Songs From the Underground Lyrics

Songs From the Underground

  • Release Date: November 27, 2008
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Format: Album
  • Record Label: Warner Bros
  • Available On: CD

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Track Listing

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  1. Announcement Service Public
  2. Qwerty (Studio Version)
  3. And One
  4. Sold My Soul To Yo Mama
  5. Dedicated (Demo 1999)
  6. Hunger Strike (Live from Projekt Revolution 2008) - Chris Cornell feat. Chester Bennington
  7. My December (Live 2008)
  8. Part of Me

Qwerty (Studio Version)

V1:
I didn't think that I had a debt to pay
'Til they came to take what I had left away
You said you wouldn't put me to the test today
But I remember you saying that yesterday
There was a time when your mind wasn't out of control
Every memory a confession pouring out of your soul
Like a pill you couldn't swallow so it swallowed you whole
Another lie, hard to follow til it followed you home
And like that

CH:
Broken down
A victim of your
Lies
You hide behind
Lies
You don't know
Why
You crossed the line
Wrapped up inside your
Lies
You hide behind
Lies
You're lost inside that cold disguise
Behind your lies

V2:
I don't know what I thought I might say
Seems like we never were taught the right way
Every other minute I fought for my place
And dropped what I made and thought you might stay so
I'm guessing that you probably know
When your inside's hollow then you ought to be cold
Like a pill hard to swallow, so it swallowed you whole
Another lie hard to follow, it followed you home

BRIDGE:
You're faking, you're mistaken
If you think that you could climb out of this hole
Forsaken, what we take when
All our lives have all the power and control

CH:
Broken down
A victim of your
Lies
You hide behind
Lies
You don't know
Why
You crossed the line
Wrapped up inside your
Lies
You hide behind
Lies
You're lost inside that cold disguise
Behind your lies

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And One

Where should I start
Disjointed heart
I’ve got no commitment
To my own flesh and blood
Left all alone
Far from my home
No one to hear me, to heal my ill heart, I

Keep it locked up inside
I cannot express
To the point
I’ve regressed If anger’s a gift, then I guess I’ve been blessed, I

Keep it locked up inside
Keep my distance from your lies

It’s too late to love me now
You have never shown me
It’s too late to love me now
You don't even know me

Breaking a part of my heart to find release
Taking you out of my blood to bring me peace
Breaking a part of my heart to find release
Taking you out of my blood to bring me peace

Breaking a part of my heart to find release (Break)
Taking you out of my blood to bring me peace (Me)
Breaking a part of my heart to find release (Too)
Taking you out of my blood to bring me peace

Keep it locked up inside
Keep my distance from your lies

Breaking a part of my heart to find release (Break)
Taking you out of my blood to bring me peace (Me)
Breaking a part of my heart to find release (Too)
Taking you out of my blood to bring me peace
Breaking a part of my heart to find release
Taking you out of my blood to bring me peace
Breaking a part of my heart to find release
Taking you out of my blood to bring me peace

Keep my distance
Keep my distance
Keep my distance
Keep my distance

[music slows to rap solo...]

Spit drips from the jaw of the witless witness
Cryptic colloquialisms shift your mid rift
Dog paddle through a bog of shadows and smog with my
Thought catalog: analogue rap battle log
Keep my distance, and fear resistance, hurt by persistence
The twisted web of tangled lies Strangles my hope to waste and numbs the taste
And I'm forced to face these hate crimes Against the state of being
Feeling the weightlessness press me to the ceiling
Reeling around rooms
Riding a bubble of sound
Tuned to the frequency making your
Chest shake with every boom
Involuntary muscle contraction
Ignoring your neck’s breaking
Musical gas fume euphoria
The sound pounds to make the dead flush
To hand you a head rush with read thoughts and said stuff

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Sold My Soul To You Mama

You take
You take
Away
Away

Why does it feel like
Night today today toady today today today

Something in here's not right
Today today today today today today

Why does it feel like
Night today today today today today today

Paranoia is all i got
Left left left left left

Left (right) left (right)...

