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, BMG Rights Management

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    General Comment'Crawling' narrates a phase in the life of few or one of the band members possibly now but most likley in the past. It is the coming to terms being on heroin. It is the thoughts of an addicted user, how they condemn themselves for 'using' (It’s haunting how I can’t seem
    To find myself again) yet, just see it as an easy way out (Without a sense of confidence, I’m convinced
    there's just too much pressure to take ) The person keeps on going back to the drug regardless of its consequences (crawling in my skin, these wounds they will not heal) Wounds wont heal due to the fact of frequent use. Because of the drug the person has lost himself, has gone into complete self hating mode. They know that the drug is harmful but see it a a right thing to do (Confusing what is real) Only after a period of being in denial does this person realise what the drug has caused and lacks esteem to get themself out of the circle the seem to go through. The song is stating that heroin/drugs is more then a physical thing and the mental side of it all is just or perhaps even worse.
    Ellon January 13, 2002   Link

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