Living Things Album

Artist(s): Linkin Park

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Tracklist

Lost in the Echo

length: 3:26
producer: Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Ethan Mates and Mike Shinoda
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Brad Delson, Joseph “Joe” Hahn and Dave Farrell
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Joseph “Joe” Hahn and Dave Farrell
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Brandon Parvini and Mike Shinoda
assistant mixer: Delbert Bowers and Chris Galland
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda
composer: Linkin Park

(Yeah) (Yo)
You were that foundation
Never gonna be another one, no
I followed, so taken
So conditioned I could never let go
Then sorrow, then sickness
Then the shock when you flip it on me
So hollow, so vicious
So afraid I couldn't let myself see
That I could never be held
Back up, no, I'll hold myself
Check the rep, yep you know my rail
Forget the rest let them know my hell
Damn, I'm back yep, my soul ain't sell,
Kept respect up the vets stay their,
Let the rest be to tell they tale
That I was there saying

[Chorus]
And these promises broken
Deep, feeble
Each word gets lost in the echo
So one last lie I can see through
This time I finally let you
Go, go, go

Test my will, test my heart
Let me tell you how the odds gonna stack up
Y'all go hard, I go smart
How's it working out for y'all in the back, huh?
I've seen that frustration
Big cross, they're lost but don't know
And I've come back unshaken
Let down, I've lived and let go
So you can let it be known
I don't hold back, I hold my own
I can't be mad, I can't be calm
I can't sing flat, it ain't my tone
I can't fall back, I came too far
Hold myself up and love my scars
Let the bells ring wherever they are
'Cause I was there saying

[Chorus]

No, you can tell 'em all now
I don't back up, I don't back down
I don't fold up, and I don't bow
I don't roll over, don't know how
I don't care where the enemies are
Can't be stopped, all I know go hard!
Won't forget how I got this far
And every time, saying

[Chorus]

In My Remains

length: 3:21
producer: Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Ethan Mates and Mike Shinoda
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Dave Farrell, Brad Delson and Joseph “Joe” Hahn
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Mike Shinoda and Brandon Parvini
assistant mixer: Chris Galland and Delbert Bowers
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda
composer: Linkin Park
Separate, sifting through the wreckage
I can't concentrate, searching for a message
In the fear and pain, broken down and waiting
For the chance to feel alive

Now in my remains
Our promises that never came
Except this silent rain
To wash away the worst of me

Come apart, falling in the cracks
Of every broken heart, digging through the wreckage
Of your disregard, sinking down and waiting
For the chance, to feel alive

Now in my remains
Our promises that never came
Except this silent rain
To wash away the worst of me

Like an army, falling
One by one by one
Like an army, falling
One by one by one
Like an army, falling
One by one by one
Like an army, falling
One by one by one

Now in my remains
Our promises that never came
Except this silent rain
To wash away the worst of me

Like an army, falling
One by one by one
Like an army, falling
One by one by one

Burn It Down

length: 3:51
producer: Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Mike Shinoda and Ethan Mates
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Joseph “Joe” Hahn, Dave Farrell and Brad Delson
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Brandon Parvini and Mike Shinoda
assistant mixer: Delbert Bowers and Chris Galland
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda
composer: Linkin Park
The cycle repeated
As explosions broke in the sky
All that I needed
Was the one thing I couldn't find
And you were there at the turn
Waiting to let me know

We're building it up
To break it back down
We're building it up
To burn it down
We can't wait
To burn it to the ground

The colors conflicted
As the flames, climbed into the clouds
I wanted to fix this
But couldn't stop from tearing it down
And you were there at the turn
Caught in the burning glow
And I was there at the turn
Waiting to let you know

We're building it up
To break it back down
We're building it up
To burn it down
We can't wait
To burn it to the ground

You told me yes
You held me high
And I believed when you told that lie
I played soldier, you played king
And struck me down, when I kissed that ring
You lost that right, to hold that crown
I built you up, but you let me down
So when you fall, I'll take my turn
And fan the flames
As your blazes burn

And you were there at the turn
Waiting to let me know

We're building it up
To break it back down
We're building it up
To burn it down
We can't wait
To burn it to the ground

When you fall, I'll take my turn
And fan the flames
As your blazes burn

We can't wait
To burn it to the ground

When you fall, I'll take my turn
And fan the flames
As your blazes burn

We can't wait
To burn it to the ground

Lies Greed Misery

length: 2:28
producer: Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Mike Shinoda and Ethan Mates
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Dave Farrell, Brad Delson and Joseph “Joe” Hahn
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Brad Delson, Dave Farrell and Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Mike Shinoda and Brandon Parvini
assistant mixer: Chris Galland and Delbert Bowers
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington
composer: Linkin Park
I'ma be that nail in your coffin
Sayin' that I soften
I was duckin' down to reload
So you can save your petty explanations
I don't have the patience

