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Linkin Park: Crawling Meaning

Song Released: 2001

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Crawling Lyrics

crawling in my skin
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

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2010 report

    The song means you want to end some kind of pain inside of you.

  2. ivansama
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    Jan 9th 2010 report

    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

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2009 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.

  4. postman
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    Feb 25th 2009 report

    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

  5. stephen_hawking
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    Nov 5th 2008 report

    I think it's about kinda disease , something under skin that you can't control , something that day by day getting worse , and you don't even dare to tell others , or to show others about it ,
    it's awful , it hurts and you can't control it , day by day getting worse , ,,,
    and in the end , all things become normal again , makes her happy ....

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. caljehu
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    Oct 21st 2008 report

    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.

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