I know you already posted this in 9,29,10, that was last year but I just read this now so let me share you what I think.
The truth is...I actually didn't think that they have their own meaning to the song, you picked two lines that you think has a real meaning, example the "Everybody Wants The Next Thing To Be Just Like The First" line, you stated that line is openly telling the people complaining about their new style and the big changes of the band, I think it's definitely that LP wrote those lines for the record, because they don't know what might be the initial reaction of the people who will listen.
FOR ME, they ONLY wrote the said line because they maybe saying "Everything that already done by the people of the past that have committed such wrong steps that leads them to a very uncertain point, and now people who are burden out by heavy problem, they are taking the risk just to scape those problems they have".
Well, that's my personal view to the song, I shared that because the question took my attention.
The whole album is about warfare and we human being as a species are destroying each other with war in burning in the skies "blood of innocence burning in the skies" i think the catalyst sums up the whole album
No not the whole album. Iridescent, Waiting for the end, burning in the skies and Robot Boy are not political. Well at least they don't seem to be...
no i dont agree.. the entire album is political and about revolution.. just listen to the intro of "Wrectches And Kings" . its all about the US turning into a police state. so this song is about everyone waking up to the fact that one day all your freedoms are gonna be taken away...
AHHHH!!! I am tying to understand this song but it's so hard. people have heaps of different views on it and personally I don't have any idea at all. But now thinking about it, that does make sense- that they were talking about their music and fans. In my point of view I will always love Linkin Park, so don't worry Mike... I won't turn away from you (if he ever reads this)
john said:no i dont agree.. the entire album is political and about revolution.. just listen to the intro of "Wrectches And Kings" . its all about the US turning into a police state. so this song is about everyone waking up to the fact that one day all your freedoms are gonna be taken away...
I agree with what this guy said. Now I'm going to say something that will surely aggravate and get laughs, but it needs to be said either way. I believe that Linkin Park is aware of whatever secret society is underneath the politics either in just America, or in the NWO, as many conspirators believe. Before you call me 'crazy,' look at symbols relevant to groups such as skulls and bones, illuminati, and satan worshippers, and then look VERY CLOSELY AT THE WAITING FOR THE END VIDEO. There is much symbolism within that video relating to all of these groups, there is no doubt. Whether there is a national conspiracy or not, I have no idea. But Linkin Park speaking out against secret societies, or even just the American government militarizing its police force would explain the strange-themed album, the end of the world. Pay close attention to what's said within this album, for this group and other artists are slipping out clues.
'The worst thing you can do is call someone crazy. People aren't crazy, they're just strong-willed.'
- Dave Chappelle