You take
You take
Away
Away

This is fun
Did that sound good
That's right

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Dedicated (1999 Demo)

I have a dream of a scene between the green hills
Clouds pull away and the sunlight's revealed
People don't talk about keeping it real
It's understood that they actually will
And intoxicated and stimulated emcees
Staring in the trees, paranoid, are gone in the breeze Watch them flee, hip-hop heads
Take a walk with me and what you'll see
Is a land where the sand’s made up of crushed up wax
And the sky beyond you is krylon blue
And everybody speaks in a dialect of rhyme
And emcees have left materialism behind them
Meanwhile I just grip my mic
And hope me and my team make it through alright
Because say what you will, and say what you might
But don't ignore who it's for at the end of the night

CHORUS
Because this is dedicated to the kids
Dedicated to wherever music lives
Dedicated to those tired of the same ol' same
And dedicated to the people advancin' the game
What's real is the kids who know that something's wrong
What's real is the kids who think they don't belong
What's real is the kids who have nowhere to run
Who are hiding in the shadows waiting for the sun

I've seen a lot of shit, I've talked to a bum
Out on sunset strip, he asked me, "How would you feel
If everybody acted like you didn't exist
You'd lose your grip, probably eventually slip."
So let it be known, the only reason that we do this
Is so you can pick it up and just bang your head to it
While emcees fight to see who can be the commonest
We float overhead like a space odyssey monolith
Over seeing the game,
Over being part of the same ol' thing
It's all gonna change in a hurricane of darkness and pain
And acidic rain and promises that you won't do it again
Meanwhile I just grip my mic
And hope me and my team make it through alright
Because say what you will, and say what you might
But don't ignore who it's for at the end of the night

Chorus

Pulling me close, the shadow is warm inside
This is where I feel at home, this is my place to hide
Pulling me close, the shadow is warm inside
This is where I feel at home, this is my place to hide

Chorus

This is dedicated to the kids
Dedicated to wherever music lives
Dedicated to those tired of the same ol' same
And dedicated to the people advancin' the game
What's real, everybody who doesn't feel safe
What's real, everybody who knows they're out of place

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Hunger Strike (Live From Projekt Revolution 2008) - Chris Cornell Feat. Chester Bennington

I don't mind stealing bread
From the mouths of decadence
But I can't feed on the powerless
When my cup's already overfilled.
But it's on the table
The fire is cooking
And they're farming babies
While slaves are working.
Blood is on the table
And the mouths are choking.
But I'm growing hungry

I don't mind stealing bread
From the mouths of decadence
But I can't feed on the powerless
When my cup's already overfilled.
But it's on the table
The fires cooking
And they're farming babies
While the slaves are all working.
And it's on the table
The mouths are choking.
But I'm growing hungry
I'm going hungry

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My December (Live 2008)

This is my December
This is my time of the year
This is my December
This is all so clear

This is my December
This is my snow covered home
This is my December
This is me alone

And I
Just wish that I didn’t feel like there was something I missed
And I
Take back all the things I said to make you feel like that
And I
Just wish that I didn’t feel like there was something I missed
And I
Take back all the things I said to you

And I’d give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to

This is my December
These are my snow covered trees
This is me pretending
This is all I need

And I
Just wish that I didn’t feel like there was something I missed
And I
Take back all the things I said to make you feel like that
And I
Just wish that I didn’t feel like there was something I missed
And I
Take back all the things I said to you

And I’d give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to

This is my December
This is my time of the year
This is my December
This is all so clear

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Part Of Me

Verse 1:
Part of me won‘t go away
Everyday reminded how much I hate it
Weighed it against the consequences
Can‘t live without it so it‘s senseless
Wanna cut it out of my soul

And just live with the gaping hole
Take control of my life
And wash out all the burnt taste
I made the problems in the first place
Hang my head low
Cause it‘s part of me
You hardly see
Right next to the heart of me
Hurting me
Wounds soon scar
New cuts cover where the old ones are
And now I‘m sick of this
I can‘t stand the sandpaper thoughts that grate on my sanity
I rather not even be
Than the man that‘s staring in the mirror through me

Pre chorus :
Cut myself free willingly
Stop just what’s killing me (4x)

Chorus:
I feel it everyday
I feel I made my way
I feel it swell up inside, swell up inside
Swallowing me

V2
Freedom can be frightening if you’ve never felt it
Once it‘s been dealt with you feel like you’ve been touched by something angelic
And then melted down into a pool of peace
Cease to be the animal you used to be
Remove the broken parts you know were wrong
And feel the calm when the problem’s all gone
And then you start to see another piece of yourself that you can’t let be
Memories of the last fight to free yourself
Taken to the depths of the bottom of the well
And now you know you can choose to lose the part in your heart
Where your insides bruise
You can live if you’re willing to
Put a stop to just what’s killing you

Pre chorus (4x)

Chorus

Bridge:
Alive in me, inside of me, a part turns grey and rots away silently
This part of me won’t go away, part of me won’t go away
Everywhere I look around I see how everything aught to be
Every time I see myself I see there’s always something wrong with me

Chorus (2x)

I feel it swell up inside, swell up inside, swallowing me (2x)

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