Linkin Park: The Catalyst Meaning
Song Released: 2010
The Catalyst Lyrics
We're a broken people living on a loaded gun
And it can't be outfought
It can't be outdone
It can't out matched
It can't be outrun
God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living on a loaded gun
And it can't...
anonymous Feb 28th 2012, 14:45 report
I belive this song talk only about the worst kind of warfare which is nuclear."A thousand suns" was quote about the nuclear bomb, of Robert Oppenheimer which was featured previously in the album in the "The Radiance".About: "We're a broken people living under loaded gun" i think the mean is about all of us since we are all in a constant danger of nuclear war.The atomic bomb is the "gun" in this song and we are the people who are begging for mercy from god. we ("the people")in th song ask god if because all of what mankind has done and he is still doing ,Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns? for the sins of our....
In conclusion, I think its talk only about us and our "sins" and the nuclear danger, when i first time heard a Linkin Park song (it was In The End) i thousght they only do songs that kids would like to hear even though they do not have some meaning but as more i hear from Minutes to Midnight and especially from A Thousand Suns, I see i was worng.These guys see the world in a diffrent way and I like that despite sometimes it doesnt have the same rhythm of Hybrid Theory or Meteora which is so love.
This song is an obvious reference to nuclear holocost with the bombs themselves being the "loaded gun" we are living under. The phrase "When I close my eyes tonight to symphonies of blinding light" a reference to the bombs going off. The line "Like memories in cold decay Transmissions echoing away Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky" meaning the radio transmitions from this planet that would be all that was left of us afterword traveling through space for thousands of years and " God save us everyone,
Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?
For the sins of our hand
The sins of our tongue
The sins of our father
The sins of our young" seems to be a pondering if we deserve this fate or have brought it on ourselves and if it will come to be...or at least thats what I gather from it.
anonymous May 31st 2012, 12:04 report
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky
Simply HE wnna tell this is not between us it is beyond our Narrow mind like Limitless distance,where oceans meets the Sky ...MIRAGE
Pardon for my English...Njoy the song
anonymous May 22nd 2012, 16:19 report
"God bless us everyone" don't you think this song is about people that need GOD's blessing..?
"We're a broken people living on a loaded gun" People that are to afraid of what this world had become...
"And it can't be outfought"
"It can't be outdone"
"It can't out matched"
"It can't be outrun"
The people can't do anything they brought it on themselves... It may be about pollution and global warming...
"God bless us everyone"
Save the people from themselves for they have become murderers,rapists,thieves,pollutionists... The people made the world like this..
"For the sins of our hand"
"The sins of our tongue"
"The sins of our father"
"The sins of our young"
This band Linkin Park ask forgiveness for the whole world's sins... They ask that G0D should bless the people even if they brought this on themselves...
"Where oceans bleed into the sky"
Again I think this is about pollution in the ocean and the sky...
"Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?"
Will the people's sins be forgiven their unending adultery and killing..?
anonymous Oct 18th 2010, 10:08 report
It's about nuclear war. the threat of it. The refrence to "living under loaded gun" is actually about the fear of a nuclear attack. Like another cold war. The quote "we will burn inside the fires of a thousand suns" isn't some conspiracy prophecy, but talking about the blast from a nuclear missile, wich is said to be hotter than a thousand suns. the whole album is a concept album about nuclear war, but the songs are sung in a way to have other meanings to. but the main message in the album is the nuclear threat. hence the music video the world is full of chaos and destruction and gass masks and radioactive fallout in the form of gasses and snow.
anonymous Sep 17th 2010, 19:23 report
Just heard the song for the first time and I have to say it's just awesome
i'm a huge lp fan and for me the catalyst doesn't sound a lot like the old lp stuff but though it's great. I can't wait to hear the whole album
To the meaning of the song I'd say that it's about the people living now
we've done a lot of things that are bad for everyone like war, destroying the environment and stuff like that, but we're too powerful to be outfought so we just keep doing bad things. That's why we really need god's blessing that the people are able to live on earth in the future.
I think the songs is supposed to make the people think about all that and to realize that we have to stop destroying everything including ourselves.
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