"Pushing Me Away" as written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Robert G. Bourdon and Joseph Hahn....
I've lied to you
The same way that I always do
This is the last smile
That I'll fake for the sake of being with you

Everything falls apart
Even the people who never frown eventually break down
The sacrifice of hiding in a lie
Everything has to end
You'll soon find we're out of time left to watch it all unwind)
The sacrifice is never knowing

Why I never walked away
Why I played myself this way
Now I see your testing me pushes me away
Why I never walked away
Why I played myself this way
Now I see your testing me pushes me away

I've tried like you
To do everything you wanted too
This is the last time
I'll take the blame for the sake of being with you

Everything falls apart
Even the people who never frown eventually break down
The sacrifice of hiding in a lie
Everything has to end
You'll soon find we're out of time left to watch it all unwind)
The sacrifice is never knowing

Why I never walked away
Why I played myself this way
Now I see your testing me pushes me away
Why I never walked away
Why I played myself this way
Now I see your testing me pushes me away

We're all out of time, this is how we find how it all unwinds
The sacrifice of hiding in a lie
We're all out of time, this is how we find how it all unwinds
The sacrifice is never knowing

Why I never walked away
Why I played myself this way
Now I see your testing me pushes me away
Why I never walked away
Why I played myself this way
Now I see your testing me pushes me away

Pushes me away


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"Pushing Me Away" as written by Chester Charles Bennington Brad Delson

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    General CommentThis whole entire album pretty much encapsulated the life of a teenager/young adult. This is the best music in the world for somebody who is very introspective and genuine. This is the best song on the album though, IMHO. It hits the nail on the head, and conveys the raw emotion of the song topic in such a great way. They could have named this album Adolescence Theory, and it would be the most aptly named album title in the history of recorded music.

    Just like pretty much any music out there, this song can be interpreted in several different ways, but I believe it is about a dead end relationship with a partner. You can apply it to just about any type of interpersonal relationship, but I think that is the primary meaning of the song. I think it's about the way that relationships are sustained for too long, which can be any amount of time, when they simply aren't possible to endure due to the differences between both parties. Kind of like when you see the schism of a marriage from a mile away, because the two were together for the wrong reasons. Eventually, the major differences will have no choice but to overcome the temporary and superficial attraction, whatever it may be.

    I watched this happen with my mother's second marriage, and it almost happened to me. I was deeply attracted to a young woman, and in the end, things just simply didn't work out, no matter how hard we tried. Our vast differences in personality created such a clash that our very strong, primal, physical desires failed to overcome them, even as she tried to convey that she was a person that she was not, to compensate for her perceived shortcomings. Even though it was a painful experience for the both of us, I'm very glad that we didn't succeed, because I likely would have ended up one of the millions of unhappily married men who made the mistake of going too fast and entering a shitty relationship with the promise of things being right, when they most certainly aren't. The best part of it, is knowing that, what was initially misperceived as a mistake by me, ended up being a blessing in disguise. It truly is amazing how what can seem to be the mistake of your lifetiime, is actually the best thing you have ever done. This song is about making that right decision, although it can seem like the wrong one initially.
    benj30a4on October 06, 2009   Link

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