Papercut Lyrics

Linkin Park


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Robert G. Bourdon
album: Track 1 in album Hybrid Theory
release date: 2000-10-24
popularity : 495 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Nu Metal
length: 3:05
producer: Don Gilmore
mixer: Andy Wallace
engineer: Don Gilmore and Steve Sisco
additional engineer: John Ewing, Jr.
bass guitar: Ian Hornbeck
assistant engineer: Matt Griffin
writer: Chester Bennington, Joseph "Joe" Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson

Cover Art

Linkin Park Hybrid Theory cover art
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Why does it feel like night today?
Something in the air's not right today
Why am I so uptight today?
Paranoia's all I got left
I don't know what stressed me first
Or how the pressure was fed
But I know just what it feels like
To have a voice in the back of my head
Like a face that I hold inside
A face that awakes when I close my eyes
A face watches every time I lie
A face that laughs every time I fall
(It watches everything)
So I know now when it's time to sink or swim
That the face inside is hearing me
Right beneath my skin

It's like I'm paranoid lookin' over my back
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin

I know I've got a face in me
Points out all my mistakes to me
You've got a face on the inside too
Your paranoia's probably worse
I don't know what set me off first but I know what I can't stand
Everybody acts like the fact of the matter is
I can't add up to what you can but
Everybody has a face that they hold inside
A face that awakes when I close my eyes
A face that watches every time they lie
A face that laughs every time they fall
(It watches everything)
So you know that when it's time to sink or swim
That the face inside is watching you too
Right inside your skin

It's like I'm paranoid lookin' over my back
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin
It's like I'm paranoid lookin' over my back
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin

The face inside is right beneath your skin
The face inside is right beneath your skin
The face inside is right beneath your skin

The sun goes down
I feel the light betray me
The sun goes down
I feel the light betray me

It's like I'm paranoid lookin' over my back
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin
It's like I'm paranoid lookin' over my back
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin


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