By Myself Lyrics

Linkin Park


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Joseph Hahn, Robert G. Bourdon
album: Track 7 in album Hybrid Theory
release date: 2000-10-24
popularity : 170 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Nu Metal
length: 3:10
producer: Don Gilmore
mixer: Andy Wallace
engineer: Don Gilmore and Steve Sisco
additional engineer: John Ewing, Jr.
assistant engineer: Matt Griffin
writer: Linkin Park

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Linkin Park Hybrid Theory cover art
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What do I do to ignore them behind me?
Do I follow my instincts blindly?
Do I hide my pride from these bad dreams
And give in to sad thoughts that are maddening?
Do I sit here and try to stand it?
Or do I try to catch them red-handed?
Do I trust some and get fooled by phoniness,
Or do I trust nobody and live in loneliness?
Because I can't hold on when I'm stretched so thin
I make the right moves but I'm lost within
I put on my daily facade but then
I just end up getting hurt again
By myself (myself)

I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself (myself)
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

I can't hold on.
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin.
It's all too much to take in.
I can't hold on.
To end things watching everything spin.
With thoughts of failure sinking in.

If I turn my back I'm defenseless
And to go blindly seems senseless
If I hide my pride and let it all go on
Then they'll take from me 'till everything is gone
If I let them go I'll be outdone
But if I try to catch them I'll be outrun
If I'm killed by the questions like a cancer
Then I'll be buried in the silence of the answer
By myself (myself)

I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself (myself)
I ask why, but in my mind
I find I can't rely on myself

I can't hold on.
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin.
It's all too much to take in.
I can't hold on.
To end things watching everything spin.
With thoughts of failure sinking in.

How do you think
I've lost so much
I'm so afraid
I'm out of touch
How do you expect
I will know what to do
When all I know
Is what you tell me to

Don't you
I can't tell you how to make it
No matter what I do
How hard I
I can't seem to convince myself
I'm stuck on the outside
Don't you
I can't tell you how to make it
No matter what I do
How hard I
I can't seem to convince myself
I'm stuck on the outside

I can't hold on
(To what I want when I'm stretched so thin)
It's all too much to take in
I can't hold on
(To anything watching everything spin)
Without some failure sinking

I can't hold on
(To what I want when I'm stretched so thin)
It's all too much to take in
I can't hold on
(To anything watching everything spin)
Without some failure sinking


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Papercut
  • 2 One Step Closer
  • 3 With You
  • 4 Points of Authority
  • 5 Crawling
  • 6 Runaway
  • 7 By Myself
  • 8 In the End
  • 9 A Place for My Head
  • 10 Forgotten
  • 11 Cure for the Itch
  • 12 Pushing Me Away