"A Light That Never Comes" as written by Steven Hiroyuki Aoki, Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, David Farrell, Joseph Hahn and Mike Shinoda....
Nah, you don't know me
Lightning above and a fire below me
You cannot catch me, cannot hold me
You cannot stop, much less control me
When it rains, it pours, when the floodgates open brace your shores
That pressure don't care when it breaks your doors
Say it's all you can take, better take some more

(Oh)
'Cause I know what it's like to test fate
Had my shoulders pressed with that weight
Stood up strong in spite of that hate

(Oh)
Night gets darkest right before dawn
What don't kill you makes you more strong
And I been waiting for it so long

The nights go on
Waiting for a light that never comes
I chase the sun
Waiting for a light that never comes

Oh
Oh
Oh
Waiting for a light that never comes

When I was young, they told me, they said
Make your bed, you lie in that bed
A king can only reign 'til instead
There comes that day it's "off with his head"

(Oh)
The night gets darkest right before dawn
What don't kill you makes you more strong
You'll have my mercy then when you're gone

The nights go on
Waiting for a light that never comes
I chase the sun
Waiting for a light that never comes

Oh
Oh
Oh
Waiting for a light that never comes

And I told them, nah, you don't know me
Lightning above and a fire below me
You cannot catch me, cannot hold me
You cannot stop, much less control me
When it rains, it pours
When the floodgates open, brace your shores
That pressure don't care, it breaks your doors
Say it's all you can take, better take some more

Oh
Oh
Oh
Waiting for a light that never comes

The nights go on
Waiting for a light that never comes
I chase the sun
Waiting for a light that never comes

Oh
Oh
Oh
Waiting for a light that never comes


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"A Light That Never Comes" as written by Chester Bennington Brad Delson

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    My InterpretationHe sings how his will and strength have been toughened by everything that's happened ("test fate", "pressed with that weight", etc.). He cannot be controlled, he can't even be held in check - that is his strength. However, even then; he knows that eventually his time will come ("off with his head") and he may even be actively waiting for that day ("I chase the sun"). Until then, he will keep moving forward ... when his 'day is done' (i.e.: the light finally does come).
    chaozengineon November 05, 2013   Link

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