July 07, 2011   Link

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