By Myself Lyrics

by Linkin Park

What do I do to ignore what's behind me?
Do I follow my fate to escape blindly?
Do I hide my pride away from these bad dreams,
And give in to sad thoughts that are maddening?

Do I let it go 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 none and live in loneliness?

Sunlight burns the skin of sleepy men,
I make the right tunrs but I'm lost within.
I put on my daily facade but then,
I just end up getting hurt again,
By myself.

(SELF!)
I ask why,
(but in my mind I find)
I can't rely on myself.
(x2)

I can't hold on,
(To what I want when I'm stretched so thin)
Its 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 give into fate 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 Ill be buried in the silence of the answer,
By myself.

(SELF!)
I ask why,
(But in my mind I find)
I can't rely on myself
(x2)

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.

How do you think, Ive lost so much?
I'm so afraid, I'm out of touch.
How do you expect, I will know what to do?
All I know is what you tell me to do.

Don't you,
(KNOW!)
I cant tell you how to make it?
(NO!)
No matter what I do, how hard I,
(TRY!)
I cant seem to convince myself why
I'm stuck on the outside
(x2)

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.
(x2)