By Myself Lyrics

Linkin Park


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Eric Jackson, Deongelo Holmes, Michael Antoine Crooms, Brandon Sams
album: Track 7 in album Hybrid Theory
release date: 2000-10-24
popularity : 295 users have visited this page.
length: 3:10
engineer: Don Gilmore, Steve Sisco
assistant engineer: Matt Griffin
additional engineer: John Ewing, Jr.
mix: Andy Wallace
producer: Don Gilmore
writer: Linkin Park

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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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]
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

  • 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