Before you even say it I know
You let your pride and your ego
Talk slick to me no
That is not the way I get down
And look at how you lose your composure
Now let me show ya exactly how the breaking point sound

I wanna see you choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery
Choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery

What is it you want me to tell ya?
I'm not the failure
I would rather live and let be
But you can't make the right kinda threat to
Push me to let you
No, you can't intimidate me
You disrespect me so clearly
Now you better hear me
That is not the way it goes down
You did it to yourself and it's over
Now let me show ya exactly how the breaking point sounds

I wanna see you choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery
Choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery

I wanna see you choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery
Choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery

You did it to yourself
You did it to yourself
You did it to yourself
You did it to yourself

You did it to yourself
You did it to yourself
You did it to yourself
You did it to yourself

I wanna see you choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery
Choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery

I’ll Be Gone

length: 3:32
producer: Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Mike Shinoda and Ethan Mates
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Brad Delson, Dave Farrell and Joseph “Joe” Hahn
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda and Owen Pallett
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Mike Shinoda and Brandon Parvini
assistant mixer: Chris Galland and Delbert Bowers
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington
composer: Linkin Park
Like shining oil, this night is dripping down
Stars are slipping down, glistening
And I'm trying not to think what I'm leaving now
No deceiving now, it's time you let me know
Let me know

[Chorus]
When the lights go out and we open our eyes,
Out there in the silence, I'll be gone, I'll be gone
Let the sun fade out and another one rise
Climbing through tomorrow, I'll be gone, I'll be gone

This in between us is getting thinner now
Into winter now, bitter sweet
Across that horizon this sun is setting down
You're forgetting now, it's time you let me go, let me go

[Chorus]

And tell them I couldn't help myself
And tell them I was alone
Oh, tell me I am the only one
And there's nothing left to stop me

[Chorus]

I'll be gone (I'll be gone)

Castle of Glass

length: 3:26
producer: Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Ethan Mates and Mike Shinoda
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
acoustic guitar: Brad Delson
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Brad Delson, Dave Farrell and Joseph “Joe” Hahn
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
horn: Mike Shinoda
sampler: Brad Delson and Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Mike Shinoda and Brandon Parvini
assistant mixer: Delbert Bowers and Chris Galland
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington
composer: Linkin Park
Take me down to the river bend
Take me down to the fighting end
Wash the poison from off my skin
Show me how to be whole again

Fly me up on a silver wing
Past the black where the sirens sing
Warm me up in a nova's glow
And drop me down to the dream below

'Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see

Bring me home in blinding dream
Through the secrets that I have seen
Wash the sorrow from off my skin
And show me how to be whole again

'Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see
For you to see

'Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything else I need to be

'Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see
For you to see
For you to see

Victimized

length: 1:47
producer: Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Ethan Mates and Mike Shinoda
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Joseph “Joe” Hahn, Brad Delson and Dave Farrell
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Brad Delson, Joseph “Joe” Hahn and Dave Farrell
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Mike Shinoda and Brandon Parvini
assistant mixer: Chris Galland and Delbert Bowers
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington
composer: Linkin Park
No regret for the confidence betrayed
No more hiding in shadow
'Cause I won't wait for the debt to be repaid
Time has come for you

[Chorus]
Victimized, victimized, never again victimized
Victimized, victimized, never again victimized

They're acting like they want a riot, it's a riot I'll give them
As the sound comes higher on this violent rhythm
These snakes in the grass, supplying the venom
I ain't scared of your teeth, I admire what's in 'em
Keep 'em waiting in the shadows there, thinking they hidden
But the truth is you don't have the stomach to get 'em
Go on already hit 'em, yeah you gotta be kiddin'
Wanna talk about a victim, I'ma put you there with 'em!

[Chorus]

Roads Untraveled

length: 3:50
producer: Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Ethan Mates and Mike Shinoda
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Brad Delson, Joseph “Joe” Hahn and Dave Farrell
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Mike Shinoda and Brandon Parvini
assistant mixer: Delbert Bowers and Chris Galland
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington
composer: Linkin Park
Weep not for roads untraveled
Weep not for paths left lone
'Cause beyond every bend is a long blinding end
It's the worst kind of pain I've known

Give up your heart left broken
And let that mistake pass on
'Cause the love that you lost wasn't worth what it cost
And in time you'll be glad it's gone

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Whoa, whoa

Weep not for roads untraveled
Weep not for sights unseen
May your love never end and if you need a friend,
There's a seat here alongside me

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa

Skin to Bone

length: 2:49
producer: Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Ethan Mates and Mike Shinoda
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Brad Delson and Mike Shinoda
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Joseph “Joe” Hahn, Brad Delson and Dave Farrell
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Mike Shinoda and Brandon Parvini
assistant mixer: Delbert Bowers and Chris Galland
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington
composer: Linkin Park
Skin to bone, steel to rust
Ash to ashes, dust to dust
Will tomorrow have it's way
With the promises we made
Skin to bone, steel to rust.

