Linkin Park: Points of Authority Meaning
Song Released: 2002
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Points of Authority Lyrics
Takes you out of the frame / Puts your name to shame
Cover up your face / You can't run the race
The pace is too fast / You just won't last
You love the way I look at you
While taking pleasure in the...
chaoschick Oct 16th 2011, 00:59 report
I think that this song has a little bit of a masochistic emotion flowing through it.
This song is about being abused, probably in a relationship. However, the song is not talking about LEAVING. It just mentions the putting down, the humiliation, and the hopelessness. Yet it almost sounds as if there is a bit of forgiveness too.
"You like to think you're never wrong
You want to act like you're someone
You want someone to hurt like you
You want to share what you've been through"
The abuser seems to have gone through the same things that they are now inflicting upon the abusee.
Just to say, My favorite part is this:
"You love the things I say I'll do -
The way I'll hurt myself again just to get back at you
You take away when I give in
My pride is broken"
anonymous Aug 8th 2011, 18:30 report
i think this song is about someone in a fake position of power who abuses this power by preying on those who are weaker. to me the person thinks he or she is always right and is stubbornly stuck in his or her own faulty destructive ways
anonymous Jul 17th 2011, 21:33 report
Personally, i think it's for Chester's step father, who sexually abused him as a child.
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anonymous Dec 28th 2010, 19:45 report
Someone who has been through suffering and now wants the other person to feel the same way
anonymous Apr 28th 2009, 23:09 report
I've always thought that this song could be about someone puutting someone else down,telling them to give up.They put down person enjoys seeing the other's pain and thrives off of it.The main person's life is completely ruined and miserable because of this.
anonymous Nov 17th 2008, 01:08 report
I think this song is about an unhealthy relationship, either with a girl/boy friend, parent and child, etc.
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