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Linkin Park "Numb" Song Meanings

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well here are the lyrics:

I'm tired of being what you want me to be

Feeling so faithless lost under the surface

Don't know what you're expecting of me

Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes

(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)

Every step I take is another mistake to you

(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)

[Chorus]

I've become so numb I can't feel you there

I've become so tired so much more aware

I've becoming this all I want to do

Is be more like me and be less like you

Can't you see that you're smothering me

Holding too tightly afraid to lose control

Cause everything that you thought I would be

Has fallen apart right in front of you

(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)

Every step that I take is another mistake to you

(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)

And every second I waste is more than I can take

[Chorus]

I've become so numb I can't feel you there

I've become so tired so much more aware

I've becoming this all I want to do

Is be more like me and be less like you

And I know

I may end up failing too

But I know

You were just like me with someone disappointed in you

[Chorus]

I've become so numb I can't feel you there

I've become so tired so much more aware

I've becoming this all I want to do

Is be more like me and be less like you

[Chorus]

I've become so numb I can't feel you there

Is everything what you want me to be

I've become so numb I can't feel you there

Is everything what you want me to be

I'm not too sure what the song means though haha, but maybe the lyrics will help you out, or someone else out! ;)

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I realize 5 people could have 5 different views of the same song. So here goes mine.

I was always in trouble growing up - I guess trying to grow up too fast. My parents always told me what to do, and would not tell me why they wanted it done that way, or why I should do it that way.

So, the song to me is saying like my parents wanted me to grow up and be what they wanted to be when they grew up, they were trying to live their life through me.

No matter what I did, it was never good enough.

I always told them to leave me alone, let me do what I want to do. Eventually they did. Then, I grew up. I realized there are reasons why they told me what they did.

Any other views on this????? :stars:

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This song's pretty self-explanatory. He's with a person who doesn't want to accept him the way he is, and becomes smothering and controlling as a reaction to fear of losing him.

Anyone who's been with someone and that person tries to change you, but it simply pushes you away knows that in most situations like that, the person becomes very smothering and controlling.

This is also true of parents, so a lot of people could also relate to it from spawnfreak's perspective.

The line where he states that he knows the person was just like him, with someone disappointed in them, is basically trying to open that person's eyes and make them realize "Hey, look at your own life and look at how what you're trying to do to me now is something that someone might've already done to you when all you were trying to be was yourself"

This song has been my cellphone ringtone for when my (now ex) calls me... And she wasn't too happy about it while we were together. I guess I was trying to tell her something all along. ::

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I agree with all of these but In my opinion, the song is about feeling out of place, lonely in a crowd, that feeling when you realise that you don't belong when people expect you to act one way but you can't because it's not who you are, it's about wanting to find your place

But that's my opinion :P

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