"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 CommentLinkin Park performs this song so beautifully live.

    To me, this song is about a relationship that has hit a wall, but yet both parties are trying to hold on even though it's a lost cause. It seems to be also about attachment and being with someone out of habit, even though it may be an unhealthy relationship. It's basically about a relationship hanging from a thin thread, nothing can be done to help it except to leave, and push one another away. It's a classic case of being better off alone, than to be in a relationship that is not wholesome.

    "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..."

    This is about not having reciprocation in a relationship, in which in the end you'd only be hurting (playing) yourself for taking such a risk to begin with. Love is a risk. He's saying the true sacrifice is figuring out WHAT made him stay in this unhealthy, detrimental relationship. Why didn't I walk away if I knew this is bad? Why am I hurting/playing myself this way? It all points to insecurity which is evidently the theme of many Linkin Park songs.

    xx Roxy
    AubergineGirlon May 21, 2011   Link

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