In the end

For this week’s song lyric Sunday, I am going to go with a rock song of Linkin Park. I am not a huge fan of rock genre, but from time to time I do like a song or an album. And one of my favorite bands is Linkin Park. I love this song for its lyrics. I cannot sing the rap part of it but I appreciate the words.

Lyrics from A-Z Lyrics.

In The End

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 but didn’t even know
I wasted it all just to watch you goI 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

Posting it for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

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In the end…..

Since I was coming to visit my parents (and my brother, since they live together) I had some apps for the kids downloaded in my iPad (the first thing they ask me when I land is ‘athai…where is your iPad’). I love telling stories to them, of course, I do tell them the ones I know of. I cannot make up stories ever. So I downloaded some Disney story telling stuff, where they have this Toy Story, Tangled and a few more free ones. I have the technology so why not use it to tell them the stories using pictures and all.

I love the movie Tangled and that always scores high than the Toy Story (very obvious 😉 ). But one thing eluded me… In that story process, they kept everything almost the same (sans the love angle). But they did show this.

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But at the end, the poor guy got left behind

IMG_1256In the whole story Rapunzel (even the iPad app one) goes along with the guy and in the end they left him wondering what he did that he got left out of that final hug. I know that it was for the kids, but then what was the point of the previous scene ? My niece asked ‘why he was standing alone looking all sad  ? ‘ At least they could have made him look happier or smiling (that guy had a good smile in the movie 😉 )…

I remembered these lines from Linkin Park’s song ‘In the End’ when I saw the last scene 😉

“I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter”

 

 

How the breaking point sounds

I always love my car journey. In spite of the traffic and other nonsense that happens on the road, I do love it because I keep listening to songs and that sort of zones me out, and I am pretty fair in multitasking (that is to say that I can listen to a song , may be sing along and drive carefully too). And today, the album that got played was ‘Living things‘ by Linkin Park.

There is this song ‘Lies Greed and Misery‘, a proper rappish number, with some screaming involved too. At times when we are very angry, most of us don’t get words or rather I don’t get words to speak out. I stammer a lot at that time and my brain sort of gets overloaded, my blood pressure shoots up and I don’t know if I have to try screaming (which I have never done till now) or rather hit the wall (not my thing again) or give a death stare (works most of the time) and give a few choice words (but haven’t cursed till now). Finally I resort to bringing down the  boiling heat and then give the other a piece of my mind.

There was one such incident where I was super angry and yet couldn’t convey everything that I wanted to, because of all the people and shouting involved and I couldn’t get the anger out of my head even when things calmed down. When I heard this song today, I imagined that situation and thought what if I had this song then. Especially the lines

What is it you want me to tell ya?
I’m not the failure
I would rather live and let be
But you can’t make the right kinda threat to
Push me to let you
No, you can’t intimidate me
You disrespect me so clearly
Now you better hear me
That is not the way it goes down
You did it to yourself and it’s over
Now let me show ya exactly how the breaking point sounds

Imagine what would have happened if  I stepped back in between all the screaming and shouting and starting singing these lines and literally screamed the words to that person.

I wanna see you choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery
Choke on your lies
Swallow up your greed
Suffer all alone in your misery

Sounds stupid, but hey I cannot talk straight when I am angry, but I can sing!!!! Whether it will diffuse the situation or push the person beyond the breaking point, I don’t know. But then that is the intention isn’t 😉

Oh boy, I think I am getting insane…..