Linkin Park: Crawling Meaning
Song Released: 2001
these wounds they will not heal
fear is how I fall
confusing what is real
there's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
this lack of self-control I fear is never ending
Tyedieguy5 Mar 12th 2009, 14:36 report
Some of the other interpretations are on the right track but as an ex-heroin Addict I understand the song completely. Not only was chester a meth addict he also battled with heroin addiction. Okay well first off "crawling in my skin" is refers to a symptom of heroin withdrawal you feel as if your crawling in your skin. "these wound they will not heal" refers to the track marks left on your arms from shooting up everyday . "Against my will a stand beside my own reflexion" refers to how hard it is to look at yourself in the mirror because you are so overwhelmed with emotions such as anger sadness and regret because you are discusted at the person who have become. "I can't seem to find myself again my walls are closing in" refers to a huge reason why most heroin addicts relapse. Your whole life revolves around getting high just to function. You wake up and spend your day figuring out how to get money to get high picking up dope and getting high and everyone you hangout with is an addict as well. Getting high becomes your life and you loss who you were before you were an addict. when you try to stay clean you don't know what to do with yourself anymore because your whole life was getting high and hanging out with addicts and because of this you lost everything sober friends, girlfriends, family, jobs, school, etc. And now you need to start all over again from scratch rebuild and structure your life and it takes time and a lot of strength. The rest of the song is pretty self explanatory based on my interpretation.
it's about the abuse of someone and how hard it is to gain self confidence again " with a sense of confidence and i'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take" and how the person is fearful and is confused with "what is real" and the walls closing in is the emotional shell closing in on the person. but in the end the wall falls and the person no longer has to hide from anything
The lyrics might also signify an effect of crystal meth in which the user has the sensation of insects "crawling in their skin". This would make sense as Chester was once an addict. The lyrics also describe somebody who goes through panic attacks, in which the victim, during the panic attacks, cannot control what's going on, and in a way loses his/her grip on reality.
anonymous Sep 14th 2012, 16:30 report
Chester wrote this song about how he was abused when he was a child. He was only about seven or so when his "friend" started abusing him. It could also have something to do with drugs because he was addicted at one point.
anonymous Nov 29th 2011, 06:37 report
It is a tribute to 9/11
anonymous Sep 20th 2011, 16:07 report
I think this song is about being possessed "there's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface" and being seriously hurt. Maybe not physically but emotionally. Why doesn't it let you change "anonymous"? That's stupid...still...love u linkin park
anonymous Mar 30th 2011, 18:21 report
This song is all about abuse, i like to think it is physical abuse, but you truely can relate it to any sort. crawling in your skin meaning feeling disgusted with yourself. these wounds they will not heal meaning the emotional and mental state the abuse puts you in. fear is how i fall meaning you are afraid of change. confusing what is real meaning this abuse you are confusing with a sad delusion of love and/or belonging.
anonymous Mar 3rd 2011, 19:56 report
Crawling is to be interpreted simply...
He (Chester, Narrator, ETC.) is going through a horrible time in his life.
He can't tell the difference between a reality and a fantasy, and he changed his personality/behavior/life completely.
Something inside him wants out, and he has no control over it.
anonymous Dec 28th 2010, 13:40 report
to me this song is about to be insecure im a very insecure person and is a sheety feeling you feel like you are less than the others persons "theres something inside that the put me beneath the surface" you know that you are the same than they but this insegurity feeling dont let you be what you wanna be "this lack of self-control I fear is never ending
controlling,confusing what is real."
"to find myself again
my walls are closing in
(without a sense of confidence I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before
"crawling in my skin
these wounds they will not heal
fear is how I fall
confusing what is real"
this words talks for itself the insecurity is fear and that take you to confusing the reality.. but inside you realized that this happens and thats what i like of linkin park it gives me the strength to know the im not the only person with things in mind and only what i can to do is try to be myself every moment
anonymous Apr 26th 2010, 20:20 report
The song means you want to end some kind of pain inside of you.
l think you're all taking this way to literally
l'm not that good at literature so l don't always get what metaphors mean and l interpret songs the way l feel them.
l am having a little trouble with this one as l cannot relato myself to it. but l'm sure it's not about drug addiction. Not every song that chaster sings is about drugs
anonymous Mar 2nd 2009, 12:49 report
This whole song is about what goes on in your mind on magic mushrooms. To anyone who has taken mushies, all you would need to do is read the lyrics to understand. However, I will explain for those who cannot relate.
"Crawling in my skin"- meaning the common side effect of hallucinating the feeling of (usually) spiders or insects crawling on you during a trip. "Fear is how I fall"- relates to how if you let fear of tripping out overtake you, you will have a bad trip. "Confusing what is real"-pretty self-evident, especially since mushrooms twist your view of reality. "It`s haunting how I can't seem...
To find myself again, My walls are closing in"-Perfect example of depersonalization on mushrooms, where you completely lose your ego and you forget who you are as a human. Walls closing in simply being a common visual hallucination. Normally looks more like breathing than "closing in" though. Finally, "
(Without a sense of confidence, I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take) I've felt this way before,
So insecure"- This bit relates to how one can easily become overwhelmed on this hallucinogen. Too many people, too much noise, and unfamiliar environments will provoke extremely severe insecurity. This song is about trying to come back to reality off mushrooms and about how you are so lost that you don't even know who you are. "There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface, Consuming/confusing"- Psychopsilocybin.
i thnk its about some form of addiction where the cravings are so strong you feel like crawling in your own skin,drives you crazy."this lack of self control i fear is never ending...destracting, reacting against my will...its haunting how i cant seem to find myself again...walls are closing in" when you have heavy cravings evrything seems to close in. have low self-confidence and also confidence that you can beat the addiction...i would say more but got to sleep got test 2m0z
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