This represents the heightening of self-harm and the negative effects of it. If we split this line, he is expressing self harm as "letting it all out" i.e emotion. (Nothing else is "real" as he cannot feel it, from the numbness, and he has nothing good in his life. The lyrics don't tell the listener exactly the problem the person is dealing with. and want to come out and say cant? I wanna find something Iâve wanted all along
The dust is settling as I lie here It was a subtle hint of what went wrong I've been giving up, giving up On every plan that I've made I'm f It was released on March 17, 2003 as the first single from their second studio album Meteora (2003) and is the album's third track. I had nothing to say (being self-conscious and shy because of low self-seteem.) I will never be anything 'til I break away from me
Chester speaks of 'letting go of the pain I've held so long', implying the stress that someone else is putting them through. He wants to know that there is some place in which he belongs. To be honest I think people must know that Linkin Park music is very very subtle, and contains many undertones which go much deeper than any one person can interpret, and the interpretation of a song or poem, or painting is unique to an individual person, Chester isn't there to tell you that your wrong! They want to not feel their bad feelings anymore. Not fitting in. "but all that they can see the words revealed
is the only real thing that I got left to feel
(nothing to lose)
just stuck hollow and alone
and the fault is my own and the fault is my own"
even though you have a diagnosis "the words revealed" you feel different to other people and feel its your fault you are like this. Just stuck/ hollow and alone
Copyright © 2021 Advameg, Inc. All rights reserved. He sees he can't gain anything from trying to change so he can fit in where he already is. It’s a circle that rises without ever closing.
In that time the song called "Shifter'… Shinoda and Bennington wrote over thirty different choruses for this song and Somewhere was the final track to be completed for the album. Visit Music Banter - The Internet's Top Music Community. He needs to find the real him. The repetition of this could also emphasize it as an insult to help himself get angry enough to self harm. Valencia - Somewhere I Belong Lyrics. It is about "crossing out" the pain that he feels, perhaps by using another material, such as a rubber (a knife)(yes, I'm getting somewhere with this metaphor!) This is basically showing all the emotion which was before he started, but it continues, showing how his addiction has created new intense emotion. and I get lost in the nothingness inside of me (confused, making mistakes, self-harming, because of intense numbess. It was not released on Minutes To Midnight, but it was on a few other releases. }; (here he is starting to show anger, by the shaking of the end of the sentence, and is criticising himself. The guy wants to fit it in for once in his life and be normal. "(When this began)
(This shows that he is convincing himself he is alone and different. Anything till I break away from me - he needs to separate from himself, thereby becoming his worst enemy (see papercut, part of me, figure.09. It's a similar idea to A Place For My Head, in an earlier album. artist: "Linkin Park", However, in the actual making of the song in the album, Chester was sick and the band used recordings from previous tries. They wanna be like anyone else. The lowering pitch on "from me" also suggests a darkening fall, into schizophrenia etc through his attempts to become someone else. It was released on March 17, 2003, as the first single from their second studio album, Meteora (2003), and is the album's third track. Somewhere I belong I will never know Myself until I do this on my own And I will never feel Anything else until my wounds are healed I will never be Anything 'til I break away from me I will break away I'll find myself today I want to heal, I want to feel What I thought was never real I want to let go of the pain I've held so long [Chorus]
"I wanna heal I wanna feel what I thought was never real
i wanna let go of the pain I've felt so long. People are ridiculing him because of all the pain and numbness surrounding him. Somewhere I belong I will never know Myself until I do this on my own And I will never feel Anything else until my wounds are healed I will never be Anything 'til I break away from me I will break away I'll find myself today I want to heal, I want to feel What I thought was never real I want to let go of the pain I've held so long Actually quite a lot of what is here I thought up while I was writing this account, and quite a lot may well be far-fetched to some viewers. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. This is the bridge with Chester:
I will never know myself until I do this on my own
And I will never feel anything else, until my wounds are healed
I will never be anything till I break away from me
I will break away, I'll find myself today
The lyrics suggest someone who is determined to clear his head, start again, and 'be someone'. When this began I had nothing to say And I get lost in the nothingness inside of me I was confused And I let it all out to find That I'm not the only person with these things in mind. "[Chorus]
I wanna heal, I wanna feel what I thought was never real
I wanna let go of the pain Iâve held so long
(Erase all the pain till itâs gone)
I wanna heal, I wanna feel like Iâm close to something real
I wanna find something Iâve wanted all along
Somewhere I belong"
He's sick and tired of the sh!t he's been through. Valencia - Somewhere I Belong Lyrics. In the first verse he raps about 'letting it out', only to find a vacancy where all his beliefs were. The high of self-harm is the best thing he has ever felt. Just stuck, hollow and alone (nothing he can do, perhaps "stuck" as in not shure of what to do. "what do I have but negativity" beliefs you can never learn to be happy
"I will never know myself until I do this on my own
cuz I will never feel anything else until my wounds are healed
i will never be anything til I break away from me
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