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In the End
Linkin Park Lyrics


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It starts with one thing
I don't know why
It doesn't even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind
I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
All I know
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away

It's so unreal
Didn't look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on, didn't even know
I wasted it all just to watch you go
I kept everything inside
And even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me
Will eventually be a memory of a time when

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn't even matter

One thing, I don't know why
It doesn't even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind
I designed this rhyme
To remind myself how
I tried so hard
In spite of the way you were mocking me
Acting like I was part of your property
Remembering all the times you fought with me
I'm surprised it got so far
Things aren't the way they were before
You wouldn't even recognize me anymore
Not that you knew me back then
But it all comes back to me in the end
You kept everything inside
And even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn't even matter

I've put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There's only one thing you should know
I've put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There's only one thing you should know

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn't even matter

Overall Meaning

Linkin Park's "In the End" is a powerful song that conveys the struggles of trying to hold on to something that slips away, seemingly despite our best efforts. From the opening lines of "It starts with one thing, I don't know why, it doesn't even matter how hard you try, keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme to explain in due time," we see the singer grappling with the idea that despite their best intentions, things can still fall apart. The metaphor of time as a pendulum, ticking life away, adds to the sense of inevitability and powerlessness in the face of life's unstoppable march forward.


The song grapples with the anger, sadness, and frustration that comes with loss, as the singer laments that they "kept everything inside," and despite their best efforts, things "all fell apart." But there is also a sense of acceptance, as the singer realizes that "what it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when." In the end, the song provides a message of perseverance, despite the sense that it "doesn't even matter." The repetition of the line "I tried so hard, and got so far, but in the end, it doesn't even matter" reflects the cyclical nature of life, and the sense that we must keep trying even when it feels like it may be futile.


Line by Line Meaning

It starts with one thing
The song begins with stating that everything in life starts with one thing that leads to another.


I don't know why
The singer is clueless about some things happening in life, which are beyond his control or understanding.


It doesn't even matter how hard you try
No matter how hard you try, sometimes things will not turn out the way you want them to, and you have to accept it.


Keep that in mind
The singer asks listeners to keep in mind that sometimes success is elusive, and not everything is in their control.


I designed this rhyme
The singer created this song to express his feelings about life's unpredictable nature, and how things change overnight.


To explain in due time
The singer wishes to elucidate on the topic of how life teaches us important lessons only when the time is right.


All I know
Despite experiencing many different things in life, the singer only knows one thing for sure.


Time is a valuable thing
Time is the most valuable resource one can possess in life, and it is something we cannot afford to waste.


Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Time moves on continuously, and we lose track of it as we go about our daily routine.


Watch it count down to the end of the day
The singer is recognizing that every day is finite, and we should make the most of what time we have.


The clock ticks life away
Life is ticking away second by second, and we must use every moment to our advantage.


It's so unreal
The singer is in disbelief about the unexpected changes that life can bring.


Didn't look out below
The singer was unaware of the difficulties that he was about to face, and he was not prepared for them.


Watch the time go right out the window
The singer is feeling like he has wasted a lot of his valuable time, which he could have utilized better.


Trying to hold on, didn't even know
The singer is trying to hold on to what he has despite a lack of understanding about why it's slipping right through his fingers.


I wasted it all just to watch you go
The singer spent all his time and energy on someone or something, only to realize that it wasn't worth it in the end.


I kept everything inside
The singer did not share his true feelings with others, keeping them hidden within himself.


And even though I tried, it all fell apart
The singer made an effort to hold on, but he could not control the outcome, and everything fell apart eventually.


What it meant to me
The singer is acknowledging the significance of the people and things that he lost in life.


Will eventually be a memory of a time when
These people and things will eventually be cherished memories of a time when they were present in his life.


But in the end, It doesn't even matter
Despite all the planning and effort, things may not turn out as planned, and what was once important can lose all significance.


I tried so hard
The singer put forth a tremendous amount of effort and energy but did not get the result he hoped for.


And got so far
Despite the lack of success, the singer traveled a great distance and gained valuable life experience.


To lose it all
Despite the efforts, the singer lost everything he had built and worked for.


I've put my trust in you
The singer trusted someone, and it did not end well for him.


Pushed as far as I can go
The singer tried his best to overcome the problems, but he was unable to do so.


For all this, there's only one thing you should know
Despite everything that has happened, there is only one crucial point to take away from this experience.


Not that you knew me back then
The singer reflects on a time in the past when things were different, and the people around him were unfamiliar with his struggles.


But it all comes back to me in the end
The events from the past continue to affect the singer, even in the present.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Robert G. Bourdon

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@mihado

Somewhere I Belong, Numb, In the End. These songs marked the start of my transition away from the "good boy" path that my family wanted.
Struggled with depression through university.
Tried to make it on my own & nearly got bankrupt, twice.
Contemplated suicide.
Burned the midnight oil & rebuilt my life, twice.

Some songs just stay with you for life. Now with chips on my shoulder, the lyrics have a whole new dimension.

To anyone reading this, please have faith in yourself, and I wish you a good day.



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Copy cat from numb song😅

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