by myself lyrics – linkin park

what do i do to ignore them behind me?
do i follow my instincts blindly?
do i hide my pride from these bad dreams?
and give in to sad thoughts that are maddening?
do i sit here and try to stand it?
or do i try to catch them red-handed?
do i trust some and get fooled by phoniness,
or do i trust n*body and live in loneliness?
because i can’t hold on when i’m stretched so thin
i make the right moves but i’m lost within
i put on my daily facade but then
i just end up getting hurt again
by myself [myself]

[x2]
i ask why, but in my mind
i find i can’t rely on myself

[chorus:]
i can’t hold on
to what i want when i’m stretched so thin
it’s all too much to take in
i can’t hold on
to anything watching everything spin
with thoughts of failure sinking in

if i
turn my back i’m defenseless
and to go blindly seems senseless
if i hide my pride and let it all go on then they’ll
take from me ‘till everything is gone
if i let them go i’ll be outdone
but if i try to catch them i’ll be outrun
if i’m killed by the questions like a cancer
then i’ll be buried in the silence of the answer
by myself [myself]

[x2]
i ask why, but in my mind
i find i can’t rely on myself

[chorus]

how do you think i’ve lost so much
i’m so afraid that i’m out of touch
how do you expect… i will know what to do
when all i know is what you tell me to

[x2]
don’t you know
i can’t tell you how to make it go
no matter what i do, how hard i try
i can’t seem to convince myself why
i’m stuck on the outside

[chorus x2]

/ linkin park lyrics