Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing
This lack of self control I fear is never ending
Controlling
I can't seem
To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence I'm convinced
That there's just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before
So insecure

Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

Discomfort, endlessly has pulled itself upon me
Distracting, reacting
Against my will I stand beside my own reflection
It's haunting how I can't seem

To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence I'm convinced
That there's just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before
So insecure

Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing, confusing what is real

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming (confusing what is real)
This lack of self control I fear is never ending
Controlling (confusing what is real)


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"Crawling" as written by Brad Delson Mike Shinoda

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI have a friend that has panic disorder...when she heard this she got chills. This is almost exactly what is going through her mind when she's suffering from a panic attack. They're very scary and these words describe what she's thinking about how she's feeling...
    Fear is how I fall: the reason she always falls into these panic attacks is fear of everything around her
    Confusing what is real: when you're in them, everything around you doesn't seem real and it's hard to figure what is and isn't
    There's something inside of me that pulls beneath the surface: it's something inside of her and it's all she knows is that it's a medical problem caused by no apparent reason
    Consuming, confusing: it totally consumes her body and her mind and it's so confusing
    This lack of self-control is neverending: she has no self-control
    I can't seem to find myself again: she doesn't feel that she'll ever get out of it and this feeling acts as if it will never go away
    Too much pressure to take: it's an attack of extreme anxiety
    I've felt this way before: she's constantly suffering from these attacks
    Discomfort....: her physical and mental being are extrememly full of discomfort and no matter how hard she tries she can't get comfortable
    Distracting....: she can't think
    Against my will I stand beside my own reflextion: it's so haunting how she can't control herself and how surreal the whole seen is

    If this makes sense or not to anyone...I know that if you just listen to these words, what is being described is everything that's spinning around in her mind in a matter of moments and this spinning will not stop. Fear consumes her body and she absolutely cannot get out of any of that fear...It's a horrible thing to go through, but this song and many, MANY other Linkin Park lyrics give her a sense of comfort...knowing that perhaps there's someone else who knows how's she's feeling or how she's felt...
    GlitStaron January 30, 2002   Link

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