"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

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    My InterpretationTo me, this song is talking about a victim of domestic or child abuse. The singer is trying to all he can to survive the hell he's going through, trying to make sure the abuser can't catch him and break him.

    He is doing the best he can, holding strong, while the situation is getting worse. He knows the situation is getting worse, the night getting darker and darker. All he can do is wait for the dawn, maybe his escape from the abusive situation or maybe he'll be an adult soon and can leave.

    Stood up strong in spite of that hate
    Night gets darkest right before dawn
    What don't kill you makes you more strong
    And I been waiting for it so long

    It's in the chorus that he realize that no matter how strong he is, he'll never live through the abuse he's forced to endure. There will be no dawn for him, only a trip into eternal darkness.

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

    He remembers when he was smaller that a king only rules until it's "off with his head". His abusers have made their bed, now it's their turn to lie in it. He decides that that is what he'll do. If he's to die, he'll take his abusers with him. So I think it changes in the next verses. This time he's telling his abusers that THEIR night will always last and THEIR light will never come.

    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

    He'll never find his light in this life and he'll make sure his abusers won't be alive to be able to do so either.
    Susinkoon April 16, 2014   Link

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