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Linkin Park: Lost in the Echo Meaning

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Song Released: 2012


Lost in the Echo Lyrics

[Shinoda:]
(yeah) (yo)
You were that foundation
Never gonna be another one, no.
I followed, so taken
so conditioned I could never let go
Then sorrow, then sickness
then the shock when you flip it on me
So hollow, so vicious
so afraid I...

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    evan.colson.7
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    Jul 2nd, 2012 7:36am report


    It's a break up song: Allow me to break it down for you:

    "You were that foundation
    Never gonna be another one, no.
    I followed, so taken
    so conditioned I could never let go"

    He was completely head over heals for his lover/girlfriend.

    "Then sorrow, then sickness
    then the shock when you flip it on me
    So hollow, so vicious
    so afraid I couldn't let myself see
    That I could never be held "

    She broke up with him.

    "Back up, no, I'll hold myself.
    Check the rep, yep you know my rail"

    Sadness turns to anger, bitterness, and independence, like most break up victims.

    "And these promises broken
    deep, feeble
    Each word gets lost in the echo
    So one last lie I can see through
    This time I finally let you go!!!
    Go, go, go."

    The promise of the love they once had is gone, we can presume the 'one last lie' may have been "we can still be friends", something that almost NEVER works out after a break up.

    "THIS TIME I FINALLY LET YOU GO"

    The sad, painful finale of recovering from a break up, something we'll all go through at some point.

    In short, it's a break up song.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 16th, 4:41am report


    I love how songs can hit so many people different ways. Coming from the video this is how I saw it.

    Be it a breakup, a death, etc I see this as a song about moving on from grief. In the video they are on the echo of the "Old world", the crumbling remains of a grand building. You can see it once was a really great place, but no longer. They meet up with people from their past, presumably who have died/left.

    They face them one last time, and scream one last time for what was lost and then they move on. They leave the crumbling remains of the world they used to live in and move on, leaving the one they lost behind in that world.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 10th, 2014 1:37pm report


    This song is about Mike not being able to sing a C flat

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Oct 8th, 2013 10:45pm report


    i think this song is about sadness, despiar , and loss. in the video each person has a photograph of a person that they would like to see again remember or forget, it depends on how the song is interpreted its about
    redemption also and it also uses some very
    good imagery lost in the echo, outherwise saying the person is forever in there memory



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    anonymous
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    Aug 18th, 2013 8:28am report


    I think song is from the dead side,all the people collecting photos are dead.
    the person gives them photos of their loved once to see them for last time, and let them go.....



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    nolan.roddy
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    Jun 11th, 2013 6:28pm report


    In my interpretation I beleive that this song is about how the devil feeds you all this wonderful things and tells you that everything will be great as the lyrics "You were that foundation never gonna be another one no I followed so taken so condiotioned I could never let go"comes from and once he ties you in a perfect tight not is when he brings you down because he knows he finally got you.Cause he promised all these great things and everyone went along until the realized they were all lies.That's where the lyrics "And these promises broken deep below each word gets lost in the echo"so finally they can see through all the lies so the can finally let him go



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    anonymous
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    Jan 8th, 2013 1:01am report


    I think this song, if related to the (non-interactive) video, is about letting go of your ghosts, the loved ones you've lost and the empty comfort they give; and you will meet them... after you've died too.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 19th, 2012 12:34am report


    I agree with the first person's observations. It's about a difficult and painful break-up that someone has to get through. A bad relationship that they still want to go through with, but after realising that it's bad, having to let go.

    "Check the rep. Yep, you know mine well."

    It's like telling a hurtful person that they've hurt you, being up-front and honest - assuming that 'rep' here is short for 'reputation'?

    "With these promises broken deep below..."

    Like someone appeared to follow their promise but got cold feet or broke the promise either over and over again or once in a very hopeful situation which woud have hurt the other deeply.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 9th, 2012 11:28pm report


    i think that it is about a loved person who is gone. that you are stuck in the past and you wont move on so you get a picture of that person and become sad when you see it. but you have to learn to move on so you can finally leave.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 15th, 2012 10:21am report


    This is my view: It's basically about promises that cannot be kept. The images represent someone who they once were, but that is over now and they're someone entirely different than what is seen in the picture. One side is happy in pictures, but in reality they really aren't that way. Than at the end the other person crumbles to dust with a sad or angry look on their face placing those images in the suitcase. Bottom line I think it's about a break up, one will feel sorrow, the other being happy. The sorrow person should follow the way to happiness they want and move on to the next place or area.. the place where they belong? I take it this is actually part of Linkin Park's "Somewhere I belong".



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    anonymous
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    Oct 10th, 2012 10:37pm report


    This video/song could mean many things. A break up between a couple. Putting the past memories away and this quote may have to do with part of it, "Once your old interests fade, you always have new interests available to you." Sometimes you have to forget the past and start the future ahead of you. This also means that maybe you should just put your past in a box and lock it away, drag it with you, but keep it tucked away, move on. At the end the building was breaking apart, but the guy was moving onto something new and perhaps trying to fix it?



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    anonymous
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    Oct 6th, 2012 10:25pm report


    Well, looking at the video, and considering the break up of the song, i think it goes like this:


    "You were that foundation
    Never gonna be another one, no.
    I followed, so taken
    so conditioned I could never let go"

    It's not just a boyfriend/girlfriend. It's anyone you ever loved.

    "Then sorrow, then sickness
    then the shock when you flip it on me
    So hollow, so vicious
    so afraid I couldn't let myself see
    That I could never be held "

    They left, they're gone

    "Back up, no, I'll hold myself.
    Check the rep, yep you know my rail"

    Sadness turns to anger, bitterness, wondering why they left you

    "And these promises broken
    deep, feeble
    Each word gets lost in the echo
    So one last lie I can see through
    This time I finally let you go
    Go, go, go."

    Promises of always being there were broken, and they are finally accepting the fact that they're gone.

    "THIS TIME I FINALLY LET YOU GO"

    So, this song is about letting a loved one go. Looking at the video, it seems like the guy is Death maybe, and he's come to help the souls move on.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 17th, 2012 9:29pm report


    Its a little sad that the obvious is not seen. It is about the current situation of our species. Government lies and corruption which was gotten away with in the past, eg Vietnam war, now the Iraq war, 9.11, false economies, how it is all becoming transparent to those strong enough to see true reality. This also lines up with religious lies, as governments and religion function together.
    And ultimately this builds tremendous energy within us as we seek the truth, "the truth will set you free" when we find the truth which resides within us we gain the strength to evolve past the "human condition".
    Love it
    What do you think the prophecy of 2012 is all about?



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    anonymous
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    Sep 15th, 2012 9:50am report


    it is in regards to the promises and failures of Barrack Obama.....



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    anonymous
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    Sep 10th, 2012 9:14pm report


    This song is about following something you thought was great and later realize it's a vicious thing which freaks you out and you get afraid of it.

    Then you overcome it and face that evil. You start seeing the deception this evil has done to you and you learn to let go of it finally "one last lie, I can see through, this time I finally let you go"

    in the latter part of the song, he emphasizes that he's not going to bow down or be a slave to this evil. That he's gona stand up strong to it..........



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    anonymous
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    Sep 8th, 2012 9:55pm report


    I think the best thing to do would be to figure out why it was written from the writers, because then we will actually know what it was meant to mean :|



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