Ash to ashes, dust to dust
Your deception, my disgust
When your name is finally drawn,
I'll be happy that you're gone
Ash to ashes, dust to dust.

[Chorus]
(Aah) Ash to ashes, dust to dust
(Aah) Skin to bone and steel to rust

Right to left, left to right
Night to day and day to night
As the starlight fades to gray,
I'll be watching far away
Right to left and left to right

[Chorus]

Will tomorrow have it's way
With the promises betrayed
Skin to bone and steel to rust
Skin to bone and steel to rust
Skin to bone and steel to rust

Until It Breaks

length: 3:44
producer: Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Ethan Mates and Mike Shinoda
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Dave Farrell, Brad Delson and Joseph “Joe” Hahn
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Brandon Parvini and Mike Shinoda
assistant mixer: Delbert Bowers and Chris Galland
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington
composer: Linkin Park
writer: Linkin Park
It goes a one, two, three

With the hunger of a lion, the strength of a sun
I don't need to sweat it when the competition come
Original style, like an eight of eight drum
So I don't run the track, no, I make the track run
My momma taught me words, my daddy built rockets
I hold 'em both together now, tell me what I got
It's a pretty small weapon, I can shoot it, I can drop it
But learn to respect it 'cause you clearly can't stop it

Like that

It ain't over 'cause the sharks on the left side, the snakes on the right
And anything you do, they wanna get a little bite
It really doesn't matter if you're wrong or if you're right
'Cause once they get their teeth in nothing really fights
And razzle me I do it like I got nothing to lose
And you can run your mouth like you could try to fill my shoes
But steady little soldier, I ain't standing next to you
I can lay it on the ground before you're even in my view
Like that

Give me the strength of the rising sun
Give me the truth of the words unsung
And when the last bells ring, the poor men sing
Bring me to kingdom come

This is something for your people on the block to
Blackout and rock to, give you what you need
Like Papa, who shot ya
Seperate the weak from the obsolete
You're meek, I creep hard on impostors
And switch styles on the dime, quick-witted y'all
Quit tripping, I don't have time for your crying
I grind tough, sucka, make your mind up
Are you in the firing squad or are you in the line-up?
Bang, bang, little monkey man playing
With the big guns only get you slain
I ain't playing, I'm just saying
You ain't got a sliver of a chance
I get ill or I deliver while you quiver in your parents
So shake, shake down, money, here's the break down
You can play the bank, I'ma play the bank take down
And no mistakes now I'm coming to get you
I'm just a Banksy, you're a Brainwash, get the picture?
It's like that

We swim against the rising waves
That crash against the shore
The body bends until it breaks
The early morning sings no more

So rest your head
It's time to sleep
And dream of what's in store
The body bends until it breaks
And sings again no more
'Cause time has torn the flesh away
The early morning sings no more

Tinfoil

length: 1:12
producer: Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Ethan Mates and Mike Shinoda
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Brad Delson and Mike Shinoda
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Dave Farrell, Brad Delson and Joseph “Joe” Hahn
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Mike Shinoda and Brandon Parvini
assistant mixer: Chris Galland and Delbert Bowers
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda
composer: Linkin Park
Instrumental

Powerless

length: 3:45
producer: Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
piano: Mike Shinoda
vocal: Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Mike Shinoda and Ethan Mates
additional producer: Brad Delson
guitar: Brad Delson and Mike Shinoda
keyboard: Mike Shinoda
percussion: Rob Bourdon
additional: Joseph “Joe” Hahn, Brad Delson and Dave Farrell
programming: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
turntable: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
sampler: Joseph “Joe” Hahn
synthesizer: Mike Shinoda
strings: Mike Shinoda
drums (drum set): Rob Bourdon
bass guitar: Dave Farrell
editor: Andrew Hayes
creative direction: Brandon Parvini and Mike Shinoda
assistant mixer: Delbert Bowers and Chris Galland
assistant engineer: Andrew Hayes
art direction: The Uprising Creative
lyricist: Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington
composer: Linkin Park
You hid your skeletons when I had shown you mine
You woke the devil that I thought you'd left behind
I saw the evidence, the crimson soaking through
Ten thousand promises, ten thousand ways to lose

And you held it all but you were careless to let it fall
You held it all and I was by your side, powerless

I watched you fall apart and chased you to the end
I'm left with emptiness that words can not defend
You'll never know what I became because of you
Ten thousand promises, ten thousand ways to lose

And you held it all but you were careless to let it fall
You held it all and I was by your side, powerless

And you held it all but you were careless to let it fall
You held it all and I was by your side, powerless

Powerless
Powerless